Category Archives: Blackbird Designs

March 25, 2013

Last Chance for ‘Grace & Charm’!

We just wanted to let you know that Women of Grace & Charm, the highly popular book by Blackbird Designs, is going out of print.  And we have just 75 copies left in our warehouse! So here’s your last chance to get one of these remaining copies direct from Kansas City Star Quilts. Click here to Continue Reading

August 24, 2011

A Schoolgirl’s Work Book Winners

Thank you to everyone who commented on our blog about Blackbird Designs’ latest book, A Schoolgirl’s Work: Samplers from the Spencer Museum of Art.  Using a random number generator, we have selected our two winners.  They are martinmosaics and Jinny!  Here is what each of them had to say: From martinmosaics: “Cross stitch was the Continue Reading

August 17, 2011

A Schoolgirl’s Work

Here we are again, with a new book, which means a book giveaway for you!  This time it’s for Blackbird Designs’ latest, A Schoolgirl’s Work: Samplers from the Spencer Museum of Art.  Barb Adams and Alma Allen joined with the Spencer Museum of Art to share historical schoolgirl cross stitch samplers from the years 1710 Continue Reading

October 21, 2008

When the Cold Wind Blows: Quilts and Projects to Keep You Warm by Barb Adams & Alma Allen

When the Cold Wind Blows by Blackbird DesignsWhen the Cold Wind Blows by Blackbird DesignsBundle up with Barb Adams and Alma Allen, best-selling authors from Blackbird Designs, as they warm your heart with beautiful quilts and many other fine projects inspired by the winter months.

When the Cold Wind Blows features one main quilt in two wonderfully creative versions – Barb’s “Winter Garden” and Alma’s “Love Letters” — plus five other quilts, a hooked rug, a cross-stitch pillow sham and two wool projects.

The book is beautifully photographed at the Christmastime home of friends Ginger and Ron Schrader. Ginger’s treasured collections and fresh greenery will inspire you this holiday season.

Whether it’s Barb’s “Trick or Treat” quilt, perfect for the autumn months, or the comfy “Holly and Mistletoe” quilt, these projects will bring new warmth to the meaning of, “When the Cold Wind Blows.”

September 17, 2008

Bonjour! Hallo! Ahoj! Hola!*

Google provides a great, free service called Google Analytics for those with web sites. It essentially “reads” your web site and reports back about who is looking at your site, what they’re looking at, how long they stay, etc. Of course, it’s not smart enough to give you names or identities, but what it does tell us is where you guys are and what your favorite topics are!

I thought you might want a behind-the-scenes peek at A chance to see what we see, and a chance to learn about your fellow quilters that are also on our site.

Since we launched a couple of months ago, we have had visitors from 47 different countries/territories on six continents. Wow! The top 10 are:

1. United States
2. Canada
3. Australia
4. United Kingdom
5. France
6. Netherlands
7. Germany
8. Czech Republic
9. Brazil
10. New Zealand

Within the U.S., we have had visitors from all 50 states – that’s great! The top states being:

1. Kansas
2. Missouri
3. California