March 10 Founder’s Day sale: 50% off HGBG quilts!

Here’s a hot tip: Thursday March 10 is the second annual Founder’s Day Sale, at Honey Girl Books and Gifts LLC! Original children’s books and quilts of all colors and styles. “Cozy, with an edge.”

That means 50% off select items… for one day only. Posted below are all the items that will be on sale!

Original Honey Girl pillows, front and back (“His” and “Hers”)
Frankenstein quilt, No. 3
Back, Kimono Silk Quilt, No. 3
Japanese Kimono Silk Quilt, No. 3
HGBG T-shirt
Seattle Quilt, No. 4
Detail, “A European Childhood” quilt, No. 2
“A European Childhood” quilt, No. 2

Right in time for MLK Day: Respect Quilt no. 14, and a quilt sale!

Respect quilt no. 14 is now done, and heading off soon to Atlanta, GA to celebrate a great American writer: Tayari Jones! In the joyful spirit of love and brotherhood, I am also offering a sale of 50% off all “Seattle” and “Respect” quilts now until Friday January 21, 2022, on etsy!

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sad and happy

Today is the sad day when we commemorate the one-year anniversary of a dear person’s death, but the light outside is so bright and golden, it’s as if she’s telling us, “Get out there and enjoy!” She was always one to tell you to enjoy–enjoy every day, or pretend to until you feel better. She was right.

I’ve been staying busy by making “Alice in Wonderland” quilts for my upcoming trip to Paris! Hoping to find some retail placements there. But Seattle is pretty wonderful today too: just look out that window behind my sewing machine and you’ll see why.



The day comes to a close, a big loving dog awaits her walk downstairs, dinner smells good, and I cannot think of a thing to complain about.

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Lately it feels like the Universe is smiling upon me: a friend from grad school called me up after a silence of 15 years, and a friend I had as a young professor at Notre Dame just got back in touch–after living all around the world, she now lives less than 2 miles away!

Coincidences are happening.

This is all the more remarkable since I am not on Facebook. (It proves that people can find you, if they really want to.)

Let my quilts bring you good luck too:  there are only three more days to pre-order your quilt for Christmas giving and to benefit from the great offer: 25% off any quilt from Honey Girl Books and Gifts, until 10/31/19:  enter code 19 at checkout.

Off to the dog walk now… the city beckons beautifully as dusk falls.

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All done. Now what? Make more! and they’re on sale!

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We work so hard to finish projects, and we forget each time how the end brings a pang of sadness. I’m no longer needed to this creation. Its destiny is already unfolding, as my client mentioned using it as a Christmas gift for his little grandson.

I’ll make other quilts, of course, but none will be as this has been. None will have its own blog! It’s unlikely any of the other quilts will end up in Spain either. And I am all out of those pillow cases embroidered by my mom (“For Him”), though vintage bits of fabric with embroidery can be found at most any Goodwill or antique store.

Since this quilt is already spoken for, I’m going to whip up another “European Childhood” model starting now, so that it can join my repertoire.  The HGBG stock now includes: the “Western Pacific” design and the two Alice in Wonderland quilts, large and small. (Custom designs upon request).

If you want to get in on the good feelings, order your own quilt now! Get a 25% discount with code 09 on the HGBG website until 10/31/19!