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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Over the Meadow - McCalls Quilt Along - has started

Over the Meadow

Jan Patek of Jan Patek Quilts demonstrates how to make invisible applique stitches in the Lesson 1 video of our Over the Meadow and Through the Year Quilt Along. These monthly videos are free to all, even if you're not making this particular quilt, and you'll learn a LOT. With good humor and years of experience, Jan's an ideal teacher for your at-home learning. Follow the link for applique fun! >>

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Almost Christmas

Here are the boys getting our Christmas tree from the fence line.  
Quinn is wielding the chain saw and Jake is the camofluage guy in the back.

It's a nice sized tree and looks great with just lights and an angel - Have I mentioned there's a lot to do around here at this time of year and I'm sure that's true for all of us.
I hope to get some ornaments on tonight :)

Oh, and a piece of advice, ladies.  Don't ever agree to do your grandson's laundry when he comes home from college in exchange for him feeding the chickens - you'll be on the loosing end :0
And we're always glad to have him home!!!

Meanwhile here are Cullen and Quinn being Wisemen in the church Christmas program.
They're two of my favorite Wisemen.

Now for the winner of the BOM naming contest!  
Drummm Rolll!

There were lots of awesome choices and we finally settled on "Country Blessings" by Cindy H.
Cindy if you will get in touch with Tammy at and give her your snailmail info she will start sending your blocks in February.

However ....I would appreciate it if Robin who entered "Eventide", Mimi who entered "American Pride" and Lynda who entered "Piecetime" will also send their snail mail information.  I'm designing quilts from my next fabric line and if I use their names, we'll send them a free pattern.

And speaking of patterns and kits, out latest Table Stand Quilt "Moonlight Serenade" is ready to buy or ship.  

It won't arrive by Christmas, of course but should be a great way to start the New Year.


Monday, December 5, 2016

So many Exciting things to work on this month................

And the first thing we have to do is give away a couple of magazines.

The first winner is Janet Wells who said "I'm thankful for family and friends......and time to quilt."

and the 2nd winner is Mimi who said "I'm thankful for my kids and grandkids."

If both of you ladies will send Tammie your snail mail information at we'll get your magazines right out to you.  
Enjoy - the ladies at Primitive Quilts and Projects have done their usual awesome job.

This is Pep's favorite Christmas decoration. 
It's an Olive the other reindeer pillow
 and you can find the pattern in our Special this month Up on the Rooftop.
The idea for the pillow came from a children's book Olive the Other Reindeer about a dog named Olive. It was a favorite of our children and now our grandchildren and has been part of our Christmas for years.  And of course when I was designing quilts for the book Olive had to be included.  Those are Jake's handprints and footprint when he was five.
  He's a sophomore at UMKC now.  He's grown a bit since then :)

2015 Prom

I just finished the drawing for the 2017 Mystery Quilt and, of course I really like it.  It's 76" x 84".
If you are a member of the 16 Mystery Quilt Club you are automatically signed up for this one unless you notify us.  This keeps the blocks coming for those of you who look forward to a block each month.   We do understand that some people will always need to drop out.  If you're not a member yet and want to join, please email Tammie at and let us know.  I'm getting ready to do the fabric part and need to know how much to order. 

 First here's a sneak peek

But we need to find a name and I think we'll have a contest. 
The winner will get the BOM free each month.   
If you have a good name for the quilt let us know in the comments section sometime between now and December 19th.  
We'll announce a winner on the 21st

And off I go to write the instructions for my blocks in the Moda Blockheads BOW - watch the blog for more information.........

And information on the QNNTV MdCalls Quilt-Along - "Over the Meadow" - it should be airing soon.

Keep quilting ladies.