Finding out you’ll be exhibiting at your first Quilt Market (with 3 months to prepare).

Earlier this year, I was considering attending my first Quilt Market. 2016 has been a “start-up” year for Whole Circle Studio. I had the credentials to attend Market as an attendee and thought it would be helpful to check it out. If you told me at the beginning of the year that I/Whole Circle Studio would be […]

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finished Paparazzi mini quilt

I just finished up photographing, documenting and shipping out one of my latest finished quilts… Paparazzi! Inspired by the design of a camera shutter, I originally created a variation of this quilt as a thank you gift for a friend who is a professional photographer. This design incorporates a paper pieced block repeated 8 times. […]

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Northern Star Quilt Show

One of my 2015 goals is to enter my original quilts into local and national quilt shows as well as other venues that have “call for entries”. It’s a bit scary putting yourself out there, but my mantra this year is “nothing ventured, nothing gained”. Plus, it’s great exposure and you never know who will […]

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FMQ with Leah Day!

Last weekend, I headed up to Manchester, New Hampshire with two other members of my local modern quilt guild. We checked out the annual MQX Quilt Festival. MQX celebrates all things machine quilting—from those who quilt on a small domestic machine (like my traditional sewing machine) to huge long arm machines with fancy computers that […]

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water inspired block design—in progress

I’ve been working on a water inspired block design (to be released in June—stay tuned for details). Only one will be distributed and I’m really eager to get other quilter’s comments. These sketches are meant just for rough design—not necessarily final colors (and prints could be integrated). Would you want to make any of these? […]

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