How amazing is the sunshine after grey days?


My calendar needs to come with a sign on it that says “dates are closer than they appear”. I can’t believe it’s only 3 weeks until the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-Along kicks off. I’ve been frantically getting things organised and ready and while I’m nervous as all get out that it’s happening I’m really excited about the possibilities. I’ve had such an amazing response to the sew-along it’s blown me away. I can’t believe that there’s over 2,300+ members in the Facebook Group alone. Can you image if there’s 2,000+ quilts made at the end of this year long adventure?

Given the huge response I’ve had to reach out and ask 5 more bloggers to join in on the adventure. This means there will be 30 amazing Bloggers ready and willing to help you make the best quilt you can. To help you keep on top of who’s involved I’ve collated a list of them and you can find it by clicking here. Today however I’d like to introduce you (in alphabetical order) to our final 5 bloggers, they are:


Anita LaHay is a Canadian quilter, wife and mother to three children. She has been quilting for 18 years, sewing and stitching since she was little girl and blogging for four years. Anita began writing quilting, sewing and embroidery patterns this year and has recently started adding content to YouTube.


I love quilting, sewing, clogging, archery, exploring the outdoors, country living, and being a mama.



I am an ex-Londoner who is now ‘living the dream’ in a picturesque wine town in sunny South Australia with my husband and our two little ones. I quilt, crochet, and embroider, and hand-made elements such as hand-quilting, embroidery, and paper piecing feature frequently in my projects. I have a large collection of repro 30s fabrics which I can’t wait to dig into for my Farmer’s Wife quilt!

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Inspired by a rich family heritage of generations of women who love and loved sewing and creating, Sherri began to sew when she received a sewing machine for her tenth birthday; in the early 1990’s she began quilting thanks to the gentle persuasion of her grandmother. After discovering quilt blogs and the on-line community of quilters she began her blog in the summer of 2008 as a means of recording her quilting life and journey. She has been publishing her designs in magazines and books since 2011; she has two books with C&T Publishing, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home (2013) and Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation (2014). Being able to design fabric for Moda is truly a dream come true.


Hi! I’m Tonya from The Crafty Mummy. I love to create stuff so I sew and quilt… and crochet… and bead… and… you get the picture: I’ll give any craft a go! I’m a Mum to two cherubs in regional Queensland, Australia, and I believe the Farmer’s Wife quilt is going to help reduce my fabric stash.

As you can see, things are just getting better and better as we get closer to our start date. In the meantime I’m enjoying the glorious sunshine and blue skies that are becoming more frequent as we edge out of Winter and in to Spring. I’m loving the fact that we’re getting longer hours of light. I seriously struggled through this winter and I’m glad to see the back of it.

Wishing you a fabulous sun filled day!



Want something included on the Community Cork Board, then why not drop me an email and if it’s applicable to the GnomeAngel community I’ll share it. It can be anything from a local fate, a charity raffle, a class you’re teaching, a pattern you’ve released, a sew-a-long you’re involved in to a community event that’s happening. Be sure to send me as much detail as you can and links to any applicable websites.  Click here to email me.


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1 Comment

  1. Chelsea Huckins September 7, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Thank you for the shout out :). This just made my day,