Author Archives: Maria Michaels Designs

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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Island Batik’s Christmas in July

  Island Batik’s Christmas in July We Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to design for the Christmas in July theme, which is a very popular one. We lucky people were given their absolutely beautiful Holiday Happenings line to work with. Two unfortunate things have happened while preparing to share my version of Christmas in July. First is that …

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Modern Batik Challenge – A Summary

For all those who will surely want to see all the modern-style quilts created by our Island Batik Ambassadors last month, click on this Moose Stash Quilting link. You won’t want to miss all the creativity! A reminder – this is the one I posted. FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

New Book – Art Quilts: Embroidery & Drawing

  LaDan Abosein is a multi-talented artist. Her range goes from pencil drawing to Persian Miniatures, embroidery, knitting, cooking, gardening, decorating and quilting. Quilting is what she finds the most personally satisfying. In that regard, she has been featured in several magazines. She has recently published a book – Art Quilts: Embroidery & Drawing. Quilters …

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Island Batik – Modern Quilt Challenge

What is a Modern Quilt? I actually find it difficult to decide on what qualifies. The dictionary meaning is, “of, relating to, or characteristic of contemporary styles of art, literature, music, etc., that reject traditionally accepted or sanctioned forms and emphasize individual experimentation and sensibility.” Even so, after looking at images of what qualifies as modern …

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Chipmunk

We have more chipmunks around this year than last. They are so cute and we love seeing them. They scurry so quickly it’s hard to get a photo of them that isn’t a blur. I managed 2 yesterday. Here’s an old “chipmunk” joke. Warning! It’s a real groaner! One day while driving home from his …

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