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Most of my day will be spent in pattern writing and some other projects.  As I’m getting started, I wandered across some beautiful photos of lavender fields, just had to share them. . .  now back to work!

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It’s raining like crazy here, but that won’t stop our celebration!

Just for fun, here’s some 4th of July quilt inspiration!

(Now I’m off to prepare for our big 4th of July party this evening!)

(From the collection of the International Quilt Festival)

(From Martha

live simply




Quilt of valor --"Three Tours"


star flowers  patriotic


Freda's Hive, great flag


And from my home to yours – I wish you a very happy 4th of July!

Karen Combs is a internationally known quilt teacher, author and fabric designer. Visit her web site at

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#stilllife #tulips  #saturdayafternoon #home On my way home from a delightful visit with the New Mexico Quilt Association. I had a wonderful class and  lecture with them.  I had a little free time this trip and took in some of the sights. Loved being with all of you!  #karencombsstudio