Hi There!


The beginning of a fresh “New” year.  Doesn’t that sound inspiring?!?!?


Even though Christmas is over, I don’t mind having SnowMen and SnowWomen in my home till the end of January. 

Their coldness brings warmth to my heart.  J


Here’s a snowmen pattern to make pillow coverings, a small table centrepiece,

a lap quilt or simply finishing off the 4 corners on a king sized quilt.






Recently, one of our quilty friends brought in her McCall’s Quick Quilt magazine – Aug/Sep 2013 issue.

Gilbert had quilted her quilt and she had submitted a picture of her quilt and they put it in their issue! 

How cool is that, eh?  We were ESTATIC to see this!!!


If any of your quilts appear in a magazine…. Please share!  We like to be tickled pink, too! J





Here’s a lovely quilt pattern that can be done in scrappy colors or, with a myriad of “controlled” colors… you decide. 

Personally, I’d love to see it in whites, reds and some black.






Do you love paperpiecing, like MOI? 

Here’s a jaw dropping quilt block, paper pieced pattern - The New York Beauty Block!!!






Jenny Doan, from Missouri Quilt Company, shows us how to make a Dresden Flower Wall Hanging…. 

Lots of cool tricks that can be used on other quilty projects:





Just finished the center of your quilt and you’d like to try a different border?

How about one of these? No, I don’t have measurements… sorry.






I’ve created the Marco Polo Quilt Guild “Calendar of Events” for 2015.

Not much on there, yet, but stay tuned as a I hear about quilts shows and

other quilty stuff:






I’ve updated our web page for our “Archived” Newsletters.  Enjoy!






That’s about it, for now…. 


Gilbert and I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year!




Rosa and Gilbert






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