Announcing the Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop 2018!

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It’s that time again!  And here in Illinois, it actually is starting to feel like spring!  I’m so honored to have an amazing crew for this year’s Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop.  There’s so many talented designers and artists who are ready to clean up and show you their studio! Here’s the list!

April 23 – Lori Crawley Kennedy –
April 24 – Jennifer Thomas –
April 25 – Robin Koehler –
April 26 – Andi Barney-
April 27 – Misty Cole –
April 28 – Carolina Moore-
April 29 – Heather Pregger –
April 30 – Linda Bratten –
May 1 – Lisa Reber –
May 2 – Teresa Coates –
May 3 – Lisa Chin –
May 4 – Jamie Fingal –
May 5 – Sam Hunter –
May 6 – Jessee Maloney –
May 7 – Rhanda Parrish –
May 8 – Sarah Vedeler-
May 9 – Jessica Darling –
May 10 – Melody Crust –
May 11 – Debby Brown –
May 12 – Cheryl Sleboda –

I hope you are excited as I am to see everyone’s studio!

Cotton Cuts – Charity Mystery Quilt!! – Clue 9

Cotton-Cuts-600x255About a year ago, Kim Moos of Cotton Cuts reached out to ask if I would participate in the Charity Mystery Blog Hop, associated with her Puzzle Mystery Quilt.

Basically, each month a new blogger does the month’s clues and then ships them back to Cotton Cuts. Cotton Cuts will sew the puzzle pieces together and then hold an auction for the finished quilt, with all money going toward the sheltered workshop for disabled individuals that they use for their fulfillment, Valley Industries. SIGN ME UP! I wanted to be part of this!

IMG_3388I opened the package to die cut pieces, and the color way chart of my package, and the clue itself. Here’s my blocks.


Now I will admit, I have NEVER done a mystery quilt before!  Never EVER! The mystery quilt is designed by Shelia Christensen, and you can read more about it here.  I know I’m making one small part of the quilt, but it’s kinda cool to not know how it will all look when it’s done.


They are signed and ready to be assembled.  You can have a chance to win the quilt by entering the raffle (link below).  This really will be a one of a kind quilt!

Enter the raffle

Each blogger will make up one of the clues and send it to Kim who will complete the quilt. Here is the list of blogs where you will be able to follow the quilt being made:

In addition to the Mystery series, Cotton Cuts also does monthly boxes of fabrics and patterns, right to your doorstep. This is sew sew cool.  I love getting that kind of mail!

Take a Class from me in Atlanta!

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Meet Me In Atlanta!

I’ll be teaching heirloom sewing, cosplay, and MORE!

I’m super stoked to be in Atlanta next week!  My classes are on March 8 & 9.  Here’s the rundown of what you can learn!
-Time Management Strategies for the Busy Stitcher
-Vintage Inspired Hand Smocked Pincushion (hands on!)
-Fabulous Fabric Manipulations
-Working with Unusual Fabrics for Cosplay
-Intro to eTextiles: Light up your projects! (Hands on!)

There’s still time to sign up and there’s tons of other classes and vendors to visit while you are there. Click here for more info!

New Year, New Products!

I’ve been feverishly working on all sorts of stuff for you guys, but a couple of the things I’m most proud of are to add to my now EIGHT year old eTextiles business and a new Sewing Skull item.

First off, there’s so much added to the eTextile (that’s the light-up stuff I sell) line that you need to just go over to the shop and check it out. I’ve added SENSORS!  YAY!!  These are fun and easy to do, and really super fun if you have some younger folks who want to light up a sewing project.

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10 yds cond thread (1)Reed Switch 5 Pack

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Check them all out HERE!

Lastly, I have added a new vinyl sticker to the mix in BLACK. A friend who had a white vehicle wanted one on her car, so I have a few in black for you to try out.  Plus, get the last of the color shirts for a while, as I’m discontinuing the colors! Check out the sewing skull shop here! 
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Boost your Art Business with My Webinars!

Boost your Art Business with My Webinars!

If you own an art business, then I would love for you to take a look a the art business webinars I have available from The Quilting Company!


The first one is Better Social Media in 15 Minutes a Day!  This is the same seminar I gave at Quilt Market for many years.  It’s how you too can tackle all of your Social Media Marketing in only 15 minutes a day.  Trust me when I say that this is how I get all of my Social Media done, developed when I had a full time career.

ONLY $19.99 and you can get it here!



If you are looking to rebrand, or establish a new brand identity in 2018, then my Building up Your Branding Webinar is for you!  Learn how I established my brand, and how you can develop one for yourself too.  Learn to leverage your brand across all of your Social Media platforms.  This is how major brands do it, and you can too, no matter how big or small your organization!

Only $19.99 and you can get it here!



Lastly, learning to get your art business off the ground can be a daunting task.  Learn a ton of revenue stream ideas, how your business should be formed, and how to make your customers love you!  If you’re just starting out, this is a great option!

Only $19.99 and you can get it here!