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2016 BEST Sewing Machine for Beginners- Video Review

This post has been a long time coming! Phew! I posted a video tutorial 3+ years ago on a machine I considered to be the best sewing machine for beginners then. Well, shortly after that video went up the manufacture stopped making the machine. So, I have been searching high and low since then to […]

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Meet me in person in California and Florida!

Hey everyone, I have some exciting updates!  This month I’ll be attending two different quilting events where you can come meet me! Here’s a short video with details and I’ve also included everything you need to know about both events below. Hope to meet you in person! If you plan to attend one of these events, let […]

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Quilted Adventure Online Retreat- SIGNUP TODAY!

{Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you sign up for our online retreat using one of the links on this page I will receive credit and compensation for your registration. Thank you for your support!} We have selected the 12 teachers who will be teaching in our 2016 Quilted Adventure Online […]

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Want to join our online quilt retreat for FREE? Enter the giveaway!

Hi all! We have reviewed the (almost 1,500!) responses to the online quilt retreat survey we sent out last week and I wanted to thank you for completing it! We received some great insight and I’m excited to share this next step with you! I am working with several other quilting instructors to bring you […]

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NEW YouTube Channel launches today & Giveaway!

Today is the BIG day! My new YouTube channel with Missouri Star Quilt Company launches today! What does that mean for you? Well, starting today you will get a NEW free video tutorial every Wednesday! Check out today’s fun and easy scrap busting project! The new channel is called Crafty Gemini Creates and will feature more […]

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King Rotary Cutter & OLFA Giveaway!

OLFA Celebration & Giveaway! This year Olfa is celebrating the 35th year anniversary of the invention of the rotary cutter. I definitely want to help celebrate that because I can almost guarantee that I would not be a quilter if I had to use scissors to cut out all my patchwork pieces!  Remember this Stars […]

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Slice Digital Fabric Cutter- Product Review & Giveaway

I’m pretty familiar with a few different die cutting and fabric cutting tools on the market but I had never heard of the Slice. Probably because the older models were aimed more towards paper crafters and scrapbookers.  Then a few years ago they launched a new version specifically for cutting fabric appliques.  And now…..there is […]

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Winter Mug Rug Swap

I have participated in swaps in the past and have received some gorgeous works of art from swap partners all over the world. So, I think it’s about time I host my own swap! I want to keep it sweet and simple so here is the info: Who: All crafty people!What: Winter Mug Rug SwapWhen: […]

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Giveaway Winners & Sale Coupon

Just wanted to drop a quick post to announce the 2 giveaway winners for the Montessori At Home! eBook & printables giveaway…and offer you a $2 off sale coupon on the Montessori at Home! eBook in case you weren’t selected as a giveaway winner. After the $2 savings the almost 300-page eBook is only $6.95!  […]

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Fabric Giveaway- Hypernoodle Fabrics

Have you started your Christmas projects yet? Or are you still searching for the perfect fabric? Well, look no more!  Hypernoodle Fabrics is offering you the chance to win a chunky stack of fabrics for your stash. Our very generous sponsor- Hypernoodle Fabrics is offering up 6…. yes, 6 yards of Christmas fabric! GIVEAWAY IS […]

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Giveaway Winner & TGIF sale

The winner of Simplicity’s Felting Machine package has been randomly selected! Watch the announcement video to see if it’s you! Thanks to Simplicity and thanks to you for participating!  p.s.- Check out my e-pattern/workshop TGIF sale.  Today only!  Buy 2 or more e-patterns/workshops and get 30% off the entire order.  Enter discount code: TGIF. Sale […]

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ABC-123 Fabric Flashcard Workshop & Pellon Giveaway

Today, I’m officially launching my new ABC-123 Fabric Flashcard video workshop! I came up with this idea after all the flashcards we bought were destroyed by my very active 2 yr old son. I needed something that could stand up to the wear and tear! These are virtually indestructible and can be machine washed & […]

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Guest Blog Post- Maria Peagler of

Thank you Vanessa for hosting me on your awesome CraftyGemini blog! Vanessa’s readers: allow me to introduce myself. I’m Maria Peagler, author of Color Mastery: 10 Principles for Creating Stunning Quilts, and the founder of, where Vanessa teaches the YouTube 101 course (she’s an incredible teacher!). Today I’m offering advice to those would-be craft […]

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Baby Girl Hairbows

…still no baby!  I’m having some mild contractions so I’m sure she’ll grace us with her presence in the next few days.  But then again…I started having contractions 9 days before I had my son so I’m hoping she doesn’t decide to take as long as he did! In the meantime I thought I would […]

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100 blocks giveaway winner

Thank you to everyone who entered last week’s giveaway…. and the winner is…. Jen said… I would love to see this block in greens! Dark, lime, and black! Congrats on making the cover. CONGRATS, JEN! I’ll be in contact with you to coordinate shipment of your free copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 3 Thanks […]

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Kiddie Handle winner & new quilt update

Finally!  Sheesh….. Blogger has been acting up on me since yesterday and wouldn’t let me post a new blog posting. Sorry about the delay in announcing the Kiddie Handle winner. But without further ado…. The winner is: Congratulations to Annette! annette said… Vanessa, your tutorials are truly inspiring! This cute little “toddler” leash would help […]

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One lucky winner!

The Quilt Pattern Magazine Blog Tour is now officially over and the new first issue has been launched!  If you are just joining us, there is a brand spanking new online only quilting magazine that is now up and running! Visit The Quilt Pattern Magazine for more info. It’s time to announce the winner of […]

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The Quilt Pattern Magazine

If you aren’t familiar with The Quilt Pattern Magazine you need to check it out! It’s a new totally online quilting magazine! The first issue will be ready for viewing in just a few days! I am too excited! To help promote TQPM the editors are hosting a blog tour and I’m a part of […]

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Happy Holidays- GO! Giveaway

Winner announced below… I hope you are finishing up any last minute sewing projects for your loved ones and trying to find sometime to relax and enjoy the winter holidays. I’ve been up all night with a sick baby.  His fever is starting to go down and his cough is getting a bit better.  I […]

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Curve Master foot winner!

A big CONGRATS goes out to… Shari said… I have thoroughly enjoyed most of your tutorials but this particular one about adding curved pieces would be the MOST valuable for me as I do a lot of crazy quilting and I love putting curved pieces into my CQ blocks to soften the look of them. […]

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Winner announced!

Just a quick message to let you know who won our latest sponsored giveaway!  Thank you to Jojo’s Quilt & Gift Shoppe for yet another fabulous giveaway! Spirit Fat Quarter Bundle by Lila Tueller for Moda Fabrics …and the winner of this fabulous Fat Quarter Bundle is….. Becky said… Breakfast at Tiffany’s has captured my […]

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3-way Giveaway….winners!

A big thanks to Jojo’s Quilt & Gift Shoppe for sponsoring another fabulous giveaway! …drum roll please… …and the winners of the 3-way Giveaway are: -Prize #1: $30 Gift certificate to Jojo’s Quilt & Gift Shoppe: kitkat234 said… Follow on twitter @kitkat234 & tweeted: September 3, 2010 8:17 AM   -Prize #2: $30 Gift […]

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Winner announced and another surprise!

And the winner of my first Jojo’s Quilt & Gift Shoppe giveaway is comment #44…….   Jenybear said… I have been looking for this fabric for a few projects I’m working on! Namely a new apron for my mother. Jojo’s has a bunch of fantastic things! I love it. 🙂 Fabric: Congratulations, Jenybear!  I […]

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New Sponsor and Giveaway!

Please help me give a big quilty welcome to our newest sponsor– Jojo’s Quilt & Gift Shoppe! First, let me tell you what their slogan is: “We Strive to Make Your Favorite Pastime “Affordable” Is that cool, or what?  I don’t know about you but I loooooove the word “affordable.”  As a quilter I know […]

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FQ Giveaway winner!

WOW!! We had 75 people enter this week’s Fat Quarter Giveaway! Thank you all for joining in on the fun…. I selected the Random Number Generator has selected the winner…. ….and that winner is: deserae said…”My favorite is MODA 12 Days of Christmas Ivory Stockings, Trees Fabric!!” Deserae has won 9 fat quarters- Red Rooster […]

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Fat Quarter Giveaway

We can all use some more fabric, right?? Well, thanks to our generous sponsors at Quilting Lodge we are giving away 9 gorgeous fat quarters! Yup, you read it correctly- NINE! The fat quarters are Red Rooster fabrics from the Garden Fantasy collection. Aren’t they just darling?! Here are the giveaway details: 1.  Go over […]

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You win and I win!

Today is May 24th!  My older sister’s 31st birthday.  Wow… that means my 27th birthday is only 8 days away! (I digress)…..ahem, Today is also the day I announce the winners of the Mother’s Day Giveaway! These two lucky ladies win quilted zippered cosmetic pouches! and the winners are…… drumroll please……………………. 1)Winner of the leopard […]

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Episode 2A- Another giveaway?!

Yes! We are hosting another giveaway! Handmade button earrings! YouTube only allows me to upload 10-minute videos so we have created an Episode 2A which features the Button Earrings Tutorial. One lucky viewer will win….. not 1, not 2, but 3 pairs of button earrings. Button colors are: pink, blue, and red (the colors of […]

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