" 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!

Feel free to contact me if you would like a "Square-agonals" presentation/workshop in your part of the world!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blog Hop Party Winners!

Congratulations to KimC and devotedtoquilting, winners of my Blog Hop Party giveaway.  They will each receive four patterns from my new "Square-agonals" pattern line.  I have sent them emails but if you are reading this, please send me your address so I can send them out right away.

To everyone who visited and participated on my blog, a BIG thank you!  What a joy it was to read all your comments.  They all gave me a smile, a tear, or a warm feeling in my heart.  What wonderful people quilters are!

As a side note, I am having trouble getting my pattterns on my web site so I will be posting photos here so you can see what the designs are.

Thanks again and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blog Hop Party!!!! With Giveaways!!!!!

Blog Hop Party Link!

December 10 through December 17.

Join me and over two hundred blogs for a Blog Hop Party and the chance to win lots of prizes!  For my giveaway I am giving a set of four new "Square-agonals" Patterns that were just released at fall market in November.  Since there are a total of eight new patterns, that means I will have two winners, each getting four patterns!  What do you need to do?  Simply leave me a comment about what is your favorite activity during the holidays.  And don't forget to leave me your contact email.  The last time I gave away copies of my book I had several winners who I could not contact and therefore they never knew they won :(

Click on the link above or the "Blog Hop Party" in the sidebar to get the links to the other blogs.  Thanks for stopping by and have fun!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Have A Notion! Blog

Dearest Kelly Jackson from IHAN blog has posted a review and giveaway of my "Square-agonals" book and my new line of patterns.  We had a chance to meet at fall market in Houston and she said how much she loves my technique.  So I sent her a book and set of patterns so she can share them with her followers.

I Have A Notion Blog

Monday, October 31, 2011

End of market

I ended my wonderful experience at market by visiting with my friend Kaye!

A lot happened this market so keep checking for new announcements.

And a note to the BOM squad angels..... Get those sewing machines ready to sew!


Starting the day chatting with Alex!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bloc Loc!

This is for you Julia! The inventor of Bloc Loc. what a riot we had!


Eleanor Burns and I chatting about our next gig together in Indiana !

A display for one of the fabric companies!

Flip Flop lady.

Had a lovely chat with kathie alyce of the Flip Flop books. She showed me her newest ruler.

Kaye wood

Bumped into Kaye Wood!

Marriane says hi!

Marriane Fons was nice enough to take this photo with me and she says hello to the BOM squad!


The look of market when all the work is done.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Nancy zieman. She gave a very interesting demo.

Look who I met today!

Kelly Jackson says hello!

The Display at market

This is the display at Brewers booth where I will be doing my demos and introducing my new pattern line. The quilt hanging are from my patterns. Thank you angels and Leslie!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Proof I did do a schoolhouse!

What a crowd!

My schoolhouse has to be called a success! I had standing room only-people sitting on the floor-and flowing out the door! It was well received and hope to see the same at my demos and book signings.

Sent from Sandi's iPhone

Chaos at market

A few pictures showing the frantic chaos of the vendors setting up their displays. I have my schoolhouse at 10:40 this morning. Will let you know how it went.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Off to Fall Market!

My bags are packed, my special pen is in my purse, nails done, and hair streaked blue.....I am off to Quilt Market!

You will certainly see a flurry of activity on this blog in the next week.  I am leaving in a few minutes to catch my flight to Houston, Texas and the International Quilt Market.  While there I will share my adventures and photos to anyone who is interested enough to read this blog.

I am especially excited to have my new line of Square-agonals Patterns introduced by my distributor, Brewers.  I am scheduled for a schoolhouse workshop, demos, and book signings throughout the event.

If there is anything/anyone you want to see a photo of, let me know.

Be seeing you!!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Busy month!

This morning I am off to the Zepora Cedar Lakes Quilt Retreat in Ripley, WV.  I will be attending, and teaching my Square-agonals technique.  Also, on Tuesday evening I will be doing a book signing at "The Quilting Nook".

I will be home for a short while then off to the International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas.  I am so excited as I will be premiering my new line of "Square-agonals" Patterns.   Picked them up from the printer on Friday and just love the way they look.   Have to thank my quilt Angels again for all their help in meeting my deadline!

Hope to be posting photos from both events!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

I've been bad!

My poor blog!  A victim of time management.  The last on my list.  The forgotten memo. The leftover in the back of the fridge!

Yes I have been bad in posting to the blog.  Oh things have been happening, perhaps too many things.  So a quick update and a promise to do better!

Great news received, my official trademark for "Square-agonals" has been approved!  This is a big accomplishment for you and another bucket list item to check off.

I haven't had any book events the past month, which is how I scheduled it, I needed a "mental vacation" and needed to recharge myself, my thinking, and needed to take care of family and house.  That time is shortly coming to an end so I will be off and running again very soon....and I promise to write about it.

I am currently trying to complete a series of patterns to be debuted at Fall Market in Houston in October and, as alway, it is taking twice as long as I planned.

So I am now off for a few days vacation and will be back with both feet running!  Thanks for staying with me and please send me any ideas or hints about how to be a better blogger and what you want me to blog about.  

See you soon!  Really!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Featured in Article!

Well you have to check this out!  I am one of two  featured authors in the Landauer Publishers Newsletter.  It tells you about my book and what  I am up to.  Please check it out!

Landauer Publishing Newsletter

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Part of the quilt show. 

Kaye giving her lecture. 

Eleanor and I enjoying some pink lemonade!

Chatting with Eleanor. I asked her to join me for dinner but she is busy. Maybe coffee later?

Kaye and I visiting. She remembered me!

Chatting with my friend Kaye England.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Here I am now!

Here I am in Marion, Indiana for The Quilters Hall of Fame Celebration.  The Celebration runs from July 14 through the 16th.  There are quilts everywhere, vendors, and guest teachers and lecturers.  I am fortunate to be one of the teachers and lecturers, giving me the opportunity to talk about "Square-agonals".

I hope to be sending more photos over the next two days.  Enjoy!

And a big Thank You to Jean for befriending me at dinner and showing be around the town...see you tomorrow Jean!


Quilters Hall of Fame

About to visit the museum. Thank you Jean for bringing me. I met Jean at the welcome dinner tonight.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Visit this web site!

Benita Skinner contacted me today because she saw my free "Square-agonals" pattern on my web site and the link in Quiltposium online magazine.  She tweeted about my pattern and I checked out her web site and felt I needed to talk about it.  Her website is full of free patterns and ideas, stop by and visit!

Thanks again Benita for the mention!

Victoriana Quilt Designs  http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.com/

Monday, June 27, 2011

My Article and My Cruise!

Well the Quiltposium on line emagazine just came out. Click on this link and enter your email address to get in. Go to page 136 to 141 and you will see my article and info on my cruise!!!!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Square-agonals quilt by quilter

Cheryl from Harrisville,WV sent me a photo of a "Square-agonals" quilt she made from my book.  As you can see she did a beautiful job.  This is the same quilt design that is on the cover of the book "Garden Path".  Thank you Cheryl!

Please send me your photos of a "Square-agonals" quilt!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Following my blog!

I have now added a  gadget that will let you know when I post a new item.  It is at the top of the sidebar on the left, simply add your email address and you will get an email letting you know I have posted.  Thank you for following me!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pieceable Quilters Guild of Zanesville, Ohio

Last month I did lecture/trunk show for the Pieceable Quilters Guild in Zanesville, Ohio.  It was a large group and we had a lot of fun.  So today I will be returning for back to back classes on my "Square-agonals 9-Patch Table Runner".  Here a few photos from last month and I will post new photos of my students and their creations in a few days.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Free Pattern!

I finally figured out how to post my free
Square-agonals pattern! 

This pattern "Simply Square-agonals" is an opportunity to see how the technique works.  It is a small yet delightful project that is easy to follow. You can click on the link "Free Pattern!" here.

Feel free to send me your comments about my pattern or technique and please send photos if you make "Simply Square-agonals"