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The Pink Fat Quarter Bundle Goes to . . . .

Jojo Hall!  Congratulations Jojo, the sweet bundle of pink fat quarters will be on its way to you.  Send me your mailing address at maria [at] colormastery.com, and you’ll soon be on your way to a pretty pink project.  Goodness, that was a lot of p’s!

A genuine thank you to everyone who forwarded my newsletter – over 26 times – even more than last month.  It’s a great way to let your quilting buddies know about all the great color resources at the Quilts & Creativity website.  I’m really excited about the opportunities we have now using social media to spread the word and share, so let me know what social media you enjoy:  reading blogs, chatting on Facebook, reading my newsletter, YouTube – talk to me!

Stay tuned, as even more exciting stuff is coming your way.  Here’s a hint:  if you don’t use Twitter, you need to start!  It’s going to be delivering some pretty colorful results beginning March 1!  So follow me at http://twitter.com/colormaster

January Newsletter

The January issue of my newsletter is out and it’s filled with promise for the new year. While some resolutions are drudgery (losing weight and going to bed earlier), I personally like to cloak mine with fun opportunities. Like exploring a new aspect of my creativity. My latest newsletter helps me and you do that by filling you in on:

  • New Color-of-the-Month feature offering innovative tips on color from the industry’s top quilters and designers
  • My latest teaching schedule. If you’re in Georgia, you’re in luck! If not, forward my newsletter to your program chairperson
  • A fabric bundle giveaway
  • Chicken Cutlet in Mustard Sauce recipe

Haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet?  Click on the Email Newsletter tab at the top of the screen, and soon they’ll be coming to your Inbox automatically.  And I don’t do anything with your information but use it for my newsletter, of course.

Winners and a Call for Blocks

First, the winners:

Thank you to everyone who visited yesterday during Day 3 of the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour.  I was so moved by your comments I selected not just one winner but two!  Congratulations to:

  • Diane Muska
  • Maeve315

Send me your mailing addresses to maria@colormastery.com and your issue and Old Glory will be on their way to your mailbox and sewing machine.  If you weren’t one of the lucky winners you can still buy your own copy of the special issue by going to the 100 Blocks website.

Thank you for sharing stories of veterans in your families, and the mention of two special organizations:  Quilts of Valor and Soldiers Angels.

I profiled Quilts of Valor in my latest email newsletter as I was so impressed with their mission.  They organize quilters to make tops for wounded soldiers, then match you with a longarm quilter who beautifully quilts it.  They ask you to document the making of the quilt with a journal, make a casing, and sign the quilt.  I heard from many of you who plan to use Old Glory in your Quilts of Valor.

Soldiers Angels is a tremendous organization that offers an incredible number of ways to support our soldiers.  Here are just a few ways:

  • adopting a soldier
  • baking homemade treats
  • making blankets
  • letter writing

And that’s just a sample.  You really need to visit their website to see all the ways we can serve our troops.  This war has been so hard on so few in our country – I know I will be sitting down with my own family and discussing how we would like to support a soldier through Soldiers Angels.

Now the Call for Blocks:

I would like to make a Quilt of Valor for a wounded soldier from the Old Glory blocks, so here’s the call.  Make your own Old Glory block (you will need the issue for instructions), sign it with your name, city, and state, and I’ll put together in a quilt.  I’ll make sure it gets beautiful longarm quilting, will make a journal (if you’d like to include your own letter or note please do). Send me a message at maria@colormastery.com telling me you’ll be making the block, and I’ll send you the mailing address.  Deadline for blocks:  Dec. 11.  Quilts of Valor has long been on my heart, and it will be so meaningful for a soldier to receive a message of support and love from a group.  Thank You!

February Newsletter Hot Off the Press

February’s Quilts & Creativity newsletter went out this week, and I can’t wait for you to see it. It includes last-minute details on my book launch this Friday, an opportunity to win a color consultation with me, the scoop on fresh, innovative spring color palettes, a sneak peek at a new product I’ll be announcing at the end of this month, an opportunity for me to visit your bee group in March, and a fabulous burger recipe.

I’ve really changed the way I develop and offer lessons on this blog. I save the detailed lessons for my newsletter, as it’s easier to give a deep treatment to subjects in a format that spans several pages. I chat about personal stuff, announcements, ideas, and anything else that comes to mind on the blog. But if you want the lessons, sign up for the newsletter by clicking on the Newsletter tab at the top of the blog.

You can see back issues of the Quilts & Creativity newsletter here.

January E-Mail Newsletter

I delivered my January E-Mail newsletter last week, and here’s a peek at what fun it included:

  • Color Mastery book launch party details
  • Color Mastery blog tour dates/locations
  • How to Give Your Fabrics/Quilts an Extreme Makeover
  • Upcoming Quilt Shows
  • Spinach and Strawberry Salad Recipe

You can sign up to get your newsletter delivered directly to your mailbox by clicking on the Email Newsletter tab at the top of this blog.  You can see the archived January newsletter here.  But you really don’t want to miss the next issue – you never know what I’ll include!