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Prints and Solids…Which Works Best

My favorite part of making a quilt is picking out my fabric.  Now let me make a quilting confession:  I couldn’t always say this.  It wasn’t until after I had quilted several years that my fear of choosing the wrong fabric began to fade.  Sometimes I still wonder if I have made the right choice, […]

Go Towards the Light

So…. Earlier this month I ran a blog about items you may want to put on your Christmas list for that significant other to have for you under the tree.  One of those items was this: The Cuttipillar Light Box.  I will readily admit this is my very favorite light box to date.  Yes, it’s […]

Making it Mine

The World Needs Strong Women. Women who will Lift and Build Others Who Will Love and Be Loved Women Who Live Bravely, Both Tender and Fierce. Women of Indomitable Will  —Amy Tenney I think there comes a time in every quilter’s life where methods and circumstances converge at a point  where a quilt is more […]

The Quilt I Can’t Finish

Last week I mentioned that I was writing my blog from Emerald Isle, North Carolina and that I was on our annual family beach trip.  I’m home now, but see this? This happened. I had an emergency room visit.  For me, this time.  Usually it’s Bill that frequents the ER with vertigo and kidney stones.  […]

Dear Santa…..

As I’m writing this blog, I’m at beautiful Emerald Isle, NC, on our last family summer vacation of the year.  It’s 79 degrees already at 9:30 a.m. – a fact that makes this column a little difficult to write because I want to talk Christmas.  Not Christmas quilts or Christmas fabrics but items you may […]

Leaving Your Lasting Legacy

I want to talk about something this week that has been on my mind and in my heart for awhile now.  I’ve been blessed to have lived long enough on this quilting journey to have made some really good quilting sisters and brothers.  These people are dear to me because they are the family that […]

The Holy Trifecta of Quilting

As of the date I am actually writing this blog, there are fourteen more weeks left in 2019.  It’s been a good year and we’ve covered a lot of ground with this year’s theme, “Quilt with Passion.”  For this blog (and maybe for the next one, depending on the length), I want to discuss what’s […]

Which Direction Does it Go?

I would like to talk about one of my very favorite topics this week – fabric.  It’s no secret that all quilters like pretty fabric. And fortunately, we live in a day and age where material producers can manufacture fabric that appeals to all quilters.  However, there is one type of fabric that can give […]

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Class We Go

This isn’t exactly a rant…not really.  These are just a few thoughts that I have about quilt classes – both taking them and teaching them.  I have done both (both taught and taken), so I think I’m speaking from all sides of the sewing machine on this one. I love to take classes.  Even after […]

Simple Vs. Complex

 Which type of quilt do you like to make the most – a simple quilt or a complex quilt?  Or does the choice depend on the timing, the fabric, and your mood?  What I’d like to discuss with this blog is both types of quilts and why it’s important as a quilter that to embrace […]