Sunday, November 18, 2012

On the Radio!

To all of Pat's faithful listeners who have come to visit, welcome!

For my regular visitors, tune in (click HERE) at 4 PM Eastern time, on 11-19-12, to hear the broadcast live. It will be archived, and available for listening anytime.

Pat and I met very early in our careers. We started out just about the same time. I have enjoyed her sense of humor, talent and drive from the very start.

It's been fun to watch as we've each developed our styles and focus, criss-crossing paths every few markets.

Honestly, I have no idea how Pat gets it all done, but she does, and with great verve!

For those new to me, hi!

I'm the oldest of six girls, the mother of four boys and grandmother to two, a boy and a girl. And I'm a new puppy mom. But that's a story for another time.

I married my high school sweetheart as a sophomore in college, one year after I finished hand piecing and hand quilting my first quilt. My theory at the time was "the bigger the stitch, the sooner I'm done." I understand now that poor quilt was basted together.

It's always been my goal (even since I was a little kid), to do things as efficiently and effectively as possible. Perhaps my love of science pointed me that way. Sneaky Piecing is a compilation of all the tricks, tips and techniques I've discovered in my loooong, almost 40 years, (I started prenatally), quilting career.

For a nice little taste of some of my favorite Sneaky Piecing tricks, I've created a pattern for you to download. The block, called Christmas Star, was designed to illustrate more than a dozen different Sneaky Piecing tips. Yeah, this one block. (Imagine what you'll find in the book!)

To download the pattern, click HERE.

The truth is, I'm a teacher at heart. Or perhaps it would be better to say that I'm a pathologically curious student. Finding out how things are made is a joy for me, and then to teach it makes everything complete.


  1. Thanks for sharing the Sneaky Piecing trick block and hope you sell many books!

  2. Mary Ellen11:17 AM

    Hi Beth, I've downloaded the podcast so I can listen as I walk my own canine (no longer a pup, but still acts like one). Thanks for the free star block-I enjoy your piecing tricks. Happy Holidays to all. (Mary Ellen from the Amherst guild)

  3. Hi Beth!
    Wow, I absolutely love this block! I am an editor for FaveQuilts and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would just love it and generate some nice traffic to your site. If you would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial.

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    Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!