Category Archives: My Star Collection

February 26, 2013

A Different Kind of Snow Pattern

Now that Mrs. Bobbins has decreed this snow day a sew day, we’re celebrating by offering 8-Point Snowflake, a free pattern you can download and get started on today. First published in The Kansas City Star in 1953, the pattern uses light, medium and dark blue fabric to give an appropriately frosty feel. To see Continue Reading

July 25, 2012

Call for Quilts!

Want one of YOUR quilts published in a book?!  We’re in need of some quilts to publish in the 8th installment of the My Stars series – and we’re hoping you can help us out! With each new book, the series gains in popularity.  And now you can be a part of that!  If you Continue Reading

January 27, 2012

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I know, I know, Christmas is over. But that doesn’t mean that the quilters in your life don’t have birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and other occasions when gifts are appropriate. It would be perfect if you would give them a book. Especially one that I’ve written. Oh, wait, that’s a very self-serving suggestion and, really, Continue Reading

January 4, 2012

Call for Quilts!

We’ve been having such a great time with the My Stars series, getting to redraft those old patterns that many of us hold so dear.  It’s also been great to see quilts made up of the patterns from all of your collections. And now we’re asking to see more quilts again!  We’re putting together My Continue Reading

November 9, 2010

Call for Quilts! My Stars V

The fifth book in the My Stars series is right around the corner, but first, we need YOUR help!

This book will feature patterns such as Log Cabin, Victory Quilt and Oklahoma’s Square Dance – and we want to see your quilts of these patterns!

Attached is a list of the 25 patterns that will appear in the book. If you have any quilts in these patterns, please email a picture of them to

If your quilt is selected, we’ll photograph it and publish it in the book! When the book is ready, we’ll send you a free copy!

Also, if you haven’t already done so, sign up for My Star Collection – a program where for only $20 a year, you receive a redrafted pattern each week from our historical collection. That’s 52 patterns!

We’re looking forward to receiving your submissions!