fun, learning, machine quilting, quilt shows, teaching

Seam Rippers

The Spring issue of Generation Q Magazine is on the newsstands and mailboxes near you. Quilter and BERNINA Ambassador Kari Carr is our cover girl! That quilt is totally adorable. My friends from the Pelham Quilters participated in the first of two Test Drives. We had fun ripping it up...get it? ripping it up? The… Continue reading Seam Rippers

learning, quilting

I have a blog written in my head

However, the words are not flowing as easily from my keyboard as they usually do. It's kind of weird. Usually the words flow from my brain to the keyboard, not so much this morning about the intended topic. Instead I sent a private message and included a photo. Getting this particular quilt top complete became… Continue reading I have a blog written in my head

fun, learning

The sky at dusk

The photo below is a morning sky. The sky at dusk lately, oh that indigo/blue ombre sky, with deep gray stone of the buildings. As I stand at the bus stop on Madison these tall buildings and that sky...I keep thinking of quilts to make. It's making me wish for longer days. Or differently… Continue reading The sky at dusk

classes, fabric, fun, gratitude, learning, quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas

Doing the (prep) Work, the next part

At some point in my quilting journey I knew that teaching was a next step. How did I know? Well, another quilter asked me one day, "Teri, when are you going to start teaching?" Well, I guess . .  soon. It took me a bit, but I figured out that I wanted to teach machine… Continue reading Doing the (prep) Work, the next part

gratitude, learning, machine quilting, quilt

Someone asked and I finally figured it out

I shared this photo on fb, the inevitable question, "what are you going to do with the fabric?" cropped up.  I ask that question myself of quilters and of myself. "I don't know" is a perfectly acceptable answer. As is, "I'm adding to my fabric stash" and "Who the heck knows, I just need it… Continue reading Someone asked and I finally figured it out

classes, learning

Hold the Presses!

Zip it up Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags a Craftsy class by Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs - A Review by Yours Truly I've known of Joan in the quilting scene for years and had the pleasure of meeting her. She's sweet. Just a sweet person. After making a Bendy Bag, which is by the… Continue reading Hold the Presses!

B 780, learning, lectures/trunk shows, machine quilting


Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. One might think I have a love affair with coffee, and one would be right. I love me some good coffee from grinding the beans to sipping slowly as I wake up. A few weeks ago I had to leave the house pre-coffee and stopped at Starbucks on my way… Continue reading Coffee

gratitude, in my opinion, learning, life, machine quilting, quilting

Learning Curve

One of my friends taught me how to ride a two wheeler when I  was a kid. It was a red bicycle. I can see in my minds eye the struggle getting my feet on the pedals while balancing. I'd get one on, then try the other. The first foot would land on the sidewalk. I'd… Continue reading Learning Curve

learning, quilt, quilting, teaching

Gotta Question for you quilters

In a recent conversation with a friend we both had questions for one another. Most of her questions answered fairly easily. My question of her is something I know the answer to in several ways however I'll be asking for comments later. I'm going to preface the question with a little background for those who are recently… Continue reading Gotta Question for you quilters

fun, learning, machine quilting, quilt


In my head I've been writing this post for two weeks. Now it's a reality. Tuesday was my last official day at Hartsdale Fabrics. I want to assure you this is not an April Fools Joke. In two weeks I start with Missouri Star Quilt Co. as a Purchasing Agent. I am really excited to start this… Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-changes