Guess who decorated the gingerbread house this year? I usually decorate with my sons, but they’re growing older and not as enthralled about doing crafts with mom as they used to be. So that meant I got to be really compulsive with my colors! Normally I’m totally hands off and let them play and put [...]
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Oprah isn’t the only one who likes to gift her favorite things every year! Here’s your chance to watch and win one of my four favorite things for quilters this Christmas. Be sure to watch the video all the way to the end so you know how to enter and win one of [...]
Aaaaahhhhh. It’s so good to be back. It has been so long since I’ve been able to be here and chat with all of you. Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you and saying “Ha! You thought you had a plan? Here’s where you’re going now . . . “ I know [...]
Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Petite Pineapples, the August edition of our year-long color-of-the-month enhanced e-pattern series:
August’s featured color is blue-green, the hottest color of 2010. Petite Pineapples combines tradition with trend, juxtaposing 19th century-style hand applique with trendy blue-greens of 2010. This sweet runner uses a clean color palette [...]
I put together a list of the many resources I’ve created over the Color Mastery journey and put them into one place for you. Wow. No excuses not to have outstanding color in your quilts any more!
Color Tips for Quilters by Maria Peagler
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Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Stars & Stripes, the June pattern update to our year-long color-of-the-month series.
June’s featured color is blue, a perennial favorite with quilters of all styles. Stars & Stripes shows you how to coordinate different blues while avoiding an over-matched appearance. Discover how to coordinate varying color intensities, [...]
Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Sunflower Summer, the May pattern update to our year-long color-of-the-month series.
May’s featured color is yellow, which so many quilters find to be challenging and avoid using. No more! Sunflower Summer shows you how to make yellow play well with others, giving yellow a chance to mingle and [...]
If you asked God to grant your biggest dream, what would it be? My answer would be different depending on when you asked me. Some dreams come and go, while others stick with you, and others you work diligently to see to fruition.
My first dream? A happy, healthy marriage. No small feat for any couple, [...]
Congratulations to Sandra Davidson for winning the exceedingly tall FQ bundle from Robert Kaufman! Over 20(!) FQs will be arriving in your mailbox soon as a thank you for subscribing to my blog. Isn’t a big bundle of pink fabrics a lovely surprise to find in your mailbox during February’s cold days? We missed the [...]
I’m proud to announce my Quilting Unit Study for Homeschool Families is now available as an e-book on Smashwords. No matter what e-reader you use, the file format you need is there. Kindle, Stanza, Palm, PC, Mac, Sony, or even for online reading. They’ve got it all.
The cutie on the cover? My little guy, about [...]
Creative Quilters, I’d like you to meet Winter Bird, the January edition of my new Color-of-the-Month pattern series:
Learn by Doing
As an instructional designer, I know there’s no better way to understand a subject than to actually try it. The Color-of-the-Month table runner series offers new color palettes and quilt techniques every month, delivered directly to [...]
When Carolyn Beam from Quiltmaker asked me to participate in their 100 Blocks issue I was thrilled to contribute, as Quiltmaker is the magazine I recommend most to my students. It’s a great learning tool, and their 100 Blocks collector’s issue does not disappoint. It’s packed with appliqued, pieced, and mixed-technique blocks, so no matter [...]
More photos from my trip to Athens and Dragonfly Quilt Shop. As you walk in the shop you’re surrounded by gorgeous fabrics and samples that you can’t wait to make! Love the beautiful white armoire filled with goodies. The shop had a Kaffe Fassett table to get quilters excited about his workshop at Dragonfly. Deb [...]
After I shot this video at Dragonfly Quilt Shop in Watkinsville, GA, I gave a lecture to the Cotton Patch Quilt Guild in Athens, and drove home for a late-night arrival. The same day, my elder son attended a workshop at the local Apple store on how to use iMovie.
I’ve been the computer expert in [...]
I’m humbled and thrilled at the response from quilters and reviewers to Color Mastery. I’m giving lectures and workshops, producing videos on color, and building relationships with quilters across the globe on my blog, email newsletter, Twitter, and Facebook.
I’m starting to work on my next book, talking to shop owners, industry experts, and fabric companies. [...]
Last weekend I attended the fall convention of the Georgia Quilt Council in Carrollton, GA. After all the years I’ve been quilting, this was my first time attending the council’s meeting, and I was impressed. These ladies know quilting and know Georgia. I met many wonderful quilters, appraisers, shop owners, historians, guild officers, and teachers. [...]
Fall just begs for a new quilt, doesn’t it? I have only a couple of workshops left in the fall schedule! Be good to yourself and schedule an artist date by signing up for my workshops. Then get even more inspiration at the fabulous quilt shows coming up – of course I expect you to [...]
Today’s the final day in the Quilts & Creativity Art Week, and I’m concluding with a bang: quilts from the Gee’s Bend quilters. I’ve featured works of art from the Big Canoe Fine Art show in honor of my own art quilts that are on display at the Ann Litrel gallery in Woodstock. Previously I [...]
I spent a gorgeous weekend in Eatonton, GA, near Lake Oconee at a delightful new shop called the Stitching Barn. Becky Pittman held her grand opening last week and invited me to present a Color Mastery workshop on Saturday.
The shop really was an old dairy barn and is absolutely charming, both inside and out. Here [...]
I feel like Dorothy after she dreams of faraway places and travels to Oz, only to find out there really is “no place like home.” I adored every moment of my book tour, all the women (and men) I got to know personally, their stories and quilts, and spring Quilt Market was a fantastic experience.
I attended Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh this year as a vendor for the first time. It was a wonderful opportunity to talk with quilt shop owners and teachers to find out what they needed from publishers. Here I’m educating shop owners on Color Mastery and the twelve months of classes they can teach from [...]
First impressions mean a lot, and I was greeted with a feast of color and a warm welcome as I entered Sew Bee It quilt shop in Ringgold, GA. Owner Gloria Black gave me a warm hug, introduced me to her fantastic staff, and gave me a tour around her incredible shop.
If I worked at [...]
All we were missing was a glass of iced tea as I gave my Color Mastery on the front porch of Magical Threads in Dahlonega, GA. Pictured here with me are Betty, LeAnn, Anita, Cheri, and DeLynn. Anita and LeAnn were just starting out as quilters, having made several baby quilts, while Cheri and DeLynn [...]