Thursday, May 28, 2020

Virtual Quilt Market Spring 2020

Over an intercom, you hear: International Quilt Market is now open. Well, that is what you would hear if we were actually at quilt market.
Many things are different in our world today and that includes a new way of having a market without actually having a market - virtual quilt market.
It's a good thing this is a virtual market as my hair is long (and gray) my nails need attention and I have no new market clothes. Like everywhere everything was closed. Here in Iowa, we are just starting to open up.
Today I will be sharing with you two of my upcoming lines of fabric that I have designed for Riley Blake Designs.

The first line is Give Thanks.
I have a love-hate relationship with Fall.
I love the beautiful colors and the cooler days but hate the fact that summer is gone and winter is near. (Not a fan of winter!)

This line features a panel with large give thanks wording surrounded by fall images.

This little snail sitting on the loop of the letter G in the give thanks wording is just too cute.

A few of the prints from the line.
Love the large print with the pumpkins.
You can never go wrong with pumpkins!
Below are the patterns I designed using this fabric.

This pattern uses the panel.

Casual Friday because on Friday witches don't wear black  - they wear pretty print dresses.
You can make all 3 projects with just one 10" Stacker.
I used Sandy's Textures (a Riley Blake Designs Basic) for the black backgrounds.

Fabulous Fall is a block of the month pattern.

It is also available as a kit from Riley Blake Designs.
Isn't the kit box just fabulous!

Turkey Trot  - a fun table runner for your Thanksgiving table.
This pattern uses a Give Thanks 5" Stacker.

We just spent a long holiday weekend at our lake cabin with the kids and grandkids.
We had tons of fun.

All of this lake fun was the inspiration for my new kid's line of fabric Ready, Set, Splash.

 This quilt pattern uses the blue colorway of the panel.

This quilt pattern uses the coral colorway of the panel.
This is a FREE pattern through Riley Blake Designs when you order the panel.

This pattern uses a Fat Quarter bundle for the flags and applique.
The white caps and waves are prairie points so they are dimensional.

What fish does not want to be accepted into this academy?
It looks like a few elite frogs were accepted too.
This pattern is made with a  Ready, Set, Splash  5" Stacker.

I love that this quilt does not scream baby but certainly works in a baby's room.
I used a Ready, Set, Splash fat quarter bundle to make this quilt.

I love the simplicity of this quilt.
I used a Ready, Set, Splash 2" Rollie Pollie to make this quilt.

Both Ready, Set, Splash and Give Thanks patterns and fabric will be shipping July.

It is now 4:00 on Sunday - last day of market. Over the intercom, there is this announcement:
Internation Quilt Market is now closed - see you in the fall in Houston.

We are looking forward to brighter days ahead and seeing you all in Houston in the fall.
Stay safe!
From my heart, 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Winners of Martingale's Moda All Stars - All in a Row Again

And the winners are:
Esther Grimes is the winner of a Homey PDF pattern.
Diane Beavers is the winner of a Well Said Jelly Roll
Babyburrito is the winner of the E-Book.

Will all of the winners please message me with your info,
Congratulations to all of the winners!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Moda All-Stars: All in a Row Again

Hello All,
Well Martingale and Moda have teamed up again on another Moda All-Stars: All in a Row Again book. The sequel features 23 all-new row designs, 10 blender rows, plus a Q & A with each designer!

This book is divided into different sections.
I had the houses section. I love anything that features houses. I have designed many patterns and fabric lines featuring houses.

Leave a comment telling me which pattern or fabric of mine featuring houses that you like the best and you will have a chance to win a Jelly Roll from my newest line of fabric Well Said.
AND a second winner will receive  an eBook version of All in a Row Again from Martingale.

I will announce the winners on Monday November 27th.
We are supposed to chose our three favorite rows. Oh my that is hard to do. I do however really love the little camper row by Pat Sloan - I always love her style!
I also have on my to do list to make a quilt using just the blender rows. I think it could be awesome.

I am honored to be a part of this a wonderful book as it supports a great cause.  

Give Kids the World Village helps children with life-threatening illnesses enjoy week long, cost-free vacations with their families. Together, the designers are donating royalties from the book’s sales to benefit this charity.

Make sure to go to the All in a Row Facebook page, where they will be hosting a series of giveaways throughout the blog hop, as well as sharing everyone’s blog post (the giveaways include 10 prizes plus 3 extra-BIG prizes from Martingale and Moda!). The Facebook page link is here:

Sandy Klop is my blog partner today - make sure you see what she has to offer.

Sandy Klop:

Happy Quilting,

Below is a list of the remaining scheduled bloggers.

November 20
Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson:
November 21
 November 22
Sherri McConnell:
 November 24
Lissa Alexander:
Lisa Bongean:

Monday, February 1, 2016

It's a Beauty of a Pageant Contest (starts today)

It’s a Beauty of a Pageant Contest and it starts today!
The designers-contestants are now done blogging and you have seen all of their rows and their version of  their partner's row. Now it is time for you to do your version of row/rows.
Here’s what you need to know and do.
Buy, beg or borrow a copy of the Moda All-Stars - All In A Row book. 

Head to your stash or your local quilt shop and select some fabric - preferably Moda Fabric ;-)
Then Pick a row - any row. 
There are these 12 rows 
these twelve.
You can make as many rows as you like but you only need one for the contest. BUT the more rows you make the more times you can enter the contest - increasing your chances of winning one of the many prizes that Martingale  and Moda will be giving away. And these are good prizes - Opera like prizes.
After your row is finished take a picture of your row and post it or e-mail it so you can be entered in the Beauty of a Contest contest!
How do you post or email your row?
1.  Join the Facebook group – All In a Row Quilt Along.  Yes, you must be on Facebook to join the group.  Post a picture of your row using the hashtag #allinarowquiltalong and  you’re entered.
2.  Send a JPEG – a good-sized, low res image will do – to and  you are entered.   
If you’re an over-achiever and you make all 24 rows and post/send 24 pictures – then your are  entered 24 times. Woozer!
If you make my row or use my fabric in any of the rows you make,  please take a picture and post it to instagram using the hashtage #sandygervaisallinarow and #allinarowquiltalong. 

On March 15th I will announce winners of a Refresh Jelly roll.
The contest starts NOW. On March 15th, Miss All-In-A-Row and her court will be announced.
To enter the contest and see all of the rules and prizes go here.
Now get rowing!
From my heart,

Saturday, January 30, 2016


Below are the winners of the Moda All Stars All in a Row books.
I have sent each of you an email requesting your address.
As soon as I receive your addresses I will ship out the packages.

Check back tomorrow when ALL of the designers will be blogging 
You will not want to miss the quilt along - more info about that tomorrow.

Wow,wow,wow! I LOVE all three versions of Kate's row! But seeing the all red and white version made me totally fall in love with this row. I can't wait to win a book and get started on this!

I love the colorful row, almost has a scrappy touch to it!

I LOVE red! I've been looking at the book at my local quilt shop. It would be fun to win it!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello and welcome to Day 11. (The last day of the hop.)
 It’s a Beauty of a Book and Social Media Hop: Moda All-Stars All in a Row 

There will be Prizes too!
All royalties from this book will be donated to 

 A charitable organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

Today's bloggers are Kaari Meng and Lynne Hagmeier
Below (in blue type) is the copy written by Jennifer Keltner to introduce the lovely Kate Spain.

On the straight and narrow, please give a warm welcome to Kaari Meng (French General) wearing her row DRUNKARD'S PATH. Now I was going to tell you that the inspiration for Kaari's row came to her while in France on vacation over a bottle of wine, and then another.but it wouldn't be true. A true Francophile, Kaari is simply into the classics in every sense of the word. A two-color row that's anything but plain—she keeps it scrappy using a combination of her French General fabrics, patchwork, and the classic quilt pattern –all united to create a delightful row as comfortable in a row quilt as it would be used alone to create a table runner. Merci Beaucoup!

 Is it just me or does anyone else think 
that if your replace that crown with a pillbox hat,  
Kaari could star in a Jackie Kennedy movie?

I think so.

 I LOVE her row. Red and White - a girl after my heart.

Kaari's picture is titled:

All in a Row

Lynne Hagmeier (Kansas Troubles Quilters) wearing her row FALL. Lynne squirreled away some of her very best design juju for her row---featuring not only fall leaves and Acorns, but Bcorns and Ccorns as well. When asked to participate in the pageant, Lynne was the first to join in the fun replying, I wouldn't want you to LEAF me out. (it's okay to groanLeaf me outfall  leavespeople, we need some enthusiasm, even late in the day.)   

Lynne hand crafted her beautiful acorn and leaves crown.
It rivals anything that royalty wears.
And she must have practiced her wave diligently
 as it was the best of all the contestants.

Lynne's picture is titled:

Looking for Bcorns

The Deal of the Day is:

All PDF patterns are half price today.

If you did not leave a comment on yesterday's post, please go back and do so. 
You just might win this fabulous book.

Prizes are: 3 Moda All Stars All in a Row books 
with candy packs to go with.
The special quilt along starts soon so be sure to check both
  Moda and Martingale for more information.

Tomorrow ALL designers will be blogging. See you tomorrow.

Have a Beauty-ful day!
From my heart,

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Moda All-Stars All in a Row Day 10 - Myself and Kate Spain

Hello and welcome to Day 10 and my day - and Kate Spain's day!
 It’s a Beauty of a Book and Social Media Hop: Moda All-Stars All in a Row 

There will be Prizes too!
All royalties from this book will be donated to 

 A charitable organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

Today's bloggers are Kate Spain and myself.
Below (in blue type) is the copy written by Jennifer Keltner to introduce the lovely Kate Spain.

Why choose between applique and patchwork when you can do both as the lovely Kate Spain proves wearing her row HE LOVES ME.  The devil is in the details on this attention getting row. Kate fussy-cut her flower centers to showcase the part of the prints she wanted most. An interesting side note: as a child, Kate spent lots of time watching movie classics such as My Fair Lady where she believed Eliza DooLittle was singing The rain, Kate Spain, falls mainly on the airplane.

Kate did not wear a gown off the rack
for her pageant runway walk - no siree.
 Instead she crafted a couture gown
featuring handmade dimensional flowers.
(She is a bit of an overachiever.)
This is Kate's lovely row titled He Loves Me.
And what's not to love about this row of posies.
See more of Kate's great products here.
As you know by now each pair of designers is to redo each other's rows in another look.
I played around computer generating different options.

 I LOVE a red and white quilt like the version pictured in the book.
 So I did Kate's row in just red and white.

This will fit in nicely with Valentine's, which is right around the corner.

Low volume quilts are all the rage right now.

So I made it out of my current line of fabric Refresh.

Then I thought I would make it using the
original fabrics (from my Block Party line)
 that I used in my row for the book.
You can see my row over at Kate's blog.

As you can see this row is like a chameleon -
completely changing the look by changing out the fabrics.

Today's picture is titled:

Waste of a Perfectly Good Daisy 

The Deal of the Day is:

Smitten a PDF pattern using a Charm Pack.
Regular price is $8.50 - on sale today for $6.50

Now for the Prizes.
Which of my mocked up versions of Kate's row do you like best?
Leave a comment in the comment section telling me which version you like best or how you plan to make Kate's  row  - for real or just in your head.
I will randomly choose 3 winners from the comments.

Prizes are: 3 Moda All Stars All in a Row books 
with candy packs to go with.
The special quilt along starts soon so be sure to check both
  Moda and Martingale for more information.

On the event that you do not win a book - check your local quilt shop they probably have it. Two great reasons to buy the book: 1) you’ll know you’ll be supporting a good cause - all royalties go to No Kid Hungry; and 2) you’ll be ready to join the #allinarowquiltalong in February! See more rows from the book here:

Kaari Meng and Lynne Hagmeier are tomorrow's bloggers. Stop back tomorrow to read their stories and see the pictures of the day.

AND find out what the Deal of the Day is.

Have a Beauty-ful day!
From my heart,