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June 29, 2016

The Summer Fun "Color by Design" contest rules are here and the Prize is awesome!

The Summer Fun "Color by Design" contest rules are here 
and the Prize is awesome! 

Thank you so much to all those that ordered my newest book and received your FREE tote bag with the colored pencil design on the front and back. it was a perfect match for the book. 

No need to worry if you haven't ordered it still can and I still have some more tote bags to give away with the book....(Yes, I had to order more because all of you amazing purchasers made me run our of them!)

Let's start with the Big Prize:

*Approx. value $172.00*

So...what do you need to do to win this prize?
  • All you need to do is purchase Linda’s “Color by Design” book right HERE.

With your purchase you get a sturdy, durable plastic tote bag with
colored pencil design on the front and back ….. for free.
This bag is crucial for your entry.

  • ¨ Pick any design in the book and do anything you like with it. 
    Show off your creativity!

Embroidery, Applique, Paint it, Color it, Rug Hook, Needle Punch, decoupage,
Stained Glass, Wood Burn, Thread Paint…...anything, the sky is the limit.

¨ Entry ends on September 15, 2016 midnight EST

  • ¨ You must email me a good quality photo with 3 things in that photo : Your project, the tote bag and the book.
  • ¨ You must also email me a quality photo of your project.
¨ My email is:

  • ¨ Email subject line should say: Color by Design Contest

Photos will go onto my professional  so smile in your photo!

Instructions will follow on how the public voting will happen (now is the time to go "LIKE" my professional Facebook page and get your friends to like it too!) 
after Sept. 15, 2016.

The winner will be announced end of September 
 Prize is valued at approx. $172.00

So…go get creative and do something awesome…..
I can’t wait to see what you do!


June 2, 2016

It's been quite an exciting year and only half of the year has happened so far!

AQS (American Quilters Society) asked me to design something brandy new for them and I am so honored to be a part of this new "AQS Studio Design" group of books. Their first and my first in this series "Color by Design" is not just a coloring book. Well, can color your little heart out with colored pencils and gelly roll pens and more, but we want you to think outside the box.

These designs can be used for more.....blow them up and use them for applique designs, wall art, paint and stretch them on stretcher bars and hang on your walls, or as I have been teaching for the past years and addressed this in my 4th book "Painted Applique; a new approach", transfer your design onto PFD fabric and paint with whatever you love to paint with. The ideas are endless!!!

Go online to my Professional facebook Page where I will soon be announcing a very cool contest with some very awesome prizes....more on that at the end of June on my FB page...but you have to click here  and LIKE the FB page to be ready for the contest announcement.

While they last, every order I send out for this Design book will have this cute bag sent along......colorful colored pencils design,strong inside pocket, it snaps together and is very strong!
Click on the picture to order or go to my store!

June 27, 2014

Lots happening in my world!

 I have been blessed with lots of work this year and for that I am grateful. Being self employed as a traveling quilt instructor and lecturer takes alot of preparation and work, but I always say that it is better to be busy and loving what you do rather than doing something that doesn't bring happiness to you.

Early March I was blessed once again with another Grandchild, this time a little boy, so having a little granddaughter Gabriella who just graduated preschool and grandson Dante is double the joy!

Lots of exciting things about to happen on the horizon.

And now for your 
Color Fix for Today
Thanks so much everyone for visiting my blog. 
I hope you'll leave a comment! It makes my day!!!

If you need to get in touch with me for booking a workshop and lecture, just pop on over to my website: Linda's website

And come visit me and click the "LIKE" button on my FB page:

March 20, 2014

Oh Happy Spring!

OH HAPPY DAY! Spring has arrived and I am happier than ever, even if there is still snow on the ground. I feel I got away with murder this winter. I have been on the road lecturing and teaching a lot since the first of January. A total of 9 guilds and national quilt shows kept me busy, brought my face into the sunshine and when I came home, even the 3+ feet of snow didn't bother me. It did feel like a game of Russian roulette each and every time I was at the airport with possible snow storms or a blizzard to disrupt my flight, but I got lucky each time.

I was also  humbled and grateful to have amazing students in my workshops which were sold out. I have made some nice friends all over the country!

"Color Me Beautiful" workshop in Phoenix, AZ
Quilt Guild of Greater Houston, Houston TX
Out on a Limb Workshop

Golden Needles, Conroe, TX
"Whimsey" workshop

Pelham Quilters Guild, Pelham NY
Color Me Beautiful workshop
Phoenix, AZ
Little Bird workshop
Phoenix, AZ
Little Helpers workshop
 Doing the All Star review at the AQS show in Phoenix
Quilting Sisters Retreat Cruise to the western Caribbean

And what am I doing now? Making workshop kits. 270 of them for my classes through April and May.
Some of the things that brighten me to no end are when my students are so excited to send me pictures of their workshop quilts. I get tickled. It's like the grand kids came home for a bit!

So, for the next couple months, if you are in the area....come take a workshop with me or say "HI"!
Best places to see a good photo of the classes is on my website under "classes"
Are you coming to the NQA show? I have some awesomeness happening there in my classes!

Till the next something you have never may just surprise yourself!
 If you are interested in booking me for a lecture/workshop....write me an email

January 9, 2014

Every year I pick a word to focus on and the word "Balance" seems to be perfect for me. 2013 was a whirlwind of non stop activity and this year will be double fold. 
Ahhh! Such is the life of a traveling quilt lecturer and instructor.! 
I like to be busy, it makes life interesting and keeps me out of trouble! 

This is the year I will start to become more mindful of what I am eating. Extra weight on those hips does not make for easy lugging and heaving of all those suitcases at the airport. 
This is also the year I need to balance my work schedule. Working 13 hours days and not sleeping well because the brain is in super drive only brings on those dark under eye circles.

So what have I started to do about this? I am scheduling "me" time in my day. I forget about "me" a lot and am that energizer bunny that doesn't stop. I eat at my desk, or work station or wherever i am working, creating or sewing. That has stopped. I actually sit down now. At a table.

I am taking one thing at a time until it becomes a healthy habit. 

 I have been working away on creating new classes for "Painted Applique".

 Keep your eyes peeled here for an update on what will be happening with these pumpkins in an upcoming 2 day workshop .
  In a few weeks I'll be leaving for Phoenix, AZ to teach for the AQS Quilt show there. In the All Star Review, I'll be demoing how to do Painted Applique with this cute Fishy quilt.
 Little Bird workshop has "Sold Out" at the AQS show. Good News? You can always suggest me to your guild for this workshop!

I have been very busy making kits for upcoming classes!
End of February take me off to Belize, Mexico, and Honduras where I'll be teaching on a cruise. Good Night Moon is going to be so much fun for these ladies to be working on. I'll be sure to show class pics!

Your Color Fix for Today

We've had some below zero day and nights here and my little Zoie is fashioning her new coat from her Grandma and Grandpa's gift for Christmas. Love the quilted bones in the coat design!

Come join me on my professional facebook page where I post more of my creative side! Hope to see you there and please click the "LIKE" button! You too can join in on the contest I have there!

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