Seasons Greetings

It happened a couple weeks ago. Sitting on my porch, drinking my first cup of coffee for the day, carried there by a breeze chilly enough to have me wearing a sweatshirt in August, a yellow leaf fell at my feet. It happened again yesterday while mowing: I ran over the first walnut of the season. Autumn is arriving early for Missouri after an uncharacteristically cool summer. I, for one, welcome our autumnal overlords.


Fall is the start of prime crafting season! Cooler weather means more time in my craft studio, but it also means time to start thinking about… dare I say it?

*horror movie scream*

I know, I know, I know, but we’re crafters! We must face the truth. If you haven’t already started thinking about what you’re making loved ones, now’s the time to start! For the next couple months, we’ll be bringing you a free project every week to jump-start your creativity and gift stockpile. This week, we’re getting organized with our to-do list. Click on the link to download our  Holiday Gift List and fill yours out, at least with who all you’ll be giving a gift to this year.

We’re also starting a new thing over on our Instagram. We’ll be going live every Wednesday night at 7pm central time crafting, listening to music, and answering your questions. So be sure to follow and join us for a chill little weekly craft party!

And last but not least, if you’re at Fall Paducah QuiltWeek September 13-17, come say hi to me in the AQS booth! I’ll be the cute lil’ redhead working register.

Happy creating!


October Afternoon in AQ Magazine

It’s time! It’s time! No more having to keep this exciting news all to myself!



I designed a wallhanging called “October Afternoon” for American Quilter and it’s published in the September issue! I had so much fun making this wallhanging and am so grateful to the AQ staff for taking such great care of me and this project. You can get your copy here and enjoy all that American Quilter Society has to offer. Digital copies are available now and print copies are on their way. (My poor mailman has to see my face pushed to the window every morning.) There are kits available, too.

Let us know if you make the pattern by tagging us over on Instagram or on our Facebook page!

Happy creating!