Category Archives: Miscellaneous

P.S. To Donation Request

Originally, Shopper’s Drug Mart of Barrie, ON, Canada requested the donation of a bed-sized quilt to be raffled to raise money for their annual fundraiser for their local Women and Children’s Shelter. However, they now realize that quilts of all sizes would be a big help to their raffle as well. So, if you have …

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And the Winner Is . . .

I numbered entries, then used the Random Number Generator to choose the lucky winner of Quilters’ Cutting Guide shown above. And the lucky winner is Joan Glasgow! Congratulations, Joan! I know you are going to be very happy with this book and  Deborah’s cutting method! To claim your book, email me at info at mariamichaels designs.com by …

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Win A Free Book!

WIN THIS BOOK! How to Win! Read the Review on it which I blogged about a few months ago. Visit Deborah Rubles’ Quilters’ Cutting Guide website. Comment here on which 2 of her videos you liked best and why. Give me your reason for hoping to win this special, helpful book. Winner Will Be Announced:  Friday …

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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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A Way to Help Puerto Rico

Gumroad.com, the merchant account that TQPM uses to handle EU subscriptions, is donating all proceeds from today’s sales (September 27th) to Unicef Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico. This means their portion of TQPM subscriptions sold will help those in need. Even though TQPM uses Gumroad.com for EU subscribers, anyone can purchase a TQPM subscription …

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Carrots! – Just On Time For Easter!

I am absolutely delighted to have found Ameroonie Designs and you will be, too! Here is just one example of what you will discover on Amy Chappell’s Blog. Of course, you’ll find much more, so be sure to click on her link! Don’t you just love her fabric carrots?  The best thing is that they are quick …

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Yesterday’s Weather

We really do need to be careful what we wish for. Many were hoping it wouldn’t snow yesterday. We got ice instead. Despite its beauty if you were on the inside looking out, snow would have been preferable and less dangerous! FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

The Winners

The Winners of our Island Batik, ‘Tis the Season Blog Post are: Barbara Winkler and Vicki in MN! Congratulations to you both! Please visit my Craftsy Pattern Page where you can each choose the pattern you would like. Leave a comment here indicating you choice and I’ll email them to you. Thank you for taking part in …

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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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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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