FACEBOOK LIVE with Mark Lipinski and Mr. Electric, January 1, 2017


10500469_794735810557527_3646254998409989670_nTHANK YOU!  

WE’VE HAD OVER 12,000 VIEWS of THIS Live Chat!


WE’VE HAD OVER 12,000 VIEWS of THIS Live Chat


WE’VE HAD OVER 12,000 VIEWS of THIS Live Chat!


If you missed our last Facebook LIVE live video, here it is!  Please feel free to leave a question or comment.  All are answered.  xooxm

Here are the links to the subjects we spoke about in this episode:

Mark’s Electric Irish Coffee Recipe



  • Freshly Brewed Coffee
  • 1 T Brown Sugar
  • 1 Jigger Irish Whiskey
  • 1 Jigger  Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka
  • Whipped Cream

In a coffee cup, dilute the brown sugar in a small amount of hot brewed coffee.   Add the whiskey and vodka.  Fill the cup with hot coffee and add whipped cream (freshly whipped or from a can) onto the top of the coffee.


Here’s the whipping gadget I used for whipping the cream in the video.  It’s called,

It’s called the Cafe Casa Milk Frother.


Here’s the Amazon link where I purchased mine:  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BKA11B0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

HAPPY NEW YEAR (…resolutions)

Here’s a link to the New York Daily News article I referenced called, No. 1 New Year’s resolution is about people, not pounds




Here’s a link to the Huffington Post article by Dr. Travis Bradberry that I referenced called,  10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People





This is the book that I spoke about that is used in Al-Anon meetings but I felt helped me let go of controlling and/or co-dependent behavior.  It changed my life.

You can order yours by clicking on this link: https://ecomm.al-anon.org/ItemDetail?iProductCode=B16&CATEGORY=BOOKS



Here’s Tricia’s new book!


Quilts in the book are designed for the beginner to intermediate quilter. All of the projects use precuts (yeah, you can buy them, but I suggest you make your own precuts for your own unique quilt using Tricia’s patterns).  There are  16+ projects in the book ranging from placemats and table runners-up to big bed quilts (which I love).  Other features include alternate sizes, color options/ideas for most quilts, a little bit of color theory (which Tricia actually teaches), and a bonus pillow project!

Take a look at just a few of the projects from the book . . .

The perfect companion to your precuts

If time is money, now you can save both with fresh patterns designed specifically for precut fabric collections. With the fabric prep out of the way, you’ll turn your stashed precuts into 16 eye-catching quilts and smaller projects you can sew in a weekend. From wallhangings to throws, pillows, table toppers, placemats, and quilts for every bed in your home, these projects are so fast they practically make themselves!

• Throw a precut party! 16 quilt projects especially for layer cakes, charms, precut strips, fat quarters, and half-yard bundles
• Save hours choosing and cutting fabrics when you quickly stitch precut quilts, placemats, and more
• Get right to the fun of quiltmaking with beginner-friendly patterns and mix up your palette with recommended colors


Publisher:  C&T Publishing 
64p color
8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-1-61745-342-7
UPC: 734817-111993
eISBN: 978-1-61745-343-4


You can order  signed copies directly from Tricia on her website (beginning the 2nd week of January) here:  http://www.orphanquilter.com

OR you can order your copy from

C&T Publishing 



This is Tricia and below is Tricia’s other book we spoke about on CREATIVE MOJO.  I love the story behind the Russian Journey as documented by Tricia.  Click on the book to order your copy.


Orphan Block Quilts is Tricia’s first book. Click on the book to order your copy.


Tricia will be sponsoring a BLOG HOP to promote her new book soon and has invited me to be a part of it.  I’m thrilled to be asked.  More on that soon!



In one volume, quilters will find 201 classic blocks that they can use to hone their sewing skills, in block exchanges or to create wonderful block sampler quilts. In this impressive collection, the author organizes the blocks in groups of 2 × 2, 3 × 3, 4 × 4, and 6 × 6 grids with instructions and math provided for 6-, 9- and 12-inch blocks.

This book is a block library that will be quilters go-to source for reference, inspiration and instruction. With the exception of a few that were designed by the author, the block designs are all nearly 100 years old. Some designs are still sewn to this day, but many deserve new recognition and use by today s quilters.

A browser s delight: the four-color photography provides color and fabric-choice inspiration to quilters, and each block s evocative name recalls quilting s rich history.

Clear instructions and expert advice: exploded diagrams of each block make construction a snap without special rulers. Tips on fabric selection, color choice, cutting pressing and sewing.

No math: The author provides accurate dimensions for each cut so that quilters can easily size their blocks for 6-, 9- or 12-inches.




  • Publisher:  Landauer Publishing
  • Paperback: 144 page
  • Publisher: Landauer Publishing (September 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935726900
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935726906
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.7 inches




Marcia Hohn’s Quilter’s Cache website has been my  g0-t0 place for years to find inspiration or research on old and new quilt blocks alike.  It’s a fun site to get lost in as you surf and click from block to block to block to block and allow your imagination to soar.  There’s a lot here, and it’s free (support her sponsors is all any quilter can ask….)  Here’s the link:





The link for Paula’s Pop Up Store will go live January 15, 2017 from her website at 


The shop will be open January 15, 2017 to January 28, 2017 ONLY!

Orders over $50 will receive a free FANTASTICAL DESIGNS Coloring Book by  Paula Nadelstern from Fun Stitch Studios


To see a preview of the featured products for sale, click

KISMET: Paula’s new fabric collection for Benartex

FABRICADABRA: Simple Quilts, Complex Fabric: Paula’s new book for C&T

DEEP GEMS: Paula’s new thread collection for Aurifil

KISMET BY BENARTEX (get yours BEFORE your local shops!)

Paula’s book Fabricadabra is published by C&T Publishing.

Here are a few of Paula’s other phenomenal books. Click on the book cover to order your copy.












NEW for this year is Kim’s Glorious Garden which combines English Paper Piecing and applique!
About designer Kim McLean: 

In the late ‘80s when my daughter Casey still allowed me to dress her, I used to go to this quilting store where they stock the Liberty fabrics I needed to make her smocked dresses. Anyway, all these gadgets and patterns for quilting intrigued me and finally I bought a pattern for making doll’s quilts. The instruction didn’t make sense as it was written for template free construction, but somehow I got it done and these “Amish” quilts in Liberty prints were completed, it was awful. The girls signed me up for the beginners class early in the year. They taught me how to draft blocks using the Jinny Beyer books and I was hooked. I made 2 sampler quilts that term and one of them won the beginner quilt category with the prize being 50 metres of fabrics, never saw anything like it. The teacher I had, Nonie Fisher, was very inspirational, she brought out all these books with antique quilts and Baltimore Album quilts for me to study.

I still look at those publications and now I draft my quilts using these antique quilts as inspiration. Sometimes I take elements from two or three quilts and use them in the one quilt, such as the “Turkish Tiles” (it won Judges Choice at the IQA Houston show 2004), sometimes I do the reproduction of the antiques, such as “The Roebuck Quilt Redone” (it won the IQA Founders Award 2002) and “Hexagon Stars” (this won second place in traditional quilt IQA Houston 2003), both quilts were inspired from Annette Gero’s book “Historic Australian Quilt”. Lately, during the last three years, I discovered Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics. Having been a fan of his tapestry kits, I took to his fabrics like a duck to water. At first, I bought these fabrics to make skirts and shorts but then I started experimenting with using the fabrics in quilts. Now, I am still using the antique quilts as inspiration and instead of using the reproduction fabrics, I have been using Kaffe’s fabrics. The “Lollypop Tree” quilt is an example of this, I saw a photograph of the quilt in Cyril Nelson’s calendar, it was a 12 blocks trees. I drew similar trees and added another 4 blocks and also added borders which echoed the trees in the middle. I have really enjoyed making this quilt, it still has the antique quilt idea but with contemporary fabrics. There are more quilts of this fashion coming, there are so many quilts swirling around my head presently, all waiting to be drawn up and stitched.

Get your supplies . . . 

Both Paper Pieces and Glorious Color sell the instructions, the acrylic templates and precut paper shapes for English Paper Piecing.  Just click on the image to get to the websites:
GloriousColor.com  sells “starter packs” of fabrics (see some samples later in this blog) in various colorways. They also sell the papers and acrylics and books. Glorious Hexagons from Glorious Color – quilt fabric and kits from “Museum Quilts”, “Passionate Patchwork”, and “Kaleidoscope 

Like last year . . . 

PaperPieces.com is starting “auto-ship” of monthly paper packs to make GLORIOUS HEXAGON sampler quilt. Same as last year.Glorious Hexagons
To make the Glorious Hexagon quilt, either version you will need
  • Katja Marek’s book  “The New Hexagon”  Click on the photo to order yours…
  • The booklet  “Glorious Hexagons” Click on the photo to order yours…

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  • The monthly paper packets –there are 12 months. Click on the photo to order yours…


  • Optional but highly recommended  — acrylic templates to fussy cut the fabric. Click on the photo to order yours…


All about designer Liza Lucy


Liza Prior Lucy made her first “quilt” in 1972 when she sewed 25 bandanas together, layered the top with a fat batt and a corduroy backing and tied it all together with wool knitting yarn. It was for her college boyfriend’s waterbed. She made her second quilt in 1990, this time in a more conventional manner, piecing a sampler block quilt. Quilting became a passion and in 1993 she proposed doing a book with her close friend, Kaffe Fassett.

Since then they have been working together writing patchwork books. Their first hardcover book was Glorious Patchwork and they are currently working on their 6th hardcover book. They specialize in re-interpreting traditional quilt patterns using contemporary fabrics and unexpected color combinations.

With two friends, Liza and Kaffe formed the Rowan Patchwork and Quilting Company 20 years ago, which is now part of the Coats consumer textile and craft business. Rowan makes fabric designed by Kaffe, Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs. Liza works to help coordinate their fabric designs. Each year the group produces a soft cover book that features those fabrics.

 Liza lives in Pennsylvania and has an online fabric shop, GloriousColor.com, that specializes in selling fabric designed by the Kaffe Fassett Collective.

 The Slow Stitching Movement is her latest interest as she turns her attention to hand applique and English paper piecing.

Fabric Starter Packs 

GloriousColor.com  sells “starter packs” of fabrics in various colorways. Click on the photo to order yours…



Mr. Electric’s new book, WHO BROKE THE VASE?, will be released in April . . . along with patterns for all kinds of things pertaining to the story . . .   Stay tuned!


CHECK OUT Mr. Electric’s website and keep stopping back as it develops over the next several month rollout:  www.thinkjeffreyturner.com

JOIN Mr. Electric’s FACEBOOK page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThinkJeffreyTurner/


These are the APLIQUICK TOOLS that I was talking about.


Here’s the link to the Apliquick Blog  https://apliquick.com/?lang=en

The APLIQUICK CLIP from The Quilt Show:

Any  Ideas? 

If you would like a review of your book, fabric, product, or to make an announcement of an upcoming show or whatever…. simply send us what you would like us to show and tell for you!

Pickle Road Studios, LLC

13 Pickle Road

Califon, NJ 07830

Also, if you have anything you would like Mr. Electric or me to talk about on an upcoming Facebook Live or any questions personal or otherwise? Let us know in the comments section of this blog.   Thanks!  xoxom

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2 Comments on “FACEBOOK LIVE with Mark Lipinski and Mr. Electric, January 1, 2017”

  1. Sally Maxwell
    January 3, 2017 at 9:39 AM #

    Missed you and missed your blog, too! Where else can you click to find detailed information on a smorgasbord of topics? My topic today is finding a copy of the book “Courage to Change”…apparently.


  2. Robin Clark
    January 3, 2017 at 10:27 AM #

    Have missed your inspiring facebook live posts, even though I usually only remember at the tail end of the time frame and must catch on rerun. Today I especially appreciated your comments about being your authentic self. I too went to al-anon when I had family issues that I couldn’t handle by myself. Just knowing and hearing that others were having similar problems made all the difference in the world. I hope I can be a supportive and authentic person in the tough times ahead. Hope your health improves and that you continue to be an inspiration to all of us. Thanks for being your authentic self.

    Liked by 1 person

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