November 3, 2017

Hi Everyone ~

I have been working on a beautiful applique album quilt made by Patricia D. of Gainesville, Virginia.  A little background on the quilt pattern.  The quilt pattern is based on an original quilt made by Ester B. Matthews in 1858.  The Virginia Quilt Museum...

August 15, 2017

I received an email from Betty J. asking if I could imagine a quilt design that would work on this quilt?  Oh yeah, way too much fun....I printed out the picture of the quilt and sent back 3 different designs.  She chose a design and away we go.....

Before I g...

August 13, 2017

Wow, if you haven't been to this exhibit you really need to.  This exhibit is over. Thankfully I was able to squeeze it in right after I returned from my trip to Washington State.  The Scared Threads exhibit runs every two (2) years.  I was told that Sacred Threads 201...

August 11, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Yes, I have been off-grid for a while....I traveled home to Silverdale, Washington.

Having grown up in Washington State where I spent so much time outdoors on a small family farm, camping, hiking, and fishing; I am such a mountain, water, and cloud girl. Aft...

June 17, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Short on time or maybe you just want an everyday quilt/spread that is customized to specific colors without having to piece a top?  This quilt does just that.  Two (2) pieces of extra wide fabric layered over batting and quilted together with an edge to edg...

June 8, 2017

Hi Everyone,

This quilt by Emily M. is beautiful!  Emily is a very talented quilter and her applique is amazing.  Going into this quilt, I knew my goal was to make her applique stand out, literally.  I really wanted a 3D trapunto effect.  I double batted the quilt with...

June 3, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Friday I decided to play hookie and attend the quilt show at the Dulles Expo Center.   The theme of the show this year is 'Wing It', plus there is a quilt collection displayed named "Fly Me to the Moon".  All the quilts on display were beautiful, creative a...

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day - Honor Respect Remember....

There really is not much else to say, except, thank you!  Thank you to all that have served, are serving, those living, those passed away, to the families of those that have served, are serving, those living, those passed away....

May 6, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Two (2) quilts in this blog today.

The first is a spring shower....  Definitely, partly cloudy with a spring rain in the studio with this fun quilt.  Water was the theme of the 2015 Row by Row (it seems like last year - yikes).  It's Raining Cats and Dogs wa...