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Monday, September 30, 2019

Circa 1880 Blocks ~ Oops, I did it again!

 Yup....I did it again!  I forgot to post last week's Circa 1880 Blocks.  (groan)
Last weekend, I traveled to the Grand Rapids area to visit with the West Michigan Quilters Guild.  I was packing and trying to do a few hundred things (you know how it is!) and plum forgot to write my post.  I remembered when we arrived in Michigan....a lot of good that will do me.

I had just the best time with the West Michigan quilters.  I gave a lecture and enjoyed spending the day with them during two workshops.  I always receive a warm welcome and have a good time with quilters.  We share tips back and forth and just generally have a great time.  I'm always in sewing envy, though, wishing I could be sewing along with them.  

The trip this past weekend marks the end of my travel this year except for one trip to NYC with my daughter in November.  If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know I really enjoy traveling, and I also really, really enjoy teaching, but this teacher is kinda cooked from all the travel and fun.  

I am home for the next 5 months and have only booked two events next year to give myself a much needed rest.  I came home with a renewed vigor of plans to begin doing some things I haven't had time for in a long time.  Change can be just the thing we need sometimes.  

My workshop update is..... Debbie and I finished my Rachel's Tribute BOM quilt and it's now in the hands of quilter extraordinaire Vegas Val (aka Valerie Krueger.)  I am so jazzed to see what she comes up with!  

My New Circa Essentials & New Circa Shirtings fabric sample yardage arrived and is being starched.  I'll begin cutting for the new quilt tomorrow.  More photos and info to come.  The manuscript for my next book with Martingale is also on my desk for proofreading.  Another fabric line in all browns and cheddars called Cheddar & Chocolate is also in production and nearly complete....very exciting.  New quilt designs are being worked on as well, so needless to say, I'm never bored.  But...I don't know a quilter who is!  

So that's the latest from me.  Watch for my next blog later this week when you'll be able to meet Rachel for the first time.  I can't wait to introduce you!


  1. You have lots of exciting things happening! Have a great week, Pam.

  2. I am SO excited to see your new designs and fabrics. Can't wait for more shirtings, and Cheddar and Chocolate sounds wonderful!
    It is nice that you have some time at home for a while. I know it isn't as though you won't be busy, but it will be a different kind of busy--and change is as good as a rest, as the saying goes. :)

  3. I'm glad you are going to have some time to do some special things just for you. I LOVE your new Circa Essentials!!! And Cheddar's & Chocolate. I love the Village Square quilt, Oh darn, I just love everything!!

  4. Oh those wonderful little blocks! I love seeing each and every one of them!
    Please please please have your new fabric lines available as 10" squares?