Book News!

First — I forgot to mention that the picture of the quilt in my Hollyhocks post earlier this month, is the FTU (free to use) quilt pattern, it is available at  Or you can find it on my website, by clicking on the picture of the quilt on my home page, the pdf file will pop up for you to print out.  Easy!

Second — After the long winter in most of our country, and it is St. Patrick’s Day – saving some green for you by offering a sale on the 4 most recent books I published —  ‘For All Seasons’, ‘Banner Day’, Prairie Flowers Encore’, and ‘Coming Home’.

For All Seasons

For All Seasons

Banner Day

Banner Day

Prairie Flowers Encore

Prairie Flowers Encore

Coming Home

Coming Home

Now is the time to make something fresh for spring!

Always remember that quilts can be made in other colors, consider Holiday themes, how about ‘your’ favorite colors!  You can also make them bigger, or make them smaller, make a square quilt oblong, make an oblong quilt square, or make a skinny quilt (aka a table runner), make them to suit your needs.

These books have been discounted 25%.

Find these deals here!


Yesterday March 16 in Nebraska we reached a high of 86 degrees, broke a record – way too warm and fast.  Today March 17 forecast a high of 55 (30 degrees cooler), it was 34 earlier this morning – hate these big temperature swings – hard to dress comfortably when spring/summer is still packed away.

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m thinking a green salad for lunch, how about you?

This evening my wine will be red, not green, just so you know!






Book News! — 5 Comments

  1. Hi Jo,

    I thought you were part of a Four-Patch thing with American Patchwork and Quilting announced for 2015. Have I missed something on your blog? Many thanks– Love your stuff.

    Andi in Paducah

    • Hi Andi,

      Sorry I’ve not yet blogged about it, I have been posting through Instagram and Facebook with my progress.

      Blogging takes too much ‘time’ to set up and write, Instagram and Facebook are sooo much quicker and easier to use.
      Not right, but a sign of the times.

      I hope to do a blog post showing the progress, and I hope to have the top completed by the end of next week.

      All this while getting ready for a Retreat I run here in Nebraska City, next week Thurs-Sat.

      Time is the precious word these days, never enough of it.
      Thanks for asking though!!!

  2. Understand the weather but it didn’t get that warm in Michigan. It was near 70 and today was windy and 50. This morning wind chills made it feel below zero in Ann Arbor. Crazy! Love all of the squares that you’ve made. Will be anxious to see how it turns out. Stay warm or cool. Lol

  3. Oh dear, that is rather topsy turvey weather. Here in Australia we constantly have fluctuations in Melbourne,. We really didn’t have much of a summer, only about 5 days were 30 + degrees C. We usually have heaps of days over 30c and some around 40C. Autumn is more like Spring here at the moment.

  4. Ordered.Coming Home and got it today! Wow-great service! Love the book, projects and helpful tips. Always good to learn new techniques and skills. Would love to know how to make the little patchwork pin cushion on the back outside cover. Can you give me any help? Thanks again for sharing your talents!

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