Pattern Premier at Paducah

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Using a Size 12 Sunflowers thread for the Blanket Stitch around the house.

As you may have guessed, my new quilt pattern premiering at the AQS Show in Paducah is a house quilt. Why? Because I like houses and live in one just like this.

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Going Home by Laura Wasilowski is a new pattern.

It is called Going Home. It is for all you mothers who have an older child who returns home to live with you for a while. And then sadly, leaves home and you no longer have a cook. Here’s where you can get your own pattern and kit to make a Going Home quilt.

Last Minute Laura

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Using a Size 12 Sunflowers thread to make a Blanket Stitch around the hearts.

Just before leaving for the AQS Show in Paducah, KY, I had a brilliant idea. Why not develop another pattern for the Artfabrik booth? And like most of my brilliant ideas, I waited until the last moment. Just call me Last Minute Laura.

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Working the Fern Stitch on the leaves.

Here you see the beginning stages of the stitchery for the new pattern quilt. Can you guess what the quilt will look like? I’ll show you tomorrow. Don’t be late!

Boxed and Ready

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Ready to go! Fabrics, threads, and patterns for the AQS show.

Does this look organized to you? Yes! Almost all of my boxes are filled and ready to drive to the AQS Show in Paducah KY next week. There are just a few details to take care of like what clothes to pack (one must look fashionable at these events).

And I have a new pattern to pack and reveal at the show! Don’t worry, you’ll be the first to see it.

Folded and Stuffed

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All folded and stuffed and no where to go.

Things are not going well. It seems a plan to fold and stuff all my patterns and fabric kits for sale at the AQS show in Paducah is very boring. Yawn! My mind wanders and I wake up to discover folded pattern directions stuffed into the wrong fabric kits. Arrrrgh! No wonder it takes me a week to pack up the Artfabrik booth!

At a Stand Still

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The Sunrise colorway being hand washed.

Suddenly all my stitching and quilt making has come to a halt. Incomplete projects are interrupted. My evenings of hand stitching is ended. Why? Because next week I leave for Paducah KY for the annual AQS Quilt Show.

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Fabric ironed and stacked by colorway.

That means I have a week to prepare all the items that are for sale in the Artfabrik booth. Thread must be washed and twisted into skeins in the evening. Dyed fabric must be ironed and pattern and fabric kits assembled. Can hardly wait to sit around the booth in Paducah and rest up. Will I see you there?

The Agony of Technology

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Patterns available on the new and improved page.

The computer is a greedy companion. One of my least desirable tasks is to keep this, the Artfabrik website, up to date. For someone who is technologically challenged, this task eats away at my time like a squirrel at the bird feed.

Website updating means teeth are gnashed, hair is pulled, and bad words are spoken. But finally I am happy to announce that my Pattern Page is redone and more functional. Please check it out. Now I’m going to go chase a squirrel.