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My Scrap Quilting book is HERE!

Time to dig into your beloved stash and get reacquainted with your treasures! This book helps you take the plunge with confidence and gives you several guidelines and tips for success. Please take a moment to watch the video to see some of the quilts and what exactly is in store for your next quilt project! To order an autograph copy please go here.

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Keeping Connected With YOU! Updated Newsletters Coming Soon

People have asked me to keep them updated with my quilting journey. The updates will include travels, projects, insights and all things quiltie – and perhaps an occasion picture of Sparrow.  To do this, I have signed up with a new email delivery service. If you would like to receive these emails (about once a month) and you are not already signed up for the old newsletter, please use the form below:

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I look forward to meeting you soon – and we quilters do get around!

Simply Stars

It’s time to play and create at Alden Lane. Please join me in March for my three day signature class – I am super excited about this – I haven’t had the opportunity to “Star Gaze” in a hands on work shop with fellow quilters in a long time!  In addition – I will be bringing a LOT of my stash for people to work with – Space is limited – call today!

Simply Stars

March 8,9,10 – 2013
Alden Lane, Livermore CA.  925-447-0280
9:00 – 4:00
$250.00 – lunch included
Enjoy Alex’s signature class during this 3 day, hands on work shop.

Cigar Band Quilt

Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to share some of my quilts with a retirement community in Livermore. Although there were only a few quilters in the crowd, we had a full house of delightful ladies and one man. I brought both historical quilts and contemporary quilts – including traditional and art. After my show and tell was over, a resident brought down her show, share and tell. My socks were knocked off when she revealed this cigar band quilt. It was started in the 1920’s and recently finished. Many times when I see “rescued” quilts, the work doesn’t put the original top in the best of light. However, this was quite the different situation. The quilt was/is pristine! I have seen a few cigar band quilts – but NEVER one like this. I would appreciate any input you might have to this style of quilt and perhaps its value.

VOTE FOR ME- Go team Feed Dogs!

Last year at Houston Festival I was recruited to help raise funds for Ami Sim’s Alzheimer Quilt Initiative. Ami has taken this torch very serious since this horrid disease took her Mom’s mind and ultimately her life.  Every year in the fall there is a “quilt off” between two teams of today’s “Super Stars”. Money is earned two fold. First off, you can vote for your favorite quilt by simply pledging $1.00 per vote. Secondly, the quilts ultimately go for auction. These precious babies measure 16″ x 16″. I was both horrified and honored when I was asked to participate this year – I was delighted to be a part of Ami’s efforts – but horrified when I saw the “greats” who were participating.  In the end I turned to silk and hand quilting…….Please go here to vote for Pedro – and that would be me. Go team FEED DOGS!