Sunday, February 19, 2017

QuiltCon: On our way!

BOOTH #338
MIRROR BALL quilt pattern, templates and KIT!!
Come by to see : New Aurifil Light Work Thread, patterns, templates, & other New quilt Kits!  Will be available soon (not yet) in the shop, as we await more fabric!

We are ALOMST finished packing, although it seems not one more thing will fit into my car!  Except for Laura and I of course!  Follow us on Instagram, where we will be posting our road trip all the way to Savannah GA!

A few other things to mark down on your QuiltCon Calendar!

**I am doing a BOOK SIGNING at the C&T booth #118 Saturday from 1-2pm

**You will also find books in my booth, #338
**I will be in the Booth Saturday all day, and over my lunch on Thursday & Friday 12:30-1:45
(I will be teaching all day/night Thur & Fri)
Kim, Laura & Susan will be in the booth, be sure to stop by and say hi to the VFW quilts crew!

$1,000 VFW prize package
Stop by any of the 5 participating booths to get your post card, visit all booths for your stamp. Fill out and drop off at the last of the five booths you visit, to enter!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

QuiltCon Booth Hop!

YAY!!! QuiltCon is coming soon!

I am hosting a QUILTCON BOOTH HOP with my other companies that I design for!
Included in the HOP is:

JUKI Booth 405
SIZZIX Booth 324
AURIFIL Booth 1056
VFW QUILTS! Booth 338

So how does a BOOTH HOP work?  
1. Stop by any of Booths on this list to pick up a Postcard. 
2.Visit each participating booth.
3. Collect a Stamp from each on the back side fo the post card.
4. Fill out the contact section, and drop off at your last booth you visit on the list.

At the end of QuiltCon, one Luck winner will be going home without $1,000 of VFW Quilts prizes! You do not need to be present win. We will contact you and it will be announced here.

$1,000 in Prizes!!!

12wt set fresh timeless modern. And my new  50wt light Work set (releasing soon!)

From JUKI:
Juki HZL-LB5020 Computerized sewing machine

From Marcus Fabrics:
Full bundles of Mostly Manor and Light Work
A Big Shot die cutting machine and flower die


A Signed copy of my Double Wedding Ring Book and a set of my Acrylic
Double wedding ring and Full melon templates!

An $1,000 dollar PRIZE PACKAGE!!!

So, be sure to swing by any of the booths listed above, at QuiltCon, fill your card with ALL your stamps, and turn in your lucky postcard fo your chance to win this awesome prize!

OOOOH! It's going to be so fun!!!


Victory Set SPLENDID Giveaway

WOW! One year has passed and the Splendid Sampler has finished!  Time has flown by!  Did you play along?  Pat is doing a giveaway at her blog, HERE as are over 80 designers on the Splendid tour!  

MINE?  In light of Valentine's Day, I am giving away a set of my Victory Block templates!   ...As it was the project I was working all day!  I was getting Class samples together for my TO The Nines Class I will be teaching next week at QuiltCon!

To Enter:

Tell me something Good & Happy about today!
The give away will be open until Feb 21st!  (I'll be not he road to Savannah so it will end at 9pm.!)

Please make sure I am able to REACH you in your comment, 80% of your comments come in as a no reply commuter, meaning I can't respond to your email.  Either leave your email spelled out  long hand.... i.e.:  vfw quilts at gmail dot com  ~~~ is a good way to do it...or a quick google search will tell you how to fix your settings...

YAY!!!  I think I have to much sugar in system from yesterday...



Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekend Sewing

What did I do this weekend? I hand stitched all weekend!
First I finished up the mini quilts for our booth using the 4" Variety pack templates that are new in the store. ( below)  Then I embroidered and sewed the binding on the Little 4" block above to be used at a name tag at QuiltCon.  All of us at VFW Quilts made new name tags using the NEW snack set templates.  Kim, Laura, and Susan and I will all be in Savannah!  I can't believe in one week we will be road tripping to GA!  Will you be there?

The little "Variety Pack" quilts are looking so good! These blocks are so addicting!! 
Easy to piece, and super cute!

I also had been working on quilting this new DWR quilt this entire past week... I finally finished it Sunday morning!  I immediately trimmed it, made the bias binding, sewed it on, took it home so I could binge watch and hand bind all day.   Yep.  It's done... Now to do three quite sleeves this week, Class samples as I seem to have lost them from my Craft Napa trip... (I'm sure they are hiding and will turn up as soon as I finish new samples...)  Above I used my Double wedding ring set and my Full Melon template all in one quilt!

I need to get this up on the wall today and photograph it... It was a fun one to make!

What did you do this past weekend?

Need a fun small project? Join in on this Marcus Markers MUG RUG CHALLENGE!

Show Us Your Mug Shot!

We Love Mugrugs! They're a quick and easy, practical and useful project. And if a quick Google search for images of Mugrugs is any indication, we're not alone! Sized just right for your favorite beverage, a spoon, and a small snack, they're somewhere between a placemat and a coaster, the perfect pop of fiber art for any tabletop, nightstand or desk. Help us to create a movement, and "A Marcus Rug for Every Mug!"
Get in on the Fun --
Take the Marcus Makers Mugrug Challenge!
Enter Now through April 30, 2017

WHAT:It's a Mugrug Challenge featuring Marcus and Studio 37 Fabrics!! Stitch an original design, a commercial design, or choose to recreate the mugrug of your favorite Marcus Maker(s). Free projects for these are available online at and Your entries must contain a recognizable amount of a Marcus or Studio 37 fabric, and yes, other fabrics may also be used. The finished mugrug must be a MAXIMUM size of 9" x 9". This allows for rectangular, square, hexie or round shapes, etc. as long as it measures no more than 9" x 9". Enter as many as you like, but please post each mugrug separately.
WHEN:Now through April 30, 2017
  • Post your MugShot on Instagram with #MarcusMugshot
  • Tag the photo @marcusfabrics or @studio37fabrics so it shows up in our feeds. (Not on Instagram? You can also email entries to
SNAP A PICTURE! We'd love for you to include yourself in the photo, and/or show the mugrug in use. And we don't even care which adult beverage is in your mug - no judgment!! ; )
PRIZES:Each Tuesday morning during the Challenge we'll choose and announce random winners from your posted entries to win fabric prizes. Marcus designers will share in the posting of the winning entries
MORE!Check local participating quilt shops for More Marcus Mugrug Mania!!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

NEW Snack Sets & Variety Packs!

   I am in LOVE with these small blocks: 
Fast to piece, great for scrap busting and 15 minutes of PLAY!

 Here are little quilts we made using the templates. Each quilt has 9 blocks of each template set.
This orange quilt is Snack set #1
The templates are great for machine piecing or hand piecing! (American patchwork)

Snack set #2

 Snack Set #3

Snack Set #4

Snack Set #5

 Snack set #6
Snack set #6 is quite clever as it can make both blocks shown in this purple quilt. The churn dash, and the cross block.  SWEET!

 Snack Set #7

Each set is sold individually, or

 as a VARIETY PACK! Get all seven in one pack!

So you can use all the blocks to make this cute sampler!

All our new products are listed here.

I have already been playing in my solids scrap bins, and am working on a tonal quilt using 
Snack set #1.  I'm using two colors close in value, to make 9 patch every color combo I can find in my scrap bin. That has not stopped me from making more little blocks of the other sets though! Extra Set #6 and #3 keep popping up on my wall as well!

SNOW DAY!!!  6" already, and to think yesterday was 65. sigh.
Today I will finish my binding on the individual coasters/mug rugs I made as well!
 I hope you will love playing with these Snack Sets!!
I bet you can't just make one!  ( less calories than potato chips!)


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What's new!

I'm seeing some fun creations on Instagram with my acrylic templates! Debbie took my LeMoyne star 15 Minutes of play class in Albuquerque, NM. I love the use of the Black and white Stripe!!  Gorgeous! She used my Large Diamond template, which you can find here.   This template makes for some fast fun quilts! Cut cup old quilt tops and give them a new look! Fill that space with glorious color! 

LeeAnn is making an older quilt pattern of mine, called Mix Master which was in APQ magazine...You can see pics at her instagram account. (a block from the quilt is her head shot) But here, she is playing with my Victory Block template set!  Love those dots!!! Which I shared with you in my last post, that we have two different patterns out now, using this template set... Scroll back to see more options! 
 So many interesting patterns can be made with this Victory Block template set... Including the TO THE NINES class I am teaching at QuiltCon! (image above) I'll be teaching an improv version using the template set, talking about process and how I get my ideas, and where you can PLAY to design your own!  So much fun!

The best part about this Victory Block set, is ANY of these variations, are not HARD TO MAKE!

All Newest products added are here!

AND! We look forward to seeing you all at QuiltCon!  We will have all our templates available until we are sold out!

(FYI:  New items will be added tomorrow!!! Stay tuned to the website!! Get them before QuiltCon!)


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fade to Purple Pattern

We have been busy over here at VFW Quilts,  cranking out patterns that needed to be finished!  
Today Fade To Purple was added the website!
Last week Dancing Legs was added!

and guess what??
These are BOTH patterns that go with my Victory Block templates!  If you already have the templates, these patterns, Fade to Purple and Dancing Legs work with what you have!

Need both pattern and templates?

Stay tuned! We are wrapping up a bunch of new products! More goodies for you to PLAY with soon!

Looking for a quilt Retreat?
Every Year I do a quilt retreat at in Salem, MA, April 8-9, at the House of Seven Gables. This year we are doing this Victoria Block template set. TWO DAYS, SEW MUCH FUN!  Spaces fill fast, so Grab your spot quick!! Message Maureen at her FB page. CLICK HERE

Looking for a day class? 
Im teaching at MQX New England

April 6: Double Wedding Ring Pillow class!
April 7th :15 minutes of Play

I will be exhibiting and we (VFW QUILTS) will be vending at the show as well!


Monday, January 30, 2017

Preparing for QuiltCon

Laura is busy cutting BUNDLES to take to QuiltCon!
The VFW Quilts Staff is hard at work getting all our inventory ready for vending at QuiltCon! Fabric bundles, and bolts and all my templates and goodies will be available for you there! Road trip! We will be Booth #338!  Will you be there?  Come by and Say Hi! Not going to  QuiltCon? That's OK, you can visit my webshop or my NYC STORE! ( and get your goodies now!) 

Laura and Kim will be working the booth, I'll be around, but will be teaching all day Thursday and Friday... I'll sneak in at lunch time to say hi. Saturday I will be in the booth, before I fly off to California to Empty Spools Seminars to teach a five day Double Wedding Ring Class.

Besides finishing up NEW quilt patterns and products for QuiltCon, I am finishing up this customer quilt. It's so much fun! I just love this quilt. She loves all color and Black and White, so... Here's my interpretation of that! It has all kinds  of crazy-fun-fabrics inside of it... I'll have this wrapped up by Thursday.  These larger shapes go together so nicely and get big fast!   Then work on a border... Stay tuned!  This quilt is a version of my Bright Lights Big City Quilt... pattern is in my Double Wedding ring Book

I wanted to thank you all for you thoughtful comments on The Quilt Show Episode. I asked that question to see what rings true for people. So thank you for sharing what you tips you picked up on. It's helpful to me as a teacher!

And I suppose you are awaiting the Winner of the Double Wedding Ring templates, right??
The winner for this post, is:  KAY!

Congrats Kay!
And thank you for your comments! It encourages me to blog more, if I hear your thoughts. ;-)