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Post Houston Fun and Black Friday Sales!!

We are back from Houston and IQA Quilt

Festival! The last of my torch cactus blossoms are brightening my day on the counter and I am back at work making beautiful new things. But before I get too crazy with new creations in the the studio, I want to share everything we brought out at this recent event and a few fabulous offers to help kick off your holiday shopping! Also, thanks to A&E Gütermann we also have an amazing give away for you today too!

This fall, I designed three new patterns based in part on some classes I've been teaching recently.

1. Cactus Specimen is my newest pattern

designed to help you enjoy your machine's decorative stitches. If you bought your machine for all the beautiful stitches it has to offer, you should have excuses like this to use them all. Cactus Specimen is designed to be fused and stitched with a variety of stitches from your machine. It measures 21" x 32" and makes a great wall hanging.

I chose stitches for the cactus that would make it look like it had thorns and used dense satin stitch options for the pot and flowers.

I put kits of this new wall hanging together for Festival and I have a few left over from the show.

2. Love Doves measures 16" x 24". It is such a

cutie! These little love birds are a fun and quick little applique project. They look great in so many color combinations (I've already made them in 5 different ways).

With this project I was really excited about playing with the Kanzashi makers from Clover. I used the Orchid petal makers to add dimensional flowers to the branch our super cute love birds are resting on.

3. And my final little addition this fall is

Taupe Daisy. This pattern is a re-imagining of my original pattern (Daisy Chain). I was recently inspired by the Japanese woven fabrics to make a smaller version (21" x 21"). You can make the centers with Perfect Circles or you might like the new Kurumi Buttons from Pinwheels that make it so easy to make flower centers.

Taupe Daisy is a great opportunity to enjoy your hand work, whether you turn your applique or use a lovely button hole stitch.

Now for the extra fun! Since we have a few kits left over from Fall Festival in Houston, we are able to offer a few of our most popular patterns as kits this year. Visit the new Kit Page to get yours while they last! Starting today we will be offering free shipping for site wide for a whole week. Use the coupon code THANKS when you check out to save on shipping.

And finally before I leave you all to start

making my Thanksgiving shopping list, I

have a special treat for you!

A&E Gütermann is promoting their 12 best selling colors of their beautiful Signature 40 Cotton. If you're one of those quilters like me that loves to see beautiful surface design in their free motion quilting, then these are definitely something you want to get your hands on!

To be entered in the drawing to win the set pictured here, visit my Facebook page and comment on the post that links this blog. The winner's name will be drawn on Black Friday!

This set is also being offered by A&E Gütermann at a special price for Black Friday. If you are interested in taking advantage of this deal, call 1 -800-847-3235 to find a store near you.

Happy Quilting my lovely friends and a very happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.

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