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


Round Robin Quilt Coming Home

A couple of years ago I participated in a Round Robin with the Pelham Quilters.  I'd participated in one the year before and enjoyed it.  When I signed up for this one I said I'd do the center of the quilt rather than one of the rounds.  The afternoon of our guild meeting Renee posted… Continue reading Round Robin Quilt Coming Home

Benartex, Uncategorized


Due to timing I'm going to have to be pictureless on this post. . . I am quite delighted to learn that I'm featured on the EQ Blog!  Some of the quilts I've been playing with and dreaming about are featured on this blog.  Thank you folks so much!  I have a winding ways quilt… Continue reading Quilting


International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene

Nancy from the quilt cottage in Mamaroneck called this afternoon letting me know that "Quilt Scene" arrived today.  When I told my sweetie we had to take the trip there to pick up a copy. *Edit* a friend pointed out that I forgot to mention that I wrote an article on machine quilting tips for… Continue reading International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene

quilting, teaching

Let Your Foot Loose – Be Fancy & Free!

Thanks Bridget for the title to the next machine quilting class that I'm developing.  The goal is to have this ready to go in a few weeks.  This will be offered at the quilt cottage in Mamaroneck as soon as I get the right order for teaching worked out and the put together a small… Continue reading Let Your Foot Loose – Be Fancy & Free!