Another branch of New Leaf Stitches

BERNINA Ambassador: My Story

Over 35 years ago I feel in love with BERNINA. I was in college, doing my student teaching, and the Home-Ec room was filled with beautiful, top-of-the-line machines. There was no turning back for me, I was hooked on the   Read More »

Hand in Hand: The Splendid Sampler

Welcome to my blog!  I’m glad you’re part of The Splendid Sampler and I’m glad you stopped by to learn a bit more about my block, Hand in Hand. Without a doubt, the most influential person in my life was my   Read More »

Mini Fractal Quilt using the Kites Plus Ruler

It’s been so fun to see all of the Fractal quilts over at the Fat Quarter Shop using the Creative Grids Ruler I designed called the Kites Plus Ruler. I couldn’t resist…and had to make one of my own. I’m   Read More »

BERNINA – Applique Center Circles

Jump over to my latest blog post on BERNINA’s site, We All Sew.   Appliqué  Center Circles the Easy Way – by Embroidery Machine! Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches shares a painless way to stitch multiple appliquéd center circles for   Read More »

Spring Market in Pictures

From set-up to tear-down, Spring Market was a whirlwind of activity.  Below are some pictures from my time in Pittsburgh. This is one of my favorites from market.  Our dear friends, Karen & Bob, helped with our booth set-up.  Karen   Read More »

Petal Pusher – Quiltmaker’s 100 Block

    Are you thinking spring yet?  That’s what I think when I look at my block, Petal Pusher, that is in the current issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. When I was young (getting to be a few years ago now)   Read More »

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 »

Straight & Narrow

Are you looking for a quick, weekend project?  Maybe for yourself or as a gift?  Awhile back I did a project for Bernina’s blog using decorative stitches for the quilting. It’s simple with a modern feel to it.  I hope you enjoy    Read More »

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day

I’m so excited to be spending “Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day” at one of my favorite quilt shops,  Gruber’s! They so graciously invited me to do book signings and demonstrations on my latest book, “Twice as Nice, Quilts with   Read More »

Fall Market Review

I had an absolutely wonderful time at market!  Well, really, before I even got to market… look who sat right behind me on my  connecting flight from Minneapolis…Roseann from Rosebud’s Cottage! I’d like to share pictures and a few things that   Read More »