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Simple Quilts & Sewing – Spring 2013

Dear Friends,

I’ve begun another adventure! I’ve lived in several east coast states until seven years ago when I moved to Iowa. The Midwest is wonderful, and living there was an experience that I’ll always look back upon fondly, but now I’m back in my home state of Pennsylvania. Change is good.

Speaking of change, my newly married daughter and the new/old house she bought with her husband give me lots of reasons to make quilts! They’ll need bed quilts and throw quilts to fill their home. I can picture it now; a quilt like Denyse Schmidt’s will look beautiful in their guest room.

We’ve included lots of projects for the home in this issue of Simple Quilts and Sewing. Patterns for tablerunners and throws are requested most often, and there are several of each. Decorate your dining table with a formal black and white runner or one with a patriotic theme. Wrap up in a contemporary throw or a traditional one on chilly summer nights and through the fall months.

As usual, you’ll find bed quilts, quilts for kids, and gifts to make for your friends and family. I hope you find time to sew and celebrate the changes in your life, whether they’re small ones or big adventures!

Happy stitching!

Debra Finan

Editor-in-Chief