Hex Quilt Block Summer Residency Video

The team from Project Yes and the TIU made this wonderful compellation video of my residency in June. The residency, which focused on the PA Dutch folk art of Hex Symbols and their meanings was interpreted by each student into their own work of self-expression. Each faux block was created from a piece of 12x …

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Top Five: Favorite Creative Business Resources

This month I was invited to take part in Bucknell University’s Small Business Development Center Community Panel discussion as part of the finalé to their Breaking Brand webinar series. The five-part series focused on brand and community building strategies for small businesses and creative entrepreneurs in central PA, both where I live and where the …

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Primary Prairie Quilt Pattern

The new Primary Prairie Quilt Pattern is now available as a printable PDF pattern via the La Rue de Fleurs Etsy shop! Create your own unique expression in fabric with help from me! The Primary Prairie Quilt Pattern is beginner-friendly in construction while offering playful possibilities for the more advanced. Designed for the scrap hoarder, …

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Making a Patchwork Minky Blanket Mini Video Class on YouTube

I have been making patchwork Minky blankets for my Etsy shop nearly since the beginnings of La Rue de Fleurs in 2012. Simple patchwork with fun, playful prints and color palettes defines the collection. Each blanket has a particular theme or story it is communicating through the fabric choices. Sometimes those themes are very apparent, …

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Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project: Birdhouses and Pinwheels Plan

The beginning of April is always the start of a new growth season here in the northeast. Along with the snowmelt and new growth comes a lot of wind and showers, hopefully leading to a May full of flowers. All of the birds begin to sing their uplifting songs throughout the day and especially in …

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