A special surprise from my daughter this week was a trip to the Little Rock, Arkansas Historic Art Museum’s storage building. There the museum attendants unrolled some beautiful quilts from the mid 1800’s. I thought I would share some of my observations. The quilts were wrapped in tissue paper over a pole three quilts on each… Continue reading Historic Quilts
It takes a lot to get me to stop quilting to organize my quilting space, let alone my home. A few months ago Hurricane Hermaine came through causing a lot of damage as trees fell down on neighborhood homes. We were very fortunate to not have any real damage. We did, however, lose power for three… Continue reading Hurricanes, Puppies, and a Drippy Sink
I get so excited in those “ah ha” moments which I had just the other day. I had a quilt hanging over the kitchen banister. It was one I recently quilted and had tried all kinds of new ruler and free motion designs to the point of overdoing it a bit. That’s not what caught… Continue reading It’s the Value that Counts
Do you ever start your quilting thinking I will just keep this simple and then…. It’s always a process for me. I start with a simple idea, but it just doesn’t look finished and so
This past week, I have been at Houston Quilt Festival. It was like being in a candy shop with no self restraint. Oh, the treasures I bought. One of my favorite booths was The Quilter’s Apothecary with Jamie Wallen. I have watched Jamie’s videos and have wondered if I would use his rulers. He was… Continue reading Houston Quilt Festival
Last Friday and Saturday I enjoyed being with the Prattville Piecemakers Guild in Alabama. They were a very sweet,fun group of excellent quilters. We started out on Friday night with supper with a few of the ladies from the Guild. They made me feel right at home. Afterwards, we went to a church where I… Continue reading Trunk Show with Prattville Piecemakers
How do you square up your quilt after you have quilted it? After spending lots of time making sure my quilt is square when I am piecing once I quilt it I find it has pulled up in areas and is no longer square. Before I put on my binding I wet my quilt… Continue reading How Do You Square Up a Quilt?