Give-Away and a Guest Artist


Kennette and her pillow

Recently I met up with the Hinsdale Embroiderer’s Guild to teach a class on wool embroidery. And much to my delight, this lovely lady, Kennette, was my hostess. I also discovered that Kennette is on my “special newsletter” mailing list.


Kennette gets a “special newsletter” from me about once a month. That means she has purchased something from the Artfabrik website in the past year or so. In the newsletter I give away stuff like the pattern for this house design she used on her pillow. Thank you Kennette for sharing your work with us. You are truly special!


And you are special too! Please leave a comment below and you may be a lucky winner of a fat quarter of hand dyed fabric that I’m giving away. (Please note that at some point I cut off the comment section, usually just before announcing the winners.)

Free Cat Patterns at the Quilt Show!


I would love to see you this weekend, March 28 – 30 at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago.

You’ll find Frieda Anderson and me in booth, #1224. Look for Artfabrik/Friestyle.
We’ll have our hand-dyed fabrics and threads, patterns, and quilts on display.
But wait! There’s more!
catandfoodI’d also like to give you a free cat pattern when you stop in at our booth. No cat hair included. And no need to buy anything either. Just stop in for your free, non-shedding cat pattern.

Who Won the Book? And Your Prize


Thank you for celebrating the longevity of my plant and the publication of Joyful Stitching. Both have survived a year under my care. Hurrah!

And hurrah for the winner of the give-away of Joyful Stitching: Ellee. I hope you enjoy the book.


housingdeptpatternBut wait, there’s more! I’d also like to give you all a gift and thank you for visiting my blog. Please click here to download a PDF of this pattern: Housing Department.