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Anita

I manage the Designer Downloads on the website. What a great thrill it was to get the Designer Download program up and running. It is great to work with so many talented designers. I love the continual inspiration I get from the creative people I work with, now if I could just find the time to get to that stack of quilting projects awaiting me…

Recent Posts by Anita

    Falling Leaves Table Runner

    When I saw Falling Leaves Pattern Download from Cora’s Quilts I fell in love.  This would look so perfect in my living room this Fall.  I used the 5 Fat Quarter option (which by the way gives you enough fabric for a scrappy back…BONUS!)  I thought this would look great in Jenni Calo’s new line Mix It Up!

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    Check out my latest collection: Mix It Up!

    As I was developing the concept for Mix It Up! I knew I wanted to create a collection that encompassed two things specifically.  I wanted it to be gender neutral and I wanted it to be a stash builder collection.  I get many requests that I definitely keep in mind and many people ask for more “guy friendly” collections.  Mix It Up! offers so much.  With a myriad of plaids, stripes and geometric prints that incorporate practically every color from our Quilter’s Candy palette, the possibilities of this collection are endless. 

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    Apron and Recipe Box

    I made this recipe box and apron as a gift for my niece’s bridal shower. The gift was one of a kind and came straight from my heart. I painted the box as a blog project for our sister company Artist Club, as inspiration to adapt artist designs to different surfaces.  After I finished the box, I wanted to make an apron that coordinated with the box as part of the gift to my niece.

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    Lots of NEW Designers!

    Designer Downloads is exploding with activity and NEW designers!  In the last month we have added 7 new designers to our download program. Each designer brings something different to our arsenal of patterns.

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    Lots of New Designer Downloads!

    I don’t know if you have been paying attention to what has been happening on our Designer Download page, but in the last two weeks we have added 32 new patterns and 3 new designers and more in the hopper just waiting to be typed in and added.  Patterns are coming in faster than I can put them up.  It has been an exciting adventure. If you haven’t been on our Designer Download page in a while, what are you waiting for?  Let me take this time to introduce you to some of our newer designers.

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    Handmade from the Heart by Jody Houghton

    Jody Houghton’s newest fabric collection, Handmade from the Heart, hit just the right spot to brighten up anyone’s day.  Jody has created several patterns to really show off your love of sewing using her whimsical panel.

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