" Sensational Square-agonals" Craftsy Class

" Sensational Square-agonals" Craftsy Class
My newest venture - I'm a Craftsy Instructor!

Welcome to Sandi's "Stitched Buy" blog....follow me and my future quilting adventures.

Follow the adventures and activities of a quilt author, me, with my my series of "Square-agonals Books and Patterns. As I travel on my "book tour", scheduled events at quilt shops, quilt guilds, workshops, retreats and quilt markets, let's see what I get into! Thanks for following me!

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Friday, December 31, 2010

Book Signing at Theresa's

To finish out the year I will be at Theresa's Fabrics in Moundsvillle, WV this afternoon for a book signing. This is part of Theresa's annual end of the year big sale, lots of good buys on fabric. I will be there by 12:30 and will stay till 3 or so.....stop in to see what's for sale and say hello!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Well did anyone out there listen to the Creative Mojo radio show? I sounded better than I remembered, would love some feedback from other than my family.....they tend to be good to me (gotta love em)!

If you didn't catch today, remember to look for it on itunes. It is a free download podcast, just search Creative Mojo for 12-29-10.

Happy New Year to all of you!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Creative Mojo Radio Interview

Here it is, the link and info to listen to my interview with Mark Lipinski on his radio talk show Creative Mojo on Wednesday, December 29, 3 to 5pm EST!


Follow the link on the blog to toginet radio to listen to the show live or you can download the free podcast from itunes later in the day.

Please feel free to leave me comments on what you think about it.

I'm at Books A Milliion!

Strolling through our local Books a Million and what do I see? A copy of my book. Had to take a photo!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Present - Blog Interview!

I received a wonderful Christmas Present late last night, I had done a blog-interview with the Sew Journal Blog and it was posted to their site! Munaiba Khan from Australia writes a very interesting blog and she asked me to do an interview for her. She is also giving away an autographed copy of my book. This is one blog you need to add to your favorites list!

Thank you Munaiba for the review and comments!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Just want to say thank you to all of you who view my blog, especially you dedicated "followers". I appreciate your interest and patience as I figure out where I and my blog will be going.

My success for my book has been beyond my expectations these last few months and that success has given me confidence to go further. I hope to see continued success and I have a lot of interesting things planned and some interesting ventures to try.

I hope all of you have an enjoyable holiday season, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

PS - Next wednesday (December 29) will be my interview on Mark Lipinski's Creative Mojo radio show. I will be reminding you and giving you details.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Book Signings

I had the privilege of doing a book signing at Waldenbooks in the Ohio Valley Mall , St. Clairsville, Ohio. It was a busy day at the mall and I had a great time!
Here are some photos from my book signing at Karen's Craft & Quilt Connection in Barnesville, Ohio earlier this month. It is a lovely shop full of quilt samples. I will be teaching classes there in January.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Quilters Cookbook

Just received my online copy of the Quilters Cookbook Volume 2. It is a lovely collection of recipes from quilters along with photos of quilt projects and stories. I had submitted my recipe for "Homemade Irish Creme" along with a photo of my daughters memory quilt and a little story about it. Click on the title of this entry to go to the link.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Radio Interview!

Wow it was fun....and a blur! I was so excited, once Mark got on the line and we started talking it was over before I knew it. I don't think I said anything silly.....but I sure did talk a lot. The interview ran about 15 minutes and we talked a lot about being creative and the creativity of Square-agonals. It will be aired on December 29 and I will remind you later with all the details.
Till later.....

Friday, December 3, 2010

Quilt Cruise-December Educator of the Month

"Sew Many Places" has just named me December "Educator of the month"! My Caribbean cruise leaves from Miami on February 26 and we still have a few seats available. My design Caribbean Sunset" will make you an expert "Square-agonals" quilter by the end of the cruise!

Check this link for all the details: http://sewmanyplaces.com/tours/caribbean_0211c.html

Sew Many Places Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/pages/Spring-Valley-IL/Sew-Many-Places/176409471416#!/pages/Spring-Valley-IL/Sew-Many-Places/176409471416

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Secret Event - Cool News!

Now that I have the details I can reveal my secret event. I have been invited to be a guest on the Mark Lipinski radio show Creative Mojo! The pre-recording will be this weekend (Wish me luck!) and it will be broadcast on Wednesday, December 29th 3-5pm EST. The link to Mark's blog and how to listen to the broadcast is http://www.marklipinski.com/ .

I have had the opportunity to talk with Mark at the last two quilt markets and I am really looking forward to the interview. Here are some photos from quilt market.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What's next?

Have a busy weekend coming up. I have the honor of being really good "friends" with Mrs. Claus and will be attending a Santa's Breakfast at our local grade school on saturday morning.

This will be followed by a secret event I can't reveal just yet.....so stay posted. I will then go over to Karen's Quilt & Craft Connection as the celebrity quilter for demonstrations and book signings. Karen's shop is in Barnesville, Ohio and they will be having their Christmas parade and other holiday events.

On Sunday I have the privilege to do a book signing at Walden's Book Store in the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Then later this week I will be a "friend" with Mrs. Claus again for storytime at the school library for the Kindergarten and first grade classes.

I will do my best to keep up with the blog, photos, and details on the secret event!

Still catching up

Well now that the family and friends have come and gone (except for my daughter who is leaving on December 19 to do missionary work in Uganda....another long story) I am still trying to play catch up for the last month.
I am posting pictures from my "Square-agonals" 9-Patch Table Runner class that was held at the "From Past To Present" Quilt shop in St. Clairsville, Ohio. We had so much fun and you can see what a great job the ladies did on their projects. The class has been so successful that it is going to be repeated again on January 24th.

Monday, November 29, 2010

I Have A Notion

While at Houston Market I had the pleasure of meeting Kelly Jackson of "I Have A Notion" blog. Not only was she a delight to talk with, but she loved my new quilt technique and book "Square-agonals; A New Angle on Quilting".

Check out her review and photos on her popular blog "I Have A Notion" http://ihaveanotion.blogspot.com/2010/11/square-agonals-new-angle-on-quilting.html

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Just want to thank all of you who have helped in any way to support my book. May you all have a safe and joyous holiday week.

My kids are home and all their friends are here right now and filling the house with youthful energy and laughter! I love them all!

My pies are done, as well as the three types of chex mix, sweet potatoe casserole, and mashed potato casserole. Turkeys (need to serve 25+) are soaking in the brine and ready for the morning. I might be able to relax a bit tonight.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and be thankful for what you do have!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pine Tree Quilt Shop

Two weeks ago I spent a saturday at the Pine Tree Quilt Shop in Waynesburg, Pa doing demonstrations on "Square-agonals" and signing books. It was a fun filled day and Linda, the owner, has a way of making you feel right at home in her lovely shop. It is bright, cheery and full of lovely fabrics and samples. Linda and her staff greet you and make you feel like one of the family. Verna, our shop hop and Columbus bus driver, lives nearby and stopped in to visit. Rachel (one of my best quilt friends) came along to help. Enjoy the photos and be sure to stop in and visit Linda if you are in the area. I am scheduled to do a full day of "Square-agonals" classes on January 15 and February 12 and I am certainly looking forward to it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I'm Back

So sorry for the delay in getting back here, went on the shop hop directly after market, then to Waynesburg at the Pine Tree Quilt Shop, then sick, now trying to recoup and regroup.
For today I am posting some pics from the fun shop hop through Amish country in Ohio. It was a delightful two day trip with the greatest quilt ladies I know (and Verna, the best driver in the world!) They let me help them pick out their fabric and spend their money! I love picking out fabric! It might be one of my favorite parts of making a quilt.
Enjoy the photos and look for more postings tomorrow.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Getting ready to leave market. My pic in front of the Landauer booth. Will be flying home early tomorrow so good bye to market and all the excitement. Give me a couple days to regroup then will be sending updates from the shop hop and my weekend activities. Good night!

Alex Anderson

Got to go to alex's schoolhouse on Friday and had a brief chat with her this morning, she loved my hair (most people have) she said she loved my book idea but she had to run and I had to do a demo and I never got to meet up with her again.

Sent from Sandi's iPhone

Just got done telling Lynette Jensen all about the BOM squad. She is saying hello to you in this photo!

Look who stopped in at market!

The Landauer Publishing Booth. See my book and quilt on the left.

Quilts of Gee Bend. 

The Ty Pennington Booth, he is introducing a line of home decorator fabric. 

Just had a long chat with Eleanor and she said next time we might do lunch!

Kaye England 

Note to BOM squad... See me using my special pen. 

Here I am actually signing books at my book signing ... I could get used to this!

Unbelievable! This was the line of quilters waiting for me at my book signing! They even applauded after my demo and some of them were in line for 25 minutes waiting for me!!! Believe it or not!

This is Davide Morro, my contact for Aurifil threads. 

Art Gallery fabrics, great people!

Designer of Kansas Troubles!

Another Moda view. 

One of the many Moda booths. 

Julia, finally tracked down Pat Sloan and she says hello. 

Hooked up with "Marriane" again, she signed her book and is saying "hello BOM squad", then I had to explain what it was, she is a dear lady.

Part of the Fairfield fabric booths

RJR fabrics

Filming Quilt Out Loud!

Happy Hollow Designs!

Wanna see some of the great vendor booths?  This is Kansas City Star Quilts.  I think I'll take you on a mini tour today!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Had my dinner at the Minute Maid ballpark with the sweetest couple from South Carolina, Rhett and Pat. The dinner was sponsored by Moda  and I have to thank Theresas Fabrics for the invite. We had a Texas BBQ with pulled pork, brisket, potato salad and pecan pie. 

Marriane Fons says hi to the BOM squad!

The ladies of Bonnie Blue Quilts

Having dinner in the ballroom of Minute Maid ball park. 

Jo Morton!