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With the lack of personal connection that is happening right now, I’ve had my eyes wide open for opportunities to increase connection online! While it doesn’t replace the face-to-face experience, I’m hoping these events will bring a smile to your face and some warmth to your heart as we interact virtually with one another. I am SUPER excited to be a part of the Quilt Candy Virtual Trunk Show Event! What?? Every day from April 1st – April 10th, at the beginning of the hour from 12 pm – 8 pm EST, a different quilter will be hosting a mini 15 minute trunk show on their Facebook page! This is going to be so awesome!! Here’s the line up! These are all Eastern time, so you’ll have to adjust depending where you live (Central starts at 11 am, Mountain starts at 10 am, Pacific starts at 9 am, etc. I hope I got that right! 😉 ) I am going to go ahead and post the entire schedule so you aren’t searching for each day… One stop for all the fun! April 1 12pm EST Andi Stanfield 1pm EST Nancy Scott 2pm EST Becky Jorgensen 3pm EST Carolina Moore 4pm EST Jackie Kunkel 5pm EST Connie Jonson Sayler 6pm EST Laura Piland/Slice of Pi Quilts 7pm EST Sandra Starley 8pm EST Swan Sheridan April 2 12pm EST Lisa Ruble 1pm EST Beth Helfter EvaPaige Quilt Designs 2pm EST Diane Bohn/From Blank Pages 3pm EST Deb Eggers/The Cottage Rose 4pm EST Heidi Pridemore/The Whimsical Workshop 5pm EST Kate
Well, we are finally at the end of the hop! It’s been fun and I’ve so loved meeting so many new faces! Thanks for stopping by, for joining the From Blank Pages Community group on Facebook, joining the Creative Lounge (aka my newsletter) and for celebrating with me in the 10th Annual Birthday Celebration! I’ve had a wonderful week and I hope you have too!! And I hope you’ll take some time over the next couple of days and check out the rest of these awesome shops and designers!! Today’s Quilters are… Rebecca of Studio R Quilts – https://www.studiorquilts.com Melissa of Toadally Quilts – https://www.toadallyquilts.com Diane of From Blank Pages – https://www.fromblankpages.com (that’s me!!) Marcea of Cotton Street Commons – http://www.cottonstreetcommons.com Lynn of Puppy Girl Designs – http://www.puppygirldesigns.com Phoebe Moon Quilt Designs – https://www.facebook.com/phoebemoondesgins Leanne of The Devoted Quilter – https://www.devotedquilter.com Christa of Christa Quilts – https://www.christaquilts.com Susan of Stitched by Susan – http://www.stitchedbysusan.com Tammy of Tamarinis – https://www.tamarinis.com Meet the Whole Gang Whether you’re just joining in, and need some good distractions, or you missed a few from days past, here’s the entire round up of the Stay Home and Hop event. Thanks for joining us!! Day 1: Bea of Bequilter – https://www.beaquilter.com/shop Claudia of Presto Avenue Designs – https://www.prestoavenuedesigns.com Cheryl of Cheryl Lynch Quilts – http://www.cheryllynchquilts.com Ellie of Love to Color My World – https://www.lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com Sandy of Hissyfitz Designs – https://www.hissyfitzdesigns.com Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works – http://www.cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog Anjeanette of Anjeanette Klinder Designs – http://www.anjeanettek.com Pat Sloan – The
And life continues. How are you doing?? You holding up ok? I hope so! I’m popping in again to add some more quilty goodness to your life!! Hopefully you find some more great inspiration and enjoy meeting new quilters and shop owners!! We’re all in this together, right?! And I’m so glad we are. 🙂 Today’s Quilters are… Dawn of Linen Closet Designs – http://www.linenclosetdesigns.com Sarah of Designs by Sarah J – https://www.designsbysarahj.com Rona of Rona the Ribbiter Quilts – https://www.ronatheribbiter.com Judit of Quilt Fox Designs – https://www.quiltfox-design.com Marian of Seam to Be Sew – https://www.seamstobesew.com Janice of Lone Star Pattern Works – https://www.lonestarpatternworks.com Sherry of Powered by Quilting – https://www.poweredbyquilting.com Deb of Cottage Rose Quilt Patterns – https://www.cottagerosequiltshop.com Audrey & Diane of The Cloth Parcel – https://www.theclothparcel.com Jen of Faith and Fabric – https://www.faithandfabricdesign.com Just joining in?? Here are the links from the first 2 days in case you missed any! Day 1: Bea of Bequilter – https://www.beaquilter.com/shop Claudia of Presto Avenue Designs – https://www.prestoavenuedesigns.com Cheryl of Cheryl Lynch Quilts – http://www.cheryllynchquilts.com Ellie of Love to Color My World – https://www.lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com Sandy of Hissyfitz Designs – https://www.hissyfitzdesigns.com Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works – http://www.cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog Anjeanette of Anjeanette Klinder Designs – http://www.anjeanettek.com Pat Sloan – The Voice of Quilting – https://www.blog.patsloan.com Anne of Said With Love – https://www.saidwithlove.com.au Orange Blossom Quilt Design – https://www.orangeblossomquilt.com Day 2: Bobbie of The Geeky Bobbin – https://www.geekybobbin.com Linda of Colourwerx Designs – https://www.colourwerx.com Kate of Kate Colleran Designs – https://www.seamslikeadream.com Mavis of DaySpring Quilt Company – https://www.dayspringquiltcompany.com Sharon and Susan from Ms P Designs USA – https://www.mspdesignsusa.com Cindy
This post is part of the River Pond Quilt Along. You can find more info and the schedule HERE. While this content is directed toward the River Pond QAL, the same concepts can be applied to any quilt that you are making. You can purchase the River Pond pattern HERE. The pattern I’m using for this tutorial is a block from my Rockstar pattern. The patterns for the quilt in the video are from the Rise Above collection. Baste Quilt AHH! Is this a scary step for you?? It doesn’t have to be. Take a deep breath and relax. 🙂 There are so many ways to baste your quilt, and you are welcome to search for a variety of tutorials of different methods so that you can find the technique that you are most comfortable with and will like the best. This is the first time I’ve basted a quilt in our new home, and it took me a bit to figure out the best place to do it. (We have brand new floors and I did NOT want to get spray basting glue all over them!) Originally I was not going to do a tutorial, but I wasn’t able to find a tutorial that shows exactly how I like to do it, so I did take a short video that will hopefully help walk you through it. I will share two links for tutorials that I do like and want to try in the future. I do prefer to
How was your weekend?! And how was your first couple days of shop hopping?! I hope you enjoyed it and found some new inspiration. I have another great line up for you today, so without further adieu… Today’s Quilters are… Bobbie of The Geeky Bobbin – https://www.geekybobbin.com Linda of Colourwerx Designs – https://www.colourwerx.com Kate of Kate Colleran Designs – https://www.seamslikeadream.com Mavis of DaySpring Quilt Company – https://www.dayspringquiltcompany.com Sharon and Susan from Ms P Designs USA – https://www.mspdesignsusa.com Cindy – Stitchin’ at Home – http://www.stitchinathome.com Sarah of Sew Joy Creations – https://www.sewjoycreations.com Cristina of Ships & Violins – https://www.shipsandviolins.com Patti of Patti’s Patchwork – https://www.pattispatchwork.com Teresa of Your Sewing Friend – https://www.etsy.com/shop/yoursewingfriend Thanks for everyone who has joined the Creative Lounge over the weekend, Welcome!! And for your awesome response to the 10th Annual Birthday Celebration! Thanks for partying with me! 😉 Don’t forget to keep checking back for the daily pattern sales! And to enter the giveaway! (Everything is updated daily on my home page.) Stay tuned for Stay at Home and Hop, Part 3 in a couple days!
This post is part of the 10th Annual Birthday Celebration. You can find all the details HERE, and see the daily sale and enter the giveaway on my Homepage. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Carolyn of Appliques Quilts and More. She has generously donated 15 gift card prizes for the giveaway!! Thank you so much Carolyn! I want to invite you, now encourage, you to go take a look at her shop. Laser Cut Appliques and Kits | Custom Cutting Services Appliques, Quilts and More is a unique venue providing laser cut fabric appliques, quilt kits and so much more. www.appliquesquiltsandmore.com She has some really fun laser cut project kits among anything and I really enjoyed browsing through everything. I couldn’t help but think of all the fun things I could make for my kiddos! My very favorite things if I had to pick are the Halloween Laser Cut Appliques As well as the State Silhouettes! It would be so much fun to make a states quilt!! Other places you can find Carolyn are: On Facebook Group: Applique Quilting with Laser Precuts and Appliques Quilts and More Instagram: @appliques.quilts.and.more Pinterest: Appliques Quilts and More Thank you again Carolyn! If you visit her groups and follow her on Instagram, be sure to tell her Diane of From Blank Pages sent you! 🙂