Author Archives: Maria Michaels Designs

50% Off on All Craftsy Classes!

Apologies! I have just learned that this sale ended last night. I am very sorry that the fact missed my attention. Please pardon my error! Next time Craftsy has a sale, I’ll make sure to bring it to you on day one! They have frequent sales so it won’t be terribly long. Please pardon my …

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My Latest Quilt

I have been busy making quilts and thought to start sharing them here. This is my most recent – a baby quilt for a darling new little niece. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten the name of the panel and the company who made it. If you happen to know, would you kindly refresh my memory? Love those …

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Stolen Quilts

Nancy Rink of Nancy Rink Designs  just had several quilts stolen from her. One of them is pictured below. We quilters know how much work is put into our quilts and how much of ourselves as well. Help Nancy by viewing all of her quilts and keeping an eye out for them. To view the rest, click …

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Victoriana Quilt Designs & 60º Scrap Quilt Tutorial

 If you haven’t visited Benita Skinner‘s  Victoriana Quilt Designs, you will want to do so soon! Lots of great patterns to be found there, among other goodies. You will like her Facebook page, too. Recently, on her Facebook page, Benita shared the link to a 60º Scrap Quilt Tutorial  from Magnolia Bay Quilts. This is a …

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A New Way to Prepare A Quilt for Quilting

My thanks to Barbara Chojnacki for sharing this method on her Facebook page! Barbara is, among other things, a quilt designer and Editor in Chief of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. Visit Barbara at her website, Six Gable Designs. These video tutorials are by Sharon Schamber. I can hardly wait to try this method out! No more …

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Spring Flowers – At Last!

For many of us, the signs of spring are late this year. Daffodils, which usually bloom in April, have finally bloomed in May. Here are some of our garden’s signs of spring. What signs do you have in your lawns and gardens? Share them with us. FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg


EQ6 owners, you can upgrade to EQ7 for Mac too! I have mine and can’t wait to start designing with it! It’s a dream come true! Click here or on the image below for more information and to get it yourself!   FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

This is a must read for all quilters! Hunter has said it all so perfectly. Be sure to spread this to all of your quilting friends! Read the original post and all the resulting comments here. All Inclusive I recently attended a guild meeting, where the speaker began her talk by making a statement along the …

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EQ Photo Fun Blog Hop

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Spring – Finally!

This has been both a late and an unusual spring. The last bit of snow, tucked away in a shady corner, finally melted a few days ago. Today, we have crocus and snowdrops blooming together. This is a first for us! Usually – or, at least, in the last several winters – our snowdrops bloomed …

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