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Hello! Welcome to the first issue of The Daydreams of Quilts Post! Thank you so much for being a subscriber. Without you this would basically be a “Dear Diary” post and that wouldn’t be as much fun.

A bit about me: My name is Anita. I am a quilter who has been quilting since 1997. I don’t like to be tied down to one particular style. I sew both modern and traditional quilts and mostly a mix of the two. I have been sewing and crafting since I was a very little girl taught by my mother. I have memories of sewing little rag doll with black button eyes with her when I was as young as four. I remember she helped me to sew a white satin bubble skirt for a formal dance in Grade 8. She also helped me to sew lunch bags for Christmas gifts for a group of friends in high school when we decided to give each other “green” gifts. I am a military wife to my husband of 15 years and mother of three children. My son is 10, my daughter is 7 and my youngest daughter is 16 months old.
A bit about my style, the background that I bring and what you can expect:
I like a more traditional and cozy style of decorating. I like old things, and anything blue, like the chicken candy dish above. I have taken a residential interiors introductory University level course. I am also a Journalism Arts graduate who enjoys writing and photography. I bake a lot in an effort to keep the grocery bill lower. Prior to children I worked for ten years as an Administrative Assistant, accounts payable, receivable and payroll clerk so I have a business background behind me as well. I will bring relevant and interesting parts of all of these things to this newsletter and if there are topics you would be interested in learning more about please feel free to click reply on your email and send me a message. My post about "5 Things I Learned from my Failed Attempt at Starting an Online Fabric Shop in Canada" was very popular on my blog this week. I am happy to share more of what I have learned along the way. Related to business, this is a great article with some fantastic business tips for those of you starting out in business or working to build yours like I am. If you are a crafting business or you are thinking about starting up check out Craft Industry Alliance. I am a member and I am finding this to be an extremely valuable resource.
I have been holding on to these French General fabrics for a few years. These fit in with my idea of traditional and cozy and I plan to turn these into quilts this year. There will likely be a tutorial or pattern involved with that. Speaking of French General. Have you seen this fabulous video feature on the French General store? If I ever get to Southern California, and I hope that I do, I would love to visit this shop. I would also love to go on one of the trips they host to France every year.
What do I have coming up? There are a couple of magazine articles coming out in the Spring that I can’t wait to tell you about. I have designed several quilts and am working on sewing the samples for those and writing up the patterns as well. I hope you received the download link to the “Modern Grass Strip Quilt” when you signed up. If not, please reply to this email and I will get that to you. If you make the quilt I would love to see it so please tag me on your social media posts.
Kelli at "Seriously... I think it needs stitches" is starting Minecraft Mondays.This is too perfect to miss for those of us who are Moms to younger ones. You can bet I will be stitching along with that and this quilt appeals to my modern quilter side. (Photo image used with permission.)
I managed to get in on the pre-order for the Quilter’s Planner that Stephanie at Late Night Quilter published. It is fantastic. I am getting serious with the planning this year. I even have my washi tape (papery decorative tape) out and my best Sharpies. If you missed out on this she is planning to re-order and you can find out more on her blog. The planner has dividers between the months with planning and sketching pages. The sketching pages are grid marked making them perfect for quit design. Each week has a two page spread with dedicated space for personal, work and quilting goals. I really love it!
What to watch for from Daydreams of Quilts:
I have designed a quilt using the two warm colored charm packs in the photo above and am working on a plan for the layer cake in a separate project. My goal is to create patterns to help quilters use the pre-cuts they have in their stash.

I have created the most modern quilt that I have ever made for the Modern Quilt Guild Charity Challenge and will be shipping it off to Quilt Con before the end of January. You may have seen me on Periscope talking about it. I am Daydreams of Quilts on Periscope as well. What is Periscope? Periscope is a live broadcasting app owned by Twitter. Broadcasts are available for replay for 24 hours after people post them. I will be sharing more about my charity quilt soon.
Thank you for being a part of my first newsletter. Keep on stitching!
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