Saturday, February 18, 2017

Moda Block Heads Bow Update

Hi everyone!

I've been cutting and packing bundles for Block Heads BOW as fast as I can.  I have a very long waiting list and am cautiously keeping my fingers crossed that most on the list will receive a bundle. 
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support and patience. 

The response to our Block of the Week has been tremendous 
and we haven't even posted patterns of blocks!


Remember these are STARTER bundles and to make all the blocks, you will need, and want, to add fabrics as the weeks go by.  All of us appreciate your support and love of 
traditional and reproduction fabrics.

As a former quilt shop employee for more than 20 years and a former quilt shop owner, I want to please ALL of my customers.  I'm finding it very hard so say I'm out of fabric. Rachel Remembered will be in shops in April. I combined that line with some pieces of Hope's Journey, that were still in stock, but now they are dwindling. There is talk of some shops kitting our starter bundles, but that will depend on availability and waiting until April for Rachel. So....

This bag full went to the post office this morning.  It will be the last for now, as I'm going to be gone for a while, speaking and teaching near Atlanta next week.  Fabric is cut and folded, but I've got to PAUSE and do laundry, pack clothes and pack quilts! 
PayPal invoices and shipping will resume when I return. 

Please note the following:

1. I have replied in one way or another to all who have contacted me, to the best of my knowledge. A few fell through the cracks in junk email, others in blogger spam and I'm sure some are in never never land. My sincere apologies if you were overlooked.

2. I won't send a request for payment unless I have a bundle for you. I'm getting to the point where I can make a few substitutions to stretch a little farther, but am pretty much at the limit of what I can bundle.  Stay tuned. Watch email, blog, Instagram and Facebook for updates.

3. If you no longer want a bundle, please let me know. The rest of you, keep your fingers crossed!

4. Remember patterns and blocks will be posted on the blog, Wednesdays, starting March 8.  
They are free. I'll post my patterns/my weeks and give a link, and the other designers will as well, Lisa, Jo, Jan, Lynne and Carrie. Print the pattern in which ever way works best for you.. Don't worry if you miss. After each Wednesday's posting, patterns will be available on the designer's blog and Moda's. Follow us all on Facebook and Instagram.

5. Have fun making blocks and share a photo if you like.

6.  Setting options will be available near the end of the series.

What am I forgetting??? Oh yes, Atlanta!!!

Until next time ~

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Book signing

Book signing today  February 11, at Sew Fabricated in Arlington, Texas. 2:00-4:00. Carol and I will have a little talk and show quilts from the book.  Hope you can join us! 


On another note, if you requested a bundle thru the comments and you have NOT heard from me, there is not an email contact for you.  Many requests, when I try to reply say "no reply" and my reply has gone into the great beyond of blogger land.
SO please email me. My address in my Blogger profile under contact me.  Thank you!

~Until next time, Betsy

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Oh to be a Moda Block Head....

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous holiday season!  Wasn't Christmas just yesterday???
I've been busy sewing and writing patterns and January absolutely flew by faster than any month I can remember.

A while back, I hinted to be watching for new things happening in my crazy busy world. First, if you haven't already heard, Madison is going to have a baby brother in the spring.  We are all excited beyond words.  So while I'm involved in secret sewing, market sewing, Moda projects, soccer games, etc, I've got baby boy quilts to make! 

Today, however, it's all about a very fun and exciting project involving 5 fabulous Moda designers and myself...a Block of the Week featuring:
Lynne Hagmeier 
Jo Morton
Jan Patek
Lisa Bongean
Carrie Nelson

and ME!

Patterns are designed and fabrics are chosen.  All we need is you to join in the fun as each of us present our 6" block and pattern every Wednesday, beginning March 8, for 48 weeks.
 It will be sew much fun!

Each of us will post our pattern and our block in a rotation every 6 weeks.  I'm second in rotation and my first post will be March 15.  Lynne will get us started, March 8.  Posts will go to our blogs,  Facebook and Instagram.  With patterns available on the blogs. More details will be available as we get closer to the start date, and as we go along.

Yesterday, I cut these cute starter bundles of 24 - fat 1/16s. 
At the top of the photo are my selection of backgrounds from Rachel Remembered, which will ship to shops in April.  You may like only one background. Can I NOT make up my mind???  I do love scrappy backgrounds and blocks!  The other 24 prints shown are selected primarily from Rachel Remembered, and supplemented with Hope's Journey.  Print selection may vary, based on availability. The bundle of 24 prints are available now for $18.00 plus postage, if desired. (and sales tax, if a Texas resident) 
Just let me know if you would like one.

NOTE: if you reply to me without a valid email address, I cannot reach you to send the package.
my email is in my profile.

Each designer will be offering a starter bundle. You might want to collect one from each designer for a really scrappy quilt!

Too much information for today?  
All you need to know is keep an eye on blog posts, Facebook and Instagram and let's have some fun sewing!
Lynne - 
Blog - 
Facebook - 
Instagram - 

Betsy - 
Blog -
Facebook - 
Instagram - 

Lisa B - 
Blog - 
Facebook - or 
Instagram -  or  or 

Jan - 
Blog - 
Facebook - 
Instagram - 

Jo - 
Blog - 
Facebook - 
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Moda - 
Blog - 
Facebook - 
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New Year resolutions??? Not from me this year, but I love Madison's!

Happy Wednesday!

Until next time ~