Once again, as I sew first thing this morning,

I realize I need sun glasses as I sew on a new Tiny Dresden sample.

The very best kind of sewing!

Suzn+Quilts+Sunny+SewingGuild meets this morning & I’m hurrying to get the quilt made & the binding sewn on so I’ll have some hand-work to do as I sit at the meeting.

Yesterday I got the hand stitching done on the letting while

sitting at the Honda dealership getting work done on our van.

Suzn+Quilts+T+D+Happy+Birthday+lettersI love this background fabric. It has bible verses on it.

I found it at O Sew Personal Fabric in O’fallon, MO last month.

OSewPersonalIt’s a Quilting Treasures fabric by Bethany Berndt Shakelford.

It’s a tiny quilt so it won’t take long to sew the binding down, but at least I’ll be that much closer to getting it into pattern form for you.

Your loved ones will love it!

I made two last summer & they loved them.

If you remember I shared one here.

I hope you’re enjoying what will inevitably the last sunny days of summer.

Before long it’ll be fall, then winter…yuk!

Just keep sewing!



Our podcast interview is now available to listen to online.

Click to hear our chat about my Dresden plates

plus hear other quilters & what they’re up to.

Just keep sewing…




Monday — 4pm Eastern, 3pm Central, 2pm Mountain, 1pm Pacific

I’ll be chatting about quilting with


Pat Sloan “The Voice of Quilting



American Patchwork & Quilting Radio.

Click the above link to listen.

Just back from our family vacation to the Smoky Mountains, so I’m running!

More on that later.

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow.

Just keep sewing…


I love this time of year when the

summer-time sun shines in my sewing studio window at 6a.m.!Suzn+Quilts+Sewing+in+the+Sunshine

This along with the new light (w/ 8 bagillion lumen) David installed for me last year

Suzn+Quilts+lightmakes to so easy to get up even in the dark & start my day.

Clare complained that it was “like Walmart in here” when he first put it up!

I said “I know! Isn’t it great?  I can see!!!”




as I cut & stitch on a new Tiny Dresden pattern sample this morning, I can see!

What are you up to?

Whatever it is,

just keep sewing!


When I started my happy 4th of July-2015 post

I didn’t know I was going to be showing you all of my patriotic patterns.

When I saw the cute little Betsy Ross seamstress on the post card it reminded me of my patriotic patterns.

So, one by one I thought of each pattern & added it to the post.

It was fun remembering them all.

I had no idea I had so many.

After I published the post I remembered I had even more!


“Freedom Basket” was my very first published pattern.

I still love that cute patriotic children’s print.

I feel bad forgetting my very first pattern!


“Stars & Stripes” is one of my quick & easy

Quilt-as-you-go, lap quilt patterns.

They say the memory is the first thing to go…

and I don’t remember what’s after that.

I hope you get to see lots of fireworks tonight.

If not, perhaps you can sew some of your own.

Just keep sewing.


4thofJulyWhether it’s a patriotic project or not,

today & always I hope you get to sew!

I just happen to have a few patriotic designs to whet your appetite.


 In Season for Patriotism #176 for web

A Pretty Plate #180 for web




America# 142+web


& last, but not least,


Let freedom (& your sewing machine) ring!

Just keep sewing…



IMG_2724[1]Chloe & I flew to Quilt Market in Minneapolis to show my new designs.

We had a booth full of Tiny Dresdens, Mini Dresdens & some pretty cute Frosties!

Our special market friends were there too.

IMG_2744[1]Robin- Nestling by Robin had an adorable new Shoe quilt BOM

& an assortment of beautiful baby quilts!

IMG_2747[1]Celine-Perkins Dry Goods had new eye catching geometric quilts in all sizes,

even an adorable baby quilt!

 IMG_2745[1]Susan-The Quilt Branch with helper Karen had a cute new tote pattern

along with more of her signature 6 halves quilts & place mats.

It was great to see so many of our quilt shop customers again that we only see at quilt market

& it was fun to meet so many new ones too!


If your local shop isn’t already carrying Suzn Quilts’ Patterns, please send them our way:


Just keep sewing!



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