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Hello quilty friends… Just wanted to share a little something with you all. There is a new website and resource for quilt groups who would like to find teachers who are offering virtual lectures and workshops. It’s called Global Quilt Connection. And… you guessed it… I’ll be on there live TODAY! No worries if you …

Hello All! Well, 2020 marches on to it’s erratic beat and… I don’t know how you feel about it, but I really do hope 2021 brings some positive changes. Anyone else feeling cooped up? Climbing the walls? In need of an escape? Well you are NOT alone. Thank goodness we have sewing to keep our minds …

Hi Everyone… I have a little something to share with you today. It might be slightly overdue but I’ve been a busy girl lately and this virus has had me on the run learning all kinds of new things to pivot the way in which I work… I’m quite certain you can all relate to …

Quick update on the Dear Son Quilt… Since we have the same design (reversed) as Chapter 8 this will be a quick share today ;) If you already subscribed, the pattern update was emailed on 8/31. Take Risks… I’ve spent some time thinking about the messages I chose for this quilt. I had no idea …

Hello Quilters! The first week of August has proven to be super hot and so humid here in Massachusetts… If you like curls, this is the weather for you haha… crazy humid. I hope you’re all staying cool and getting some projects done. The Chapter 8 pattern is complete and went out to subscribers July …

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 …