Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Birmingham Bound!

As this posts my Quiltville travelers and I are flying in from all directions to meet up at JFK airport in New York to board our overnight flight to Birmingham, via Dublin!

I LOVE Ireland, and can’t wait to go back in 2020 (Such a long way off!) and I wish there was a long enough layover that we could go out of the airport and explore a bit, but there isn’t.

It will make me just long for June 2020 all the more.  

Anyone want to go with me?  Click the Ireland tab at the top of the blog for more info.

We are doing our England itinerary just a bit backwards from last time – where we first landed in London (Find it on the map in the southeast…) This time we are going straight to birmingham, somewhere toward the middle and closer to Wales.  The Festival of Quilts awaits!

I’ll be joining up with Irene in Atlanta – we have the same flight to JFK from there.  It’s going to be a freaking long day.

I just wanted to give a heads up on a couple of things as I head out of town.  I haven’t had time to really schedule blog posts ahead of time. 

Posts may be sporadic and at weird times due to the time change I’ll be in.

I also don’t know about hotel wifi and if it will be any good, so if we miss a few days, we will just play catch up when I get home.


All Digital Patterns  50% off!

Use code AUG2018 at purchase to redeem.

Must be used at purchase, no refunds, no exceptions!

While I’m gone over the next several weeks – both to England and to Arizona upon my return home – ALL of the digital patterns in the Quiltville Store are 50% off using the code above. I will be unable to make refunds (nor do I have the time to) while I am gone.  So don’t forget!

I have been getting what orders I can out the door since returning home yesterday.  Anything that did not get a SHIPPED notification out means that it will ship after Labor Day as stated on the front page of the store.  Thank you so much for giving me this time to do what i need to do for my family.

3 days of workshops with close to 50 students each day meant there was a LOT of quilty wonderfulness ready to be shown at our after-lunch designated show & share time.

Amazing Louisville Show & Share!


Many On Ringo Lake quilts made an appearance – each so gorgeous!


En Provence took our breaths away!


Allietare had us all trying to pronounce the name with the right Italian accent.  So fun!


Celtic Solstice had us cheering!


Grand Illusion dazzled our senses!

All of these quilts are found in the digital pattern section of the Quiltville Store, and are currently at 50% off – remember that coupon code?  AUG2018!


But THIS one stole the show!  Talk about Pineapple Crazy! (From String Fling)

The block above – the one looking so huge? It finishes at 5’’.  Check out these teeny tiny bitties!


Holy Moly!

I guess I even need to start saving the dog ears now! LOL!

You’ll find all of the rest of our show and share in the video below.  Be sure to watch for the gorgeous antique and vintage quilts at the end!  Click to play:

Well done, everyone!

I can’t wait to see what the show & share will be at NEXT year’s Sew-In with the Cozy Quilter in Louisville! (Details to come, stay tuned!)

And now that we’ve made it this far, there is something that I need to do – announce the winner of our 6 LED USB Light Kit by Ecolux Lighting!


Looking for entry 1362 out of 4473!


Congrats, Linda Kekke!

Linda, I’ve sent you an email asking for your snail mail address.  Please send it to me and i will pass it on to the folks at Ecolux Lighting who will get your prize out to you.

Thanks for participating, everyone!  There are more fun gift-away opportunities to come.


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

And off we go!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!


  1. I'm awake in the middle of the night. Saw you had posted. That pineapple IS TOO tiny for me! Thanks for sharing the quilts. Lots of Mysteries in Kentucky. Travel safely. Enjoy the Birmingham show!

  2. Wishing you safe travel and a great time in England!

  3. LOVE the scrappy trips diamonds look quilt - having the black in every block makes it! So pretty! Thank you for adding the blog archive - makes it so much easier ! :)

  4. Love the Carolina Chain in red and white!

  5. Will keep an eye out for you at the FOQ. I'll come up and say hello.

  6. Beautiful quilts in the show and share. Loved the mini pineapple. Holy Wow........ Amazing.


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