bernina, encouragement, fabric, friends, interview, quilt, quilting, Sizzix

An Interview With: Linda Nitzen

Sometimes when you meet a person there is something that simply clicks. I met Linda Nitzen, who was with Sizzix at that time, at a Quilt Market in Houston with Jake Finch, and Tracy Mooney. After a bit of texting between Jake and Linda, we, Tracy, Jake and I went down to the lobby of… Continue reading An Interview With: Linda Nitzen

book, Book Review, book tour, C&T Publishing, fabric, machine quilting, quilt, quilting, totes

Blog Tour: Me & My 18” Doll by Erin Hentzel

Me & My 18'' Doll Sew 20+ Matching Outfits, Accessories & Quilts for the Girl in Your LifeErin Hentzel Avery Lane SewingPublished by C&T 8.5" x 11" 64 pages  Softcover, $24.95; Ebook, $19.99 If memory serves I met Erin on a shuttle from Pittsburgh Quilt Market to the airport on my way home. She'd just… Continue reading Blog Tour: Me & My 18” Doll by Erin Hentzel

bernina, C&T Publishing, fabric, quilt, quilt shop, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics

Still Waters

Thirty-one years ago I met my Sweetie. We were friends for nearly two years before we started dating, and dated for about another two or so before we got married. I'm still smitten. He took this photo sometime after we started dating and carries it around in one of the books he keeps with him… Continue reading Still Waters

Benartex, fabric, Northcott, quilt, Teri Lucas, terificreations

Quilting, Vulnerability, and Gratitude

Bet the title on this one caught your attention. The day I started writing this blog post I'd just shipped boxes off to C&T, submitted my manuscript, and had to redo some work. The morning I sent the boxes it was pouring down rain. Pour-ing. Now I love a good storm it's just kind of… Continue reading Quilting, Vulnerability, and Gratitude

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Good advice and a Travlogue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGyYSJhk0QA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3zrHb9V6KbSSKAY_aBisM0smVN2vbXqLtuy4ELORQ_HWRt8ReR-E15rbo Angela Walters of Quilting is my Therapy offers quilters some sound advice in video form. Take a watch and share your thoughts below. The Quilt Tree in Nyack is a Stonehenge Solstice Block Party participant. See block to the left. The other day when I was in there Lisa had a quilt wrapped around… Continue reading Good advice and a Travlogue

fabric, quilt, quilt shop, quilting

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas dear Ones! I'd hoped to blog before now. It's been a very long time since I've gone a whole week without sharing something with you. I shared this post on A Quilters Heart that almost catches you up, at least on this last week. While it's been a bit of a doozie and… Continue reading Merry Christmas

blog hop, blogging friends, fabric, quilt

Maywood Studio 12 Days of Giving and Giveaways

Welcome to the Maywood Studio 12 Days of Giving and Giveaways. You can find more on both of their social media pages here, and here. There are so many amazing charities in need of quilts, veterans homes, shelters, families who've lost everything due to fire or other natural disaster. A friend of mine is a… Continue reading Maywood Studio 12 Days of Giving and Giveaways

fabric, Teri Lucas, terificreations

It’s Social Media Official Peeps

Right over there I have a big, somewhat orderly tub, filled with line cards, caps, and a whole lot of work. On Saturday I announced on fb that I'm now an Independent Sales Rep for Northcott Fabrics, Banyan Batiks, and Figo. I'm just now bringing it here as I've been looking at the lines, building… Continue reading It’s Social Media Official Peeps

fabric, quilt, Uncategorized

Fabric Monday: Homeward Natalie Barnes Giving in a Beautiful Way

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpqVSl9HOy4/ beyondthereefpatterns it’s almost time!@do.good.quilt.auction please please please follow along, and bid as your heart guides you.... @windhamfabrics@beyondthereefpatterns@robinruthdesign @ladykquilts@latifahsaafirstudios @violetcraft@jennyscreativeplace @sassafraslane@needleinahayesstack @angelafmq@amyscreativeside beyondthereefpatterns bidding opens at 10am 03 Nov 18....   Homeward Bound is a new collection by Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef by Windham Fabrics. Natalie's beautiful lines have a feeling and aesthetic of home, coming home, being home.… Continue reading Fabric Monday: Homeward Natalie Barnes Giving in a Beautiful Way

Cherrywood fabrics, fabric, quilt, quilt desgin, quilting, Uncategorized

Remnants, Fat Quarters, Bits, Pieces

Quilters have this thing for remnants. There exists in the community a myth that remnants, small bits and pieces left over from making clothes, is the traditional way to make quilts. While this is certainly part of the culture of quilting, a "making do" with whatcha got saved from bits and pieces of other things… Continue reading Remnants, Fat Quarters, Bits, Pieces