Mandy Leins of mandalei quilts just wrapped up a blog hop for her new book, Wanderlust Quilts.  Mandy asked the hop participants to share places that inspired them creatively. The focus makes the posts unique and amusing, as well as informative. Check out Mandy’s first blog post here.

Becky Campbell of Sewforever Quilting is teaching Innovative Applique which she designed to make turned edge applique easy for everyone. The class is on the new America Quilters Society platform, I Quilt. Becky also created Stitch Fast, which are templates that can be used for EPP, Applique or regular paper piecing. They are reusable over and over until they not longer stick.

Row by Row Experience™ opened the online registration for the 2016 event on November 2nd. Over 200 quilt shops signed up at International Quilt Market in Houston. 2016 will be the sixth year for the summer event that combines the love of quilting, travel and collecting. The goal of Row by Row Experience is to welcome travelers into quilt shops and enjoy the experiences created by independent brick and mortar stores. The event is inclusive and seeks to raise the entire industry. Quilt shops of any size, pattern designers, fabric companies and other industry vendors benefit from the exposure and increased interest in quilting. Check out the website, or contact CIA member, Janet Lutz for more information.

Jen Frost of Faith & Fabric released her first book “Our Family’s Jesse Tree“, a printable eBook containing over 80 pages of detailed ornament templates, daily scripture readings (with links to full text), devotions, and family-friendly activities inspired by the scripture. At the end of the book you’ll find instructions with photos on how to create a 3D felt tree.

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