Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Sharing some of my greener quilts for you!!!
Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Recent purchase

Here's a recent purchase I found a week ago while my hubby was home.  We love to scour local antique malls for finds and I just fell in love with this piece.  I'm a sucker for aquas and teals and this definately met the bill:
 The scale is quite small and the condition is fairly good--considering it is almost 90 years old!
I've been remiss with the blog again.  I've been writing and writing, mostly articles and programs.  I'm hoping to get back to more sewing soon!  How are you doing?

Monday, January 14, 2019

New Year! New Programs!

New Year!  New Programs!
I'm happy to announce that there are two new programs I am now offering to guilds, museums, and historical societies!

By the Chimney No More:  Women and Quilting from 1865-1920

Did you know that the centennial of the passing of the 19th amendment and women's right vote is quickly approaching?  This program is a sequel to our Civil War program and relays the great changes that occurred for women and our quilting.  Beth Bacher will join with me again for this special trunk show which will illustrate how the foundations of our modern day quilt techniques and industries originated.  We will be also be relaying the struggles and accomplishments of women during this time period.  This program is perfect for a tea party or a celebration of women!

The Girl In the Postage Stamp Quilt and Other Stories
This fun program focuses on my (often magical) adventures in quilt collecting.  Often I am asked about my inventory of textiles and I'll be answering those questions as well the similar experiences shared by quilt collectors.  Most importantly, I'll be sharing the stories of the quilts and their makers that I have discovered during my journey.

For more information, please visit my website at 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year with plenty of finished projects!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Good Challenge

Many of the quilt guilds I visit have challenges each year for their members.  I like hearing about those challenges because sometimes they really get the creative juices moving.  This year, my guild is hosting a challenge called "Panel Play."  I think it is just about one of the best challenges I've heard of because so many of us have stacks of panels accumulated in our stash (I know I'm not the only one!!).

I finished binding my two quilts this week and am happy they are ready to go to the meeting in January:

I usually have a stack of quilts by the first day of winter to bind while I am watching tv at night and this year is no different.  It's so nice to have a nice cozy quilt on one's lap to work on while unwinding from the day.

Have a great day!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Quilts

Despite all the craziness here, I have completed some quilts for Christmas!  For my son and daughter in law:
This was a vintage top that a friend from my quilt guild gave me.  My daughter-in-law fell in love with it.  I had to tighten most of the hexies which took a good long time but it is finally finished!  
A snowflake quilt for my granddaughter.  Her room is aqua!
 And a Christmas theme quilt for my grandson!
Both quilts for the grands are quilted with snowflake motifs and were scrap quilts.
How are your Christmas projects?
Have a great day!