Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Blog Makeover (plus a new website)

You may have noticed that my website took on a whole new look this summer. Actually, it got a major overhaul and lots of new things appeared. If you look at the top of the blog (you may need to scroll up a bit) you will see that things have been updated. Here's the scoop...

By clicking on this word you will be brought to the most updated page of this blog.

By clicking on this word you will be brought to my very new online shop. This will eventually be replacing my Etsy shop for several reasons. I have the flexibility to create new listings and update items, as well as sell items, without having to pay fees or share proceeds with anyone else. It's not free for me by any means, but it is simpler for me and gives me more options and helps me to retain more of the profits. 

Clicking on these word brings you to a list. Click on any item on the list and you will find the blog post that has the information for the pattern or instructions listed. Check here occasionally as I update this on a fairly regular basis.

This link brings up all blog posts that were tagged with this title. So you may have to scroll through a bit to find what you're looking for or you can just browse through the posts for fun.

This link is exactly what it means. This is a list of the misprints in my published patterns. They are all from previous versions and have been corrected. 

Clicking on this link will bring you to my official website. It is listed as both and as I own both domains at the moment. So you can google either of those and end up on the website as well.

Once you are at the website, you will see some options (HOME, CONTACT, SHOP, BLOG, and PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS) across the top of the page and some more options (ABOUT ME, CALENDAR, NEWSLETTER and FAQ) across the bottom of the page. Clicking on each of these will bring you to the page or link described. They are fairly self explanatory and all have links back to the website. There are also social media links in the middle of the page. I do most of my sharing on Instagram and Facebook these days, so you'll find me there!

This link will bring you to a form to fill out. By typing your email address in the box, you will be notified of all new blog posts with an email. You may always unsubscribe at any time. I don't follow any blogs by email because I use my sidebar list and Bloglovin to follow. Obviously I won't ever take it personally if you do or don't subscribe, many people follow in many different ways, whatever works for you is great! Be assured that your email will NEVER be shared, sold or given away for any reason. I would never do that to a friend!

A little information about my Calendar...

For some of you in the quilt guild world, summer is the season to book speakers for the upcoming year or two. Some guilds begin booking in January, but I know many do their planning during this time of year and I've had a few calls and inquiries lately, so I thought I would share some information.

All of my classes and workshops along with prices and contracts are available on the PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS link. To see when and where I am already booked click on the CALENDAR. This is updated monthly and should be fairly accurate. Please email me if you have any questions or need additional information.

Currently my schedule is FULL through SEPTEMBER 2016. 

I have very limited availability in OCTOBER and NOVEMBER 2016.
For 2017, my schedule in JANUARY is full but I am booking all other months in 2017. I have decided to dedicate next summer entirely to my family and will not book any teaching during June, July or August. 

Please contact me if you would like to schedule me to visit your guild or group as soon as possible. I love teaching and meeting quilters and hope that you will take a look at my website and contact me.  

Thank you so much for your support!

I would love to hear what you think about all the changes and new things here. I hope you find it easy to use and helpful.



  1. Looking good!!! Thanks for the updates.

  2. Yes, I noticed this about a week ago. Love the new logo! Light and pretty. And all the white space on the blog is much nicer too -- easier to read, and calmer. Great job!

  3. great! I am waiting for the fun stuff!!! so cute!

  4. Diane the new look of your blog is absolutely fantastic, bravo!

  5. Yay for you, looks fantastic!

  6. looks great - far beyond my tech limits, lol

  7. I really love the new look of your blog !
    You're very busy ! Your schedule is the same than the President's one !! :)
    Enjoy Diane....

  8. Everything is looking good and very official!


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