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Christmas Surprise

Posted by Ruth on 9 December 2014 | 1 Comments


I've included four more of my classes as on-demand class, this means you can start whenever you like and take as long as you need to complete them. For the early bird registration, I also included 25% off from now until Christmas - a good way to treat yourself. This will be available until Christmas, then that will be the end of the sales. I won't be changing any more of my classes to on-demand at least until we see how this new format works.

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I've Been Tagged in a Blog Hop

Posted by Ruth on 8 December 2014 | 0 Comments


I've been tagged! It's the "Around the World Blog hop" and I've been tagged by Cindy Foster of Oregon.  Cindy is a quilter and designer, currently working towards her local Christmas Bazaar, and operates her own company "Carter Creek Quilts".

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Creative Twist on Purse

Posted by Ruth on 8 December 2014 | 1 Comments


Candy Sweet purse for AmyAny excuse to make something for someone is always high on my list of things to do especially when it comes to Christmas and Birthdays, so knowing my granddaughter Amy loves purses, I just had to make her one this Christmas. I used my Candy Sweet Purse Pattern to create a new style design just for her. The original pattern has two applique designs that can be used - or you can use a favorite fabric in the panel inside - but I chose to create my own fabric and add some additional touches.

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The Art of The Quilt exhibits by Susan Brittingham

Posted by Ruth on 4 December 2014 | 0 Comments

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For the ninth year, over 40 quilt artists from across the Southeast will exhibit work in the biennial invitational exhibition at the Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, Virginia. The theme of the exhibit is Celebration of Color. This year's exhibition features quilts in vibrant, stunning hues. 

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Oh What, you didn't know?

Posted by Ruth on 24 November 2014 | 0 Comments

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I had someone just contact me... "Hey, what's the scoop? Anything exciting going on?". My reply was "Yes! I'm learning how to make my first app - so exciting to learn new stuff"....

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Changing Things Up

Posted by Ruth on 22 November 2014 | 1 Comments


carry all bagChanging things up? I love refreshing the way I present my classes either with new technology or by adding opinions and changes. I consider this to be developing myself and enhancing my teaching and design skills. I love to learn so this is my opportunity to learn and what is better than learning? Teaching what I know to my students in the best way I know how - thus developing myself so my students can also develop.

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Exciting News - On-Demand

Posted by Ruth on 11 November 2014 | 0 Comments


If you have been to visit the Academy of Quilting website in the past 24 hours you will see what I'm excited about - our new concept of on-demand classes. But that's not all, as an introduction to an alternative way in learning I'm offering four of my own classes at half price. Yes, you heard right, half price. I do have to say though, this is for a limited time only, yet you are not bound to the limitations of a scheduled class, you can begin whenever you like as you wish, now or in the new year or whenever.

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Electric Quilt

Posted by Ruth on 6 November 2014 | 0 Comments

shirley teacher Wrapped star2 quiltElectric Quilt is the industry’s best quilt design software, but that doesn’t mean it is hard to use.  Design your own quilts and blocks, audition fabrics, layouts and colors without even having to cut into your stash.  Print out patterns, and let EQ7 work out fabric yardage too.  EQ7 does all the hard work in the background while you get to have all the fun.  

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Win Our Brand New Pattern

Posted by Ruth on 2 November 2014 | 23 Comments

Nita's Star by Wendy JohnsonNote: this competition has now ended.

Anita Eaton's latest pattern is about to be released, but we thought it might be fun to have a little competition. You see, we would like you to decide on an appropriate name for this beautiful quilt and who ever comes up with the best suggestion will receive a free pattern once it is released next week.

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Pumpkin Bread

Posted by Ruth on 2 November 2014 | 0 Comments


spring to fall with pumpkinbread with coffee

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