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 »

The Splendid Sampler: 1 Year Celebration

UPDATE:  Not that there was ever any doubt, but the quilters of The Splendid Sampler are amazing!  Thank you all for leaving comments below and also along the way as you work on these blocks. Don’t forget that you can   Read More »

I picked the wrong fabric! Rewriting cutting directions.

I sure didn’t think my fabric choices thru on this block!  Have you ever done that? Talk about being disappointed. Angela Walters made this great block as the August Aurifil BOM and I sure didn’t do it any favors.  The cute print   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 »

Using the Clearly Perfect Angles

Thanks for your interest in the Clearly Perfect Angles!  The Splendid Sampler SPECIAL:  Enter the code SplendidSampler15 to receive a 15% discount at checkout. Please refer to these images to learn how you can sew quick, accurate 45° angles –   Read More »

It’s my turn to be Aurifil’s Designer of the Month!

It’s truly an honor to be featured as February’s Aurifil Designer of the Month!  Each month a designer shares insights with you and a free pattern for a 12″ quilt block.  The name of my block is Lake Life.  As a Minnesota   Read More »

Aurifil January Designer of the Month: Heather Valentine

We’re barely into the new year and already so many exciting things are going on here at New Leaf Stitches.  Keep checking back for some fun news.  But now, let’s talk Aurifil!  Sweet Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft, is the   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 »

Vintage! Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

I’m so honored and thankful to be taking part in another Quiltmaker’s 100 Block Blog Tour.  If this is your first visit to my site, welcome and take a look around.  If you have stopped by before, you will be   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 »