Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Home Sweet Home Blooms + My BIG Annoucement!

For a few weeks now, I've been hinting at that I have some really exciting news coming... especially for those living in Germany. This year I will be teaching two classes in May at the Nadelwelt convention in Karlsruhe, Germany! This international needlecraft event would almost be the equivalent of a Quilt Market for Germany. For the show, I will be officially introducing my Home Sweet Home applique sampler, which I've been sharing a couple sneak peek blocks already... but would you like to see more?

I find that over and over again, I tend towards curves and organic shapes and forms, whether in my fabric choices, or my designs... flowers are a big part of that, especially for my own personal home sweet home. Every year, my mother-in-law has two huge flower pots in front of her house that are full with the most beautiful Agapantus blooms. It's not only the fact that these slender yet elegant flowers are the perfect shade of purple, but I love the mighty ball of concentrated blooms.

My brother has a theory that a person's favorite season is the same season that they were born in... hmmm? Perhaps that might explain why spring blooms are my favorites. Those first tulips and daffodils make my heart sing with excitement that winter is soon over, and warmer and longer days are on the horizon.

Even as a little girl, dandelions were always my favorite... I simply couldn't understand why my dad was so eager to mow them down?!? With their bright yellow tuft of sunshine, I will still argue to this day that they are one of the prettiest weeds you'll find.

What some consider weeds, are something that I consider as beautiful... and I have always been drawn to thistles. Despite the fact they are often lacking in color, there is a certain elegance in their prickly, yet interestingly delicate form.

I think it goes without saying that connections with other quilters is something special in itself, and I have to say that I am especially excited about the Nadelwelt show because I have made connections with so many quilters in Germany over the years, either through blogging or Instagram. Finally getting to put names and faces to actual people!?!... let me know if you are planning to go to Nadelwelt in May too!


  1. I am so happy for you!! Excited for you about such a big teaching opportunity, but also that your local quilting community has grown so large, when not long ago, you felt like a lone reed.
    Your applique is exquisite.
    I'll have to disagree with your brother's theory; I am a fall baby, but Spring is my favorite season - but - if his theory relates to the weather, than I hold that same theory. My Jan and Dec babies can handle the cold much better than my Spring and Fall ones...

  2. Congratulations on teaching at Nadelwelt! I'm sure your classes will be very well received :)

  3. I am glad for you to have this exciting opportunity to teach. I should like to go to NADELWELT if I can mange to get time off.

  4. Oh Yay, Allison!! Such exciting news! Your Sampler is sure to be a big hit!!! It is such fun to see your path and the places it is taking you!! xo!

  5. I love your blooms, such a pity NZ is so very far away from Germany. Congratulations, that is such exciting news.

  6. Love your blooms! And fun idea about the favorite season. If I remember, I will check this. I think for me it works :) And congrats again on the teaching opportunity xo


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