Fall Quilt Market Sewing

I’ve been sewing and designing  a lot in the studio this month. I finished several doll pieces for my friends at Andover fabrics for their booth at the Fall 2016 International Quilt Market. I was working up until the deadline, so I didn’t take proper photos of all the things I made for them. Luckily,  […]

Doll Days events

The Doll Days blog tour is moving quite nicely. Yesterday, I posted a tutorial on   C&T Pub blog    for how to trace your patterns and preserve the originals, so they stay just like new. I also did a sew along and posted a bonus pattern for this dress and its bow. Get the free […]

Happy Earth Day

I’ve been so busy that I forgot all about Earth Day this year. Thank goodness for social media to help me remember things I don’t want to forget (and be reminded of things I wish I could forget, and see things I wish I had never seen and now can’t forget, etc.) Earth Day became […]

Youth Quilt Guild Sews some Hearts

As usually, it’s pretty busy around here. Sewing classes and the Youth Quilt Guild have been stitching away! At the February meeting, the kids made heart blocks! I donated fabric for the blocks that I had received from EE Schenck Company. The Maywood Studio fabrics were perfect for the hearts and kids really loved them. […]

Another Sneak Peek at Doll Days!

I’ve been doing a little of this and that over the last week or so. Teaching keeps me a bit busy. Had a great time at my local quilt guild meeting last week and we  have our Willamette Piece Makers youth guild meeting this week, so I’m working on that prep, too. I’m excited to […]

Friday Finds!

With continuing the handmade holiday and gift sewing theme on the blog, I thought I’d share with you some awesome projects that I’ve found in the blogisphere [is that a word?]. I can’t wait to start crafting these beauties! A beautiful scripture cover tutorial by Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl. Soo cute! Some of my […]

Preview of My New Book

It’s been so hard to not share anything about my new book. It takes a long time to do all that it takes to get a book in print. It reminds me of a young child waiting for her birthday to arrive–it’s so exciting! Well, I received a little birthday surprise early when I saw […]

20 Minute Dress Sewing Tutorial

  A sewing friend posted some pictures of these darling sundresses that she made for her granddaughters–boy were they sweet looking (the granddaughters and the dresses!) I remember wearing this type of dress in the seventies. Loved them!   Anyway, it made me think that project would be fun for the sewing club kids to […]

A Give-Away to Kick-off the Sewing Club!

How about that? Who doesn’t love free fabric?! To get this party started, I’ll draw a winner from those who “join” the Sew in Style Summer Sewing Club event on the Avery Lane Designs’ facebook page, by June 14. It’s that easy! You don’t have to “join” the facebook event to join the sewing club. […]

Book Review: Color Play

I recently picked up a copy of the color theory book, Color Play, written by Joen Wolfrom, and am very impressed. I have her Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool (C&T Publishing), and have found numerous uses for it. I love having it with me at the quilt shop, and use it in the sewing room all […]


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