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Thoughts on Crafting a Life

Update: Winners for these books are: Pauline Salzman Debbie Williams Laurie Russman Please email me your address and you will each get one of these books!   Quilt Market and Quilt Festival are now over, and yes, I had every intention of blogging during the shows, but I was constantly on the go, running all […]

Can you believe Fall Festival is only 20 days away? I certainly can’t! We are actually packing up our offices next week to move into the George R. Brown Convention Center, so wanted to be sure to share the Make It University! schedule before I pack up my prayer flags. x Make It University!(TM) 2013 […]

Quilters and crafters, the receive-by deadline for pet postcards is just two weeks away and you would make me happy as a clam if you would engage in some (quilting) monkey business, let your (crafty) cat out of the bag, and stitch up some postcards!  And if you tell me you don’t have time, you […]

Open Studios presented by CRAFTSY is back!   Want to watch and learn quilting tips and tricks from today’s top fiber artists? Come to this specially constructed area located near the food court to watch artists work in real time! Four artists will be working simultaneously under the categories of “Quilt,” “Stitch,” “Embellish,” and “Paint.” […]

Fall is officially upon us, which means Fall Festival is just around the corner! Who (besides me) is excited and counting down the days? x If you are coming to the show, not only do I hope that you are making Pet Postcards for our Pet Postcard Project fundraiser, but we also have some fun […]

I’ve attended the Long Beach show since its inception in 2008, both as an exhibitor and a member of the Quilts Inc. staff, and I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite memories from over the years. Warning: this is a people-centric (not quilt-centric) post!   • Editors on a Plane […]

x We are thrilled to announce the second annual edition of Quilt Festival’s Pet Postcard Project!  Friends for Life, Houston’s fastest growing No-Kill animal adoption and rescue organization, will again be the beneficiary shelter! x Several of us at Quilts have adopted animals from Friends For Life, an organization I admire very much for the […]

We had such a great time at Quilt Festival Cincinnati this past weekend! Let the pictures do the talking… Meet the ladies from Special Exhibits who worked so hard to hang more than 500 quilts and textile works for the show! From left to right: Terri, Patti, Carol, Marie Christine, Trix, Annick, Ginny, Becky, Amanda, […]


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