Don’t You Love Sneak Peeks?

by Kim on April 1, 2009

I do!  It’s fun seeing  just a little glimpse of a project that is in the process of being worked on. Actually, this one is done but will make its “appearance” with the launch of www.YouCanQuiltThis.com.

I am so excited to share this new site with you.  If you are on our “sewing” newsletter list, then you most definitely know Lorie Fuller, our editor of the “You Can Sew This!” newsletter.  I guess I should say “former” editor because now she is going to be the manager of our new site, www.YouCanQuiltThis.com.  She brings a wealth of experience to this new position and I know she has a lot in store for you!  In fact, in addition to our Janome Sewing Machine Giveaway, she has another big list of surprises we’ll be giving away during our grand opening. You are going to love it!!

Sign up for our free, “You Can QUILT This!” newsletter and receive free quilting projects, tips, tutorials, and giveaway details.  As with all of our free newsletters, we never share or sell your personal information.  It is a double opt-in, so you must click on a follow-up email link that you’ll receive in your inbox within minutes of signing up.

Quilts hold special memories. Whether you make them as gifts for others, or keep them within your own home, it is a treasure that will never be forgotten.  Reading your posts has reminded me over and over again, how special quilting is and can be.  It’s not too late to post what it means to you. You can do so at this link and be entered into our drawing for the sewing machine.

{ 29 comments }

1 Tom 04.01.09 at 6:41 pm

Can’t wait for the new site! I think I am becoming a quilter! ;)

2 Joyce 04.01.09 at 7:25 pm

I can’t wait. How much longer?
Quilting is making a come back. Watch out.

3 Cindy 04.01.09 at 9:08 pm

I can’t wait either!! So excited…..
My grandmother and her sisters quilted all the time, I ended up with a few of them. They are nothing fancy, just basically blocks but they mean the world to me! I have often wished that I had them here for guidance on the quilting process from start to finish. So, to see that you all are starting this new website is FANTASTIC!!! Thanks!

4 Karen 04.01.09 at 9:39 pm

I am excited about your new quilt newsletter. I owen a Janome and a second one would be great!

5 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 04.01.09 at 9:42 pm

LOVE that quilt…and the colors…AMAZING! Can’t wait to see more!

6 Debbi S. in Texas 04.01.09 at 10:01 pm

I love quilts; they remind me of my grandmother and we have stacks and stacks of those she made; some patterns I have not seen anywhere else; she probably improvised them. I love her peacock quilt the most.

7 Sharon 04.01.09 at 10:52 pm

In a motherly way, I learned to piece my first quilt in February, 1976 with fabric from K-mart. Square patches cut with scissors, sewn together by machine with irregular seam allowance. Had son #1 in March, moved into our new house in May. DH’s grandmother was 88 ( what a gal – so skilled in all she did) helped me set my quilt up in an empty bedroom, taught me how to mark the quilt with a pattern cut from “old cereal boxes” , very patiently instructed the quilt stitch, and we quilted my first quilt. The quilt is in my linen closet, looks just as it did in 1976; and I have all of her quilt templates. Wow, how far quilting has advance in 33 years. Yes, she was still quilting at home and every Wednesday at church, until her passing in 1978 – age 90. I never knew what quilting was, until I married my DH. The art of quilting was fascinating and Grandma was willing to pass this skill on to me. Something never to forget!

8 Sharon 04.01.09 at 10:56 pm

P.S. Really excited to see the new website up and running. The quilt teaser is so colorful and interesting. Can’t wait to see what all you have in store for us.

9 Brenda Tilley 04.02.09 at 1:40 am

My mother-in-law makes the most beautiful quilts. I do not even have a clue how to begin one but have decided I want to learn . I can not wait for my first newsletter. I think that it keeps people alive when you look at their quilts. You can remember dresses they wore and then think about them making you the quilt. I hope I can be taught how to make quilts. Thank you for reading this….. Brenda This is for http://www.youcanquiltthis.com

10 Brenda Tilley 04.02.09 at 1:43 am

Quilts are beautiful fun to look at and can be hard to make. Cannot wait for your new site http://www.youcanmakethis quilt.com

11 Christine 04.02.09 at 2:31 am

I love that quilt and can`t wait to see more!

12 sue 04.02.09 at 6:18 am

I love to quilt! I can’t wait for your new website. More ideas are always fun…hurry!

13 Ruth 04.02.09 at 9:19 am

I have been trying to add a comment to the blog for the drawing and have been unsucessful, so I am adding my comment here, I registered for the newsletter, can’t wait. Thank you.

14 Country Elaine 04.02.09 at 10:32 am

I love to quilt. Glad to find this site for inspiration.

15 honeebee52 04.02.09 at 3:20 pm

I am so anxious to see this new site and learn to quilt! Ihave never tried to quilt but have now decided it shall be my new project! Can’t wait!

16 Laura 04.02.09 at 5:03 pm

I added a blog link to enter the Jaome quilt contest

17 Mari 04.02.09 at 10:39 pm

Hmm…I’m going to love this new site too!! That someone on the quilt looks VERY familiar!! :)

18 Donna 04.03.09 at 6:46 am

I’m so excited for the new site. I come from generations of quilters, although I have only been quilting for a few years. There are so many beautiful fabrics out there waiting to be turned into a quilted family heirloom.

19 Jennie 04.03.09 at 8:30 pm

I can’t wait until the new site is up. I’ve never really learned how to quilt, but I’m ready to learn!

20 Carol Y 04.04.09 at 12:44 am

oooh, hope you have some tips for machine applique!

21 Emily Coiner 04.04.09 at 12:13 pm

I made a few baby quilts for friends about 10 years ago and haven’t done much since. I love the new non traditional quilts that I have been seeing lately on etsy. They show such amazing creativity. I have been appliqueing for aboubt 20 years with just my regular old sewing machine. (Boy, that really makes me feel old.) I am envious of the new machines that everyone has.

22 desi 04.05.09 at 9:20 am

Awwwww…. those quilt pics are such a tease. I can hardly wait to see what you have planned for all of us.

23 pj 04.05.09 at 9:52 am

I started quilting when I became a Nana! My oldest grandson still sleeps with his quilt on top of all of his covers every night. His loving mommy folds his quilt every day and hangs it on the end of his bed. I loved making this fabric hug for him and it warms my heart to see him still using it.

24 Heather 04.05.09 at 6:43 pm

The more quilting advice, the better. I fell in love with quilting when I saw my first wedding ring quilt!!! I only recently (three years ago) started making quilts, I am HOOKED!!! (and have the wedding ring pattern sitting in my sewing room, I am going to brave that project soon) My grandmother made all of her gradaughters quilts, yo yo quilts, bunny dolls, tons of things. Anytime we got a gift from Maw maw, it was certianly made of love. I am trying to carry on the same sentiment making the gifts that I give. It runs through my veins, I guess you could say!

25 Vicki 04.05.09 at 11:31 pm

To me, quilts mean coziness, warmth, love. I loved visiting my grandmother and sleeping under the special pink parasol girl quilt. I want my grandkids to have those kinds of memories of me.

26 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 04.06.09 at 12:58 pm

Okay, Kim…Saw the quilt on FB. It is AMAZING! WOW! You never cease to amaze me!

27 ilike2quilt 04.07.09 at 6:02 am

I’m looking forward to your new quilting website. I have been quilting for about 7 years and find it very fulfilling and relaxing.

28 Juanita 04.07.09 at 7:44 am

I have always loved quilts. I love to look at them, read about them, study directions for making them. But the actual making of them is still intimidating! I actually made my first quilt last year with YCMT’s Mystery Quilt! I loved making it!

Quilting has been in my family as far back as I can remember. My mother, her sister, and their mother quilted and I have some of the old, handwritten patterns and fabric scraps from my grandmother.

I really enjoy YCMT and love being involved.

29 Sherri 04.16.09 at 4:31 am

I have always loved to sew and wanted to learn to quilt. I love quilts and the beautiful designs in them. I am slowly learning to quilt and look so forward to this new site!!

All of my grandmothers quilted and I am lucky to have a couple of their quilts. I look forward to being able to quilt as beautiful as they did.

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