The Pieceful Life May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021 – Greetings from Flower Box Quilts!

I appreciate all the new subscriptions, and hope you are enjoying the new FREE patterns each month! Thank you to the EPP quilters that joined me for my 1st EPP Stitching with Michele virtual quilting bee on May 15! We had stitchers from Canada, the UK and the USA!

“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” – Diana Ross


Please make sure you register for the next Stitching with Michele for Saturday, June 5 from 8 – 11 a.m. Once you’re signed up you will receive an email each month! Come join the fun; learn something new; ask questions; and possibly win a door prize!





My virtual classes for June and July are on now on my Events calendar! If you enjoy piecing, then Star Power on June 21 would be perfect for the patriotic holidays or as a beach blanket! Or for those of you who are at an Intermediate level might enjoy Scrappy Carpenter Star on June 23.

Click on the link, and then each date noted for more information!!




I am presenting my lecture, Just Cut The Scrap; and teaching my class, Crumb Quilting to the Orange Grove Quilters Guild virtually on June 9 – 10. I am looking forward to meeting these SoCal quilters!

I would love to lecture and/or teach virtually for your quilt guild; and all my classes, lectures, contract and resume are on my website. Just call or email me to set-up a date and time that works for your group!



Some news in the quilting world:

~ Quilts, Inc. is planning their annual in-person quilt show, Quilt Festival, in Houston, TX on October 28 – 31.

Quilt Show Reno, (Nevada) – June 10 – 12, 2021 – vendors, classes, lectures

Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival – June 17 – 19, 2021 – Oklahoma City, OK

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival – June 17 – 19, 2021 – Kansas City, KS


As a subscriber, I value YOU, my readers, students, customers and friends very much, and would like to offer you another free pattern of mine, Scrappy Tote Bag. You can make one quickly for your next beach or shopping trip!


Whether it’s piecing, machine applique, counted cross stitch, hand embroidery or English paper piecing, I’ve designed a pattern, book or class for you to create a quilt that will “bloom from your heart”! Please email me if you have any questions, comments or want to chat more about quilting!!



Happy quilting! Thank you!

Michele Crawford


Have a safe Memorial Day weekend! Remember and Honor!