Author Archives: Maria Michaels Designs

Tool Reviews & Win A Free Book!

Last September, I wrote a review of Deborah Rubles‘ book, Quilters’ Cutting Guide. Today, I want to tell you again about 2 of her quilt tools that I wouldn’t be without! You won’t want to be either! They are her Ruler Holders and her Protective Guards. These wonderful Ruler Holders are made of wood by …

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Kennel Quilts Featured on WJHG

If you would like to make and donate Kennel Quilts, visit TQPM’s Kennel Quilt web page, where you will find free patterns and all the necessary information. FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

World UFO Day – Today, June 2nd

At our TQPM staff meeting this morning, our Technical Editor, Nancy Noah, brought up the interesting fact that today is World UFO Day. Of course, as she said, the day is dedicated to the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects. However, as Nancy, pointed out, we quilters have our own versions of UFOs (UnFinished Objects). I …

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Northern Woods Blog Hop Winners!

I am sure that you all enjoyed following the Northern Woods Blog Hop this past week! Now that you have seen the fabrics in Nan Baker’s Signature Collection, I’m sure you will agree that they are fabulous! It was my privilege to be a part of this Hop. My thanks to everyone who viewed and …

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Northern Woods Blog Hop – Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Northern Woods Blog Hop! On Day 1 you visited Nan Baker‘s Purrfect Spots, but even before that Island Batik featured Nan in their blog. –  These beautiful Northern Woods fabrics are Nan’s Signature Collection designed by Kathy Engle for Island Batik. I’m sure you enjoyed reading about Molly Bear in Nan Baker’s Northern …

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Northern Woods Blog Hop! – Starts Tomorrow!

Northern Woods is Nan Baker‘s Signature Collection by Kathy Engle. Follow along this Blog Hop to view a new and fabulous collection of fabrics! Bonus – There are prizes to be won! Hop Schedule April 16: Nan Baker  –  Purrfect Spots April 17: Margaret Willingham  –   Eye of the Beholder  April 18: Maria Hrabovsky  –   Maria’s Quilt Scraps April 19: Karen Overton  …

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Sew Special

Sew Speedy Projects from The Quilt Pattern Magazine The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) has a new and special issue out! It is a collection of TQPM’s best 20 quick-to-make patterns. All are truly “sew speedy” and worth having. We quilters know how often we need something quick-to-make when time is short and that special gift …

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Northern Woods – Nan Baker’s Signature Collection

This week has been a special one. It is Aurifil and Island Batik Week. And both are featuring Nan Baker‘s Signature Collection, Northern Woods! I have been using Island Batik‘s gorgeous fabrics and Aurifil’s absolutely wonderful quilting cottons for 2-½ years now and am loving both. I especially enjoy matching Aurifil’s variegated threads to the wonderful colours …

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Preparing for Our Puppy

We had great fun shopping for everything our puppy will need to start with. – Well, everything except his food, a collar or harness, and a leash. We’ll be getting those tomorrow. We have 2 soft puppy beds for him. One to sleep in at night and a slightly larger one to keep in the …

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Introducing . . .

The Newest Member of Our Family He hasn’t actually arrived yet, though. He will on December 13th and we are greatly excited and looking forward to being first-time pet owners, especially of this cutie! He will be 10 weeks old then and is a male Standard Poodle. Our dear daughter-in-law Monica’s mother Kathy, an experienced dog …

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