March 23, 2017

Let your shop owners know~~

I'm excited to share that shops from Oregon to Massachusetts are now selling my quilt patterns


To further the word, i thought i should offer a nice two sided wholesale sheet.... and my awesome graphic designer, Tess Wojahn delivered this just a couple days ago!   

It's an 8-1/2" x 11" two sided high quality color piece.  The back side (not shown) includes contact info and wholesale pricing.


If you are a shop owner or would like to see your favorite shop selling my patterns, please contact me at chezstitches@gmail.com
Word of mouth goes a looooong way!  Thank you! :)


On another note, i'm finishing up my primitive colorway for Indian Summer.  I love it!

working on the quilting...

Click Indian Summer quilt pattern to see more!

Visit Laugh yourself into Stitches quilt patterns for purchase options.


March 8, 2017

A Couple Little Happenings...

Doesn't this look great?!!
Last weekend was the Sew and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington and Momma Made It Quilt Shop had one terrific booth!  
You'll see 3 of my quilts in this photo and if you are looking for a pattern plus the fabric kit...Jennie and Jacie, (shop owners) has them!
Don't you just want to roll around in all that goodness!!


This weekend i'm headed to Yakima, Washington to visit 35 quilters who are making my Tulip Crush pattern...



My friend Marcia just finished this Tulip Crush flimsy and i'm taking it to show!...isn't it great?  Love how she combined the small pillow tulips with the large quilt tulips.  Super Sweet!!

So many fun possibilities using the Tulip Crush pattern and a little imagination!  


February 19, 2017

Cheryl's Indian Summer Quilt

Cheryl's Indian Summer quilt top was on display at Sew Many Quilts in Bend, Oregon this past Fall.  A great shop and they sell some of my patterns...so stop in if you can!  

I finally had a chance to machine quilt Cheryl's Indian Summer as a thank you for loaning it out.  It always helps sell patterns when there's a sample hanging in the quilt shop!

      

 I absolutely LOVE Cheryl's black sunflower!!!  who'da thunk?

The background fabric Cheryl used is actually a darker taupe colored muslin.  It's much richer and more stunning than what my photos are showing.


Here's the original Indian Summer quilt.  I used a Riley Blake Swiss Dot for my background.  A lighter brighter version for those who like that feel.


I'm still working on another Indian Summer that is a bit more primitive in color and design.  

Someday...i'll get it finished!

Indian Summer measures 51" x 63" and uses 1-1/2 yards of background fabric.  The sunflowers can be made from a variety of 1/8 yard cuts for the centers and petals...or use up scraps!  Find the pattern here

**Another Indian Summer quilt will also be on display at the Kansas City Regional Quilt show in June...a wonderful quilt and fabric designer will offer Indian Summer patterns and kits to be sold in her booth.   I'm kind super excited about that!!!  :)  
Now to figure out how i can attend that show!  hum... Oregon to Kansas...

January 23, 2017

Excited to Announce!

For the past few months, shop owners, guild members and quilting friends have encouraged me to submit my patterns to United Notions wholesale distributor...
They are now caring a number of my patterns!  


I have no idea what this will mean...but i'm certain it's gonna be an exciting adventure!
To see them all...click Moda!

January 5, 2017

Warming up my Tractor!

Literally warming...
I'm honored to be invited to speak to the Sew~ciety Quilt Guild this coming Monday at the Bethany United Methodist Church in Rochester, Minnesota.     Brrrr!!




My lecture is called 'Precision Piecing the Farmer's Wife Way'. Based upon my Farmer's Wife classes, i'll be sharing tips and techniques used to create these 6-1/2" blocks.  


Some of those blocks have sewwww many pieces~like this one that Farm Wife Janet Evans made.
This is block #38, called Four Winds from Class 4 has 48 separate fabric pieces!!!!  
Looks complicated, but when you break it down using modern methods, it's not that bad.  Seriously!  Beautiful block Janet!

 I have a Farmer's Wife Facebook page you are welcome to join even if you're not farming...there are lots of free pdf tutorials available for all!  And you'll see more of Janet's great quilt blocks plus blocks and finished quilts from other farmers too!


Here's a look at all the blocks made from Class 4 in my nifty collage.

Sewwww...if you're in the Rochester, Minneapolis area on Monday the 9th, i'll be giving 2 lectures.  1:00pm and 7:00pm  Link to the church location is highlighted at the beginning of this post. 
I'll have quilts from my own pattern line to show and patterns available for purchase too.
Hope to see you there!!
~karen

January 1, 2017

Happy Twenty Seventeen!

Gearing up for a fantastic Farmer's Wife year!



If you are like me and have a lot of loose Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt blocks just hanging around...
maybe this is the year to finish them up!
Join me mid month for my new video series on Farming methods and useful tips!
Let's get plowing!
~karen
To learn more click here or join my farmer's wife quilt revival facebook page!

December 26, 2016

Take Advantage of Etsy's Wonderful Offer!!

I received an email from Etsy letting me know they are going to give $10 to everyone who purchases $50 or more on Etsy through December 27th!!


Get a bonus when you buy


Spend $50 on an Etsy purchase and get $10 towards your next one. Ends 12/27. Full details: etsy.me/2016gift


The gifts keep coming

Spend $50 on an Etsy purchase and enjoy $10 to treat yourself to your next must-have. Now through December 27.


Here's a link to my Etsy shop  
Great time to grab a few after Christmas presents for yourself!!

Not only is this awesome for your next purchase anywhere on Etsy...but how nice of Etsy to support me in offering this special!!!


If you're looking to purchase the entire collection of Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes, you can pick them up on Etsy for $95 AND receive $10 towards your next Etsy purchase!
Or pick up a couple of my patterns and continue shopping in your other favorite Etsy shops!!
Kick off 2017 with some new quilty projects!!

December 24, 2016

The complete set of Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes are now available.

Some fun Farming Adventures are coming in January 2017!  

Based on Laurie Aaron Hird's first book, 'The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt' and my 12 classes on how to piece each of the 111 blocks from her book, using modern methods....I am adding videos!


I'll be sharing methods used in the classes via video, hard to piece block construction, helpful tips for precision piecing and more.  



This is a bit beyond my comfort zone...to use video!  But...I'm going to do it!!  So don't laugh.  :)  Or do, along with me!


The Farming Video Adventures will begin in mid January 2017. 
I'll be announcing the date on my blog as well as Instagram , my quilting Facebook page and my Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Facebook group.  Come join me!


The complete set of all 12 Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival classes are now available on Etsy.  It's discounted too when you purchase the complete set! Click Here to find it! 



I'll also add other purchase options through Craftsy and my blog by the end of the year.  

Have a very Merry Merry Christmas!  

now back to wrapping presents...
~karen



December 18, 2016

Do you want to build a snowman?

I started making these cute snowman blocks last January... 
Click  Do you want to build a snowman 2016?  to view all my related blog posts.
You'll even find a free broom pattern too!

My snowman quilt is all pieced together...waiting its turn on my longarm.  I'm hoping for the week after Christmas to get it completed and ready to enjoy in January 2017.

Did you finish yours?
~karen

December 15, 2016

Home is where the heart is...

and Jane has a heart for home, family and quilting.  

Take a close look at this Cozy Christmas Quilt.  The detail and labor of love that went into making this a special gift.





oh, did i mention Jane is 92?  



Twelve whimsical applique blocks, with embroidered embellishments.

Jane you continue to amaze and inspire me! And what a gift your granddaughter will receive this Christmas.


I used a great all over quilting pattern called Frisky Feathers with white Omni thread.


A look at the backing fabric!  Fabulous!!!

Merry Christmas Jane! To you and your beautiful family, God Bless you all.  :)

To see more of Jane's handiwork...click HERE

Christmas Past


 Re-sharing some of my favorite photos from years gone by.



















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