Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I MADE IT IN~ McCall's Quick Quilts February/March 2016

February/March 2016 McCall's Quick Quilts

I am SOOO excited to have my first quilt in McCall's Quick Quilts February/March 2016 issue. I made a quilt for their Quilts of Valor series with my Redwork Meets Bluework fabric line from RJR Fabrics.

And that's not ALL-they invited me to be a guest blogger on their blog Dec 24th.That is tomorrow so don't forget to take a peek. I wish all of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Click Here This the link for the McCall's Blog

Patriot Parade

Patriot Parade

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cards for Safyre

This is the punch needle card I made to send to Safyre. I posted the story on the Legacy Patterns Facebook page a few days ago about a little girl injured in an arson fire where her family perished. All she wanted was Christmas cards!!!
Here is the link to see the original story.…/girl-who-lost-parents-in-fi…/76986802/

Friday, December 4, 2015

LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS? We are out of room in the warehouse and need to make room for new fabrics & patterns. I will be listing LOTS of finished items for sale over the next week.
These are retired models. There will be a different code assigned to each one-send me a private message with your shipping address and I will invoice your email address through Paypal. This is a bright baby quilt made from pattern Baby Cakes.
The finished size is 39" x 39". Love the circles quilted on this one. The price is $25.00 + shipping (code CH2). Check back often!

Quilts for Sale

LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS? We are out of room in the warehouse and need to make room for new fabrics & patterns. I will be listing LOTS of finished items for sale over the next week.
These are retired models. There will be a different code assigned to each one-send me a private message with your shipping address and I will invoice your email address through Paypal. This is a green & purple quilt made from pattern Cheaper by the 1/2 Dozen. The finished size is 39" x 54". The price is $35.00 + shipping (code CH1). Check back often!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas came Early

I know it is not Christmas yet but it sure felt like it when I opened the box of these!!!!
I have been anxiously waiting for the sample yardage for my next fabric line to arrive.
The shops can start ordering it in January for March delivery. I have several quilt designs done but I need your help. I want to design some patterns for smaller projects because the line includes several petite prints that will look amazing in a small project. This is where you come in-send me your ideas for projects for a chance to win a fat quarter pack of the line. This will end at midnight on Nov 30th.
The line is named "Chocolate & Bubblegum" and has some yummy reproduction double pinks and soft browns.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

And the Winner IS!

Thanks for the great response to the post- the WINNER of this Neutral Territory Fat Quarter
bundle is "Cynthia Woodham". Please email me your snail mail address to: and I will get it shipped asap. Watch the blog and Facebook for
more giveaways-tis the season right?

Monday, November 9, 2015

Time for a Giveaway

Time for a giveaway! Sign-up using your email to follow the Legacy Patterns blog for a chance to win this Fat Quarter Bundle of my newest fabric line Neutral Territory. The colors range from cream-tan-grey and black. They were inspired by the Civil War Blacksmiths and their traveling forge who traveled with both the North and South Armies to repair the wagons, artillery, horse shoes and tools. Watch the blog and Facebook for new great new patterns using the line. The fabric hits the stores in December. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

But the yarn called to me!

As I was looking for Rick Rack in HL yesterday I wandered too far and found this oh so soft cotton yarn that was calling my name. Now mind you I haven't picked up a crochet hook for over 20? years. I know I have hooks somewhere around here but it was easier to buy a new one. SO I started by winding it in a ball and it really is very soft. I guess some things you never forget. This is the beginning of a washcloth done in double crochet. I haven't taken it out of the studio yet because I know when my husband sees another project his eyes may just roll back in his head. Oh well I will just have to take that chance!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Enjoy the Journey

I find as I follow this creative journey that I am on I want to slow everything down.
Enjoying the journey and process has become almost more important
than the completion. My pledge is to do more hand work and be more mindful
of the direction my creative pursuits want to take me.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Civil War Reproductions

The Fedex guy left me a package the other day and it was the color card for my new fabric line called Neutral Territory. The sales reps for RJR Fabrics are on the road showing it to the quilt shops as we speak. It will ship in December-I hope to have sample yardage next week to get busy sewing up models for new patterns. The line features Civil War era reproduction fabrics circa 1860-1880. I love the neutral tones using blacks-greys-tans and creams. My favorite is the large floral print on the left.  The inspiration for the colorway came from stories of the blacksmiths that traveled with the armies, both North and South, using a traveling forge to carry the tools needed to repair horse shoes, wagons and artillery.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

A New Design Adventure

This is what I have been up to lately. I have wanted to start designing some Needlework projects and this is my first official design. It is still a work in progress. I will be a new vendor at Needlework Galleria in St Charles, MO in September. Will keep you posted.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It's all about the Mini

The adorable Summer Crossing is all about summers at the lake. This adorable mini medallion by Susan Guzman features fabrics from Letters Home by Audrey Wright of Legacy Patterns. Find it in the Sept/Oct issue of McCall's Quilting. How many minis are you planning to make over the summer?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

American Quilt Retailer

WOW! Just got a copy of American Quilt Retailer in the mail. I found Legacy Patterns in there 4 times. I knew one pattern was in their Quilt Market review (pic#2) Dwellings was made using Shibori from Anthology Fabrics. I also added a pic from the Anthology booth at market where the quilt was displayed.(pic#1) Shows my new pattern Anna's Runner using my new fabric line Redwork meets Bluework with RJR Fabrics. I also found an article on fabric folding (pic#3) the fabric on the right is from my line Little Big Quilts with RJR Fabrics. (pic#4) Is from an article about High Prairie Quilts in Denver and making kits. The kit shown is using Legacy Patterns Baked Potato and Tortilla Steamer pattern and corn fabric from RJR Fabrics. Super Big Thanks to AQR! 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Civil War Battle of Lexington

More pictures from our weekend in Missouri. These are from Lexington,MO. The Anderson House was used as a hospital and through the trees you can see the Missouri River. The Battle of Lexington took place here during the Civil War. The house still shows where it was hit with cannon balls and bullets. I was also lucky enough to see Maggie Bonanomi at her studio The Purple Turnip. She was teaching a workshop and I was so excited to talk to her I forgot to take a picture. I did however buy some beautiful hand-dyed wool.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Model trains and grandkids-good times!

Went to Kansas City to see the grandkids this weekend and took them to Union Station to see the model train exhibit. Amazing details in this exhibit. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Back from Market

We are back from Spring Quilt Market and caught up on the shipping. I find that I return from market energized and with so many new ideas-now just need more hours in the day! Here are pics of the booth showcasing my new fabric line with RJR Fabrics. Redwork meets Bluework was very well received. Along with the new projects was the current BOM Letters Home. The last pic is the stitched ornaments designed with a Scandinavian theme. It was my way of honoring the area-many early settlers of the region came from the Scandinavian countries.  We were in Minneapolis, MN.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Market is just around the corner

Just a little something I am working on for Spring Market! It is just around the corner. Can't wait to see all the new things that will be hitting the quilt shops soon. Watch for updates on new patterns and goodies I find at market.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Retreat with friends!

I spent a great weekend quilting with ladies from the Country Rose Quilt Guild. I was one of 10 ladies that started the group many years ago. Now that I live close again I am happy to be "home". It was great to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones. I look forward to a fun year.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Love it when people share!

Thanks to Suzanne Adler from Centerville, MA who participated in our first Legacy Club Little Big Quilts. She used brighter fabrics in her quilt. I love the black inside border print. It always makes me smile when I see what people do with my designs. It is not too late to sign up for this year's Legacy Club Letter's Home. You can follow the Love Story of Lizzy and Ian. The list of participating shops is on the website
Thanks for sharing Suzanne!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Redwork meets Bluework is here!

I wanted to give you a peek at my new fabric line. It is called Redwork meets Bluework. I am busy sewing and stitching for Spring Market. I keep having new designs popping into my head as I sew.
I should have gotten a bigger booth-maybe? There are some traditional patterns along with holiday ones. Some pieced and some involve simple embroidery. There are also some surprises. Stay posted!
This line will be available to the shops to order soon.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Letters Home Giveaway

Just a quick note- Go to the American Patchwork and Quilting Facebook page to enter and 
win a Fat Quarter Pack and 3 of our newest patterns of the Letters Home fabric line.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Letters Home Participating Shops


We have started the list of shops that are offering the Letters Home Club for those of you who want to participate. The club is only available through these participating shops. 
Go to for more information.
Letters Home is a story about Lizzy and Ian who come from Europe
in 1840 to the United States.
“Lizzy is anxious to hear from Ian soon. His letters can take so long to reach her she worries for his safety. She keeps busy tending her garden and chickens but the loneliness is hard to overcome. She knows as summer turns to autumn the days will grow shorter and the darkness of the night will linger. The one thing that gives her hope is the quilt she is making for Ian and his return.”