Friday, September 21, 2018

Cute as a Button is Available

Hello Everyone,
Cute as a Button is now available as a pattern in my shop on Etsy. There is an Etsy button on my sidebar which will take you directly to the site.

She made her debut at the quilt show in Sonora last weekend, and she was quite the hit.

The first of my two retreats starts on Monday.  I've been preparing kits and printing patterns like crazy.

Cutting all of the 2-1/2" strips takes me forever!!  The TV goes on and I cut 'til the cows come home.

During the retreat, we always make a field trip to my cabin.  You know what that means don't you?  I have to clean 'til the cows come home.  Yesterday, Mr. Joe cleaned the carpets while I attacked my quilting room.  We were doing our Spring cleaning in the Fall.

On a side note, here is your morning chuckle.  When I was vending at the show in Sonora last weekend, I got an email from Mr. Joe and he asked the following question. He doesn't have or want a phone so he can't text.  Keep in mind I'm extremely busy at the show and burst out laughing when I read his email.

Mr. Joe:  Do you know where we have the manuals for the washer and dryer? My underwear is locked in the dryer...……….

Lynn:  I guess you will have to go commando.

Mr. Joe:  You will be going commando too, since your underwear is locked in there with mine! 

Now, I'm not going to say who or how the problem was fixed.  But I will say, what would men do without us????  No commando here.....thank goodness since it's been a little chilly.  Now, to his credit, he was doing the laundry.


P.S.  The patterns sell for $7.95 + shipping.  If you would like one, and don't "do" Etsy,  send me an email at  with your information.


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sonora Quilt Show

Hello Everyone,
Gail and I finished setting up the booth early yesterday with the help of Mr. Joe at the fairgrounds in Sonora.  There's the star of my booth....Cute as a Button and her kits.

I'll be demonstrating Patchwork Math, Country Sampler, and Grammy Squares behind this table for the next two days....or until I can no longer speak.

The show hours are 10-5pm September 15th and 10-4 September 16th.
Admission is $8.00 and parking is free at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds 220 Southgate Dr. Sonora.

If you come to the show, please stop by and introduce yourself.


Friday, September 14, 2018

It's Show Time!

Hello Everyone,
I only have time for a quick post to let you know that I'm still alive and kicking.  

My friend Candy, posted this picture on her FaceBook page. I asked her for permission to re-post it on my blog.  Candy is a very precise quilter when it comes to piecing and machine quilting.  Her selection of fabrics is stellar! She did a fabulous job on my three patterns; Madrigal, Grammy Squares, and Spoken For.  Candy will have them on display at a quilt show in Georgetown, CA this Saturday.  It is a great show in the cute little village of Georgetown in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

My sister Gail and I have been very busy this week preparing for my booth at the Sierra Quilt Guild of Tuolumne County in Sonora.  We set up today, and the show runs through Sunday.  Click HERE to get more information about the show. It is always a good show with lots of quilts and vendors.

The pictures that I've accumulated over the past two weeks are starting to stack up like my woodpile along side of the house.  I've been a busy girl the past two weeks!  I'll try to get to them next week so you can see what I've been up to.

Cute as a Button is finished!  Binding on, pattern written......DONE!  I'll be posting the patterns on my Etsy site this week.  It is the first in a series of my Sweet Saplings patterns.  Tiny, cute, very doable patterns that you can finish in this lifetime!  I'll have the hot-off-the-press patterns with me at the show.

Hope to see you at the show this weekend.  I have many BEAUTIFUL bundles of reproduction fabrics and a few kits for Cute as a Button!


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilter's Meet and Greet

Hello Everyone,
Welcome to the 2018 Online Quilters Meet & Greet! Many thanks to Benita from Victoriana Quilt Designs for setting all of this up.  Over the next month, you will have the opportunity to meet many bloggers.  When you visit their blogs, will you have the chance to enter a drawing to win some really great quilting items.

For those of you new to Sew'n Wild Oaks, let me introduce myself.  My name is Lynn Wilder, and I am a traditional quilter.  I love using up small pieces of fabric from my stash.  Here's a great example of using 1" strips in my newest, soon to be published pattern called Cute as a Button.

In additional to designing, I also lecture and teach quilting workshops mainly in California. My most popular workshop is called Patchwork Math.....but I know there is a real aversion to math, so I've changed the name to Finessing the Figures. 
I put a book together which contains the formulas to make 12 of the most common quilting components any size you want for blocks, sashings, or borders.
This quilt is a perfect example of the components in the book.
Country Sampler
I have free classes in the Classroom section on The Quilt    Click HERE and you can access all of my classes for FREE and you can learn the formulas and my piecing techniques to make quilting components.
Here are some examples of some of my Sew'n Wild Oaks quilt patterns.  They are all designed, made and machine quilted by me.
The House on Edgewood Lane

Butterscotch Baskets

Country Charmer

Once Upon a Vine

For the Love of Baskets

Grammy Squares


Lil' Orphan Scrappy

Zinnies Choice
I also vend at quilt shows around the state.  Here are some images of my booth layout.

Don't get me started on decorating with quilts!  I LOVE to decorate my home with my quilts.

So come back often to see what I've been up to.  Check out my tutorials on the blog, my recipes, and my classes.  Most of all, don't forget to enter to win the Grand Prize during the Quilter's Meet and Greet.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Etsy Sale

Hello Everyone,
This is just a reminder that my first time ever 15% off sale on my Sew'n Wild Oaks patterns runs through tomorrow, September 3rd, 2018.....then it's over.  I'm longing for Fall, so I thought I'd show a snipped of my Harvest of Hope.

Click on the Etsy button and it will take you to my Etsy Shop.
Here is just a sampling of a few of my quilts.

The House on Edgewood Lane

Grammy Squares

Lil' Orphan Scrappy

Country Sampler

I have a house full of company for the Labor Day weekend. We have tickets for a local performance of The Hounds of Baskerville today in the playhouse in Columbia.  It should be lots of fun and a unique way to spend our day.

Hope you all have a fun, and safe Labor Day.