March 02, 2022

My 9th Blogging Anniversary (and a Sale)!

Nine years ago today I hit publish on my first blog post. It's funny how two things can be simultaneously true - it feels like just yesterday and I can hardly remember a time when I wasn't thinking about writing blog posts. I've learned so much since I published that first post! I've learned a ton of technology related skills, to start with, though I'm still grateful for my husband and brother with their superior tech knowledge so they can bail me out when I'm lost.

Starting this blog connected me to an online quilting community I didn't even know existed and I love, love, love this community! I love having quilty friends who understand the joys of finding gorgeous fabric, cutting it into small pieces and then sewing it up into something new. I also love the constant inspiration, though it does mean the list of quilts I dream of making is several miles long and grows more every day. I'll never reach the end of it, but I'm having fun trying.
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Without this blog, I never would have started a quilt pattern business or started teaching workshops through Zoom. Both of them bring me so much joy and I'm so glad I get to play work at something I enjoy so much. It's hard to beat hearing quilters get excited about the new technique they're learning in a workshop or seeing pictures of a quilt someone made with one of my patterns. Please, please tag me if you share a picture of a quilt made with my pattern! It makes my day every single time!

An anniversary pattern sale has become my favourite way to celebrate (though the cupcakes I made for these pictures are pretty good, too!) 😊 From now through Monday, March 7th, save 20% off all PDF and print patterns, no coupon code needed. Free shipping still applies to print patterns, too. If you're a subscriber to The Bulletin, be sure to check your inbox for a code for an additional discount!

Shop the anniversary sale!

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Thanks for being part of this online quilting community. Writing blog posts and quilt patterns wouldn't be nearly as much fun if I was hanging out here by myself!


  1. Happy 9th anniversary to your blog, Leanne! It's almost a decade old already! I've enjoyed your blog for several of those years. Reading blogs is the primary way I've learned how to quilt. The quilting community online is such a welcoming, inspirational group that I am happy to be a part of!

  2. Happy anniversary, Leanne, and cheers to many, many more! :)

  3. Congratulations on nine years of blogging! I know from personal experience that it's a big commitment to keep it going for so long. When I began blogging 13 years ago, I followed more than 80 accounts! Loved it! And now, only about 10 percent of those accounts are still active. It's been disappointing to see how many have stopped, and I've lost contact with them. But I know what you mean about quilters on social media being your community. I too wouldn't be able to keep writing posts without comments and feedback from blog-readers. Instagram is nice, but not as "close" as blogging. I appreciate knowing that some friends remain constant. I hope that's the case for you too. Keeping enjoying pattern-writing, and online teaching!


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