Just for Fun

Now I know how my Stitching Sisters attendees feel!

June 12, 2013
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Many of our students tell me one of the things they love about attending a Stitching Sisters event is they just show up. They don’t need to do any prep work, lug any machines or even bring a piece of stabilizer. They walk in and begin to stitch. Last week, I had the same...

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We’re So Proud!

May 8, 2013
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Toot, toot!  Beep, beep! A special digital issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery is free for you – just click here to access. You’ll find projects, free embroidery designs, videos from our sponsors and access to leading companies in the embroidery industry. Wondering what’s inside? It’s packed with educational material for newbies, intermediate and advanced...

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Made by Hand and Delivered in Person

April 17, 2013
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What better way to shower a first-time mother-to-be than by creating a gift from the heart. And if you can deliver it in person – all the better!  Last weekend, our family showered our niece with dozens of gifts for the new baby.  Lucky girl that she is, some of those gifts – well,...

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Who’s on First?

March 27, 2013
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You are!  Sure to be a hit with all baseball fans, here’s a little baseball stitching to get you into the mood for the season.  Celebrate Opening Day 2013, whether you’re a major league baseball fan or tee-ball devotee, by wearing this design. It doesn’t have to be on the back pocket of a...

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Napkin Ring in the Hoop

February 5, 2013
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This week we welcome guest blogger Sue O’Very from Sealed With A Stitch. We hope you enjoy her Napkin Ring project and make good use of it, perhaps as a Valentine’s place setting! You can download the designs for the project here. Materials (2) 4″ x 4″ Top ~ Cotton fabric (spray starch and...

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I can’t wait to meet you!

January 8, 2013
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Have you been itching to ramp up your machine embroidery skills? A two-day Stitching Sisters event may be just the thing you need to breathe new life into your hobby.  My Stitching Sister, Marie Zinno, and I travel the country to teach team embroidery classes which feature hands-on projects that cover tons of techniques –...

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You’ll still have time to decorate your holiday table

November 21, 2012
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Eileen Roche Tutorial on Stipple Jingle Bells

  Here’s a tutorial on a fast easy centerpiece.  You can stitch this in about two hours, and then just slip your potted plant, floral bouquet or a glass vase of sparkly Christmas ornaments inside the tube. It’s a fast and easy way to dress up your table.   You’ll Need: Stipple! Jingle Bells...

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Can It Really Be 30 years?

November 13, 2012
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Celebrating 30 Years With Nancy Zieman

How do you go from taping a television show in your living room to commanding your own studio at Wisconsin’s largest PBS station? You do it one stitch at a time.   Nancy Zieman is one of our industry’s most humble leaders. I’ve seen her blush when recognized by 20-somethings in swanky malls, and...

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Quilt Market

October 31, 2012
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What’s so great about Quilt Market? People, Fabric, Quilts and…Santa!  I’m just back from Quilt Market after spending a fantastic day on the show floor meeting with old friends, connecting with new ones, drooling over gorgeous fabric displays, ogling breathtaking quilts and taking a moment to pose with Santa.  I never pass up a...

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Wisconsin Quilt Expo

October 17, 2012
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Wisconsin Quilt Expo What I love about Wisconsin are the people, the countryside, the cheese and the seasons (well almost all of the seasons). Every time I go to Wisconsin (at least twice a year), I have a great time. Last year, I went to Quilt Expo in Madison and even had fun in...

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