What a busy week I have had! I have posted new pictures here of beautiful customer quilts. Busily working to get them back to customers for the upcoming holidays. Also, I have been sewing the rows together on my mystery quilt, not quite there yet only 3 more rows then I will have a picture for you. I have also been slow in getting my October newsletter out, I promise this week.

Also, I received some lovely mail this week. I received this lovely package from Renee at Liberty Star. Thank you Renee. I just love it! It came wrapped just like this:

Then I opened it to find this wonderful sewing kit. Great to take with you to class or retreat or just to keep at home.

This is some of the inside. Lovely... thanks again Renee.

I also received this wonderful new pattern and 1/2 yard of fabric from Pat Sloan for participating in her virtual retreat. I love the pattern and the fabric.  Thanks so much Pat!

My friend Pam and I took a wonderful class from Laurie Shifrin, the Batik Beauty herself!! What a fabulous teacher!! Lots of tips and techniques. The class we took was one of her new patterns Mango Tango. Great Fun! Although, I don't have pictures of what I was working on (batteries were low), I was able to get pictures of her showing her quilts from her newest book to be released November 1!!! It is called Batik Gems. The quilts are absolutely gorgeous. 

Unfortunately, her 1st 2 books Batik Beauties and Batiks and Beyond are out of print. If you can find them somewhere scoop them up! If not you can e-mail Laurie directly as she has some and can autograph them for you. But her newest book, from C & T Publishing is going to be a sure hit. 

Without further ado, I put together a slide show... my first so I would love feed back. This slideshow presents all the quilts included in Laurie's new book. Please let me know if you like the slideshow and if you have any problems viewing. Turn your volume on, I actually put it to music.

Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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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