Author Archives: Maria Michaels Designs

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

Quilts for Sale is about to start its 12th year! We are celebrating with 2 firsts – next week’s Black Friday Sale (November 25th through the 27th) and the week after, our Cyber Monday Sale (November 28th through December 2nd)! Shopping online is quite convenient because you can “Skip the lines and shop from the …

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Island Batik – Pumpkin Fest

This month’s Island Batik theme, naturally, is Pumpkin Fest. Some years ago, I was contacted by a distributor of Simply Plaid fabrics. He wanted quilters to see the value of using plaids in prints and asked if I would design some quilts using their fabrics. One of the ones I came up with, I named, A …

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Book Review: Aunt Dimity & . . .

The Aunt Dimity series of books written by Nancy Atherton are sheer delight! I have read every one of them, including Aunt Dimity & the Buried Treasure published this year. I just finished it today and, as always, was sorry to have to close that back cover! They don’t need to be read in order, but I strongly advise it. …

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Happy Thanksgiving

A Happy Thanksgiving to all of us Canadians celebrating today! May we all feel the joy as we count and give thanks for our blessings! Our family has a great deal for which to be thankful for this year, first and foremost that our son and his family, along with their home, came safely through Hurricane Matthew. Thanks …

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Piece for Shelter Pets

With permission, I am partially quoting from Nan Baker‘s Purrfect Spots Blog: “October is national Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and some quilt industry professionals are partnering with the Petfinder Foundation to create awareness of Shelter Dogs (and Cats) that need “ furrever” homes. It is an unusual combination but one that is working beautifully to help our furry friends. These quilters are …

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TQPM Small Kennel Quilts

Something very exciting is going to happen tomorrow, Wednesday October 5th and we are so excited!! TQPM’s little Pretty Girl and her four dog friends, Charlie, Holly, Gary and Joey will help to spread the word. There will be some wonderful prizes so be sure and check the Kennel Quilt page. It is going to be …

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And the Winners Are . . .

We have our 3 winners! To choose them, all those who left a comment were assigned a number from earliest to latest comment dates. They were then entered into a random number generator. The Winners Are: Sheila Ivany Chris Anna Brown Congratulations! Your patterns will be emailed to you today. FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

Bunnies and Island Batik Summer Blog Hop

There are only 2 more days left for this exciting blog hop! If you have missed all or any of the hops along the way, scroll down to my previous post for the schedule. Be sure to visit them all. You won’t want to miss the fantastically creative quilts nor miss out on prizes! (And …

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Island Batik Summer Blog Hop – My Turn!

I’m so excited about today – my turn in Island Batik‘s Seaside Summer Blog Hop! I’m sure you’ve enjoyed the first 3 days of this  great Hop. If, by chance, you happened to miss the 3 previous days – and believe me, you won’t want to have –  scroll way on down for the  links. Be …

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Island Batik Summer Blog Hop Starts Today!

We start Island Batik’s Summer Blog Hop by visiting Marlene Baerg Oddie’s Blog, Kissed Quilts. Marlene is featuring the Rain Forest Collection. Don’t miss seeing what she has done with her beautiful fabrics! Be sure to visit every stop along the way to view the different, marvellous, fabric lines, see dazzling quilts, and win prizes! I’ll see you here on Thursday! …

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