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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy Christmas and a fantastic New Year too! I can't believe this is the last day of school for the kids...let the fun begin!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Thursday!

I was just down visiting the Pieceful Quilters shop in Middleboro this morning and WOW are things changing down there! Construction is under way and the store is expanding. They already have beautiful fabrics and now they'll have even more! The display quilts have been taken down until the dust settles but they will reappear soon! Quilt Cabana Patterns can be purchased there (www.piecefulquilters.com) as well as on Etsy or by emailing me.

Have a great afternoon!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Happy Holidays!

I will be offering FREE SHIPPING between now and Christmas on all quilt pattern orders. My ETSY store has been updated to reflect the free shipping savings.
These quilt patterns are easy and make a great gift for the crafters on your shopping list. Don't forget to check out the Sweet Mail pattern which can be made up very quickly in time for Valentine's Day!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day

Good Morning and happy Veteran's Day to all! Thank you to every member of the military, past and present, for the sacrifices you make to keep us safe.

This week I am working on some quilts that will be included in the Leisure Arts book. I also have a wonderful idea for a new wall hanging that will be coming soon! I'd like to put up a tutorial with instructions for fusible applique' so that you all can see how easy and rewarding it can be! Stay tuned for that.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Winter Joy Pattern Is For Sale On Etsy

The pattern is printed and may be purchased on Etsy. Click on the link below or on the side bar.


This is a special winter duo with two patterns included in the package. The table topper is a 24.5" square and the table runner is 42.5" x 12.5". These are easy patterns and make up quickly. They are made with fusible applique and blanket stitching.

Don't forget to check out my other patterns on Etsy and at the Pieceful Quilters store in Middleboro!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Pattern Coming Next Week!

The Winter Joy Table Topper & Table Runner pattern will be available for sale next week on Etsy! Done up with frosty fabrics and fusible applique' this is an easy pattern to make for your winter decor! It's so easy you'll want to make one for a friend!

The table topper is a 24.5" square and the table runner is 42.5" x 12.5". Directions for both items are packaged together and will sell for $9.00.



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

Good morning everyone!

Just wanted to let you know what I am working on this week...it's a beautiful winter themed table topper. If you like hot cocoa, snowflakes and mittens, this one is for you! I am hoping to finish it up by next week and also add an option of either placemats or a table runner to go along with the pattern. Pictures coming soon!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Patterns For Sale At Pieceful Quilters

I'm so happy to announce that Quilt Cabana Patterns are now being carried by the Pieceful Quilters shop in Middleboro, MA at 88 E. Grove Street. This is a fun shop to visit with loads of beautiful quilts being displayed, a great variety of fabrics, notions and books. They offer inspiring classes and I understand they often have a waitlist to get in so you'll want to check the offerings online and call for availability! Here is the link to the store:

Be sure to stop by there and see all the wonderful quilts!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Gingerbread House Table Runner On Etsy

The table runner is now for sale on Etsy. The pattern is $9.00 and you can order by clicking on the picture of the table runner on the right side bar of this page.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

More pictures of the table runner...

Gingerbread House Table Runner

Enjoy the holidays with this beautiful table runner! Easy fusible applique' and blanket stitching make this a quick project. The diamond channel quilting adds to the elegance of your dining room table.

The pattern will be available on the Etsy store by the end of the week. This project would make a wonderful Christmas gift for the quilter in your life!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Happy Friday! The Christmas table runner is finished and I just love it. I'll be posting a picture soon and the pattern will be available by the end of next week!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday Night

It's been a crazy week here but tonight I went to gather the fabric for a new holiday table runner. I am so excited to get working on this project. I sketched it all out and now I'm dying to see it come together in fabric.

Have a great night everyone!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sweet Mail Wall Hanging Now On Sale!

Give a little love this Valentine's Day with the Sweet Mail quilt! It's now on the Etsy store and you can find it by clicking below or on the photo on the right side bar:

This quilt is 20.5" x 17" and makes up quickly with fusible applique' and blanket stitching!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Three Jacks Pattern Now On Sale!

The Three Jacks wall hanging pattern is now listed on the Esty store!

This pattern is made with fusible applique' and blanket stitching. It is easy and perfect for any skill level.

If you haven't given fusible applique' a try yet, you really should. It's a fun and quick method of putting quilts of all sizes together. It's a perfect method for beginners.

Don't forget to check out the fun fact and quote at the bottom of the blog! Take our poll listed on the bottom right as well!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tonight I thought I would add some pictures of my craft room. It has evolved over the years from a scrapbook room to a scrapbook/clay/quilting room! I love going in there and losing myself in whatever project I happen to be on that day. I especially love being in there early on the weekends before anyone else is awake...with coffee of course!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Good Afternoon!

I added a few items to the right of the blog. The first is a picture of the new Three Jacks pattern that will be available in the Etsy store very soon. It is an adorable fall wall hanging of you guessed it, three jack-o-lanterns! This will be a great addition to your fall decor. It's an easy fusible applique' and blank stitch project. It measures 20.5" x 17" inches.

The second item is an invitation to join the Quilt Cabana Patterns (QCP) mailing list. Just send me an email with your address and I'll be happy to add you to the list. This will be a fun newsletter with upcoming information and quilting news. I'm not sure if this will be weekly or monthly...haven't decided yet!

The third item is an invitation to help QCP support a very worthy charity named Wrap Them In Love. I have supported this group in the past and it is a rewarding experience for the recipient of the quilt as well as the quilter. The link to their website is listed there and you can also view the baby quilts my Brownie troop donated as well.


Monday, September 28, 2009

My Etsy Store Is Up and Running!

I spent today setting up my Etsy store which you can link to from the right panel or you can log onto http://www.quiltcabanapatterns.etsy.com/.

I have posted the Sweet Butterfly Three Panel Wall Hanging for sale on the store site. It is a beautiful 3 piece wall hanging that is perfect for any little girl's bedroom or playroom. The sweet butterfly travels across the panels leaving a trail behind. The pattern is selling for $9.00. Stop by the store and take a look.

Each panel measures 14.5" x 14.5" and you can make all three or just one. My mother recently made the last panel and it will fit perfectly in a smaller space. The wall hangings are made with fusible applique' and blanket stitching that serves as the quilting. It's fun and easy to make and is a wonderful gift.

I am also very excited to add a link to Allison Holmes' store on Etsy. Allison creates truly inspiring paper crafts and also has crafting supplies for sale on her store. You can find her link under the "Links I Love" category on the right panel. Or you can log on directly at http://www.allison29.etsy.com/.



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sweet Butterfly Patterns

The Sweet Butterfly Patterns were printed last night and will be for sale on Etsy by the end of the week. Stay tuned for a link directing you to the Etsy store from this blog.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Welcome to Quilt Cabana!

I am so excited about the start of this blog and my new business, Quilt Cabana Patterns! I taught myself how to quilt a few years ago and now I am designing my own patterns. I will be opening a shop on Etsy soon and I hope everyone will stop by to see what's new.

I live in Massachusetts with my very loving and supportive husband, Greg, and my three awesome and beautiful daughters...Amanda, Lindsey, and Leah! I work part time designing quilts and polymer clay projects. You might have seen some of those projects in Pack-o-Fun magazine or on the Polyform Products website. I also have a scrapbook layout published in Memory Makers magazine and two humorous articles published in Polymer Cafe' magazine. I am also working on several quilts for a future book with Leisure Arts.

I want to thank my mom, Judy, for the pattern testing and proof reading services she provides!

The first pattern that will be up for sale is the Sweet Butterfly Three Panel Wall Hanging. It is an adorable wall hanging that will brighten any little girl's room. It is fun and easy to make with fusible applique' and blanket stitching that serves as the quilting for this project. I'll post a picture and link to Etsy once I am up and running.

Come by often and see what's new at the Quilt Cabana!