Hi Everyone…..

With the craziest weekend every – and the busy time at the Studio since Monday, I have to apologize for missing my blog posts for the QUILT CANDY VIRTUAL TRUNK SHOW…I am so sorry!!!

So, to be sure that I am on time for tomorrow, I am going to give you tomorrow’s (Thursday, April 09th) list of presenters now – and that way you can plan to want all of the trunk shows tomorrow…

And…I’m also going to add the list of all of the designers who presented trunk shows on Monday, Tuesday and Today so that you can grab a nice big cuppa and watch them all….

Remember, all times are EST (Montreal/New York)

12pm Rugile Stanyte

1pm Nancy Scott

2pm Jayme Crow/Bella Nonna Design Studio 

4pm Jen Frost

5pm Annie Smith

6pm Karen L. Miller / Redbird Quilt Co.

7pm Kathryn LeBlanc/Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio

8pm Monique Kleinhans / Ladybug’s Cabin


Once you have watched all of those, here is a recap of the designers from:

Monday, April 06th

Becca Fenstermaker
Cherry Guidry
Cheryl Lynch
Annie Smith

Reeze Hanson

Melissa Marginet

Tuesday, April 07th

Margaret Willingham/ Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design
Kate Colleran/Seams Like A Dream Design
Barbara Cline
Barbara Persing
Ms P Designs USA/ Sharon Andersen  

Diane Harris
Christa Watson

Wednesday, April 08th

Tina Dillard/Quilting Affection Designs
Raija Salomaa/Quilters’ Treasure Chest
Robin Koehler//NESTLINGS by Robin
Terri Vanden Bosch
Jackie Kunkel Leanne Parsons
Laura Piland/Slice of Pi Quilts
Ebony Love
Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis


We are half ways though our Trunk Show list already – here’s the list for April 05th – be sure to check these out….

Yours truly is back on the schedule for 1 p.m.

(All times are EST Montreal/New York)

12pm Ebony Love
1pm Bill Locke
2pm Marlene Oddie
3pm Sandy Fitzpatrick
4pm Reed Johnson
5pm Diane Harris
7pm Kathryn LeBlanc/Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio


So, we have made it though a fun week of 5 Facebook Live Tutorials for the STITCHER’S TRIO projects – and we have all had such a fun time…..

I just wanted to take a moment to be sure that you had the templates that I promised you yesterday – the Applique Templates for the SPOOL/THREAD/NEEDLE as well as the Circle Template that I used to make my Pin Cushion.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend – thank you for such a fun stitching week!!!!


BILL LOCKE DESIGNS – “STITCHER’S TRIP” – 5-3/4″ Circle – Pin Cushion Template


I hope you are enjoying the wonderful array of quilt shows – here’s today’s schedule – from Noon til 8 p.m. EST…..Have fun!!!!

Yours truly in on at 1 p.m. – see you there!!!

12pm Sherry Shish – Powered By Quilting
1pm Bill Locke – Bill Locke Designs
2pm Toni Smith/Quiltoni
3pm Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis
4pm Jennifer Fulton
5pm Jessica Caldwell/ Desert Bloom Quilting
6pm Monique Kleinhans / Ladybug’s Cabin
7pm Heather Long / Coffee and Quilts

8pm Marija Vujcic, Mara Quilt Designs

QUILT CANDY VIRTUAL TRUNK SHOW – Day 3 – Friday, April 03rd

And the fun and sharing continues – with another group of designers on today’s list…be sure to check them out from 12noon – 8 p.m. EST today….

12pm Darcy Hunter
1pm Teresa Weaver
2pm Annette Ornelas
3pm Jo Westfoot – The Crafty Nomad
4pm Lynn Kane
5pm Geeky Bobbin
6pm – No Trunk Show
7pm Laura Strickland
8pm Jen Frost


Time to grab a cuppa of your favorite beverage; something appropriates for the morning! LOL and watch a new group of designer friends share their fun creations with you via FACEBOOK LIVE

Each day I’ll be posting the day’s list of designers with links to their Facebook pages so that you can click on the links and join in with ease – nothing to looking for – just click on the links that you’ll find here in my blog post.

From April 1 through April 10 12pm EST to 8pm EST, different quilters will present 15 minute trunk shows to you live from their Facebook accounts!  How exciting is that?  See some old favorites, and find some new ones

On today’s agenda we have 7 Designers from 12 noon til 6 p.m.:

Here is the schedule of events – so mark your calendar!

12pm EST Lisa Ruble
1pm EST Beth Helfter
2pm EST Diane Bohn/From Blank Pages
3pm EST Deb Eggers/the cottage rose
4pm EST Heidi Pridemore/The Whimsical Workshop https:/
5pm EST Kate Colleran
6pm EST Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis

Enjoy everyone!!!!


Tomorrow will be our 4th tutorioal for the “STITCHER’S TRIO” Project…. we discussed the apron pocket a little today – but I will do a recap of this in tomorrow’s tutorial.

I wanted to be able to give you the template for the shape of the pocket – you don’t need to advance to this point if you are unsure – I will start tomorrow’s tutorial with making the pocket – and adding the pocket to your apron an be a part of tomorrow’s homework after the tutorial.


Once we review the apron pocket, we’ll move on to assembling our PROJECT PORTFOLIO..this is going to be a lot of fun!!!!!

See you at 11 a.m. EST tomorrow (Montreal/New York) (8 a.m. Pacific, 12:30 p.m. Newfoundland).

Happy Stitching Everyone!


Happy Stitching everyone!

“STITCHER’S TRIO” – Tutorial Bonus – Adding your apron straps

Step 1 – raw edge of straps is placed along edge of apron – on the back side of the apron.
Pin in place.
Step 2 – From the right side of the apron, stith-in-the-ditch in the binding seam, though all layers, the width of the strap – to stitch strap in place.
Trim the raw edge of the strap close to the seam.
Flip the strap over the seam towards the outside of the apron, allow the strap to cover the stitching and raw end of the strap.
Stitch though all layers in the mid-point of the binding – as shown by the tip of the scissors in this photo.
This will anchor the strap in place and hide the raw end of the strap.
Follow this procedure for all straps


Seriously, now how wonderful is this – 10 days of quilt shows brought to you in the comfort of your home, to inspire, to get your mind facing along the thoughts of fabrics and thread and fun sewing!

Well, if you are in the sewing slumps – and need a little kick in the sewing behind to you back to the sewing machine, perhaps this is just what you need.

A wonderful bunch of my quilty designer friends and myself invite you enjoy our series of TRUNK SHOWS – coming to you via FACEBOOK LIVE each day for the next 10 days…..

The QUILT CANDY VITRUAL QUILT SHOW starts today and will be 10 days of about 60 designs (myself included 🙂 ) who will be bringing you fun, FACEBOOK LIVE videos each day from April 1-10, from Noon til 8 p.m. each day – every hour on the hour – for 15 minutes of quilting pleasure!

Facebook Live – each day from Noon til 8 p.m. – on the hour!! 15 minute Trunk Show


Each designer will be selecting some of their favorite quilts and designs to share with you in eash of the videos.

Each day I’ll be posting the day’s list of designers with links to their Facebook pages so that you can click on the links and join in with ease – nothing to looking for – just click on the links that you’ll find here in my blog post.

While I can’t replace all of that, I can provide you with a bit of distraction over the nex

Join me and a whole bunch of my quilting friends as we present virtual trunk shows for your viewing pleasure!  

From April 1 through April 10 12pm EST to 8pm EST, different quilters will present 15 minute trunk shows to you live from their Facebook accounts!  How exciting is that?  See some old favorites, and find some new one!

Here is the schedule of events – so mark your calendar!

12pm EST Andi Stanfield
1pm EST Nancy Scott
2pm EST becky jorgensen
3pm EST carolina moore
4pm EST Jackie Kunkel
5pm EST Connie Jonson Sayler
6pm EST Laura Piland/Slice of Pi Quilts
7pm EST Sandra Starley

8pm EST Swan Sheridan

So, Please grab a cuppa and enjoy the show!!!!!!!

Happy Stitching everyone!!!!!!!


Already day 2 – and we are working our way though the STITCHER’S TRIO Projects…. and we are 1 step closer to completing our STITCHER’S APRON…..


So this morning we’ve trimmed the panel – removing the extra backing fabric from both ends where we attached and secured the last 2 strips… we’ve trimmed the top and bottom of the panel where the selvedges are – and now we are ready to cut out the armhole portions of the apron.

So, to make the armholes, we can use the measurements given in this morning’s video and drawing an arc freehand or using another apron as a possible template. This could work if you do not have a printer to print out the following template. If you do have a printer, you can simply print out the template. Remember to measure the template once you print – the top/shorter straight edge should measure 6-1/2″.

BILL LOCKE DESIGNS – “STITCHER’S TRIO” armhole template for apron

Once you’ve cut the 2 armholes for the apron, the next step is to make the bias binding strips (remember cutting on the diagonal – not straight across the width of your fabric). But…before cutting your binding strips, because to cut a rectangle from the 2nd one yard backing piece that measures 20″ x 34-1/2″….this is the piece that we will need for the completion of our PROJECT PORTFOLIO. Put this aside for later.

For the binding, we you’ll need to make approx. 132″ of continuous binding. cut strips 2-1/4″, joing them together to make 1 piece of binding.

For the straps we need to cut from the backing fabric, the following lengths:

Three strips 2-1/2″ x 35″

One strip 2-1/2″ x 5″

We will work with these tomorrow.

I hope that you are all enjoying your projects…..I look forward to seeing you on FB LIVE tomorrow morning at 11:00 EST.

Happy Stitching!