International Quilt Weekend 2015!

Dear Quilting Friend:

Big news here! In honor of International Quilting Weekend, March 20-22, 2015, The Quilt Show, the web TV show hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, will open all of its shows from the first nine series– shows 100-1513 –for the entire weekend. This means that, for three special days, everyone will have the chance to view over 200 shows, featuring some of the quilting world’s leading artists, for FREE. This year’s sponsors are contributing over $5000 in prizes, including the Grand Prize, a BERNINA 550 QE.




Other prizes you have a chance to win are:

• Innova – Have your quilt professionally quilted ($500 value)

• Superior Threads – five $100 gift certificates

• RJR Fabrics – a Delicious Selection of RJR Fabrics

• AccuQuilt – GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter

• Missouri Star Quilt Company – $500 in Quilter’s Cash plus signed copies of Volume 1 of Block Magazine and Man Sewing Swag



As you may already know, I appeared as the featured artist on TQS in show 1502. If you didn’t have the opportunity to see this show the first time around, now you’ll have the chance to see it—and so many other terrific shows—at no cost in this unprecedented three-day offer.

I hope that you’ll share this information with all of your quilting friends. It’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy three days of learning and fun without leaving your home…all for free. Enjoy the shows, and thanks for helping to spread the word!

Click This link to to be taken to the TQS website:

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2015!


Thank you to everyone for your comments about the Twelve Quilts of Christmas.  I thought it would be nice to carry on with just one more as a way to sparkle into the new year! I found it this past week and it captured my small piece loving heart!  I adore that it is light, airy and that it sparkles ever so softly.




I wish you all joy and health and a sparkling New Year.


Happy Stitching!

Mary Elizabeth

Merry Christmas

IMG_3884.JPG Wishing a very Merry Christmas Day to all!

Twelve Quilts of Christmas – #12

Day 12

Mariner’s Compass Variation, Sally Beaird Lewellin, c. 1885. 62″ x 78″. Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, via The Quilt Index.


Technically not a star, but known by many other names such as Sunburst and Mariner’s Compass Variation, it feels like a star to me!  I love the checkerboard points, the thoughtful placement of colour that makes the quilt dazzling, the careful piecing and the contrast of the loose vine border that compliments nicely the intensity of the stars.  And those little tiny cornerstone starbursts … be still my heart.


Thank you for joining me this year for the Twelve Quilts of Christmas 2014!


I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season!




Twelve Quilts of Christmas – #11

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Not your typical feathered star, setting or border treatment, but I it is perfect as it is and I love it!  Yeah for narrow bindings!