bernina, machine quilting, quilt, Quilted Block of the Month, Teri Lucas, terificreations

Quilted Block of the Month

Oh wow! So I posted in the Quilted Block of the Month group for the first time in over seven months. I thought it was longer, so win! The intervening months have been full writing, quilting, and sales related road trips all over New York state & New Jersey covering my territory. I have a… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month

bernina, quilt, teaching, Uncategorized

After 20 years she finally has a name

Twenty years is a long time to be nameless.   I brought this gal in December 1995, she's 20. Yep. She's 20. We've done a lot of good work together. This is the gal that I learned so much about quilting on. If she could talk...I'm sure she'd have stories. She's heard more than… Continue reading After 20 years she finally has a name

bernina, fun, quilt desgin, quilt shop, quilt shows, quilting

10 things I love about quilting

the people they are way cool and this person Gayle Schliemann always makes me smile She has a cool bit on We All Sew this week   I just love Radiance. I love the blend of cotton and silk working together to bring best of each to the quilting party.   Notions - notions make… Continue reading 10 things I love about quilting

bernina, Cherrywood fabrics, in my opinion, learning, quilt shows, quilting

Peek a boo

I picked up this little poster probably 25 years ago when I lived in Americus, GA working at Habitat for Humanity through the church I belonged to at the time.  I put a push pin through the plastic to pin it to the door.  It was my motto for the year. I've been tidying up and… Continue reading Peek a boo

fabric, quilting, Superior Threads, Teri Lucas

Bang Head Here

Since the judging is over and the winners have been notified I now feel free to share Bang Head Here While I was in the middle of "@play" and "dance" I was very frustrated with the process of making both of those quilts.  "@play" became the unruly teenager for a while and "dance" has been… Continue reading Bang Head Here

learning, quilt shows

If you happen to be in Lancaster this week

And you see this quilt hanging will you be nearly as excited as me?  Probably not.  The only thing better would be to have Keith there.  My friends and I are driving in Friday and staying until after the show on Saturday so I can bring the quilt home.  I know I'm going to need… Continue reading If you happen to be in Lancaster this week

quilting, teaching

Slower is actually faster

Last night emailing a friend she'd had the "aha!" moment that when she slows down the piecing and quilting actually flow better.  It's not an easy thing to do.  In fact slowing down and being mindful of the process is quite challenging.  (What she didn't know as we chatted is that the essence of the… Continue reading Slower is actually faster

lectures/trunk shows, quilting, teaching

Courthouse Quilters visit

Two delightful days of teaching Beginner Free Motion Machine Quilting with the Courthouse Quilters.  Oh man is this an amazing group of Quilters!  This group is close enough that I brought all my stuff including my machine and a good deal of my thread and some of the Houston swag including the Karen Kay Buckley… Continue reading Courthouse Quilters visit

bernina, quilting, Superior Threads, teaching

I’ve mentioned before I’m a Bernina girl

And if I could I'd have this Beauty. . . I would.  I want the space from needle center to the inside of the harp, the larger bobbin, the automatic feed dog drop and the BSR (not that I particularly need one, this is solely about want). For now though I'm content with this Beauty!… Continue reading I’ve mentioned before I’m a Bernina girl

quilting, Superior Threads

Stitching on microfiber

Experimenting is a huge part of my quilterly vocabulary. Microfiber is soft, durable, washable & quiltable.  I prefer wool as I quilt with microfiber as it is low loft & pliable. When I lift the presser foot on my machine there is only so much room so a regular size embroidery hoop doesn't quite fit… Continue reading Stitching on microfiber