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This link is just in from our member, Kundan Pattni of The Woman Shop at Sarit Centre, Westlands, Kenya’s exclusive Bernina dealer:

Dena Dale Crain, co-founder (with Anne Mains of Canada) and long time member of the Kenya Quilt Guild, has just opened a new Web site.

Check out QuiltEd Online, and do it quickly! There’s an offer of a FREE online patchwork quilt course that expires in a couple of days. Find the coupon and instructions to use it on the home page; do the coursework whenever you have time!

QuiltEd Online, home of online education for patchwork quilters

Kundan Pattni, professional quilter

Kundan Pattni, Kenya Quilt Guild member and officer

Have you checked out the Bernina Web site and registered for Bernina eNews?  Guild member Kundan Pattni did, and she shares with us this update for the holidays:

Jump-start your holiday gift crafting with our Hanging Letter Holder project made special with BERNINA embellishments. When used in combination, decorative sewing stitches make an impressive border and are fun to stitch-out. With machine embroidery, the addition of lettering to a design combination allows you to customize this project for each person on your gift list. Quick to make and joy to give, the Hanging Letter Holder will be on your hit parade of gifts.

As a featured 5 Series Webinar project, access the recording of our recent Organize in Style online webinar class to learn techniques for making your version of the Hanging Letter Holder. See how you can take your creative ideas to new heights!

Have a look at these and other great projects at Bernina!

Some of the best things in life are free:!

Find a free downloadable tote bag (cute!!) pattern on the American Quilter’s Society site at  Then, be sure to have a look at their new book catalog at–books, patterns, fabrics–it’s all there!

This is just in from The Quilt Show, courtesy of Deanna Gaudaur who drew our attention to the right place:

“In honor of International Quilt Day on March 17, 2012, The Quilt Show, the web TV show hosted by Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, will “open” all of its shows from the first nine series–that is, from show 100 through show 913–for the entire weekend of March 16-18. This means that–for three special days–everyone will have the chance to view these 117 shows, featuring some of the quilting world’s leading artists, for FREE.


Share this information with all of your quilting friends. It’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy three days of learning and fun without leaving your home… all for free.  Log in to enter, enjoy the shows, and thanks for helping to spread the word!

Don’t yet have an account at The Quilt Show? Now is the perfect time to create one!”

Have a great weekend, everyone!!!

Deanna Gaudaur, a happy quilter and member of the Kenya Quilt Guild

Deanna Gaudaur, a happy quilter!


This newsletter on has a lot of freebies including the block of the year!

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