Category Archives: Where we’re published

Where We are Published: American Patchwork and Quilting

Remember those crazy first months of the year when we had a whole bunch of quilts accepted by American Patchwork and Quilting and I was sewing like a crazy fool??  Well, first came the Halloween Hoopla quilt that was in last month’s magazine.  Now it’s our Christmas quilt.  Here it is…

You can find it in the December 2021 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.

This one was fun to make and was actually pretty quick to make.

These are the clips from the magazine.

…and these are the clips from my house.  I love the magazine pictures but I love my home pictures even more.  Here it is hanging off of my porch.

Blog readers have told me that they like hearing the back story on what inspired me to design a quilt.  I’ll tell you a big about that… Continue reading

Ask Jo: Question on the Halloween Quilt

Thanks so much for the wonderful response to our Halloween quilt, Halloween Hoopla, that is published in the current, October 2021 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.

I’ve gotten quite a few questions related to the quilt so I thought I would get to them all.

First off…from Laura K:
“I absolutely love this pattern. Where can I purchase it?”

The quilt pattern is in the current issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.  This issue.

For me, our Walmart and our grocery store regularly stock this magazine.

Next up…the packages of Halloween fabric.  Remember I had 13 of these bags…

Remember they were all filled with Halloween fabric… Continue reading

Where We Are Published: American Patchwork and Quilting

At last.  It’s the quilt you call have been waiting for!!  It’s our Halloween Hoopla quilt and it’s featured in American Patchwork and Quilting.

Do you all remember last January when I put out a plea asking for help?  I know I sure do!

Let’s start this story at the beginning…

I had submitted a quilt to American Patchwork and Quilting.  It was this quilt…I had made it for a family friend as a wedding present.  I really liked the quilt and I submitted it to American Patchwork and Quilting.  Jodie messaged us back and said she loved the quilt but she already recently had a quilt in the same color palette so was wondering if I wanted to do a Christmas or Halloween version instead.

Without thinking I said Halloween.

It was Christmas time.  Covid was a thing.  Where was I going to find Halloween fabric.  AH!!

Well, that’s when I got the idea to ask all of you for some help.  I asked if any of you had a strip of Halloween fabric, could you send one my way.  My thought was that one strip could fit in an envelope without any extra postage needed.

You all came out in DROVES!  I had so much mail.  The mailman was shocked and brought the mail to my house in BASKETS!  Oh my word.

I had to sew like crazy as the deadline was close.  Without the help of all of you, I never could have completed the top…NEVER.  I thank all who sent fabric my way.  It was so appreciated…I’m classifying this quilt as “OUR” creation…not my creation.  I thank you all so much!

Before I show you the quilt, Let me show you the magazine cover.  It’s this..It is on the newsstands now.  If you have a subscription, your’s should be coming soon.

The issue you are looking for is the October 2021 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.  Here is a picture from the magazine… Continue reading

Where We’re Published: Bow Tie Bliss

Have you seen the latest edition of Quilter’s World?  If you haven’t, I have some news to share.  Hot off the press is our quilt, Bow Tie Bliss.  Well, actually QUILTS…let me explain.

In the Autumn 2021 edition, our Bow Tie Bliss quilt is featured.  But…we made two versions.  Kelli and I made this quilt some time ago.  We made it under wraps and didn’t share anything about it.  It’s so long ago that I don’t remember which one of us sewed it.  I think Kelli did the large version and I did the small version but don’t hold me to that.

After we made the tops, they just sat.  I couldn’t get the courage to tackle the machine quilting.  I knew I wanted to submit it to a magazine but also didn’t think my machine quilting abilities weren’t up for the task.  We ended up calling on our friend Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations.

Here are some better pictures… Continue reading