B 780, bernina, quilting, Superior Threads, Teri Lucas, Whole Cloth Challenge

Whole Cloth Challenge Update & a wee bit more

I know I say this a lot, but, I love to quilt. I am loving this whole cloth challenge. I am loving the process of creating. I like that after several hours of quilting the piece looks very, very different. I like that silk thread allows me to add teeny tiny stitching and detail work.… Continue reading Whole Cloth Challenge Update & a wee bit more

Top Ten

Top Ten for Monday

Hey there! It's Monday. I'm going to my sewing room shortly (after my sweetie makes a delicious french bread, french toast breakfast). I thought I'd do another top ten and today it'll be fabric! Fossil Ferns - I will always love Fossil Ferns by Patricia Campbell with Benartex this was the second mottled/textured line I… Continue reading Top Ten for Monday

art, quilt shop, quilting

Mail Art & a quilt shop

Mail Art The Introduction to Art on Coursera is fun so far.  Mail art speaks to this quilters heart, we've been sending postcards and making artist trading cards for ages. I'm titling the mail art "Treasured Memories" Part of the fun of any project is figuring out what will work and working with what I… Continue reading Mail Art & a quilt shop

quilt desgin, quilting

I figure I’m about 1/2 way there

Principle: it takes 50 hours to become comfortable with machine quilting it takes 500 hours to become proficient in machine quilting it takes 10,000 hours to become a master machine quilter While the principle comes from a work of fiction (Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell) the essence of the truth remains the… Continue reading I figure I’m about 1/2 way there


Sonora Clever

Didja ever have a moment where you wonder, "why didn't I think of that?"  Well I had one of those moments at 4:00 this morning when Ellen Highsmith Silver author of the book Floorquilts and friend from the quilt cottage.  Ellen is one of the most creative and clever people I know.  I don't think… Continue reading Sonora Clever

Benartex, fabric, quilt shop

Cozy Quilt Shoppe

Saturday my Sweetie & I went to visit family in NJ.  Whilst in NJ there are a couple of requisite stops: 1) Vitamia in Lodi for sausage bread.  We've had sausage bread from other Italian bakeries/pasta makers and it's just not the same.  It's like Italians, sandwiches from my home town in ME, there are… Continue reading Cozy Quilt Shoppe

Benartex, learning, lectures/trunk shows, quilt desgin, quilting, Superior Threads, tutorials

Quilting is a Beautiful & Complicated Art

While I've had the title of today's blog listed as a lecture for a while - the thought has always been that it's a trunk show however after my first (impromtpu) trunk show I'm am now understanding that the trunk show needs a new title and "Quilting is a Beautiful & Complicated Art" is a… Continue reading Quilting is a Beautiful & Complicated Art