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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Is it February already?

I can't believe how fast January went. 2012!!! When I was a kid, I imagined we would have flying cars like in the Jetsons, by the year 2012! (Well that ages me!)

I have been so busy the months of January and February. Just to give you a glimpse: I finished a quilt for Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting; hosted two groups at the St. Louis Star Inn, designed quilts for Timeless Treasures, P&B, and Hoffman; wrote a pattern; started working on the quilts I designed for Timeless Treasures; had three quilts published: McCall's Quilting, Quilter's Newsletter, and The Quilter, all of which I am selling kits for; had a clearance sale in my shop; wrote an article and free pattern for Onlinequiltmagazine (anyone can go and sign up for free monthly issues); AND FINISHED MY TAXES!!!
Rose de Provence featured in the Feb./March 2012 issue.

South Seas Sky featured in McCall's Quilting March/April 2012 issue.
Canterbury Table setting featured in The Quilter Feb./March 2012
Jasmine, free quilt pattern featured on the Onlinequiltmagazine February 2012 issue. 

Jody Anderson has a wonderful online web magazine. Be sure to check it out Jody Anderson's online quilt magazine at She has lots of wonderful articles, free patterns, blocks of the month, and lots of other goodies.

Izumi Pond, free quilt pattern soon on Hoffman Fabric's website.
June/July 2012 future issue of Fons and Porter using the Patternista collection by Paula Nadelstern.

Whew! I'm exhausted. But I'm not finished yet. I still have to finish the two quilts for Timeless Treasures, start on the quilt for P&B, make quilts for Quilter's Newsletter special edition and The Quilter, and try to find time to make a block for the next Quiltmaker's 100 blocks, all by April 1. PLUS I will be hosting a group from Wichita, Kansas mid March and travel to Springfield, MO to present and teach to a guild at the end of March. There just are not enough hours in the day! If my husband didn't help me with the household things, I don't know what I would do. (I love you honey!)

I will be having a big celebration during the month of March on my website, Gateway Quilts n Stuff. Those of you that have visited there in March know that it is my birthday month and I have a huge special on my birthday which happens to be the last day of the month (31st).  So please stop by and say hi.

Well, I have GOT to get back to quilting. As always, do what you love and love what you do. Toby