Monday, January 18, 2016

Auction and Destash for my little buddy!

As some of you know, my not so little buddy, Riley is struggling with some post concussion migraines and other symptoms that made it necessary for us to travel to Pennsylvania to see a Sports Medicine Specialist.  With his followup visit approaching, I'm holding an Auction/Destash to help cover the travel expenses associated with these visits.

I'll be auctioning rare, out of print, and hard to find items and posting other fun fabrics from my stash on Instagram this Saturday afternoon for purchase.  I will also be posting several quilts from my shop that were used as displays for prices that you couldn't make it for.

To spread the word, I'm doing a fun giveaway!  Repost any of my Auction/Destash posts this week with the hashtag #auction4riley  On Saturday, January 23rd at 5PM Mountain time, I will use a random number generator to select a winner to receive this rare Heather Ross FQ bundle from the Lightning Bugs Collection.

These are super soft cotton poplin brand new, unwashed.  They are treasures and so hard to find!

This is how it works:

Auction - During the next few days, I will post auction items with opening bids.  If you would like to bid, post a comment with your paypal email and bid amount.  Bidding will end Saturday morning at 10AM Mountain Time. 

Destash - Destash will be held at the Instagram @sew4mysanitydestash on Saturday, January 23rd at 2PM Mountain Time.  First person to respond with paypal email, wins the item.  Shipping will be combined with any other bids you made and actual USPS rates will be applied to your invoice.  Invoices will go out on Monday, January 25 by 5PM and packages will be shipped within 24 hours of payment.

Feel free to post a backup paypal email as sometimes the original sale falls through.

Thank you so much for helping me spread the word!


Thursday, January 7, 2016

These machines need a good home...

I upgraded a few of my sewing machines this Christmas!  As a result, I have a few machines that need a good home.  They have been very well maintained and come with a 6 month warranty on parts and labor.

If you are interested in pricing, please email me at

Here's what I have for sale - Click the links to see the product specs and features for each machine:

Janome Horizon MC7700

Janome MC 6600

Janome 990D serger

I'm also offering a machine quilting promo this month!  Use my online form at to send me a quilt top, and your return shipping is FREE!  Local?  Get a free charm pack when you pick up your quilt!

Thanks everyone for all of your support!


Monday, November 30, 2015


Cyberweek - one of my favorites because I can shop from the comfort of my home, in my sweats and messy bun.  This week, I'm kicking off my new etsy shop with new deals every day!

20% off total purchase of $40 or more

This week, save 20% on your entire purchase by using the code SEW4MYSANITY at checkout in my ETSY store. 

This includes all fabric, notions, patterns, sale items, shop sample quilts, and even custom quilt orders!
Check back daily for new deals! 



New Adventures

I have always believed that things happen for a reason. Closing The Quilt Barn last spring was one of those difficult, bittersweet decisions.  Running a retail establishment with a young family is an insane amount of work.  It takes a tole on your health and your family.

Closing a store, however, is also an INSANE amount of work!  LOL!  I'm happy to share that I've settled into my quilting studio and have opened a little ETSY shop.

What next?  I hope to have time to write up some patterns that have been loitering in my noggin for quite sometime, share some fun sew-a-longs and tutorials on my new blog (here), and have more time to spend with my family and of course...sneak in a little more selfish sewing!

My new business name.  All encompassing.  I create to decompress.  It is my wind down from a crazy day.  It is the carrot that I dangle in front of me, to motivate me to do dishes and laundry - the reward at the end of a busy day or week.

My website has a little bit of everything.  It's a work in progress.  It will grow and evolve over time into my happy place.  One of my favorite inspirational quotes...

"You ought to find something that you love so much that when you don’t have to think about anything, that’s what you think about."  Henry Eyring

 I am doing what I love

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