Hello Quilter! It's been a log time between newsletters. I'm glad to be back in your email box again. Lots has been going on in my life, not the leas

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Hello Quilter!

It's been a log time between newsletters. I'm glad to be back in your email box again. Lots has been going on in my life, not the least of which is hanging out with Zoey. I enjoy every minute of her supposedly Terrible Twos.


Christmas in March?

The Christmas tree skirt fabric I told you about in the last newsletter (way back in January) has been printed. I've created the pattern, tested it, and sewn a Tree Skirt for our tree this year. (Scooter is showing you his favorite patch.) I feel ahead of the game sitting here in MARCH, but I have left the quilting for later. How much later remains to be seen. (Do I hear 2018?)

As promised, I gave the 1000 people who clicked the special link in the January newsletter a heads up and a two day head start on ordering. Now I'm sold out!


But don't dismay! It should only take a few weeks to get more fabric in. Order now so I know how much fabric to print. (Your kit includes the fabric panel, rotary template for fussy-cutting the images, and a fully illustrated pattern for making both variations of the triangle log cabin tree skirt.)

Aren't you impressed with the pictures popping up? It only took me 3 hours on PhotoShop to do that! I was so happy it finally worked that I screamed with glee! Scooter woke up rather abruptly and thought I saw a squirrel. He spent the next 10 minutes looking for it.


I Need Your Help! (And it's so EASY!)

My cousin Niki has opened an escape room. Huh? An escape room?! I know. I didn't know what it was either. I thought it was somewhere you go in case of nuclear attack. Not even close.

Escape rooms are adventure games you play with your friends in real time in a themed room. You are "locked in" (not really, that wouldn't be safe) and you find clues, solve puzzles, and unravel mysteries that lead to more clues and puzzles and locked boxes which you open, and.... If you work together, with logic, common sense, and simple math skills, you might just escape within the one hour allotted for your game. They're a blast!

Niki has three rooms, each with a different theme. I've been helping her with clues and with her website. It's been lots of fun. (Some of our clues are very funny.)


Here's what I need you to do.

It will literally take you less than five minutes. And you can multi-task while you do it.

1. Go to Niki's website: ExtraordinaryEscapeRooms.com Just hit the red button below. (You can do it on your desktop, tablet, or smart phone. All three would be fantastic!)
2. Click on any three pages. SPEND AT LEAST 60 SECONDS ON EACH PAGE.
3. Share Niki's website on Facebook (or other social media) or email it to a friend. Or just tell somebody the next time you're waiting in line at the grocery store. Or if you're too shy, you can keep it to yourself.

It doesn't matter where you live, you can still help by just visiting Niki's web page for a few minutes. (The more visits she gets, the better her listings on the search engines.) And if you live in south Florida and you'd like to try Niki's escape room, use promo code AMI for a discount. (And yes, you can share that too with anybody you know who lives near Palm Beach Gardens.)

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!


Rag Fur Jacket

In honor of Spring, I dropped the price of my Rag Fur Jacket pattern. Surprise! It might be snowing now, but it won't be long before the weather warms up and you'll want to celebrate with a fun garment that will make you feel good all over.


On The Road Again

I'm looking forward to a teaching trip to Texas next month where I'll be visiting the Tri County Quilt Guild, the Woodlands Area Quilt Guild, and the Kingwood Area Quilt Guild. For more information, and email addresses of the Program Chairs, please see my teaching schedule. If you're in the area, please join in the fun.


Scooter's Video Pick

Scooter here. Mom said you guys were missing me. That makes me feel good. I missed you too.

I don't know what goats are, but they are in this video and now that I have watched it several times, I would like to have a few goats please. And the thing they bounce on. I'm thinking Mom could put it in her office where my crate is so I could watch them all day long.


I explained this to Mom and she laughed uncontrollably. Then she shook her head, told me I was a silly dog, gave me ear scratches, big hugs, and said, "no."

I am protesting her decision.


Thank You!

Thanks for reading all the way to the end! Have a wonderful "quilty" day!

AmiSimms Sig

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