Sunday, August 27, 2023

 It’s about time to sign up for classes at The Academy of Applique for 2024!  Once again I’m so honored to be teaching at this special event!  If you enjoy handwork, good food, good conversation, learning new thing about handwork and making friends….the Academy is for you!   

These are my projects for next year- Dancing Blooms...

And... Circles of Love 

The class will focus on Starch Basting (prepared edge) shapes for precision placement and fast sewing (even by machine if desired). You’ll also learn 1/8” stems, sharp points and tiny 3/16” hexies (Yes, that’s right!) with ease. These pieces are small but you can talk to Missie about making your block larger if you prefer. We will also discuss how to use border prints with this project. Both classes Missie is teaching in 2024 coordinate together in one quilt. Alternate the blocks to make a large quilt, use the block from this class alone as a center medallion for a quilt, repeat as a stunning quilt, or alone as a small wall hanging. You will leave class inspired to complete this project the way you desire!  I had so much fun creating these blocks.  I love sharing the Joy of Applique' and hope you will consider joining me for a few days of fun!  

Find out more at Academyof  Check out the Class Catalog for all the details- Registration is Noon (ET) Sharp on September 5th!  Don't be late!!

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Friday, August 11, 2023

New Stitch Along! Pumpkin Village! 🍁🎃🍁

 Fall will be here soon and the FB Group, Woolie Friends, is starting a new wool applique Stitch Along!  It’s not too late to start!  I know many of you here in blog land don’t use FaceBook, but that’s ok!  Everything can be found on my website for you to get started and continue!  Pumpkin Village is the name of the Stitch Along and you won’t want to miss out on this super fun event!  12 designers have come together to create this group project.  Each week a new block will be released and at the end there will be a finishing design offered.  We will each be offering a FREE pattern download the week of our release or a specially priced printed pattern during the event for $5.  We will each offer fabric and thread kits as well.  My block will be released on Monday the 14th so that’s coming up quick!  You can preorder the kits or the printed pattern for my block (at a reduced price) from and we will ship as soon as possible! My newer wool applique patterns come with preprinted templates on our Needle Turn and Wool Applique Freezer Paper so you don’t have any tracing you need to do!  A big bonus! 

The first two designs have been released, but it’s not too late to join in!  Pop over to my website and you’ll find the listing for Pumpkin Village on the home page.  Be sure to read the description down below the pictures for more details.  You’ll find a live link list for each designer so you can order all of the kits and supplies needed.  It’s not too late to join in on the fun for this great project!  The blocks are so cute and you will love the fun of stitching this fun Pumpkin Village up! 

Join in on the fun with us!  You’ll be so glad! 
Thanks for stopping in today and as always, take care, 

Monday, April 24, 2023

 Guess what!  I had the best conversation with Brandie from Quilter On Fire Podcast!  Listen with me April 25.  We had such a fun chat about my business. She really asked some great questions and I so enjoyed the memories!  Find this and more at  

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