Dear reader, this blog was a nice place for quite a while to share my thoughts and stories. Meanwhile I got a new website and so I continue writing on my new's site blog.


Thank you.

Liebe Leserin, dieser Blog war für lange Zeit ein sehr netter Ort, meine Gedanken und Geschichten mit dir zu teilen. Inzwischen habe ich eine neue Website erstellt und werde jetzt den Blog dort fortsetzen.


und: "Danke!"


Dienstag, 21. Februar 2017

Thank you dear readers for participating and following the ZEN CHIC INSPIRED Blog Hop. I could learn so much from your comments, who gave me ideas how to make it easier for you to design your own quilt or to find more confidence in color choices.

Of course I'd like to give  something to everyone, but - well, the book goes to HILDY who commented

The hardest thing for me is to find the perfect fabric for the pattern I have in mind and the other way around. Sometimes I have a great fabric but not the right pattern. And then the actual quilting part ... not so easy on a domestic machine and I don't know really about longarm quilters in Germany. Would love to win your book and have a great time at quiltcon.

Hildy, I will contact you.
For all of you who would like to have another chance to win: tomorrow we'll have a mutual giveaway together with Martingale,  Moda and Zen Chic on Instagram and Facebook. There are another three books to win. Check it out and take your chance.

Sonntag, 19. Februar 2017

All good things come to an end... and this ZEN CHIC INSPIRED Blog Hop ends with a giveaway, yay!
If you have followed the other bloggers for the last couple of days, you might be as well inspired as I was seeing them bringing the book to action! I saw the Moda Palette Builder used to create color schemes for the personal rooms and I loved all these results. It's really fun to see others pick up the idea to get colors and inspiration from a room and develop a concept.
You can read the former blog entries here

15. Februar —> Julia of fine fabric
18. Februar —> Grete von Stoffsalat

And you know what? Next week, QuiltCon, the largest modern quilting show of its kind, will be in Savannah, GA. There’ll be hundreds of modern quilts, dozens of lectures and workshops by leading modern quilters, tons of things to buy, and I’ll be there too! I'm so excited!

From 23-26 February, I’ll be at the Moda booth (#523), so if you’re attending, please pop by and say hello!

All the quilts from my new book ‘Zen Chic Inspired’ will be on display, plus you can purchase copies of the book from the booth and get them signed too. Limited copies are available so be quick if you want one!

And I'm totally eager to talk to you:  I’ll be presenting some slideshows where I’ll share my design process used for quilts featured in the book. It goes like this:

During the presentation, I will go through a given room scenario, 

develop a color scheme,
and design elements, consider given facts like project size 

and reveal my developed quilt design (no, not on the blog.... I have to leave this surprise for QuiltCon).

After the presentation I will work with a volunteer and guide them through the same steps with a new scenario.

My slideshow presentations will last 30 minutes (10 minute presentation and 20 minute volunteer demo) and are on Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th at 10.30am and 3.00pm each day.
They are free to attend and each session works with a different scenario, so you can stop by each time and learn something new.

In addition I will have a book signing with a modern shop: It's Intown Quilter's Fabric and Yarn at booth #348 and I will be there to sign your book on Thursday, 23rd, 1.00pm.

I hope you will be there and we can say hi!

But now for the giveaway: You can win a signed copy of my book, of course, what else!
All I'd like you to ask is to forward this blogpost to a quilt friend who might be also interested. In the comment let me know what you most struggle with when you make an own quilt design (or do you ever?) and leave your email address, so I can contact you.

That's for today, thanks!


Zen Chic Inspired Blog Hop

Sonntag, 12. Februar 2017

Here I can hold it in hands: Zen Chic Inspired, my first book about modern quilting, especially about how to design a modern quilt just arrived in the mail! Thanks to the great team of Martingale (graphic designer and editors) my vision came true and is now a real physical book to stroll through. A lot of people supported this book: Moda sponsored the Bella Solids used for all the quilts, and a couple of friends stepped in and helped sewing some quilt tops.
You can already read a bit about the book here and here
Can't wait to tell you more about my new book, so I organized a little blog hop. You know, I am  German, so the blog hop has also German bloggers on board (writing in German, obviously).
I asked all of them to give just her genuine impression and I will be the last one in this blog hop, to give my 2 cents.

So if you want to follow the tour or get to know other peoples opinion about the book, here is our blog hop schedule
15. Februar —> Julia of Fine Fabrics
18. Februar —> Grete von Stoffsalat
19. Februar —> Brigitte, Zen Chic

On my date, the 19th of February, I will have a giveaway for a signed copy of the book! So stay tuned.


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