Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Aspen Autumn Night


One of my students from “Quilting Adventures” just sent me this note and picture, so of course I wanted to share it.

I am attaching a picture of the piece.  It is called Aspen Autumn Night.  You pushed me so much to create this little piece.  And, I am most grateful for it.  I used 40 wt Sulky Rayon as I had the best color selection in that weight.  Around the trees and the leaves, I used the triple stitch, guiding it at a very slow speed with the needle down.  It gave a better outline, more embroidery like.  With this weight thread, I think it worked better.  The blue sky, the grass and the fill in the gold/brown are all free motion.  I hope you enjoy this.  I know I have a long way to go to get to where I want to be but this piece does show that I can get better.  It would not have happened without your training and encouragement.  Thank you so much.


Nice job Mona!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mother Earth Alphabet and Story Book


Meridith W. just sent me this picture of the baby quilt she made using two yards of my bright multi-gradation rainbow stripe fabrics. She used Sieglinde Schoen Smith’s Mother Earth's ABC: A Quilter's Alphabet and Story Book for the pattern. I think it looks fabulous and would certainly want one for myself.


I am trying to finish up a few projects before my mother arrives on Friday. I think Laura and Judy and I will go to the “One of a Kind” show at the Merchandize mart on Thursday. This is such a great show and we love to look at all the marvelous creations. Hopefully I will be able to take a few pics to post.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Morning


My quilt Christmas Morning is featured in this month’s Quilters Newsletter. This is an easy project for you to make and enjoy for years to come.

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You can order a fabric kit along with one yard of wonderunder #805 on my website at

Christmas Morning Fabric Kit.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sew Forever


I meet Becky Campbell in Columbus OH. Becky has a great product we all can use. She makes Tyvek quilt storage bags. Check them out on her website at Sewforever.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Home at last


I am so happy to be home. I have literally been on the road since early September, it is all a happy blur and now I am in my jammies drinking coffee and sitting at my own computer. YEA

I had a fantastic week long trip through Ohio, teaching classes for some great quilt groups. The Quisessential Quilters of Columbus, Memory (merry) Makers of Hudson and the KISS, keep it simple stitchers, of Copley. Very fun woman out there in Ohio and beautiful scenery.

My husband flew into Akron and we drove the rest of the way to Scranton PA for a baby shower for our son and daughter –in-law. It was a fantastic trip.

Me and the girls.


Gretchen, my niece, me, Megan and baby Thor and Amelia.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A little more


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I love this color combination and the boldness of the design.


IMG_0634 IMG_0635 IMG_0636 This whole quilt is cut out houses and trees, it is truly fabulous!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

More quilts


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This is a gorgeously graphic quilt and I love.


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Monday, November 1, 2010

Houston Booth


Laura and I will be in our booth at Houston, #434, and hope you stop in and say hello. We will also be in The Quilt Show booth so stop by there as well. See you in Houston. I am going to try to take video’s again to share.


IMG_0536Houston 2007.


Galesburg IL workshop


Penny was in my workshops in Galesburg IL and just sent me her finished project. The class was “Laughing Leaves”. Penny decided to make hers less representational and more abstract.

Love it!!

In this class we use one 1/2 yard of my bright rainbow multi colored yardage and then each student gets to pick two additional 1/4 yard multi dyed pieces of fabric to compliment their work. I think most of this was made using the main 1/2 yard of multi strip and an additional blackened 1/4 yard of gradation from green to purple.


This is her large piece, about 14” x 16”

And this is her small piece made with leftover fused scraps. I am guessing about 6” x 6”.


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