Archive | 2019

You Really Need a Quilt Retreat in Your Life…Seriously

As hard as it is to believe, it’s almost Autumn.  In a few weeks, not only will the days get noticeably shorter, the temperatures will begin to hover in the blessed range of the 70’s and 60’s – at least where I live. Fall brings visions of pumpkins and Halloween and Thanksgiving.  But for me […]

Perfection is Seriously Overrated

I’ve made few confessions about myself this year.  In an effort for you to get to know me better – what kind of person I am as well as what kind of quilter I am – I have confessed a few things, with the latest being that for many years I was a “topper.”  But […]

Quilting Confessions

I have a confession to make.  It’s not a particularly ugly one or anything remotely scandalous. And I imagine in the quilting universe there are more than just a few quilters out there who also can testify to this confession: For years I was a topper. Yup.  That was me.  I made quilt tops.  I […]

Good Times…

Remember those days when you first began to quilt?  Remember the excitement you had looking over new patterns?  The thrill of those first fabric safaris?  The anticipation of those first cuts and stitches? Remember all the mistakes we made? Ahh…. Good times. I look back at those time (and those quilts) with a great deal […]

The Designer in You

This week I’d like to discuss a couple of words that are bandied about quite a bit with quilters – design and consistency.  Those are a couple of words you hear about in quilt judging.  The word “design” comes into play even more often when quilters talk about quilt designers, those designers’ designs, and how […]

Those Wonderful Mountain Mist Quilts

I love antique quilts.  When the hubs and I go “antiquing,” I’m always on the lookout for old quilts and quilt tops that need rescuing.  I consider it my mission to help them escape from the store, clean them up, and give them a good home.  My favorite era of antique quilts are those from […]

Quilt Soup

Way back…in the early to mid-1990’s, I had a meal process.  Stay with me here…I promise I will tie this back into quilting.  During that time, we were on a “snug” budget.  In 1989, I had Matthew, who was born an intensive-care unit baby.  As a result of his respiratory issues, I couldn’t put him […]

How Does This Thing Work?

So…I’ve been writing this blog for a long time now.  At first, I was on Blogspot.  I published my weekly blog there for probably five or six years before moving to WordPress a couple of years ago.  That’s at least seven years’ worth of writing and during this time, I’ve received quite a few private […]

Dollar Store Quilting

It’s no secret I love to go to quilt shops.  Most quilters do.  We love the fabric, the notions, talking to other quilters, looking at new patterns, and embracing the inspiration.  It’s a wonderful time and unfortunately, there may be less and less of the opportunity as more and more LQS shutter. However, there are […]

When Your Quilting Mojo Has Left the Building

Mojo – (Noun)  Magic charm, talisman, or spell. That word is used a lot, and I wasn’t sure if everyone knew the definition of mojo or not, so I put it at the top of this blog.  And I did that for a reason.  I want to discuss your Quilting Mojo this week. There are […]