Worldwide Quilting Day 2020


Wow! I never imagined the world would be where it is when Worldwide Quilting Day rolled around. It's always such a fun weekend with shops and guilds buzzing with events. This year so many are just trying to hang on to their health, jobs and a positive attitude.

I'll admit, I'm going to finish this post for you and then I'm going to turn off the world as best I can and do a deep dive into my sewing room for some textile therapy.

A newsletter went out this morning with a link to a today's free pattern for Stars & Rails.  It's a simple design that's pretty quick to sew together for a nice lap size quilt. 


 Swap the black and pink for blue and red to make a fun patriotic quilt. It finished at 51" x 70". I'm going to cut all my rail pieces and put those blocks together in between the seams of another quilt like one of Bonnie Hunter's leader-ender projects. You'll have them together in no time at all.  

All digital patterns are 30% off today. You just need to enter the coupon code: WWQD20 during checkout. 


When I'm working, this is my view over the top of the laptop. Not very exciting but it keeps things in perspective for me when I am getting tired. It got me to thinking about what will we all be looking at over the sewing machine when we spend hours sitting there over the next few weeks. How about with applique, embroidery or knitting in our hands?  Do you look outside? Are you watching television? Listening to music?

The view out my sewing room  window is still a bit gray right. I usually have music or a favorite television show on in the background and that'll do for a while but if this goes on for several weeks I'm heading north.

I'm more than ready to have this be the view out my window - tall grass, weeds and all! If it has to wait,  I think we, me included, need to remind ourselves of the beauty all around us each day.  Take a walk in your yard when the weather permits. Think about planting a few seeds for flowers. Look through your fabric stash! Each time I organize and refold a little I'm shocked at the beautiful fabrics I'm lucky to have. Call or text a friend. With a positive attitude the time will pass quickly. 

Okay, that's it for today. I'm off getting off my soapbox and going to sew. I'll be back on Monday. Have a great Worldwide Quilting Day  and a great weekend.

The You are My Sunshine program list is below in case you haven't seen it yet. 


You are My Sunshine


  • I'll be sending you an email with a free pattern several times a week.

  • I'll be doing extra blog posts with a tutorial or another free pattern. I'll also let you know what Lily, Gracie  and the rest of the family are up to.
  • I'm offering free shipping on all domestic orders. Use the coupon code: SUNSHINE
  • Bring as many new patterns from individual designers as possible rather than from distributors. Independent designers need our support too.
  •  20% off digital patterns of $5 or more
  • Special orders accepted. If there's something you need and can't get it with a drive up service at your local quilt shop, let me know. I can usually get things within a couple of days and am happy to help out. Just email me with what you're looking for. 10% off on Special Orders.
  • I'll be de-stashing many of my books and fabric so be sure to check the Books and Fabric sections in the online store frequently.
  • Check out the quilts at $5 BOM. There are some great projects you can get started on right away if you're looking for something new.


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