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Forty – a Birthday Quilt

This quilt was designed as a gift for my sister’s fortieth birthday. She’s also a quilter and gave me several of the fabrics used in this quilt. She’s an eclectic individual involved in several fiber arts including knitting. I thought she would enjoy a quilt made up of a variety of fabrics and that the […]

Spotted Spools Quilted Banner

Quilters are among the most generous of people I have come across, making quits for friends, family and especially those in need. Made from the heart with love and kindness, a quilt provides comforting warmth and softness to its recipients. While we love to support charity quilting, it’s always a special day when quilters come […]

Fresh Tulips

Fresh Tulips Book Cover

If you don’t want fellow commuters to know what you are reading, hide your novel inside a lovely book cover. Or, if you need a gift for your children’s English teacher or a bookworm friend, these delightful covers from Cal- gary designer Ana Buzzalino will be sure to impress. A slow reader will also find […]

Lounging on the Beach Towel

Lounging on the Beach Towel

The perfect towel for lounging on the beach. This bag unfolds to reveal a built-in towel that is easily attached to any beach lounging chair. The pattern also includes handy storage bags, and has lovely applique shells. Read more in our Issue 51. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Margaret Sweete Sewing Specialist SVP […]

Reversible Hawaiian Placemats

Reversible Hawaiian Placemats

Aloha! Working with the new Banyan Batiks Baralla collection took me back to an evening of candlelight dining on the beach. Create your own Hawaiian ‘Dream Dinner’ with these fun triangular placemats that use up less space in the center of the table yet give you a place for everything. Read more in our Issue […]

The Lure of Birchwood

The Lure of Birchwood

From afar, details disappear and only silhouettes remain. Sharp corners of my memory have softened over time. The greater picture of things past remain and become more valuable. From afar, everything is seen differently. Although, I remember everything. The birches and the beauty of the birchwood are one of the natural symbols of Belarusian culture […]