Generation Q GIVEAWAY

I’m sure you’ve already heard and maybe even seen the adorablest, coolest magazine for sewinistas—GenerationQ? Man, is it fun to read…

GenerationQ founders, Jake Finch, Melissa Maher, and Megan Dougherty, have backgrounds in quilting journalism. They recently decided there was a spot in the market for a publication focusing on the community of the modern quilting/sewing movement and GenQ was born as an online magazine. (They even featured me right here.) read more

Studios Magazine — summer 2012

I am sorry about the narcissistic swerve into horn-tooting of late, but there is seriously a lot of great press happening right now.  I was crazy honored when Linda Blinn, editor at Studios Magazine, asked if I would write a bit about crafting with kids. But when I opened the package from them yesterday I was stunned by the beautiful pages filled with photos and words about our messy, happy art-making adventures. This issue is gorgeous, inspiring, and filled with kids stuff. Go get your copy today. Or, well…would like a free one? Let’s do a giveaway! read more


We are rather excited about the release of our three newest patterns around here. I wanted to let you know something cool about the Good Karma Quilt pattern: when you purchase the Good Karma pattern, you’ll get good karma! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every Good Karma pattern goes to benefit one of my favorite local charities, Phoenix Children’s Hospital . Good karma, dudes. Very good karma.

In honor of the release of our new patterns, how about a GIVEAWAY? I’ll send one winner a hot-off-the-presses copy of the Good Karma quilt pattern. Let me know you are here by joining this blog or Facebook as a follower, and if you already have, then just leave a comment here before January 15th at midnight.

…and here is a little quote about karma for us to chew on: read more

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway

Hurrah for a new giveaway! Every year, the fabulous shop and crafting community hub, Sew, Mama, Sew!, hosts a network of blog giveaways. So here goes—just leave a comment below and I’ll select the winner at random.

Here is what you need to do: write a micro haiku—or just one sentence—or a few poetic words about a quirky or particular smell or taste or sound from your favorite winter holiday memory. Easy peasy. One winner will receive my Princess and the Pea puppet pattern and my I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff Pattern. The other winner will receive My Wonky Little Houses Quilt pattern. read more

And the GIVEAWAY winner is…

everybody! Thank you to all seven of you who commented on my first ever giveaway. Really, I am honored that I even have readers in the first place. So, thank you! And I am so excited about my new patterns that I’d love to share them with you. I love the suggestions you gave me and will certainly contact your favorite stores. Email me your addresses and I’ll mail your Puppet patterns out this week. read more

First patterns…first giveaway!

I am trying to write this post but I keep deleting the whole thing because I have no words (ah hem…for once.) I think the pictures above speak more clearly than I can (also a first!)

I have officially published the first-ever sewing patterns for two of my designs. It was a lot of work and it took a village. I am so grateful to the amazing friends I have in my life who helped me with the graphic design, photography, editing, and proofing of my patterns. I am absolutely excited beyond words. (Flip, Lisa, Cyndi, Val, Jill and Sarah…thank you for your help!) read more