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As you know, I have been settling into my new home and still working on setting up my studio, just a little bit left to do.  Two things that needed to be done were the design wall and the thread racks. This past weekend my hubby and I got them done!  I couldn't say that I am more pleased than ever!

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All year I had been waiting to attend the retreat at Judy Niemeyer's training center in Kalispell, Montana.  This month all Certified Instructors (CI)  were heading back there to re-certify and to learn the newest Technique of the Month (TOM), the Vintage Rose.  Oh what fun I had... 5 straight days of sewing, demos, business meetings, friends, food, fun and so much more!!!

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Day 3 and 4 of EQ Academy were filled with learning, but also just a little bit of excitement too!  Lisa and I had a great time.  Check out these pics...

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As you saw, the first day we arrived in Denver at EQ Academy was filled with fun! But I was also in for another treat... two friends of mine from Vermont were there too!!! I didn't know they would be there either, such a treat!!

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I have been away for over a week and a half and did many fun things!  I began with travel to Denver, CO and met up with my good friend Lisa to attend Electric Quilt (EQ) Academy.  Although I have been using EQ for a while, I felt that there was so much more to learn and boy did we learn!!! 

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Wow... it has been a month since I posted last.  This move and getting settled is taking me forever.  But I think I am now getting into some sort of groove... I hope!!!

(My view as I sit writing this blog post)

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As many of you know, over the past few months we have been busy with our move to Arizona.  My hubby and I are finally settled back into some type of normalcy at this point, so I am attempting to get back into the groove and begin blogging again. 

First I want to thank all of you who have been sending me e-mails, commenting on FacebookInstagram and wishing me well.  I have basically been doing quick daily posts on Social Media to keep everyone up to date. I appreciate you all following me there as it definitely has been an easy way for me to communicate via my iPhone vs sitting down (which I really haven't had time to do) with the computer.

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As I near the big move this week, I have been pondering lots of things.  One of them being that I really feel like I haven't sewn or created a thing in the past week or so.  It feels like something is missing... emptiness.  Grant it, I have plenty to keep me busy with the move and it is definitely beginning to stress me out somewhat.

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Amongst all everything that is going on in my life at the moment.... you know the move, teaching, etc... I had the most wonderful weekend!  My oldest graduated from college. We had a fantastic weekend and I can't begin to tell you how proud and excited I am for my daughter!  

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Boy how time is flying!!! We have just a mere 12 days until we make our way to our new home in AZ!  We are so excited, but there is so much yet to do!  One of the things, and I have probably told you before, that has me mostly stressed out is flying our kitties out on the plane.  After reaching out to many of you on Facebook, there were tons of great suggestions.

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As you know I am moving to Arizona in just a few short weeks, and if you have never seen a cactus, there are quite a bit in Arizona.  We actually have a beautiful Saguaro in our new backyard.  Currently it is in bloom too!  My dad took this photo for it.  However, you really can't see the blooms on it as it was a slightly overcast morning there. 

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A few weeks back, I was asked to keep May 15th free as my friends wanted to have a "little" get together before I move to Arizona.  I want to say that I have some of the BEST friends in the world.  What I thought was going to be just friends getting together, turned out to be a most awesome party AND get together!

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Have you ever had your tea leaves read?  Did you have any good fortune predicted?  Well, I just put the finishing touches on my Tea Leaf Table Runners (pattern available here)  and I think they brought me good fortune today... well at least a smile was brought to my face!

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On Saturday, I taught the last of three classes of the Prairie Star at The Quilt Basket in NY.  I must say these women were AWESOME!  I love all the color ways that were chosen.  So I thought I would share with you!  You can find the pattern here.

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Wishing all Mom's a wonderful and glorious Mother's Day today and everyday!  But I want to wish my Mom the best day ever!  Love you much, Mom!

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The time is drawing near for our BIG move to Arizona.  Our house here in Connecticut is officially on the market.  I must say that now it is really hitting me that I am leaving.  Connecticut has been our home since 1987.  So we have been here for some time and have established roots and so many friends!  

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I have a wonderful book to share with you, but first a funny story.  Barbara Cline author and quilters extraordinare came out with this new book Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars in September of 2015.  Because I had reviewed one of her other books, I immediately became intrigued with the new book.  So I went ahead and made my purchase.  And boy was I thrilled.

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I know that you are familiar with my book Splash of Color, but did you know that many of the designs in the book, I designed with EQ?  Yup!  Not all but some and EQ made a great process even better!

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Yesterday, I told you I would be working up a new little project with the Boundless fabrics.  And I can tell you that I did and I love how it is turning out so far.  So love the feel and look of this fabric, but better yet how it looks in this log cabin/geese project.

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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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