Wednesday, November 11, 2009

And the winner is...

Wow, what a wonderful response to the Blog Tour. All the comments were positive and supportive. I made my self leave the house around noon. I kept going to the computer to see if any more visitors had come by. I checked again just before going to bed. It was like Christmas - checking to see if any more presents had been put under the tree.

Ok, here is what you want to know. The winner from CPG Designs, winning a free issue of 'Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks from Today's Top Designers' goes to
Kris Paquette of Michigan. Congratulations.

Enjoy the rest of the week's sites. Happy Quilting

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Today is the day!

Today is the day. I feel like I'm having a very important dinner guest. Oh - I am having an important guest. You!

Welcome! Thank you for coming to the Quiltmaker Blog Tour. I visited the sites yesterday and what fun. Everyone has different style. Please enjoy my blog and be sure to leave your name and address in the comment section. Someone will win a free copy of the '100 Blocks magazine. Your privacy will be respected.

My goal in designing quilt blocks as three points to meet.

First - To focus on the fabric. The beauty of the fabric is often why we bought it.

Second - Designs that are beginner friendly. Experienced quilters will appreciate the quick and easy projects they can create.

Third - Versatile in the types of projects ie. quilts, wall hangings, table runners. The block should have ability to be used over and over again.

Ahoy meets that goal. I have posted here and on the flickr site. some suggestions using the Ahoy block in different fabrics and layouts. I hope it will be just the beginning for your creations. Bon' Appetite.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I am in a magazine

I am pleased to say that I have a quilt block included in a special issue of 'Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks from Today's Top Designers'. What an honor to be included with some of the well known names in the industry.

As a celebration 'Quiltmaker' is having a Blog Tour. Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily Nov. 9-13 (Monday - Friday) at for inspiration, ideas, and giveaways galore! Look for 100 Blocks from Today's Top Designers in local quilt shop, or purchase it at I happen to know there are lots of great giveaways.

I am to be featured on Tuesday Nov. 10th, please visit my website and/ or blog. My website is or here on this blog. A link is on my website to bring you back to this blog. If you go to you will be some great picture of projects connected with this Quiltmaker project.

Come visit me on Tuesday. One visitor will receive a free issue of this magazine. Remember there are 100 blocks - that's 100 possible quilts you could make in the coming year. ;)