Another branch of New Leaf Stitches

Patchwork Garden – Teaching!

Darn near perfect. That’s how my recent trip to New York state was. I had been invited by Patchwork Garden Quilt Shop in East Amherst to spend four days with them as a special event for their book club.  And I don’t   Read More »

True Generosity

Today is the day that I am posting my winners for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour.  I want to thank those who stopped by the site (almost 1000!) and I so appreciate your comments.  Several of you thanked me for   Read More »

Scraps of Thoughts

Hello!  I want to do a quick post to catch you up on what is going on.  There are a variety of topics I want to cover…kind of like a scrap quilt…only with my thoughts.   I had an absolutely   Read More »

Technology Overload

  Is it true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  Well, I’m the old dog and I have to learn some new things if I want to get the most out of my new toys! Let’s start   Read More »

hot, Hot, HOT in Iowa

I’m not just talking about the weather (although it was up around 100° each day), but the sewing machines and the ladies running them. It was my pleasure to spend time with two different groups in the Des Moines area.   Read More »

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Welcome to the first day of the Quiltmaker’s  100 Blocks Blog Tour!! I am so happy and pleased to not only have a block in this edition, but to take part in the blog tour.  I hope that you will   Read More »

Getting “Inked”

Sometimes things just happen in spurts.  Lately, New Leaf Stitches, and especially my book, Just around the Corner, have been getting some nice recognition in the media.  I hope it doesn’t sound conceited, but it sure is fun to see   Read More »

A Quick Market

It was a quick trip to market, but oh so fun! Of course, it was a business trip, so let’s start there… I had the pleasure to teach a Take and Teach class sponsored by Martingale/That Patchwork Place.  It was a   Read More »

Iowa Basics….NOT!

                    When I was in grade school each year we had to take the Iowa Basics test.  Anyone else remember those?  Well, I have been to Iowa several times in the last couple weeks and there was nothing basic about   Read More »

Fun Stuff

              Busy, busy, busy…and it’s not going to slow down anytime soon.   I just got back from a wonderful time in Ohio.  Checker Distributors held an open house and I was fortunate enough to be invited to be a   Read More »