Hello Everyone,

I hope you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and also survived Black Friday!! Speaking of Black Friday, check out the specials going on my home page of my shop! We had a fun day on Thanksgiving visiting family, but we are now home ready to get back into daily life. That is a good thing!

Recently, at my quilting retreat, we had the wonderful opportunity to visit a fabulous studio of art quilter Frances Holliday Alford. It is located in the quaint town of Grafton, VT and is well worth the stop. Her studio is called Embellishment Studios and very appropriately so. I wanted to just sleep there!!

She has been featured in Quilting Arts magazine and is quite the talent. I took tons of pictures, but was really taken with one piece that is in progress. So I chose to show you these.

Simply gorgeous! She had drawers and drawers filled with buttons and beads. All categorized by color. All fun too! This is still in progress.

Once you start getting closer to it you can distinguish the different beads and buttons that she has attached. Things like flowers, ladybugs, and ducks.

Hands too!

It is a very organized, kind of disorganized rainbow of color.

I just love the way the circles go from larger to smaller. I look forward to seeing this one complete.

Doesn't this piece make you want to get out all your buttons and beads and just begin playing? Now if this wasn't enough to make you drool, just take a look at this...

This is her fabric stash!! Well organized and gorgeous!

Now for the winners of the rulers from this post...

The winner of the Hunter's Star Ruler is:

Suzie from Little Busy Bee

The winner of the V Block Ruler is:

Thank you to all who entered the drawing!!

Until Next Time...

Jackie Kunkel
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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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