Monday, November 16, 2009

And the winners are...

Thank you all so much for the kind comments!
I wish I could send you all a little something, but I just remembered that I have to pay the shipping!
Here are the lucky winners...
Di-my very first commenter! You night owl, you get the magazine!
Avon-a mother, grandmother and a teacher! You get fabric from the Paisley collection!
Alda from Germany-you win fabric from the Back Porch Bouquet collection, perfect for your little girls!
My 1st bambina-I love newbies! I'm sending you a quilt pattern from Bate and Taylor, Fleurish with Flair. You can do it and it will be beautiful!
Jeanne Turner McBrayer-Those sweet compliments and permission to continue eating chocolate win you fabric from the Paisley collection!
Laurie-Thanks for the warm welcome to blogging, and yes, I am in my jammies! Sending you fabric from the Back Porch Bouquet collection.
Wendy-It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! Sending you fabric from the Paisley collection!
Nanbon44-I love chocolate covered cherries! I used to live in PA, too. Home of Hershey Chocolate! Sending you fabric from the Paisley collection!
Janet-Because we share the same great name and because I so admire hand quilters! I am sending you some Paisley fabric!
Sewbig-You do seem like a kindred spirit! I am sending you some fabric from the Back Porch Bouquet Collection!
And last but not least, for jess-my sweet college girl-thanks for the love and support. You win Reese's Peanut Butter Cups when I see you next!

Winners please send your mailing address to and I will get these things in the mail ASAP!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

I am beyond excited to be able to announce that my block design is being featured in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, a special edition of the magazine. What an honor and privilege to be included with my wonderful quilting idols! I am very happy to be able to give away a copy to one of you (someone who makes me laugh) and maybe even rustle up some of the delightful fabric I used for the block! It is Paisley, designed by Katie Frym, from Maywood Studio. I find it a very tasteful collection in four rich colorways. It is perfect for elegant Thanksgiving or Christmas projects and home decor. I must say, it looks fabulous with granite counter tops. Enjoy a fun blog tour of all the designers at
I look forward to reading your comments and picking winners!

Block #37 Thoughtful Star

Hello and Welcome!

Talk about a day late and a dollar short! I am a very reluctant blogger, however I have succumbed to the pressure and here we go. Some of you may know me as the "Bate" in Bate and Taylor, fabric designers for Maywood Studio. I have since decided to do my own thing and although I am a little slow to transition, I have good things and great ideas to come. I am still very much "under construction". I hope you will hang in there with me!