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It is that time again for a giveaway!  My friend Lee Heinrich from Freshly Pieced and I have collaborated to offer you a wonderful chance to win a great prize.

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Yesterday, I showed you my One For All Seasons Table Runner... almost done.  Now the top is actually complete and I just have to share it with you.  I really like it, it reminds me of spring and I could use some right now.  It has been so bitter cold and more snow is on the way tomorrow... another 3-6 inches.  Someone please make it stop!!!  Well for now, I have this bright little spot...

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Hello Everyone,

I have been busily working on this great pattern, One For All Seasons.  One of my favorite things about this pattern is that it is quick, beautiful, and only requires 3 fabrics!!  If you haven't tried paper piecing or have wanted to try Judy Niemeyer paper piecing this is a good one to try.  Yes, there are curves, but don't let that turn you away.  Let's take a look...

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Yesterday, I spent the day with four of my quilting friends at the studio.  We spent the day sewing the raffle quilt for the Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show 2015 together.  It was a great day to sew as it was pretty cold and snowing.  

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Yesterday, I finished my Paddlewheel!!  This little topper took no time whatsoever!  If you want a quick paper piecing project this is for you!

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Hello Everyone,

On Wednesday, we had an open sew at my classroom studio and I have a little show and tell for you.  I love going to the studio.  The ladies that come area all so talented and I adore socializing with them.  Let's take a look at some of the projects that were happening on Wednesday.

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I am beyond excited my Paradise in Blooms came back from my phenomenal quilter, Margaret Solomon Gunn.  She did some fabulous work with her threads.  I asked her to stitch in the ditch on most everything and then do some beautiful fill in many of the areas and just use her creativity.  Without any further ado....

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If you haven't seen it yet, we are super excited... CVQW has it's own logo pin now!!  We love it and wanted to share it with all of you.

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So remember I said I was beginning two new projects?? Yup, I already started. The first one is the Paddlewheel.  I am loving it because it is going together very quickly.

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Hello Everyone,

Have you ever finished one project and then began two NEW ones at the same time??  Since I just finished the Paradise In Blooms, I had to start a new one or two.  Let me show you my fabric selections.

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Hello Everyone,

So as you know, I sent off my Paradise in Blooms to be quilted by my friend, Margaret Solomon Gunn.  I don't have time right now to quilt and Margaret does awesome work!!! I want to share it with you.

All the photos belong to Margaret and are being used with her permission.

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Hello Everyone,

This past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching the Feathered Star to a wonderful group of ladies.  Their color choices were phenomenal.  We had a great time and I believe they learned quite a bit.  Here are a few pics for you!

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Hello Everyone,

Today, we have another giveaway for you!!! My friend Caroline at Sew Can She is helping me out!! CVQW is giving away another gift certificate for $30!!!  We know that sometimes you just like to pick out your own fabrics, so we thought that we would help out.

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Hello Everyone,

Two days ago, I showed you my Paradise in Blooms (pattern and kit can be found here)quilt, but the version that had a mistake in it.  But this blog post has the newly corrected version!  I just had to correct it as it just would have eaten at me leaving it the way it was.  Here it is....

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Hello Everyone,

Today, my friend Maureen Cracknell of Maureen Cracknell Handmade are doing a giveaway!!!

We all love giveaways and this is a great one!  The winner will receive a $30 Gift Certificate to our online shop.  So you can buy any fabric that you like to start or add to your projects.

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Hello Everyone,

As most of you know, we in Connecticut were snowed in on Tuesday.  So I spent a good portion of the day sewing to complete my Paradise in Blooms.  I joined the center medallion and then yesterday, I made the borders and attached them.  I am sure you want to see the completed quilt, right?

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Hello Everyone, 

Yesterday was an exciting day, I got all the appliqué stitched down on my Paradise in Blooms! Now I can begin to piece all the units together to complete the quilt top!  Happy Dance!  Only a couple more days.  Let's take a peek!

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Hello Everyone,

Just a note to say that today (1/24/15) and tomorrow (1/25/15) ALL black and white fabric is on SALE on our site!!!  They are already marked down by 15%!!!  Stock up now!  Just click here to see all the black and white fabric, we have TONS!!!

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Hello Everyone,

I have been hard at work preparing my appliqué.  Yesterday, I worked on preparing all the appliqué pieces, and was able to get all the basket appliqué pieces complete an on the baskets.  Now just to sew them down.

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Hello Everyone,

Many of you were asking how I do the appliqué on Paradise In Blooms.  I made a little video showing the technique that I teach and that was taught to me by Judy Niemeyer.  All the notions are available on our website by clicking here.  I hope you enjoy!

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Meet Jackie

Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer teacher, designer, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting for 20 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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