Monday, March 28, 2016

What are you making? #mystashmystyle Contest!

I'm so excited to see what you might be making! We had winners drawn last Wednesday on Tonya Alexander's blog, and on mine. The gal whose name I drew, hasn't responded yet to me can check out all the details for the contest again for a refresher, if you haven't started yet on the post last Monday!


Tonya will be showing you what she has been working on over at her blog,

Here is her book...

Okay! Let's let the fun sure to follow on Instagram, and share your photos at #mystashmystyle!

Here is what I have been working on from Tonya's book Stash Lab...

I decided to just make three blocks, and turn it into a table runner. I used wool for the border applique and the centers of the Dresden blocks.

It is so fun to see how different a project can look by just changing the colors!


After years of owning a quilt shop, I never had much time to hand quilt, even though I love to. Tonya inspired me to hand quilt this, because her quilt looked so wonderful hand quilted.

What projects from our books will you be making? We can't wait to see!

Here is my book...

If you didn't win the e-book, and would love to get started on one or more of the projects, go to


Happy quilting, and watch for Tonya's post!



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

And the winner of #mystashmystyle kick off giveaway is.....

The winner of the kick off giveaway is..... Susan Potts!

Susan, just send me an email at to get your prize!!!! Congratulations!





Monday, March 21, 2016


Good morning stitching friends!

After owning a quilt shop for over ten years, I have gathered that most people have a "color sense" that they love, and that it can be difficult to see a style without judging it by its color. If you saw my last blog post "Fear not, Primitive is not a color," you will know what I'm talking about! It was always fun to show a customer a quilt in a couple different color ways and see their reaction! So in honor of this idea......I would like to introduce you to my new Martingale/That Patchwork Place author buddy, Tonya Alexander. Her book "Stash Lab" is full of beautiful bright quilts!

I happened to meet Tonya at Quilt Market this past Fall when she came up to me before the School House presentation I was about to make. I was nervous about it, never having presented there before. You would think after many years of teaching classes and presenting to quilt guilds, that I wouldn't have been nervous.....but I was. Tonya said she was nervous too, but encouraged me and stayed to watch. I instantly thought to myself that she was "buddy" material!

A couple of months after Market, I was looking at Tonya's book, and decided to make that last post about style and color, and to play with a couple of Tonyas designs. I contacted Tonya, she played with some of my designs, and together with Martingale, we are launching a Challenge/Contest! Here are the details....


1. Choose a project from the book Stash Lab by Tonya Alexander OR the book Primitive Style by Jenifer Gaston. (The further a project is from your typical style and stash, the better!)

2. Reimagine, redefine, and remake that project in your own style, using your stash, your point of view, and your creativity. Change the colors, change the dimensions—even change the purpose of the project. It’s entirely up to you!

3. Post your finished project to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #mystashmystyle and share how you changed it up. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Complete steps 1-3 and you’ll be officially entered into the MY STASH, MY STYLE contest! So, what prizes are up for grabs?

Prize pack includes:

We hope you will play along with us, as we kick off the contest this week, with a giveaway of Tonya Alexander's e-book, STASH LAB, and of my e-book, PRIMITIVE STYLE. To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment below about your stash style or a style you would like to try. We'll draw a winner on Wednesday, March 23rd so you can get started on your projects right away! There will be a winner from both Tonya's blog, and from mine, so be sure to go to Tonyas blog for a second chance to win!

Follow along on Instagram anytime #mystashmystyle

We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Have fun stitching!