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Monday, March 28, 2016


As I look out my window I see wonderful signs of spring. My Redbud and Dogwood trees are blooming. I love when everything starts to green up. Our woods are so drab in the winter when all I see are tree trunks!

For all of the Electric Quilter users out there, they are having a 25th anniversary celebration this year with lots of giveaways. The grand prize is unbelievable! You can follow their blog here: Behind the Mouse, The Electric Quilt blog.

Since I designed all of the quilts in my new book Kaleidostars, Electric Quilt be giving away a copy of my book. All you have to do is go to the Electric Quilt blog and leave a comment. Watch for my interview on the blog. Behind the Mouse, The Electric Quilt blog.

Here is how you can enter to win the grand prize. EQ Grand prize giveaway.

Here is one of the quilts in the book with the EQ7 image and the actual quilt image.

 It's hard to tell them apart! This is the quilt that is on the cover of the book. I love working with EQ7 because I can manipulate the fabrics to create the fussy-cut look you see. If you have never used Electric Quilt, you should consider purchasing it. It contains thousands of quilt layouts, fabrics, and block designs. It is so easy to use too!

You can purchase a copy of the book here Kaleidostars book.  (If you don't win it!) If you want a chance to win my book from me as a second chance along with Electric Quilt, please leave a comment at the end of this blog to let me know which quilt you like best in the book. A winner will be drawn at random.

Anyone who has been following me for quite a few years knows that I always have a huge sale at the end of March to celebrate my birthday. I'm sure you have heard the saying, "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb". Well my maiden name is Lamb and my birthday is the last day of March. How fun is that?  

This is a big one! I turn 65! I don't know where the time went but I sure don't feel 65. I remember how old I thought my mom was when she was 65. Anyway, I will have ALL of my patterns at 50% off until March 31st. That goes for mailed copies or PDFs. Some of the shipping charges on the purchase of one pattern will be refunded (or all of it will be refunded for PDF purchases). You will get a refund to your account after purchase. You will also get 10% off the rest of your purchase (including sale items) which will be refunded after purchase. All purchases over $100 will receive free shipping. I will have an additional drawing on the 31st to celebrate my birthday. You will have to come back to find out and enter the drawing on that day only!

Check out some of my sale fabrics. These are from the Dreamweaver collection by Jason Yentor. They are only $8.00 a yard. Aren't they yummy!!!!

You can find them here: Dreamweaver
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As always, do what you love and love what you do. Thanks for reading. Toby


GranChris said...

I put your book on my birthday wish list so I can't pick a pattern but I love the star on the front. Jmikebalou(at) aol dot com

Michele T said...

Happy Birthday!!! Any of your patterns would be fun to make!! Micheletimms at gmail dot com

Kd Brown said...

Happy happy birthday, Toby! Thank you for letting us know about the giveaway. I'll send you an email. ~Kd

Quilting Tangent said...

Happy Birthday! Pretty fern fabrics.

marcia barron said...

The cover quilt.

Allison CB said...

Happy Birthday Toby! Love your patterns especially the cover quilt on your new book!!!

Janis Taylor said...

Happy Birthday! Love your books and your quilts!

Jerri Stroud said...

Mardi Gras looks like a fun quilt. I think you do beautiful work!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Dian said...

Love it all Marci's gras if I had to pick.

Val Sol said...

when viewing the state blocks the background is interfering with the pattern. the words disappear over the dark colors in the background.