Monday, January 31, 2011

Million Pillowcase Challenge - UPDATE

I was blown away when I received an email from Kathy B. who follows my blog.  She was one of the people who signed up for the Million Pillowcase Challenge I talked about.  When she didn't see another post regarding the deadline for this event she wrote to me and said that with the help of her two sisters they went ahead and made.......are you ready for this?  100 PILLOWCASES between the three of them.  They are donating their pillow cases to a nursing home in their town where they all grew up and went to school...WAY TO GO LADIES (Kathy is in the middle of the picture!)  I am so proud of what you have done and I will make sure American Patchwork and Quilting become aware of this. 

So, now that we have been shown what can happen when we get to work.........please let me know how many you have made and where they will be donated by March 15th.
I will be sending in the total number to American Patchwork and Quilting the very next day. 

Please also send me a picture of yourself or if you have a group making them. 

With everything that's been happening I dropped the ball and didn't let everyone know the deadline...  Let's not let Kathy and her sisters down.  They have really raised the bar here!  Thanks so much Kathy for starting this wonderful ball rollilng!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Twist 'n Shout report

I am so excited to tell you that, Jeannie Coleman, from Quilt for a Cause, Inc. sent me an email the other day and said that the show introducing Twist "n Shout and all the other patterns they introduced brought in $3700.00............way to go Quilt for a Cause, Inc. 

I hope you'll order the pattern.......all the proceeds go to Women's cancer.  Please jump on this bandwagon!!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Several months ago I talked about a new pattern that I designed and that Carol Crago and I worked on for Quilt for a Cause, Inc.  Well, the pattern is ready and it is being
introduced at a show this weekend. 

All profits for this pattern will go to research for women's cancer.  I HOPE you will jump on board this band wagon and purchase this pattern to help out.

More information will be coming along, but for now you can see the pattern cover here or on their facebook page. - You can post a comment and ask about ordering the pattern right there or you can email them at: for ordering information.
They will be listing all the new patterns on their website after this weekends show.

The pattern sells for $10.00

I hope you will join me in this mission to help stamp out that horrible "C" word we all hear so often.  It is near and dear to all of our hearts.

If you need additional information regarding purchasing this pattern, just let me know.
I'll help you make it happen.  Thanks so much!  Lynda

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


YIKES! The days just seem to fly by!  Before we know it that special "cupid" day will be here...You have plenty of time to make this fun table rug to decorate your home for the Valentine holiday.  Trust me.....all calories have been taken out of this fun project!

January Birthday Winner

Good Morning,
I apologize for the delay in posting the winner of the Back Door Friends Pattern Club - January Birthday winner!

from  South Carolina
"The Old Nag" pattern was her choice if she won..
Lona it's on the way to you today....

Remember, if your birthday is in January you receive a 25% discount on the patterns you purchase during your birthday month.
(only exception is the A Little Porch Time Book)

February Birthday's - please email me before February 15th with your birthdate and the pattern of your choice should you be the winner!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Back Door Friends Pattern Club Drawing

Hello...........Pa drew the name for the Back Door Friends Pattern Club drawing this evening.  CONGRATULATIONS  to JANET EAGLE from Beebe, Arizona for being the winner!  Your Snowman wool crazy pin cushion will be mailed to you this week.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January Birthday - Back Door Friends Pattern Club Drawing

A Slice of Birthday Cake - Royalty Free Clipart Picture

It's just a few days until the first Birthday drawing for the Back Door Friends Pattern club.....are you a member?  Each month there will be a birthday drawing on the 15th and someone will get their choice of a FREE pattern!  It's up to you to remind me each month that you have a birthday! 
If your birthday is in January and you HAVEN'T let me know..............hmmmm! 

For the rest of you Back Door Friends Pattern Club members- January Birthday goes, you receive a 25% discount on any patterns you order....Your order must be in the month of January to cash in on this. 

Good luck to those in the drawing!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


A great BIG "Thank you" to JoAnn Mullaly for all the inspiration she's given to the wool community with her wool crazy madness!  The pictures above are from a wool crazy group project I've been involved in.  Randee Kleinfehn created this particular group.

This piece will go on top of a wooden pantry box I've had for years, so when it's totally finished I will post a picture as well.   There will be a few more decorative stitches added, but I couldn't wait to share what everyone has done. 

The kitty in the pumpkin basket and the long floppy flower  is what I started with.  It was sent to Randy Kleinfehn who added the scarecrow and year.  Randee sent it to Sharon Yeager, who added the house, pumpkin and flowers.  I also think she added the moon and star...Sharon then sent it to Sandy Bessingpas who added the fall leaves and acorns...Then off to Sherri Falls it went who added vine and berries.  Several of these gals did decorative stitches along the seams. 

This entire project has been a blast!  Working with these gals has been so much fun and just look at the wonderful prize I have.  I will cherish it always.  Thank you so much
Randee for starting this group project.  I can't wait to see how it looks on top of my pantry box.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

CORRECTION NEWS - A Little Porch Time Book

Good Morning Everyone,
It has been brought to the Kansas City Star's attention that corrections need to be made to the publication of their book, A Little Porch Time.

These are the corrections in the two Panels concerned – C & E.
Section C:
Cut the bottom right piece 17” x 8 ½”

Section E
E2: After making the Nine Patch strip, sew a strip 21 ½” to each side (not 21”).

Cut a strip of background fabric 1 ¾” x 24” (not 2 ¼” x 24”) to sew to the bottom of the zinnia/Nine Patch block.

E3: Cut the background for the sawtooth block 18” (not 18 ½”) x 20 3/4”, or if you prefer, piece the background with 2” strips along the left side and the top. After attaching the sawtooth strip, the block should measure 18” x 24”. Trim if necessary.

Please accept our apologies and THANK YOU  for your understanding.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Project for 2011.......who's going to join me?

Hello and Happy New Year!  Normally I would be asking for volunteer's to help with a Block Party Project for cancer this year....but, Quilts for a Cause, Inc. asked me to design a quilt which would be made into a pattern to sell this year.   It should be coming out very soon and I can't wait to share where and how you can order it.  You've seen the quilt Carol Crago and I worked stay tuned for the how and where you can order the pattern and help out a cause that is so near and dear to all of our hearts.

Now, it's the beginning of a new year and I just know we can all help with another project.  The American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine is still working on their 1 million pillowcase challenge.  Although I'm not a quilt shop....I'd like to be a part of making their goal come, who's with me?  The pillow cases we make can be donated to local charities (you don't have to send them to me)  and I'm thinking that for me I'm going to donate what I make to a local woman's shelter and/or nursing homes in my area.  

The bottom line is that when you've made the pillow cases and they are delivered, I'll need a total of what you make so I can turn in the number to the American Patchwork site. (I know each person can go to their site and add their own, but I'd like to do this as a group)  I've also added a button to the left of your screen so you can read more about this; you can download which pillow case pattern you'd like too. 

The cut off date to sign up will be January 15th........please let me know if you'll be joining me for our first project of 2011.