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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin....

And another unexpected detour on our life journey together....

So, if you've been following our journeys this summer, you know we took a trip to Alaska for my niece's wedding. Awesome time! Sooo much fun, and then.....

Hubby decided to buy a truck.

And, since it wasn't likely to fit in a seat on the plane, he made arrangements to drive back. But first, since there seems to be a foreign country in between Alaska and Michigan, passport was needed. Sometime in between where he decided to drive back and him actually leaving, I decided to drive back with him. Cleared it with my support staff (office, puppy, farm), and made arrangements to get our passports (no, we didn't travel with them, who knew??) express mailed up here.

They came yesterday. So as soon as this newsletter is off to you, we are starting our little Epic Journey on the AlCan (Alaskan, Canadian Highway). I always thought that the first time I rode it, I would be on my bike, but I'll take it.It's going to be a blast!

I can't even imagine what my garden will look like when I get back, but sometimes, when you are presented with an opportunity and you have people willing to carry on your life while you take a detour, you really need to just Go For It!

This week, on our sale page, we are featuring A Very Special Collection Patterns, and every single one of their patterns is on sale for just $4.50! Cute stuff too. Check them all out on our Sale page, HERE

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What's On Sale....

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Mom's Apple Pie Quilt Pattern


Heartfelt Quilt Pattern


Mariner's Compass Quilt Pattern


Color Bands Quilt Pattern


Mini Mariner's Compass Quilt Pattern


Double Feathered Star Quilt Pattern


Double Star Duo Wallhanging Pattern


Sisters' Quilt Pattern


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Underground Railroad Quilts....

From Wikipedia

The first known assertion of the use of quilts in connection with the Underground Railroad was a single statement in the narration of the 1987 video Hearts and Hands, which stated "They say quilts were hung on the clotheslines to signal a house was safe for runaway slaves." This assertion does not appear in the companion book and is not supported by any documentation in the filmmaker's research file.

The first print appearance of such a claim was Stitched from the Soul, a 1990 book by folklorist Gladys-Marie Fry, which states—without providing any source—"Quilts were used to send messages. On the Underground Railroad, those with the color black were hung on the line to indicate a place of refuge (safe house)...Triangles in quilt design signified prayer messages or prayer badge, a way of offering prayer. Colors were very important to slave quilt makers. The color black indicated that someone might die. A blue color was believed to protect the maker." Fry's book is rife with other errors, including a number of quilts which she misdated by anywhere from 50 to 100 years (e.g., one claimed slave quilt contains multiple fabrics from the 1960s). In the early 1990s, several picture books for children drew upon and expanded this notion. The best known is Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, in which a girl makes a quilt that acts as a map of the area surrounding the plantation upon which she's a slave; the author, Deborah Hopkinson has repeatedly stated that it's a work of fiction inspired by Stitched from the Soul.

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Quilting Cruise....

Great News! We have a few extra cabins available on our Quilting Cruise to Hawaii Nov 27-Dec 13, 2015. But you have to register soon by calling Mike at Rockport Tours 888-937-3488 or by email We have exciting classes, lectures, trunk shows and sharing sessions. All classes are at sea; in port, we do tourist things including visits to quilt shops. Come join us.

Homesteading Corner....

Well, I'm afraid since I haven't been home in almost 2 weeks, that homestead related things are not taking a front and center approach in my brain. It's been a nice break, but I will be glad to get back to my little slice of heaven.

While I'm gone, here is some of the scenery I've been subject to. Hard to look at isn't it? BTW, this particular picture is going to take front and center spot in my home.

DVD of the Week....

Love Letters Quilt/Tablerunner Techniques DVD

Make it your own such as: a baby quilt with cute little baby surprises, racing car fabric with little Hot Wheels in each envelope, sweet treats fabric with little candies as a surprise, or fish fabric with lures in each envelope, the possibilities are endless! Learn the technique here....

Get The Technique DVD, HERE

Reader's Show and Tell....

Kaye's Spinning Diamonds, by Mary Cole, Certified Teacher


Send me pictures of your creations and we'll put them here and on our Show and Tell Page.

FR** E-Pattern for July 2015....

Trees With Ease Quilt Pattern


Combine all your favorite similar color fabrics from your scraps or fat quarters to create this stunning quilt! Separate your dark, medium and lights for greater effect. The darker fabrics become the upright trees, the lighter fabric becomes the background or upside down trees. Easy to sew with no seams to match. Uses the Starmaker 6 tool (sold separately).

Sizes: Placemats, Wallhanging, Small and Large Quilts

Get the Twirling Stars Quilt Technique DVD HERE

Get the Starmaker 6 Master Template HERE

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Illusions Quilt Technique

Watch Kaye use jewel tones to create her Illusions Quilt, from the book Strip Cut Quilts. Uses the Starmaker 8 Master Template

EBook not included.

Tip: Maddie Bushman from Janome demonstrates crazy quilting.

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This Week, our Flower of the Week is.....

Basket of Marigolds Quilt Pattern


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Everyone loves Marigolds! And this Basket of Marigolds pattern is quick and easy with the Triangles on a Roll papers.

50" x 50"


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Have a Great Week!

Terrye and the Moose! (yes an actual moose, that I acutally saw, with my own two eyes!)

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