If you have been a follower of my newsletters, you know that I often start with news of my travels. I am just back from visiting my daughter and her family out in Oregon and am now repacking for my trip to Spain to teach at the International Patchwork Festival in Sitges this upcoming week. This will be my first visit to the festival and I hear that the town is invaded by hordes of patchwork enthusiasts. Twelve of my personal quilts will be on exhibit during the show and I'm very pleased to be part of this event.
Some of the beautiful work being done by our readers on the Moroccan Mystery. Read on for clue #2!
It has been so busy at the Studio with all of the excitement at the launch of the Moroccan Mystery quilt. Kits have been flying out the door and we thank you for your patience as we catch up. We love seeing all of the pictures you've shared on Facebook of the work on your first clue.
Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this newsletter for the link to Clue #2 and the video lesson.
As you're scrolling down, don't miss the news of new products and your chance to win a gift basket of some of my favorite items.
Win This Malam Crayon Box Quilt Basket
We are celebrating International Quilting Weekend in conjunction with The Quilt Show and our friends, Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, March 17-19. Visit TheQuiltShow.com that weekend to watch more than 220 of their wonderful shows for free and enter to win super prizes. The contest this year will include the Grand Prize of a BERNINA 570 QE in addition to prizes from many quilters who have appeared with Alex and Ricky.
I've donated a basket filled with items to create one of my favorite quilts, Malam Crayon Box. In the basket you will find the complete Crayon Box kit with my Malam batiks in "Berry," plus the same rulers and templates I used when I made my own quilt.
We are still waiting with bated breath for the bolts of my
Burano fabrics to arrive after they were delayed in shipping but they should be on the shelves by early next week. Last month, we shared with you the
Burano quilt and now we have new products and a project for you featuring the beautiful
Burano fabrics inspired by the lace and vibrant colors for which this Italian region is known.
The Burano fabrics are divided into four bellisimo (very beautiful) colorways: verde (yellow-green), rosso (red), viola (purple), and azzurro (blue). Each colorway is available in fat quarter bundles with nine different fabrics in each bundle...along with the lesson on the color names in Italian!
Burano table runner with its classic but simple log cabin blocks. The full and half-log cabin blocks are foundation-pieced for accuracy. Kits are available in two colorways-amethyst and topaz-with shaded fabrics creating a striking design.
The Burano Table Runner pattern is a FREE download. Click here for more information.
All fabrics are available by the yard. See the entire
JG White Cutting Boards Are Back!
Many beautiful designs available
Gary White has returned to woodworking and we have a new supply of his exquisite cutting boards in new designs in the Studio.
A retired Air Force officer, Gary started making furniture but, at the urging of his wife, a quilter, turned to making quilts out of wood instead. Each cutting board features several different types of wood assembled with exceptional craftsmanship.
The 9 ¾" x 6" cutting boards make wonderful gifts and are available in several unique designs.
To learn more about JG White cutting boards, click
Moroccan Mystery - Clue 2
Welcome back to the Moroccan Mystery! Today is the day we reveal Clue #2!
This is a free program available just to our newsletter subscribers. Each newsletter will have a link to a new clue plus you will have access to all past clues.
In Clue #2, you will be working on joining four points. Included with your clue, are tips for both hand and machine piecing along with a new video.
[Download link available in subscriber e-mail only]
For more information or to order kits and related products, visit the Moroccan Mystery page on our website.