Jellypark Digital Craft Store

by Francine Clouden

Jelly Park Digital Art Store

head on over to check out the all new Jellypark digital craft store, a new source for digital stamps and printables. Browse through the stamp categories including occasions animals and sentiments, or select a printable card or coupon. Navigating the brand new site is explained in this video.

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knitting health benefitsA couple of new stories have come out recently about how great knitting and other creative hobbies can be for our health and our life.

A study from San Fransisco State University found that creative hobbies of any sort caused people to be better problem solvers at work. Researchers said they thought the freedom of self-expression that creative hobbies …

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Big Picture Classes National Scrapbook Day Free Event

National Scrapbook Day approaches! It falls on May 3rd this year, and to celebrate Big Picture Classes is having a free event featuring multiple teachers including Ali Edwards, Becky Higgins and Cathy Zielske. Scrap along with the teachers and other students in the private classroom, and help BPC reach its goal of 10,000 scrapbook layouts on Instagram. Sounds like my …

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cro dress coats 0114

I just discovered this site today!  It’s a part of Coats&Clark that I’ve never seen before.  There are a few free crochet patterns on the site, including this beautiful dress.  You must register with the site to download the free patterns, but it may well be worth that small effort.

Since I have just recently returned to sewing also, …

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1000kidsartCall for EntriesEXTDoes the little person in your life make masterpieces that make you smile? Why not share that art with the world in print (not just on your fridge)? Pop on over to http://www.quartous.com/entries.php for all the details on how to submit your kid’s art for consideration in this new 1000 series book from Quarry.…

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TM_quilt_mapadDale of The City Quilter sent me this section of the current NY City Subway Map so I could share it here. With a million copies of the map due out this week, think of the people who will hear about the Grand Central Centennial Quilt Exhibition.

TimeOutNewYorkApril2014-revPlus, last week’s issue of TimeOut/New York magazine had an article with …

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Winners!

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats to Kate, you’ve won the Somerset Memories magazine giveaway!

Also, we have a new winner for the Savvy Stamps giveaway, Diane! Our first winner never got back to me so I’ve picked a new winner.

Winners, be on the lookout for the e-mails I’ve sent you both.

**Please remember when you enter our giveaways be sure to correctly enter …

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auction quilt Baby Kate

Megan of Quilt Story is auctioning off this quilt to help her best friend with expenses related to her baby Kate. Bidding started at $50 and is up to $250 the last time I checked. You have a very short time to bid, go to Instagram and search for @quiltstorymeg.

Image credit: Quilt Story

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Newsy: Grand Central quilt exhibit

by Scarlett Burroughs

GrandCentralTerminal_NY

GenQ is getting the word out about a quilt-y event happening in an unusual, yet spectacular location – the Grand Central Terminal in New York City. All this arty wall decor is to help celebrate the terminal’s centennial. Teri has all the pertinent info you need to know about the Grand Central Centennial Quilt Exhibition.

Shown here, is the …

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And the Winner is……….

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats to Chery Florek, you’ve won the Savvy Stamps giveaway! Please respond to the e-mail I’ve sent you.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

-Heather…

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Memorial quilt for Robert

by Scarlett Burroughs

Francis Robert Shotgun Memorial Quilt

Fran Bowechop-Parker created this beautiful wall hanging to celebrate the memory of her brother-n-law, Robert. Besides being a heartfelt gesture – be sure and read her commentary for the quilt – it won 3rd place in the Pieced Duet B category at the 2013 Quilters Anonymous Quilt Show.

Image credit: Quilters Anonymous

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diy-nail-polished-eggs

Nail polish marbling is the new thing and since Easter is around the corner, what better way to see it into practice by marbling some eggs for really colorful and creative Easter decoration or egg hunt?

It is also a great way to get rid of your unwanted nail polish, right?

Henry Happened has the tutorial for you to use …

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Union Jack blog tour starts today!

by Scarlett Burroughs

Union Jack Tour

Don’t miss this fun event, a blog tour sponsored by Riley Blake to promote their Union Jack fabric panels. Participating bloggers will share project ideas starting 4/1 and ending 5/1; get the blog tour schedule.

The first blogger on the tour is Paula from The Sassy Quilter, who made a smashing quilted Union Jack sewing machine cover.…

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DIY Seed Bombs

by Vikram Goyal

Seed-Bombs

What a clever little concept! I had no idea that these can be made and turned into something great for your garden.

These fun DIY seed bombs are easy to make and a great way to add beauty to neglected green space.

Your kids will love making these and will enjoy seeing their little bombs turn into patches of beautiful …

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kntiting anxiety depressionIt seems like every few months there’s an article that gets a lot of notice about how great knitting and other crafts are for people’s health.

The latest one is from CNN. “This is your brain on knitting” opens by talking about a woman who used knitting to help with anxiety after her brother died, and goes on to talk …

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Quilts for mudslide first responders

by Scarlett Burroughs

Layers of Hope 911

Quiltingranny, a retired 911 dispatcher and trainer, heads up a charity called Layers of Hope – Quilting 911. Its mission is to make quilts for the first responders (firefighters for example) in a community which has sustained a tragedy or natural disaster.

Her latest efforts are directed towards those involved in the life-taking mudslide in Oso, Washington state. Go HERE

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And the winner is……..

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats Steph! You’ve won a copy of the current issue of Somerset Studio magazine! Please respond to the e-mail I’ve sent you.

Thanks to all who entered!

-Heather…

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magazine review and giveaway: somerset studio

There’s still time to enter to win the lastest issue of Somerset Studio magazine, click here to go to the original post and enter.

-Heather…

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Grandmother Dodge 1988 vintage baby quilt

Danielle of Thompson Family Life is stoked to have a booth in Salvage Atlanta where she can sell some of her vintage goodies. She admits she’s been collecting for such a long time she knows she needs to unload some of it. I can relate, can’t you? But just how to do this never sounded appealing until she heard about …

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former worlds fastest knitterGwen Matthewman, an 86-year-old knitter who once held two world records, has died, according to reports from the Pontefract and Castleford Express. 

Matthewman was once the fastest knitter in the world, at 111 stitches per minute (the current record is 118). She was also considered the world’s most prolific knitter after churning out 915 garments in a year using …

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And the winner is…….

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats goes to Eska! You’re the winner of the SRM Press DIY Princess Favor Kit giveaway on Craft Gossip! Please reply to the e-mail I’ve sent you.
Thanks to everyone who entered.
-Heather…

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Sashed Shamrock – free pattern

by Scarlett Burroughs

Shamrock and flowers embroidered patchworkPsst. Victoria Findlay Wolfe just shared a link to her embroidered shamrock pattern via her FB page. It was part of Aurifil’s 2012 Designer of the Month series hosted by Pat Sloan. I especially love the name Victoria gave her project, ‘Spring if We’re Lucky’.

We in the U.S. have not been lucky this year as far as …

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review and giveaway, diy kits from SRM Press

You have until tomorrow night to be entered to win a fun Princess Party Favor Kit from SRM press! Click here to go to the original post and enter to win.

-Heather…

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Pin cushions given and received

by Scarlett Burroughs

Given and Received pincushion swapKaren of Capitola Quilter received this modern improv pin cushion as part of a swap sponsored by her local modern quilt guild. She made an equally cute one for her secret partner. Visit her blog post to see it.

Image credit: Capitola Quilter

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Worldwide Quilting Day giveaway

by Scarlett Burroughs

Worldwide Quilting Day

Celebrations continue all over the blogosphere for National and Worldwide Quilting Day. Here’s another great giveaway going on at Quilting Gallery. Thanks Mishka. Get on over there right now to get a chance to win a pattern or booklet of your choice. She’s drawing two names next Tuesday! Hint: Scroll down to the bottom for the giveaway portion of

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