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Hi Quilters! I wanted to post a quick update on the Dear Son Quilt… We are up to Chapter 7! The pattern update went out on 6/30 to subscribers. Be Wild… & FREE Freedom seems to have taken on a greater meaning during these uncertain times… My hope is that ‘the boy’ will be free …

I hope you are all doing well and adjusting to whatever your new normal is. Maybe it’s sewing all day! Wouldn’t that be nice. I have Chapter 6 of the DEAR SON QUILT to share today! BE WILD I have to share that sometimes a word (like wild) gets in my head and I start thinking …

Hello Quilters! Did you know that there is a Facebook Live event happening this week featuring a whole bunch of Designers? Each day, designers will share Tips or Tricks with all of you! Live feeds will be on each designers Facebook page, followed by an Instagram event too (see all links below). And yes, this …

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing Chapter 5 of the Dear Son quilt, which makes up the top two rows of my center section… As I mentioned last month I am pulling a couple lyrics from the song Into the Mystic, by Van Morrison, because it’s a special song for me and ‘the boy’ lol. As …

Hello Quilty Friends, I hope you are all safe and healthy during these difficult times… It’s a challenge to remain positive with so much happening in our world but it’s critical that we do our part to socially distance physically and stay healthy to help everyone… especially those on the front lines. Take a minute …

Hello Quilty Friends… Chapters two AND three went out to subscribers on February 29th… if you didn’t receive yours, please shoot me an email at rebeccamaedesigns@gmail.com – And… if you haven’t subscribed yet you can find the sign up here… DEAR SON QUILT A LONG. Chapter 4 will be emailed to quilt-a-long subscribers on the …

Hello… I’m back again with some details on this years Dear Son block of the month quilt-a-long. Dear Son is a sampler quilt that will be divided up into 12 sections. If you’ve followed along with Dear Daughter or Dear Diary previously, you already know that I refer to these twelve sections as Chapters. Dear …

Hello Quilters! It’s time to wrap up the quilt-a-long for the Dear Diary Quilt! Big hugs and thanks go out to all who joined me on this quilt journey – I enjoyed all your emails, stories and pics! :) I’ve got some finished quilt photos to share with you today! You might even consider it …

Happy New Year! :) Dear Son 2020… Yup! You heard me right quilt peeps! …..It’s Happening! You asked (and asked) and here I am… Doin’ It! I’m committed now haha! If you follow me you already know I have two amazing daughters that were the inspiration for my Dear Daughter Quilt… but what you don’t …

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m excited to be one month away from the Dear Diary quilt finish!! Yay!! My entry for chapter 11 is…. Choose Joy. Even though it’s in line with the Choose Happiness chapter of the Dear Daughter quilt (and let’s face it I made a Happy Quilt for my Text It! book too) …

Happy October! Dear Diary Chapter 10 is… Speak, your truth, for yourself The meaning is simple, it’s just about being honest with yourself and others… coupled with having your own voice. I think it helps me grow as a person and be accepting of myself and others. Makes sense, right? :) If you’re working on …

Hello Quilters :) Hope you are all having a fabulous September! Summer is about to let go to Fall here in New England. Mornings are absolutely getting cooler but the daytime temps are still warm for the most part. Every month brings us a little closer to our Dear Diary finish. Yay!! My Diary entry …

Hello Quilters! I have been out straight this month and today I looked at the calendar and realized it’s the last day of August and I never shared Chapter 8 with you all. The pattern went out to subscribers on the 15th as usual, so please email me if you didn’t receive it (rebeccamaedesigns@gmail.com) My …

Hello Quilters! I have a little something to share today that’s a bit overdue – But also just in time for some up-and-coming holiday gift giving! 50 Little Gifts to be exact! I was really excited when I was asked if my needle book tutorial could be included in this little gift collection put together …

Hello Quilters! I’ve been doing a little Christmas in July (secret) sewing and I have a project to share!  First of all, I’m celebrating the season a little early with some other quilters for a blog hop featuring Masterpiece Quilting’s book Christmas Collection (amazon link), and today I’m sharing my holiday pillow, made from the …

Hello Quilty Peeps! I’m trying to play catch up with sharing some projects with you all. Let me just start by telling you that I bought this gorgeous bundle of Fantasy Fabric, by Sally Kelly for Windham Fabrics at the 2019 Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City MO. Are you dying right now? Yes I …

Hello Quilters! I wanted to share my Chapter 7 of the Dear Diary Quilt with you all today! Learn More Than is Required I’m quite certain that we all like to learn new things, and we are incredibly fortunate to have access to so much information these days! I mean, seriously, you can go to …

We are almost to the half way mark on our Dear Diary Block of the month! This month’s diary entry is – You Hold the Key A simple reminder that we hold the key to our own potential. Look how nicely it fits in with the other chapters! There are some small pieces in the …

It always amazes me how quickly the time goes. I feel like this BOM just began and here we are, already at Chapter 4! And the timing is perfect as spring is here in New England and my appetite to get back outside is renewed. I’m feeling the urge to reconnect with nature, and I …

Hello quilty peeps! March is just flying by, faster than usual and the birds are starting to come back for spring. I love those first signs that better weather is on the way and the freeze is over. I’m ready to get back outdoors for some much needed sunshine. We are on Chapter 3 of …

It’s been a very busy and exciting couple of weeks for me with the blog hop going on… It’s really amazing to see other quilters interpret your designs and make them their own, even fabric choice can change the look of a project dramatically. I had so much fun on the hop, looking at all …

Welcome quilt friends! Can you believe we are at project ten, the final project on the hop. Thank you for following along, visiting all the stops and all the quilters who have shared projects! Today is all about this sweet sewing machine mat. You won’t believe how easy this is to make! The Sew applique …

Welcome to the ninth project on the hop today! The Hustle Pillow might be an oxymoron, I mean, hustle and pillow may not be the most appropriate combination lol… but this pillow is a reminder that not only do we need to hustle but we also need to relax an chill too! The nice thing …

Welcome to day 8 of the Text It Blog Hop! Today I’m sharing project number eight, the Life is Short wall hanging. I had so many funny coffee ‘talk’ sayings in my head I had a hard time choosing one… in fact, I think I need to make one that says… I did manage to …

Today I’m sharing the seventh project from my new text it book. This is a another fun pillow but as you will see from one of the guest designers today you can always change it up to suit your quilty style. We have 5 quilters on the hop today sharing their projects and offering giveaways …