GenieBetts1So many beautiful and creative projects along with your heartfelt comments, were submitted for the Handmaids® “She Who Sews” challenge. I am truly overwhelmed by the response. Again, I want to thank all of you who were able to participate. And for those of you who were not, hold on to those fat quarters. I sense another opportunity to use them and it’s coming right up. So, feast your eyes, once again, more challenge projects.MarjorieBaker3MarjorieBakerSusieLaymen2DanaCurtisMilligan2DanaCurtisMilligan3

Enjoy more projects on our Pinterest & our Handmaids Facebook page (like us to view).

Albums added today.IsabelWagner2IsabelWagner3

Reminder – The drawing is Friday.JayneCasserelli4KarenTorres6

Pretty chair project from Suzie at Threads on My Socks

Tagged tote from Karen at Sew Much 2 Love

& Cute Clutch and Zipper Bags from Isabel at Isa Creative Musings

Challenge Projects

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Here are a few of the Handmaids® “She Who Sews” Challenge projects that have been coming in.

Every one, is delightful, great job! I love them all.


It is a major treat to see these beautiful and well thought out projects that all of you have created. I can’t wait to share the entire group. We are currently uploading them to a community page so each one can be viewed. We’ll post a link as soon as the rest are in.


Announcing the winner May 30 so please, continue to email your project photos, even past today’s due date.

Also – It’s not too late to leave a comment to be entered as a non participant on our

original post.


AngelBandHeaderOur “Angel Band” presentation

In the Quilting Treasures booth

At the Spring International Quilt MarketABFullBooth

The patchy wall/throw quilt was made by Diane O’ Shea

using the small patch panel.AngelBandFearNotPtchJWFAngelBandJoyfulNoisePtchJWF

The giant pincushion pillows (Amy Butler’s Puffy Pillow pattern)

& the apron were made by Nancy McClellan

using the vintage patterns and the festive forms.GiantPinCushionPillowsJWFAngelBandApronJWF

I had fun making the Angel Band bunting and decorating it with bits of ephemera, old photos, notions & a variety of saved gadgets. Of course, any greeting can be printed and traded out for A N G E L B A N D, to suit your personal holiday project.

I also hand stitched the dress form ornaments which can then double as gift tags for a personal touch on muslin backs.AngelBandLtrStchJWFHAngelBandJWFFestiveFormsOrn3ABOrnamentsStitchingAngelBandGirlJWFAngelBandNotionsJWF

The “Christmas Story Quilt” (pictured at top, left) using the large patch panel is a free project you can download at QuiltingTreasures.com

Each one of the angel’s patches contains a snippet of the scripture story reference.

The “Angel Band” fabric collection (by J. Wecker Frisch) will be available in quilt shops

June 2014.

Spring Special


In honor of Mother’s Day

20% Off on all fabrics and mugs at Great Joy Studio!

During the entire month of May

Use coupon code: may2014


Artistic Roots

I just got a glimpse of this this self portrait in progress, an art class assignment done by our Kaylan. Using only words to achieve dimension.KaylanSelfPortrait



September 13, 1960 – April 17, 2014

Announcing our first

Handmaids™ Challenge GiveawaySWSFQtrChallenge4

We tried to keep it S I M P L E so, here’s how to play. Details to participate in the challenge are listed below:


• Anyone who sews (or non-sew project) and is among the first 30 to sign up.

• Anyone who can email us a photo of your finished project or projects.

• Anyone who will share this on your Facebook page (if you have) & your blog (if you have).

• Anyone who will like us on our Handmaids Facebook page OR sign up for our Handmaids Newsletter OR follow this blog by email (in left sidebar).

Challenge Rules:

1. Sign up by April 25, 2014 with an email to tidings3@aol.com and comment to this post – Accepting the first 30

2. Make any item (s) of your choice using one (total) or more yards of the “She Who Sews” fabrics (collection from Quilting Treasures – available in quilt shops & on line)

3. Use two “She Who Sews” fat quarters – We provide

4. Also (must) use at least 2 more cuts (skus), your choice, of the “She Who Sews” fabrics, in any increments, totaling an additional 1/2 yard or more – You purchase

5. To be eligible/entered for the participant giveaway/drawing, you must email photo(s) of finished project(s) to tidings3@aol.com by May 26, 2014


Steps to Sign Up:

• To become a participant you must be among the first 30 to sign up

Email us your name, address and blog address (if applicable) to receive 2 free “She Who Sews” fat quarters – To tidings3@aol.com 

• All Email’s subject line should read: Handmaids Giveaway Challenge



1.) All Participants – Receive two “She Who Sews” fat quarters – Just for signing up, to get you started.

2.) 3 Winners By Random Drawing to Participants only, can win:

• One of three, Handmaids™ 16″ x 16″ Framed Prints from Frames Plus, Inc!

• Plus a “She Who Sews” panel – Large patch, small patch or chalk board signs patch! 

A $95.00 value!

3.) Non Participants can play too! To be entered to win a “She Who Sews” Panel, simply leave a comment here on this blog! 3 winners will be chosen by random drawing.


Winners announced May 30, 2014

So, create a play date with us and let’s have fun with the

“SHE WHO SEWS” fabrics.



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