Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Reminder - Quilt Show this Weekend in Annapolis MD
Don't forget about the Annapolis Quilt Show this weekend. I will be a vendor at that show and hope to you see many of you there. Location: Annapolis Senior High School - 2700 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.  Admission: Regular - $10.00; Seniors - $9.00 and children under 12 are free.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
11:00 a.m. – Applique your way to Applique
11:30 a.m. - Quilt as desired
12:00 p.m. - Itty Bitty Borders
12:30 p.m. - Do All Bags
1:00 p.m. - Machine Quilting on your home sewing machine
1:30 p.m. - The Disappearing Hour Glass
2:00 p.m. - Creative Juices Make and Take
2:30 p.m. - Add pizzazz to your needlework with beads
3:00 p.m. Two Quilts with One Stone

Sunday, June 14, 2015
11:30 p.m. - Stash your Trash
12:00 p.m. - Panel Magic
12:30 p.m. - Foundation Piecing
1:00 p.m. - The Classic Double Wedding Ring in Just One Day
1:30 p.m. - Wool Applique
2:00 p.m. - Joining those Binding Strips and Ends
2:30 p.m. - Simple Fabric Portfolios
3:00 p.m. - Quilt Marking

Also don't forget, I'm hosting a trip to "The Houston International Quilt Festival". Anyone interested in joining us for the Quilt Festival, the dates are, October 29th - November 1, 2015. The information is on my website under the heading "More" at the right of the page. Hurry if you plan to go, the hotels and airlines are almost completely booked. My travel agent said if the Westin is filled, she will try to find another Hotel near by with shuttle service.  If you have any further questions please send me an email at

New Row by Row Theme for 2015 -
New this year it's about water - H20

All 50 US states and Canada, too!
How about this…it's like a shop hop, but there are not any fees, no cards to stamp, and all summer to play! Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Prizes, collectibles and more fun!
Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2015 rows from 8 different 2015 participating RxR shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize!

Also collect the Exclusive Fabric Plates™ by Zebra Patterns, they will be available in shops around the country. Each one is unique! Collect a bunch to create fun projects, sewing studio wall art or even a fun backing for your quilt.

Please take a look at some of our "new" African print fabrics. I also will be having a big on sale fabrics, books, patterns. My Batiks are still $9.99. Come and take advantage of this sale.

Peace, Nadine


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I'm backkkkkk!!!

Hello Everyone,

Wow time does fly, it’s been a while since I shared anything with you and a lot has happened since the last post.  The Fabric Peddler Shop closed its doors, and I moved to California for a year, BUT I am back and ready to go, nothing like being home. 

In the past several years so many quilt shops have closed.  The recent factors affecting our economy have hurt so many and played a huge role in the past several years.  Each shop has their own reasons for closing, retirement or other family and/or personal issues going on in their lives. But I think the biggest reason is that we quilters don’t support our local quilt shops.  Most quilt shop owners aren’t in business because they want to get rich.  We love sewing, crafts, quilts and quilters.  They want customers to have a place where they can go for inspiration, for help and for friendship.

The Fabric Peddler is passionate about providing products and services that will help quilters and sewers of all skill levels to learn and explore their creative abilities.

My website ( is just about complete and I’m encouraging everyone to visit the site and sign up as a follower, and also please share with your friends.  Please don’t forget to sign the guest book so you will not miss the “Super Sales Event” and other social events. 

I have fabrics, patterns, books, notions and much more.  I plan to have clubs (Bag Ladies, BOM, etc.,) give-aways, contests, etc.  I’m starting over so there will be a blow-out sale coming soon.  I am still a Juki Sewing Machine Representative and their new machines posted also. There is a “Calendar of Events” listing quilt shows, workshops, quilting trips/cruises, quilt guides in and around your area and on and on and on.  I will be attending some of the local shows as a quilter or as a vendor.  My future plans are to do some traveling around to other out-of-state shows as a vendor.  I will also be scheduling sewing classes later this year for those who contacted me about taking classes. I will offer small group classes, along with affordable long-arm quilting, (future plans) embroidery and specialty personalized products.

Anyone interested in joining us on the trip to the “Houston Quilt Festival”, October 29th – November 1, 2015, I have a trip planned.  The information will be on my website, we are still working on some details.  If you have any other further questions, please send me an email.
So head on over to and take a trip around the website.

Wishing that 2015 bring good things into your life.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Long Time

Welcome and Hello, It's been a long time since my last post, time just flew by me. That Christmas Tree quilt below - will not be completed before the benefit dinner. I remembered why it was declared an UFO - the green fabric is directional Christmas trees and I have them going every which one, yes, I need to RIP them suckers out to place in the proper direction. Just not in the mood and not enough time. So back into the UFO pile it goes. I'm preparing for my first "Craft Fair". Wish me luck!!!

Thank you for visiting, until the next time,
Piece and Prayers,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

UFO Quilt

Hello and Good Morning, I gathered my walking stick and MP3 player and at 0630 went tracking around my neighborhood. Must try and do this at least three days a week, oh my, today is Thursday, can't get my three in. Maybe next week. No, the weekend don't count lol.

I'm a volunteer for the Trauma Intervention Program aka TIP(click TIP to read about the program) and the local police and fire departments are having a "Tri-Tip Benefit Dinner" to raise money for the program. We, the volunteers, are invited as Honored Guest. They did ask us to help the fundraising by getting donations (no, I'm not soliciting just informing you but....) and/or items for a raffle and silent auction. My first thought was "oh yeah, I can do a quilt" for the silent auction, second thought "keep mouth shout, might not finish in time". I went through my UFOs and decided to finish the Christmas Tree wall hanging - it's almost done and I hear "Rosie the Riveter" whispering in my right ear "You can do it" and "Rosie the QUILTER" shouting in my left ear "Gurl, knock that UFO off the list as done, complete and finish, just do it". With both Rosies encouraging me, I'll do it, I can do, yes I can.

I also have this other wall hanging pattern I wanted to do for a long time, what am I thinking, we'll see how the Christmas Tree project workout first. Umm, maybe I'll work on it for an hour or two or maybe I'll just take a nap first but anyway, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the The Fabric Peddler Shop.

Till next time,

Piece and Prayers

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A little of This and That

Welcome and Good afternoon, I can't believe this is my first session for August. Look at what I found, these lovely hand appliqued butterfly blocks at a Thrift Store several years ago and put them away until I was ready or had time to put them in a quilt and of course, I forgot about them (out of sight, out of mind). Anyway, my Monthly Quilt Block Swap partner's theme is flowers, trees, bees and right, you guessed it "Butterflies". So, I pull these butterflies out and using this ladies design, did one for my partner. I did the purple butterfly, fluttering by him lonesome. I'm not good at dating fabrics but just taking a wild guess, I'll say about 1920 or '30's !!! Am I close????

Tomorrow to the Post Office we go. Um, since the butterfies are on the design wall, I may as well design, let me see, what color sashing should I use.... anyone have a suggestion for me?


I had an empty spot on one of my walls and rather than hang a picture, I thought why not a mini quilt. One of the quilts hanging at The Fabric Peddler pop to mind and this is my version of

Carolyn Burgess' quilt. And yes, I did ask for permission to improvise so stop thinking copy right law - thank you very much. It's 16" x 16", hand appliqued and quilted.

Well, I need to work on this "round robin" hopefully, I'll finish sometime next week. Do you participate in "Round Robins"? When I talk with my quilting friends, I get mixed views. What's your take on participating in them?

Thanks for visiting The Fabric Peddler. Now go visit our shop here . Till next time,

Piece and Prayers,

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Fabric Peddler "OPEN HOUSE"

Welcome and Hello!
Today, the Fabric Peddler is having an "Open House"!! They're putting on a Mini Quilt Show, there will be sewing and Quilt demonstrations, Door Prizes, Discounts, Special treats (I want one) and just plain old fashion fun for all. And let's not forget the FOOD, yum yum. You think she'll over-night a plate to California for me???? Sounds like a lot of fun-time to me. NADINE, don't forget to take loads of pictures for show and tell.

While my Maryland buddies are having fun at the Open House, I need to work on my swap projects. I keep telling myself, "slow down on the swaps and concentrate on your personal projects". I 'm currently in four, that's right, four, 1, 2, 3, 4 swaps. I thought the Halloween Block Swap was due in September, no August 15Th and I signed-up for two sets of six blocks, what the heck was I thinking, I know, I wasn't thinking. Anywhoo, I finished last night and they're be in the mail Monday. My intentions were to do twelve different blocks but I didn't, - check them out.

Look what I found on Stashbuster email site, an awesome tutorial on getting rid of your scraps - check "My Current Obsession's blog" and get on the scrap train toot toot!! I'll post pictures of my progress this week, I'm loving this "mile a minute quilt".

Thanks for stopping by, till next time,
Piece and Prayer