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Hoffman Fabrics Laser Cut Dream Catchers


"When you fall asleep, a Dream Catcher will attract all dreams. Nightmares get trapped inside the web, but the good dreams pass through and slide down the feathers to reach the person sleeping. In the morning, when the Dream Catcher is exposed to light, all the bad dreams dissolve and fade away" -

A bed runner to inspire. Keep it clean and simple or go to town with thread play and other embellishments. *Also can be used as a runner for a dining table. 
Dream Catcher Bed Runner is the perfect project to steal your customers' hearts! This precision cut and pre-fused. Offered in two color ways, this Hoffman Sew Into It! kit will have all of your customers excited to dive into a small project that makes intricate appliqué extremely simple! 

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South Dakota Governor's 8th Biennial Art Exhibit


My first Dance of the Dragonflies quilt made it into the South Dakota Governor's 8th Biennial Art Exhibit. 
South Dakota Art Museum ……. Jan 25 – Apr 20, 2019
Dahl Arts Center …………………. May 3 – Aug 17, 2019
John A. Day Gallery …………….. Aug 30 – Oct 11, 2019
Washington Pavilion ……………. Oct 26, 2019 – Jan 19, 2020


Hill City Quilt Show Bed Turning and Dinner

Hill City Bed Turning and Supper presented by Xi Alpha Chi

Everyone is invited to attend the 2018 Hill City Bed Turning and Supper.
Saturday, September 8, 5:00 at the Senior Citizen Center across from the Railroad.

Liz Anderson is our featured quilt artist. 
She is a master at combining beautiful clean colors with intricate piecing. 
Her work is superb and she has a unique slight modern edge that you will love.

Dinner is provided by Xi Alpha Chi:
Croissant chicken salad sandwiches, broccoli salad, fruit salad, a variety of dessert bars. Beverages will also be served.

Fabulous door prizes provided by The Handbag Store in Hill City.
Kendra donated 6 beautiful quilted bags.

Reserve a seat and bring a friend. Supper $20.00
Call Kay Raderschadt to make a reservations: 605-574-2937

Bring a quilt to show and share. We love the stories behind them.

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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 16 Block Tour Road Rally

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks
Volume 16 Block Tour Road Rally

Welcome to my stop on the 100 Blocks Blog Tour and I am so glad you found your way here!
I am thrilled to have my first block published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.
I am a quilt pattern designer and a sales rep for HandiQuilter.

My name is JoAnn and the name of my block is Dance of the Dragonflies. It is inspired from my original quilt pattern called "Dance of the Dragonflies" made with Hoffman Fabrics.

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My favorite places for you to visit on your road trip to SD.


Dance of the Dragonflies Quilt Pattern


Quiltmaker assigns each 12" block to one of four categories
Applique, Foundation-Pieced, Mixed Technique and Pieced.

I used white Kona cotton for the background and gray Kona cotton for the back of the wings.

Kaffe Fassett fabric was perfect for the pop of color that I needed. Floriani polyester thread is my favorite applique thread. I used this thread to stitch the wings to the background fabric with a triple stitch blanket stitch. The inside color of the wing was appliqued with a simple blanket stitch using Aurifil monofilament thread.



I made a table runner using these dragonflies.

 Cut background 13 1/2 inches by width of fabric.
Cut off selvage. Use a square ruler to make end points.

Blogtour 036Kaffe Fassett fabric for inside of wings, I used three different colors of green.
Text fabric for background fabric.

Fold fabric in half length wise and use a square ruler to cut a point on each end of table runner.

Table runner instructions

Trace pattern onto 805 Pellon Wonder Under Light.
Cut around the shapes and iron onto wrong side of fabric.
Cut on drawn line with applique scissors if you have them.

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Inside details of dragonfly wings.
See directions below on how to assemble dragonflies.

Blogtour 027Pick a large scale flower design for the corners. 
Black and white fabric is the body and wings of the dragonflies.

Blogtour 013Cut a piece of Pellon a little larger the corner piece.
Sticky rough glue side of Pellon facing up.

Blogtour 013Use parchment paper to fuse to fabric so you don't mess up your ironing board or iron.

Blogtour 023Fussy cut around edge of design. Peel off paper and place piece on top of table runner fabric.
Make sure you have parchment paper underneath the table runner and iron in place.
The top will hang over the background fabric, that's O.K., you will trim it after it is fused.

Blogtour 023Turn to backside of table runner and trim off excess fused fabric.

Blogtour 023If you see a blank area you don't like just add some extra leaves or flowers.


Assemble your dragonflies on parchment paper first before you put them on the table runner.
The easy way to take the paper off the back of the pieces is to scratch the paper with a straight pin.

Blogtour 037Check back to see the finished table runner.
I will bind it with the text fabric.

Visit Quiltmaker's blog, Quilty Pleasures, each day this week for links to participating blogs and enter for some great giveaways!  To see all of the creative and original blocks in this issue, 100 Blocks Vol. 16 is available on the newsstands now or you can order 100 blocks from Quiltmaker.


 The editors at Quiltmaker are sponsoring a giveaway for one copy of 100 Blocks Vol.16 and will mail the magazine directly to you anywhere worldwide. Sign up for my newsletter or share this page on Facebook for a chance to win one free copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 16 and the paper pattern for Dance of the Dragonflies Quilt.
Nov 13-17

I will pick two winners at random at the end of the day on Nov. 17, 2017.

Thanks for stopping by.

JoAnn Hoffman