New Year Coming, New Events Coming…

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Hi Everyone, and Welcome to almost 2020… What an amazing time this is? We are moving into a new decade, and everything is new again with a new year. I love approaching a new decade, I must admit that I think a new decade brings many great things to look forward to. We can ask ourselves, what’s the latest technology going to be? Just as pc’s and desktops became popular in the ’90s, and cell phoneitis hit the 2000 era, and shopping online has been a major thing now since 2010… All of these things gave us new ways to live life, enjoy life a bit more and appreciate all that we have.

This year marks the 5th year of Quilt Qwazy Queens. I am very fortunate that Joan at MooseStash Quilting offered to hostess this for me this year.  I’ll still be around for this, but more of a background hostess, and of course I will be participating.

Joan has chosen a wonderful theme for Quilt Qwazy Queens. The theme is all about “Making Us Laugh”.

Whether you create a tutorial, a project, or share a story perhaps about something you made or in your sewing room or your sewing life, we want to hear it.

Send Joan an email with “making us laugh” in the subject line.
Calicojoan@aol.com
and the following information…

Your first name
Your email address
Your blog name
Your blog URL
a preference of dates, if you have any.

The “QQQ” blog hop will start on Wednesday, March 18.
My plan is the 18th, 19th. 20th, 23rd, and 24th.
We won’t run it on Saturday or Sunday the 21st-22nd.
Of course, we can extend it on, if needed.
“Sew” who wants to jump in and make us laugh?

This is definitely going to be a hop you won’t want to miss.

Are you a blogger offering a free block of the month in 2020? Email me, I would love to host your logo for your botm on my blog. I do this every year and it is one of the most popular pages on my site that is visited.

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I am an affiliate of the above companies when you click one of these links and purchase something, I earn a little bit of a commission with it. I use this money to help maintain my website and offer my free patterns to you. Every little bit helps, thank you so much for clicking and for your support. I don’t just offer up these brands to you I actually use their products and shop at these places. I would never partner with someone whose products I didn’t use.


Please remember it takes 2 minutes to comment, please say Thank You, whether you downloaded a free pattern, read a tutorial, or just learned something new.  It takes time for people to write a post, take pictures, make a project or even write a pattern.
Let them know you appreciate it.

If your comment doesn’t show up after you post it, it’s most likely gone to the spam folder. I will see it and approve it, unfortunately, it just means something about your email address caught my spam filter’s eye. 

7 thoughts on “New Year Coming, New Events Coming…

  1. If I had known about this blog hop before I sent off the stuffies to my grands for Christmas, I would have made sure to get of picture of them in all their bow-legged glory!! Oh well. My sewing shame, for the time being, will remain hidden! You do so much to promote other quilters and designers…that says so much about who you are as a person. So happy to be a follower of your blog!!

  2. Thank you for all you do for quilting. You provide great ideas and patterns for he quilters but you also go the second mile and create wonderful ways to introduce and encourage designers.

      1. Happy new year Marian. You are one of the few bloggers I still follow and read even if I don’t have time to do your designs right now.

      2. Marian can I ask you something about the fabric folding pen by Clover. Do you still starch the seams after turning them. I find it difficult to hand applique after applying starch so am looking for a way to avoid it.

        1. no, the fabric folding pen applies the liquid where you want to turn the edge, you then iron the shapes to the back (on the freezer paper), and it’s done. the starch from the pen in applied prior to turning the edges.

          The pen itself flows easily with the water the the liquid for the clover pen in it so you’ll find it really easy to apply it. When people use the starch method for applique, many spray a little starch into a cup and use a brush to apply the starch, this also works well and easily.

          The fabric folding pen tutorial is here on my blog: https://www.seamstobesew.com/applique-with-a-fabric-folding-pen/

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