Author Archives: mariamichaelsdesigns

Kristy’s Quilt – a New Book by Brandy Maslowski

I am pleased to introduce you to Brandy Maslowski, author of a wonderful new book, Kristy’s Quilt and to have her as my first Guest Blogger. Here she is. Are you looking for a heartwarming quilt-related gift for a child or grandchild in your family? Brandy Lynn Maslowski, the host of Canadian Quilt Talk, is constantly telling …

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Pick Any Block and Make It Any Size You Wish!

The rulers and tools created by Guidelines™4Quilting are my favourites. I love the fact that their rulers can be seen through perfectly and that they are nonslip! Their method of changing blocks to any size you wish is a quilter’s delight. Click on the image below to see how it is done. Once you do, …

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Craftsy Fabric Sale!

Craftsy is having a HUGE summer sale on craft supplies! Starting Friday, 7/26 until Sunday, 7/28, select yarn and fabric will be an additional 20% off already great prices. In addition, there is also free shipping for orders over $75.* FacebookTwitterPinterestStumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

Christmas Sewing Ideas & a Gift from Martingale

During this week, Martingale is offering 40% off their Christmas sewing idea books. Click here to view and choose the ones you would like. Martingale is also offering a very handy, ready-to-print, Handmade Holiday Gift List. Click here to view and print it. I’ve already printed mine and look forward to filling it out this …

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Quilt Blocks for Calgary & Southern Alberta

You may not have time to make and donate a whole quilt, but Cheryl is collecting quilt blocks – “Just One Slab”. If you can make just one (or more, of course) she will put the quilts together and longarm quilters will do the quilting. They will get the quilts passed on to those in …

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Seeking Pattern & Article Submissions

The Quilt Pattern Magazine is currently seeking unique pattern and article submissions for 2014. We are very excited to be entering our 4th year of publication and have some great new features and ideas planned for the coming year. Articles We are always interested in well-written articles. Suggested topics include book or tool reviews, tips and hints, …

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Even More from Mother Nature

Here are more photos I have taken which will give us inspiration for colour themes. While looking out of one of our windows, I spotted this Baltimore Oriole on our neighbour’s fence. We don’t see them often, so I am delighted to have captured this one digitally. This is another one taken through a window, …

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More Inspiration from Mother Nature

Here are 3 more garden flower photos to help us make colour choices. I love the plum blossoms so am including one more photo. Leave a comment if any of these pictures inspire you to choose colours for your quilts. I’ll be happy to hear from you. FacebookTwitterPinterestStumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

New Craftsy Quilt Class!

Craftsy has a new quilt class starting – Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags. You’ll want to watch the introductory video. These will make great gifts for birthdays and other occasions. Of course, we’ll want to make some for ourselves, as well! FacebookTwitterPinterestStumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

Craftsy Sale