August 5, 2016

Top of the Hill - Splendid Sampler!

The Splendid Sampler has reached a major moment! 
 Flights of Fancy, designed by 
the super talented Joanna Figuero, marks the 50th block!
Flights of Fancy by Joanna Figuero

A very special block has been designed to 
celebrate the 50th and it's called
Top of the Hill!
Top of the Hill
The Top of the Hill pattern is available HERE.
 

Although I won't be sharing my  own
Splendid Sampler block with you until 
October 30th, I wanted to introduce 
myself today!  I live in the beautiful 
Pacific Northwest with my handsome
husband.  I have 2 amazing boys men, 
and 2 great cats.  

 I love to do hand embroidery!
Here is a smattering of some of the
projects I've been working on this year.
Some of these designs are for a pattern
using my next line of 
fabric with Moda, called Garden Notes. 
It will be in stores January 2017.
Some of the designs above will be in my next book 
with Martingale!  I believe it will be
available June 2017?  I'll keep you posted!
And finally, some of the designs are for my new
subscription club called 
On the first of every month, club members
receive, by email, a new little embroidery 
design for only $2 a month.
I'm having lots of fun designing these petite 
projects!  If you are interested in more information about
click HERE 

If you are looking for a little stitchery project, 
maybe you would like to work on this.
It's called Bird in Hand and I hope you like it!
Click HERE for a free pattern


Win Simple Tidings pattern!
Leave a comment and I will draw a random winner of
 the pattern Simple Tidings,
a calendar embroidery quilt. For more 
information about this pattern click HERE.
A winner will be drawn on August 10th.
Thank you so much for taking the time to pop over to my blog!  As a special thank you I would like to offer a 20% discount coupon good at www.KathySchmitz.com through August 15th.

Sale code - SPLENDID50
Happy Stitching!!!
Kathy 
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186 comments:

The Toothfairy Quilter said...

What a great embroidery pattern! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Darlene Poirier said...

Thank you for the lovely embroidery pattern.

Laila said...

Thank you for the sweet pattern :-)

Briarose said...

looking forward to seeing your block

Lorraine said...

Thanks for the embroidery pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern!

Jeannine Wight said...

The Splendid Sampler has opened up the world of embroidery again for me -and I'm loving it! Thank you so much!

Patricia Hale MD, PhD said...

wow! embroidery still is a big challenge for me...I am interested to see your future block!

Martina said...

Thank you so much for introducing yourself a bit. And thank you so much for the sweet free pattern.

Judy said...

The Splendid Sampler has been so much fun. It has brought me back to when I first started needlework by doing the embroidery. Looking forward to seeing your block!

Beth Kyzer said...

What a great embroidery pattern! Thank so much for sharing your talent!

Avalanche said...

What gorgeous designs! I am looking forward to your Splendid Sampler block with much anticipation. Thank you so much for the free embroidery pattern and the discount code!

sadayo said...

Curious to see what block 84 will be!

sadayo said...

Curious to see what block 84 will be!

rosemaryschild said...

I love hand embroidery too! Always has and will be my favorite stitching, to relax & enjoy the results!

Patty Galbraith said...

I love your embroidery designs. Very, very cute.

queenejeanne said...

Love hand embroidery and your pattern

jane hyde said...

I love hand embroidery - I always have but more so since the Splendid sampler - can't wait for your block : )

Kandy said...

Hi, I didn't realize how very much I enjoy the quietness of hand embroidery....I'm thankful for every opportunity to learn new stitches & create beautiful blocks. I'm looking forward to seeing your creation in Oct. Thanks for all you do!

Meema said...

I love embroidery! I find it calming at the end of a long workday. I can sit down and stitch and end up with beautiful pieces of art! Thanks for your contribution to the Splendid Sampler!

Loris said...

I love your designs. I'm continually stitching on one of them :-)
Thank you for the cute bird pattern and discount.

Shelley E said...

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. I love to embroider and have been thrilled that some of the Splendid Sampler blocks have included some embroidery. I love your montage of photos of embroideries that you have worked on this year-you have been busy!

Mary said...

Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful pattern. I am enjoying "One Stitch at a Time" a lot. The free pattern is really cute too!

MAry

Cindy Golding said...

I love the 1st 50 sampler blocks and look forward to the next 50. I have come to enjoy embroidery along this sewing adventure.

Anita Jacksonn said...

You embroidery is very lovely, Thank you for your contribution to this project! I am truly enjoying it. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Joanne H. said...

Thank you for the sweet embroidery pincushion pattern. I'm looking forward to making your Splendid Sampler block when it comes out.

Snuppelur said...

Lovely emboderi. Koking forward to block

Cindy Dickinson said...

Love the pattern and I signed up for your club! So excited.

JLBrown said...

I really like your embroidery projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Ruth Kumet said...

I love calendar quilts! And yours is beautiful.

debby pasch said...

Your embroidery work is beautiful.

Margaret said...

Thank you so much for your gift. I love your calendar and cant wait to see your block

Chris Archer said...

Love to do hand embroidery & calendar quilts!

Barbara Mead said...

I enjoy embroidery. Thanks you for the opportunity to win.

Belinda Shepherd said...

I love your embroidery work.

AfterMath Quilting said...

I love the look of embroidery. I'm a 'wanna be' hand embroidery person.

MegMarm said...

I am so enjoying 'meeting' new people and what they all have to offer.

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

It is so fun reading different blogs. Thanks for sharing. Diane O

Aurea said...

Your embroidery is wonder. I am just relearning embroidery so am slow at it. Thanks for sharing and designing.

Claire said...

Thank you so much for the sweet little pattern, Kathy. I love your artwork. Thanks for the chance to win your calendar quilt and wow, another new book in January...how exciting!

Wendy said...

I LOVE your designs & I'm loving the One Stitch at a Time block of the month! They are so much fun! Thank you!

Cat Lady said...

What a great looking calendar.

shirley quilter said...

I live your patterns and I love embroidery. Thanks for a chance to win.

Nancy Wheatley said...

Thank you for the sweet pin cushion pattern and the chance to win the calendar quilt pattern. Cant wait to see your block for the splendid sampler. Glad I have discovered you and your patterns

QuiddityRox said...

You are so creative, and generous!! PICK ME!!

Phyllis said...

I love your patterns and have been working on the monthly stitchery patterns. Sure are sweet. Thanks for all that you do for us.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love to embroider and would love to win your pattern!

joolz said...

These are so lovely! I'm just getting into embroidery and would LOVE to win this pattern!
Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

Vera said...

A quilt calendar! What fun! Thank you for the Bird in Hand pincushion pattern. Why is it that bird projects just feel happy?

Vera said...

A quilt calendar! What fun! Thank you for the Bird in Hand pincushion pattern. Why is it that bird projects just feel happy?

Laura Flaviani said...

What a cute pattern!

Sherry Walley said...

Thank you for the Bird in Hand pattern and the chance to win the Simple Tidings pattern.

Unknown said...

Precioso bordado y un original calendario.
Paloma-keka de Madrid, España

MaryC said...

I love to embroider! Mom taught me when I was a preschooler! will be following.... !

Nikki Moshier said...

The Splendid Sampler has reintroduced me to embroidery. I am really enjoying it. nikki_moshier at hotmail.com

shobs said...

Looking forward to your embroidery block!

Kathy H said...

Very cute embroidery. I always enjoy seeing your projects.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for a chance to win this lovely pattern!

Debbie said...

first visit will not be the last... thanks.. drhodes9@cox.net

Bernice said...

First visit. I bought a Christmas Mice embroidery pattern in Australia when on holiday - your pattern would be a nice Christmas addition. Loving the Splendid Sampler journey.

Heather said...

Thanks for the refreshing embroidery blocks and the chance to win this pattern. I had not embroidered for years and forgot how much I loved it.

the other casey said...

Hope I win!

Cindy Berg said...

I really like all of the techniques we are using in The Splendid Sampler.

Cindy Berg said...

I really like all of the techniques we are using in The Splendid Sampler.

quilting queen said...

My grandmother taught me to embroider when I was6 years old and I have loved it ever since

Sandra Duncan said...

I love your calendar quilts. Thank you for this opportunity.

Habs fan said...

The calendar quilt is adorable. Thanks to the Splendid sampler, my embroidery hiatus of 40 plus years is over.

Anonymous said...

Hand embroidery brings back so many memories. My Mom taught me to hand embroider when I was 8 years old. I have loved sewing ever since. Such a gift to pass along to your children or any child for that matter. Your designs bring back all the wonderful memories for me, my Mom has Dementia and will never remember those times we shared. But I do and will for as long as possible. Thank you for the memories. Sue Moore

STH said...

I love that quilt! I wasn't familiar with your work until now, but will follow you on Bloglovin.

livingincolorblog(at)outlook(dot)com

Cathie Cee said...

Love your style, Kathy! Thanks for sharing!!

Sylvia Lyman said...

Very happy to meet you , your designs are exquisite! Can't wait to see your Splendid block in Oct!

Mindy said...

Kathy--- thanks so much for the wonderful pincushion pattern. I have been meaning to brush up on my embroidery skills and this looks like the perfect project!!!

Ruthie's Place said...

I love your patterns. I have just gotten back into embroidery again and I find it is so relaxing. Thank you for this opportunity.
Warm regards,
ruthie.peterburg@gmail.com

Pati, in Phx said...

I enjoy embroidery and it is fun mixing it with so many other techniques in these blocks. Thank you.

Rachel said...

Kathy, I can't WAIT until your block is released. I'm in your One Stitch at a Time club, and I'm so enjoying it! :)

Sharon said...

Oh how I love to hand embroidery! It is a passion since childhood. Thank you for the free pattern!

Beth F said...

I have been embroidering since I was a little girl, but have really been having fun with it with the Splendid Sampler! I love your calendar pattern!

Anonymous said...

The Splendid Sampler has definitely rekindled my interest and improved my skills in hand embroidery.

AuntWeda said...

I have so enjoyed the diversity of the Splendid Sampler blocks and enjoy all types of needlework. Thank you

Annie m Perry , Annie.m.p69@gmail.com said...

Thank you for being a designer for this splendid journey, I have become very fond of embroidery through this project! I love your site so beautiful!

Ava Troxler said...

Thank you for being a designer for SS. I look forward to your block.

Donna W said...

Fantastic embroidery pattern. Thanks

Liz Dyer said...

I love Simple Tidings. If I win, I will have to brush up on my embroidery skills. Thanks for the opportunity.

Cindy Farrell said...

I love your work. Thanks for the free pattern. Can't wait to see your block in October.

Sue Graham said...

Thank you so much for your block and the adorable Bird in Hand. I'm going to start mine tonight during the Opening Ceremonies.

Robin McGuire said...

Thank you for the lovely pattern! And the chance to win another!

Sally Heilinger said...

I love the little Bird in Hand pattern - thank you. All your designs look amazing!

debbie hawn said...

Thank you and I am so happy embroidery is becoming available everywhere!

Pam Rossmann said...

I have always loved embroidery, but the past few years was difficult to find patterns, until I found the wonderful world of internet artists and creators! The possibilities are endless.

Nancy said...

I love your embroidery. I am enjoying doing hand embroidery again with the Splendid Sampler. On a side note, my maiden name is Schmitz and my family is from McMinnville, Oregon. Interesting you are in the Pacific Northwest!

Heather said...

I love your embroidery designs and Simple Tidings is a favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

Brenda said...

Looking forward to your block. Thanks for the pincushion pattern.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win your embroidery calendar. thanks for being one of the designers.
Sue
Swinterbottom1@verizon.net

Tammy Wiseman said...

Nce quit and your embroideries are great.

Carole M. said...

Enjoying all the different embroidery in some of the blocks. Thanks for your participation in the Splendid Sampler project

Connie Lawrence said...

The Splendid Sampler has rekindled my interest in embroidery. Hope to win the quilt pattern. Thank you.

Patti Straub said...

Can't wait to see your addition to our journey! I love the embroidery blocks, so much fun and great for tv watching. Thank you!

0fed44ce-2db7-11e6-8c24-5b52cb48a432 said...

I'm loving the Splendid Sampler and learning so much! I love your quilt pattern, it's gorgeous!!

Shelly Kiker said...

Can't wait to see your block!

linny said...

The Bird in Hand pattern is beautiful. Thank you for this free pattern. Embroidery is so great to do in front of the T.V. or anywhere, so portable. Thanks for a chance to win your calendar pattern. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

The Low Family said...

I love the embroidery patterns that have challenged me doing the Splendid Sampler so I cant wiat to see your block in October!
Thank you for sharing what you do with us all

Patrice Wiesner said...

Thank you Kathy for the 2 free patterns, I look forward to seeing yours Oct 30!!

Patrice Wiesner said...

Thank you Kathy for the 2 free patterns, I look forward to seeing yours Oct 30!!

BGal7 said...

Thanks for the free pattern and the opportunity to win! Looking forward to seeing your Splendid block!

Doc Jericho's Daughter said...

Thank you, Kathy, for introducing yourself early! I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

Catherine Remus said...

How can I ever thank you!!! The Splendid Sampler has renewed my love of embroidery. Life got busy and I lost touch with the incredible delight of the feel, color, and peace hand work brings. Simple Tidings looks like pure joy! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the intro Kathy. You do beautiful work! Look forward to the next embroidery challenge.

Beth Byerssmall said...

Thanks for the pin cushion pattern. This will make a great addition to my pin cushion collection.

Anonymous said...

I really like your calendar pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to receive it. I enjoy seeing the different techniques quilter's use in embroidery.

Jackie said...

Love your Calendar pattern. Have really loved getting back into embroidery while doing the Splendid Sampler. It has led to many other projects. Thanks for the Give away.

Laurel said...

Thanks for the pincushion pattern!

Sarah Vanderburgh said...

Love your embroidery! Going to check out your new club - I need to reward myself with some slow stitching :)

Karen said...

I do a bit of stitchery projects but my stitches are never even :( I would love to win your patterN! Thanks!

Ladybug Dreams said...

I love embroidery! Those have been my favorite blocks. Your designs are lovely,I would love a chance to win one of your patterns. Thank you!

Sandy Uhos said...

Thank you for participating and the free patterns! It's nice to meet you!

Cecilia said...

Beautiful embroidery! Thank you for the chance to win!

Ann said...

Love hand embroidery! Have completed several of your designs.

Pine Point Cathy said...

Just rediscovering embroidery after a long hiatus from counted cross stitch. Love your designs! basaran.family@rogers.com

ferne said...

Love your embroidery designs! I could see this little pin cushion hanging from my sewing machine. I will sure be handy, I'm excited to make it!

Dawn Zillich said...

Looking forward to your block reveal in the fall.

California Fiber artist and composer said...

I love the traditional approach you take

Unknown said...

Your designs are so beautiful. Can't wait to see your block in October.

Heidi said...

Your designs are so beautiful. Can't wait to see your block in October.

Joan said...

Thanks for the free pattern and I would be so excited to win your calendar quilt pattern!
---Joan

Mama Higgins said...

Thank you for the darling pattern, as well as the opportunity to win the sweet calendar quilt pattern. They are both just so sweet!

Marlene said...

Love the little strawberry pattern....thank you!
That is a cute calendar pattern....looks very cleverly pieced.

Becky S. said...

I love your sweet embroidery patterns! Thanks for the giveaway.

scottylover said...

I haven't made any of the blocks yet but have been printing out all of them as they come out. I have a 6" block sampler quilt started and they will be added to it.

Thanks for the fun give away!
Sandy A

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Thank you so much for the darling free pattern! I love doing embroidery and have lots of projects to prove it, hehe. I'm definitely going to check out your monthly patterns.

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

jackiero said...

Love your designs, I own many which makes me a happy girl. :-) Thanks for the opportunity to win. I'm looking forward to your Splendid Sampler block.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Embroidery was my first crafty love! I love your embroidery designs! Thank you for the free pincushion pattern and the Calendar quilt is gorgeous!

Barry and Rochelle said...

What a sweet giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Marilyn said...

Thank you for the lovely pin cushion pattern. I am going to enjoy making it. Your Simple Tidings pattern looks beautiful.

Águeda said...

Muchas gracias por el patrón del alfiletero y por la oportunidad del sorteo. Espero Octubre para ver su bloque.

Juliekd said...

I love quilts that incorporate embroidery. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize

Beth said...

Your stitchery is so charming, so full of happiness and whimsy. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway!

Janet said...

I love your calendar quilts and thank you for the opportunity of winning the pattern for another! Your work is fabulous and very you - I can almost always spot your designs - I love that you have a signature style.

Debra White said...

I love your patterns! I am starting to embroidery again after many years away.

Joan said...

Beautiful embroidery pattern and I love embroidery! Thank you for the great giveaway.

Michelle M said...

The pincushion is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us.

Lottiefla said...

I love the pretty pincushion pattern! An embroidered calendar quilt? What a novel idea!

Amy Dean said...

That calendar pattern is so cute. I can't wait to see what your block will look like!

Shelly Roberts said...

What a beautiful embroidery pattern! The pincushion is also very pretty and such a cute name for it, too!

Jan Williams said...

I love hand embroidery and your patterns are so cute!

suzy roberts said...

I had never done any hand embroidery until The Splendid Sampler, and now I am in love! It is so much fun and a great road trip project!

Darlee Byron said...

Thanks for the free pattern and giveaway. Hand embroidery is the first thing I learned and enjoy seeing its comeback, especially into quilt projects. Luv your work.

tac73 said...

Lovely embroidery. I'm looking forward to seeing your block.

Regina said...

Bird in Hand is cute! Thanks for the pattern and the chance to win Simple Tidings.

Anonymous said...

thank you for the free pattern, I enjoy embroidery and would love to win the calendar pattern, it looks like a lot of fun.

sue

Sal said...

Cute pattern that can be used for a variety of projects.

Karen said...

I love your patterns and fabric designs! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Susie said...

I learned embroidery at a young age. I like the look of colored thread sewn onto fabric.

Susie said...

I learned embroidery at a young age. I like the look of colored thread sewn onto fabric.

Roseanne Carr Atkinson said...

I love all of you designs! What a wonderful talent you have. I will get better the more I do. Lol. It's like my crocheting, I do that too tight too. But love the learning process. :)

lenie said...

The Splendid Sampler has opened up the world of embroidery for me. I love your patterns and I'm awaiting delivery of the Moda crackle linen. Would love to try the calendar pattern!

Roseanne Carr Atkinson said...

I love all of you designs! What a wonderful talent you have. I will get better the more I do. Lol. It's like my crocheting, I do that too tight too. But love the learning process. :)

shannon miller said...

I am a big fan of yours! I love your designs as embroidery blocks are my favorite ones to make. Thank you so much for the time, effort and talent you have contributed to the splendid sampler. We are so grateful!

Purple Dragonfly said...

I have unearthed a new passion due to splendid sampler. I have discovered embroidery. I would have never thought to embroider any part of a quilt block until now. My husband is now asking to see what block I am working on as we sit waiting in doctors offices.

Debby said...

Like the comment above, I have also discovered a new craft of embroidery. I have enjoyed the embroidered samples the most! I look forward to your block! Thank you.

Deb Kienow said...

I love the pin cushion pattern and can't wait to make it! What wonderful gifts this would make for my quilty friends. Looking forward to seeing and making your block for the Splendid Sampler!

SheilaC said...

Your designs are beautiful, thank you!

Fiona said...

Looking forward to doing your block.... love your designs...
Hugz

Camille V said...

Thanks of the opportunity of win your lovely pattern.

Anonymous said...

I,be been embroidering your designs. For some time and look forward to the.new ones. Thanks for the free one!

Pauline said...

Love this little "Bird in Hand" stitchery project! Thank you.

Jennifer Boulter said...

Kathy thank you for the delightful "Bird in Hand" stitchery PLUS thanks also for this opportunity to win your calendar.... definitely a bird in hand! I love this splendid journey we are on and the excitement as each new block, along with its challenges, arrives. What a great learning curve with such diversity :)

Karlene White said...

Thanks for theopportunity to win to win the Simple Tidings pattern! Love your embroidery designs!karlie_bill@yahoo.com

Jan N said...

Oh those stitch patterns are so lovely! Thanks for the freebie and a chance to win!

Sandi1100 said...

Your embroidery patterns are so cute. I alternate between doing embroidery and hand applique`. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of embroidery pattern.

Susan Delaney said...

Great pattern

Robin T said...

I can't wait for your block on Oct 30. I am hoping it is an embroidered design !!!

Janet Ward said...

Thank you for the Bird inHand!! I love embroidery... I'm
Looking forward to your block on the 30thbof this month... Thank you for being a splendid part of Our Splendid Sampler!!

Regina said...

Loving the freebies! Thank you!

JoAnn said...

Looking forward to your block coming up i October. Thi is a great journey on the Splendid Sampler. Thanks
JoAnn

Anonymous said...

I like the embroidery blocks! I'm looking or ward to yours!

Anonymous said...

Love your work. Have my fingers crossed. Would love to be a winner.
Thanks for the chance.
Paula in SD

Sarah Jardine said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful embroidery that you've done this year. Really uplifting. :-)

Gale said...

Love this quilt. Just bought your pattern called "Home". Would do all your designs if I could live without sleeping! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kd Brown said...

I love your embroidery patterns, Kathy. Thank you for your generous spirit. ~Kd

Kima Brisbin said...

Thank you for the lovely embroidery design

Lori said...

Thank you for the adorable embroidery pattern!
Kaitismommy@gmail.com

Jeanne Brown said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of you patterns like them alot.

snowbaby katz said...

thank you for sharing your little embroidery projects, Your patterns are lovely ~

Elizabeth Balcom said...

Thank you so much for the Pincushion. I love it
Elizabeth Silverdale, WA

Barbara O said...

I love your embroidery designs! I haven't done much embroidery in recent years until Splendid Sampler challenged me. Thank you for the sachet pattern. Can't wait to make it!

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

Love your designs!

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