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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

  When I was a little girl, I loved to visit my Grandma Magdalena’s house.  I was always fascinated by her latest sewing projects.  She instilled a love of sewing in me and one of my favorite things to look through … Continue reading

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Little Reader’s Quilt

  Earlier this year, I shared my love of quilting with our granddaughter, Belen’s first grade class.  When the class came to see the machine quilting process at the Quilt Crossing, they also chose a strip of fabric that would … Continue reading

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Piping Made Easier for a Fun and Colorful Finish

Piping is a great way to add a bit more color and interest to a finished product.  In a quilt, it can also be used to accent borders and bindings, etc.  In the past, however, it was a challenge to … Continue reading

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Versatile Wave Interchangeable Purse

As you know, I am a pattern designer and really enjoy coming up with unique ideas that I transform into a pattern.  However, every once in a while, I come across a pattern that is so unique and well done that I … Continue reading

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Come Quilt with Us at the College of Idaho Summer Program Classes

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here.  Where does the time go?  The month of April whizzed by with so many birthdays and fun events.  Now it’s time to think about summer… I’m particularly excited that College of … Continue reading

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Forever Young and Still Learning…

One of the things I enjoy the most about my business, is the people I am privileged to meet in the private lessons I teach.  I have taught children like Liam, who made a twin-sized B’s Big Girl Quilt, and … Continue reading

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Hugs & Kisses Cuddle Quilt

Sometimes the best way to let someone know you are thinking about them, is to make a quilt.  It not only provides comfort to the recipient of the quilt, but additionally provides a bit of therapy for the maker of … Continue reading

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Quilting with First Graders

A few months ago, after attending a school program for our granddaughter, Belen, her teacher asked if I would be interested in telling the children about quilting.  I thought that would be a fun opportunity and agreed to meet with … Continue reading

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New Look for Rick Rack and Polka Dots

As you know, For the past few years, I have been developing patterns for my company, Rick Rack and Polka Dots Pattern Company.  It is something I really enjoy doing and I love to share my patterns and ideas with … Continue reading

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Nana’s Girl Scout Helper

Belen is in Girl Scouts and I volunteered to sew the patches on her sash as she earned them.  What I didn’t realize at the time was this was somehow translated into sewing all the patches on for her entire … Continue reading

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