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Thank you Megan Dougherty for giving me the best laughs I’ve had since I read a copy of The Sweet Potato Queen’s Book of Love by Jill Connor. Like Jill, Megan’s brand of humor is equally irreverent, only Megan’s subject …

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Thanks so much for all your great comments on the Modern Bee quilt book giveaway. After reading each one, I know you are all my peeps. The majority of us – though we love to sew and quilt with …

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Legacy Blog Tour Brave New QuiltsI’ve been looking for a way to honor the memory of Kathreen Ricketson, so was pleased to learn about the Legacy Tour Stash Books launched this month for her new book, Brave New Quilts.

Like many of you who got …

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Modern Neutrals Quilt

This quilt, In Motion, shows a clever use of half-square triangles. It’s from the book Modern Neutrals by Amy Ellis, who admits on her blog this is a personal favorite.

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I cannot wait to see other quilts in this …

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Kaffe Fassett and coauthor Liza Prior Lucy have a new book out this month, Kaffe Fassett Shots and Stripes. Happily, I received a review copy from the publicist at STC Craft who allowed me to ask the authors a …

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Boy moms get the green light with Angela Yosten’s new book, Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!. The twelve traffic themed sewing projects are spot on for boys of all ages. Angela, a mom to a boy and a girl, explains …

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When asked to review the book, Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts by Mary Elizabeth Kinch, Be*mused decided the best thing to do was to try a technique from said book. She said she went for the one that scared her the …

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I’m happy to announce the winner of my book giveaway, Shape Workshop for Quilters: 60 Blocks + a Dozen Quilts and Projects by Lark Crafts. Using the handy-dandy RNG, a copy goes to commenter 4, Kerry of PennyDog Patchwork

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Mary Elizabeth Kinch of Kinch and Storms did a guest post at Martingale’s Stitch This! blog to introduce she and Biz Storms’ just released book Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts by Martingale Press. The authors demystify the process of creating …

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Sara of Sew Sweetness received a review copy of the new book Shape Workshop for Quilters, published by Fat Quarterly. She liked it so much she stopped everything she was doing and made a quilt top from one of

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I received a review copy (quite awhile ago, actually) of the book, Quilt National 2011: The Best of Contemporary Quilts by Lark Books. I do think it’s a book worthy of your time, so off the shelf it came today, …

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Pam & Nicky Lintott, mother and daughter team from The Quilt Room, are co-authors of the book Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts. Out since May, 2011, I just rescued it from my book pile marked “need to review”.

Things I

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Kim from Magnolia Bay Quilts is giving away a copy of her book, Scrap-Basket Sensations: More Great Quilts from 2 1/2″ Strips. Why? She says she’s celebrating. Jodi, at Sew Scraps Along is featuring her 60 Degree Quilt tutorial …

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Must share. Whilst cruising the Internet I stumbled upon this article, Women, Quilting, and Cultural Production: The Preservation of Self in Everyday Life by Dr. Marybeth C. Stalp. Curious, I did a Google search on the author’s name and found …

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I am digging the fresh colors Jennifer from That Girl…That Quilt used in this work in progress (WIP). She’s making a Radiant Star, a traditionally difficult quilt pattern. But Jennifer tried a technique out of Eleanor Burns’ book Radiant Star

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