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You may notice that my newsletter looks different? I wanted a new look to go with some new adventures and exciting news that's happening this year! Stay tuned and I'll bring you the good news soon!  

New Quilt Design


I'm so pleased with a new quilt pattern titled Celtic Ballad. This quilt  features my Give and Take Applique technique and uses positive/negative fused applique There's no waste....whatever you cut out, you use!

Visit my pattern store at www.patchworkstudio.com to order your pattern.

Many of you have already taken my Give and Take Applique class and know how easy and fun this fused applique method can be!


Celtic Ballad
More news....for those of you who love my Give and Take Applique patterns, a new book is coming later this summer. More great designs using the same fused applique technique. Stay tuned!
  Quilters of the Caribbean
Has winter gotten you down? Too much snow shovelling has you yearning for sun and warm winds? Join me next January when I travel with Daphne Greig and Cathy Miller "The Singing Quilter" on a 10 day "Quilters of the Caribbean" cruise through the Eastern Caribbean.
We'll be calling at Aruba, Bonaire, Cuacao, Samana, Turks&Caicos and Half Moon Cay aboard Holland America's MS Noordam. We have excting quilting classes and activities planned for our "at sea" days and much more.
For classes information visit: Patchworks Studio and for booking information contact: Sharon Sher
See you on board!
Teaching Schedule  
Creativ Festival             October 20-23                   Toronto, ON
Quilt Festival                   November 1-5                   Houston, TX


Celtic, Viking & Anglo-Saxon Embroidery 


I splurged on this book with my Christmas gift card and I love every little bit of it. I had taken a 2 week design class with the author many years ago and then didn't see or hear of her for a few years.

My book buying friend got a copy and I simply had to have one as well. Even if you are not a "stitcher" you'll want a copy for the sheer eye candy that this book offer.

ISBN 9781844484096

jan book

Product Review

I teach a class at Quilt University entitled "Quilting Design". We focus on creating interesting and unique design for quilting, both by hand and machine. I found this "Transfer Veil" that sounds like it would work well to transfer designs multiple times on to the quilt top. Once your work is complete, the veil can be washed to remove the marks and ready for more uses.

 Made by Bohin of France, it can be ordered from your favorite quilting store.

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