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New Year...New Patterns

2022.  When I was in high school the thought of 2022 seemed so far away and unreal and now here we are.  Never in a million years would I have predicted our current state of affairs.  (Mostly I thought about how old I would be!)

It is important more now than ever that we all find joy in our lives and focus on the positive.  Our most exciting positive is that my husband and I are going to be a grandparents for the first time!  Our son Peter and his wife Rebekah are expecting in July.  We are all over the moon.  For those of you that don't know, Rebekah works with me and wears a number of hats to help me with the many facets of running a quilt pattern design business.  

A new grandbaby segues perfectly into some of my newest pattern releases.  My very talented friend, Deb Strain, has designed the most adorable fabric line called Effie's Woods which is at or is about to arrive at your local quilt shop.  I have designed 4 patterns for the group.  The first is Hopping Down the Bunny Trail which will be exclusively available in the March/April 2022 edition of Quiltmania magazine.  The other three, Be You Little One, You are Loved and Bunny Town, are available on my websites.  Be You, Little One has also been made into a Moda kit and it and the fabric are available at your favorite local quilt shop now.

Deb and I are currently running a giveaway promotion on Instagram at @debstrain and @coachhousedesigns.  Deb is showcasing her fabric and design process and is giving away boxes of Effie's Woods fabric cuttings.  I am showcasing my 3 patterns and giving away a digital Effie's Woods pattern to 5 winners.  The contest is open until Midnight on January 30 so make sure you check it out.

As a subscriber to my newsletter, you are also eligible for a 10% discount on Be You Little One, You are Loved and Bunny Town.  Use coupon code EFFIE10.  The code will be available until February 14, 2022.
Hopping Down the Bunny Trail is an adorable pattern that features my dear friend Deb Strain's fabric line "Effie's Woods" for Moda Fabrics. 

This pattern is exclusive to Quiltmania and will appear in the March-April 2022 edition of the Quiltmania magazine. I will be posting a demo video on YouTube with some tips on the blocks and the preparation and placement of the applique pieces.  There is a good chance this quilt will be enjoyed by my new grandbaby!