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

Aurifil, learning, quilting, Superior Threads, teaching

Of lint

I've had a lot more lint than this in the bobbin area.  When I first bought my Bernina 1080 it was something like 6 months before I could take the guide class that comes with the machine.  So when I learned how to take the stitch plate off and holy schmoly it was linty! I'm pretty… Continue reading Of lint

bernina, quilting

Frequently Asked Question

One frequently asked question is, "What kind of longarm quilting machine do you have?". Given space and the opportunity I would have this: the APQS Millennium with the Bliss drive system, the 14' rails, micro handles and a stitch regulator and whatever other bells and whistles that would aid in using the longarm well.  Yep,… Continue reading Frequently Asked Question


Quilting a forest.

I'm quilting a forest and my customer said I can share some photos.  I'm not going to reveal the full quilt mostly because it's hers and partly because I don't have the space to take a picture.  This quilt is larger than a king size and I just passed the halfway point quilting these trees.… Continue reading Quilting a forest.


It bears repeating…I love teaching machine quilting!!

I love teaching machine quilting.  Each student and each machine gives me something to think about and a new approach to how I teach.  This morning two of my students had these beautiful "Aha!" moments as Sarah Vedeler calls them. I always talk to my students about speed, that a good even, medium speed will… Continue reading It bears repeating…I love teaching machine quilting!!