Friday, December 27, 2013

Year End Sale

Don't miss out on the
 Year End Sale!
Everything on the Legacy Patterns website is 50% OFF
PUNCH NEEDLE just to mention a few!
 Sale ends midnight 12/31/13.
FREE SHIPPING on sales over
$50.00 (US only)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Engineer Who Could!

Sorry for the delay in posting. Getting the Little Big Quilts Club going has been an adventure. We are getting shops signed up and will be showing all the samples at Fall Quilt Market in Houston in about 3 weeks! Check with your local shop to see if they are participating. After we have all the sign ups we will have a shop list on the website probably in November after market.
We attended a family wedding in Nebraska and had to go to Lincoln to eat Valentino's on our way home. My husband went to college at UNL and we have very fond memories of living there. Go Huskers! We have actually lived there 3 times since we got married. As luck would have it Valentino's is right down the street from The International Quilt Study Center & Museum.
I was very excited because the exhibit they have until March 2014 is called "The Engineer Who Could" It is a display of work done by Ernest Haight and traces the innovative processes he developed designing and making quilts starting in 1934. You can read much more at
about the exhibit.

The irony is that my husband (the engineer) took early retirement this year at 58 years old. I have been telling him I would love to see him try his hand at designing a quilt. Seeing the work at the Museum was very inspirational for both of us. He has yet to try it but I will certainly keep you updated if he does give it a try.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Final Piece to the Legacy Club Puzzle!

More details to come on our exciting new club with RJR Fabrics! Make sure to tell your local quilt shop you want to be apart of Little Big Quilts!

Here is the final piece to the puzzle!

We will have more details coming mid-July so watch our new club website:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Another piece to the club puzzle

Here is a another piece to the new Legacy Patterns Club puzzle!
More information will be available in July for store owners
and the new club will release in January.
Visit for more information coming in July!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

RJR Fabrics New Club: Little Big Quilts by Legacy Patterns

Here is a little sneak peak of what I have coming!
More information will be available in July for store owners
and the new club will release in January.
Watch for more information in the next few months.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Spring Market Portland

Spring Market in Portland is always a great time. I have an added bonus, my sister lives in the area and I get to spend time with her. She enjoys helping in the booth and seeing all our new projects.
She is not a quilter (yet) but loves fabrics and is drawn to crazy quilting. I am encouraging her to give it a try. This pic is in the booth and behind us is one of the patterns I designed using my newest fabric line introduced at market called "Briarcliff". It is more formal than Haversack but uses those rich jewel tones that I love.

I was excited to meet our fabric distributor's from Australia and New Zealand along with our friends in Canada and Europe who have been carrying my lines from RJR. The fabric will ship to the stores in August and I can't wait for you to see it. Here are two more patterns that feature Briarcliff.
This is called Leland Park-check out the amazing quilting-Thanks to my talented quilter and friend Kim Hull!

This one was displayed in the RJR Fabric booth.
The pattern is called Cambridge and it has to be my favorite from this group-check out the quilting on this one also!


Friday, April 5, 2013

What Next?

After getting home from the shows and working on all the stuff we have going on for Spring Market in Portland, we celebrated Easter with the kids and grandkids. I got home from the studio on Monday night and was cooking dinner when I heard a strange sound coming from the living room. I had just told my husband that dinner would be ready in 2 minutes. I heard it again and went to see what he was doing and got the shock of my life! He was having a seizure and I called 911. Needless to say it has been a whirlwind couple of days. After the ambulance ride and too many tests to count, two days in ICU (I ended up sleeping in a very hard chair) my loving husband is now home and doing better.
We have been married 36 years and I never want to see him go through that again! He is the healthiest person I know, he eats perfectly and exercises. The message I want to share is for us all to slow down and remember to not miss a chance to tell someone that you love them. We are making some big changes and will now have a new normal at our house, but being able to hug my husband everyday for many years to come is worth it!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

We made it home!

Celebrate Santa #LEGCS01

We have 4 new patterns-they are Block of the Months that we have repackaged to sell as one pattern instead of monthly. We had requests from so many of you that wanted them, but did not want to do them as a BOM.
We listened!

They are:
Celebrate Santa
The Snowman Club
The Angel Collection
Aunt Cora's Sampler

We met so many new friends at both shows and will
be coming back next year. The weather cooperated and we even got in a couple of visits with family along the way in Alabama and Tennessee. It is great to be home after 2 1/2 weeks of traveling. We are working on many new samples for Paducah and waiting for our sample yardage from the new fabric line to arrive. It is called "Briarcliff" and I can't wait to start sewing with it. It will be introduced at Spring Market in Portland and in the stores this summer. I am also proud to tell you that my daughter Stephanie is now a designer with RJR Fabrics and will have her first line in Portland. It is a vintage travel line called "ADVENTURES". Her website is She also has an adorable line of baby quilts that are very popular-the newest one's are Ollie Owl and Bella Bee. be sure to take a look.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Quilt Show

Just a quick note-if you are in the Tampa or Orlando area this weekend-we are vending at the Original Quilt and Sewing Expo show in Lakeland. This is our first year and the show is amazing. It runs Thursday-Saturday and yesterday we had a blast! I also wanted to send a shout out to Sandy- a Legacy Pattern fan we met at the Atlanta show last week. She even came ready to show me all the different versions of our Cheaper by the Dozen pattern she has made and there were ALOT. Keep up the good work Sandy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Snow bound and Loving it!

This is the view from my front porch. We are potentially getting up to 11" of snow by tomorrow night. We haven't seen this for several winters. I loaded up the projects when I left the studio yesterday. What better way to spend a snowy weekend! I plan to do a little baking along the way. I only hope the electricity stays on, but I brought some stitchery along just in case.

I am busy working on new patterns for Spring Market in Portland and can't wait for you to see them. They all use the Briarcliff fabric line. I am also starting to design stitcheries that will use the fabric line. Watch for those along with holiday themed projects.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

RJR Fabric's new office

Just returned from not so sunny California and a visit to the new office and warehouse for RJR Fabrics. It was great to see the team and tour the new place. My next fabric line "Briarcliff"  has been finalized now it is time to finish the patterns. I am really excited about the line. It can be used for home dec, holiday and rich beautiful quilts.

The first printing of HAVERSACK has already sold out and they are reprinting it. I know many of you are having fun working with it. These pictures are of the warehouse and all the boxes of fabric that are getting ready to ship.
They had to move over 400,000 yards of fabric.
They could lock me in here for a long time with a sewing machine and a few snacks.This is one huge fabric stash-every quilter's dream. Next time your husband comments on your stash-show him these pics, smile and say "It could be a lot worse!"

 If you are in the Phoenix area-we will be at the Arizona Fairgrounds at the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Expo Jan 31- Feb 2nd. Please stop by the booth and say Hello and see HAVERSACK and the newest patterns.