machine quilting, quilt, Quilt Market, Uncategorized

An Early Morning Quilt Market Report

Please permit me a bit of a reminisce and reflection here. It'll only take a moment. I started attending when I took the Associate Editor position with Generation Q Magazine. Quilt Market will always hold a bit of magic and mystery. That first Market felt overwhelming, and I felt, like so many others, as though I… Continue reading An Early Morning Quilt Market Report

character counts, machine quilting, quilt, quilt desgin, Quilted Block of the Month, teaching, Teri Lucas, Uncategorized

Quilted Block of the Month August 2017

I may have let out a little bit squeal when the idea hit for how to quilt this last section of this August Block. I've been playing with curved cross hatching a lot lately and loving it. In giving thought to the shape, that corners look like a house and wanting the Visual to draw… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month August 2017

machine quilting, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Teri Lucas, Whole Cloth Challenge

Whole cloth challenge update and A visit to my family

As you saw the other day Lisa Calle and I had a great visit to Olde City Quilts earlier this week. While we were there we took a few minutes to work out a few more details for the Whole Cloth Challenge!  (Note as you'll see below I am heading out for a trip this… Continue reading Whole cloth challenge update and A visit to my family

Cherrywood fabrics, fun, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics

Gramma’s quilt top

As I sit here to write this post the backing fabric for my Gramma's 90th birthday quilt is in the washer. I'll need to do the clip, rip and stitch to piece the backing.  "Clip and rip?!" you say?  Why certainly!  Why would I do this rather than rotary cutting across 44" of fabric?  Well… Continue reading Gramma’s quilt top

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Buying Fabric

Waaaaaaaaaay back when I first started quilting purchasing fabric was perhaps the most daunting part of the quilting process.  Mostly because I lacked the experience necessary to put color & texture together in the pattern in a way that was pleasing to me or what I thought the intended quilt receiver would like. While I'd… Continue reading Buying Fabric

quilting, Superior Threads

Superior Kimono Silk

Here's a sneak peak of the Superior Kimono Silk I purchased for my next quilt. I've figured out that this will be the 3rd piece in the "Twilight in the Bronx" series.  I have some ideas floating around in my head that will eventually be worked out on this quilt. The blue seen in the… Continue reading Superior Kimono Silk

bernina, learning, quilting, Superior Threads, teaching

Bernina Stitch Regulator part 2 & Sketch book cover

When the BSR first came out on the market I decided to wait for a while to get the new machine just to see what other quilters thought about it.    The reviews at the time, as they are now, were mixed with lots of quilters loving it and lot's of quilters struggling it. When… Continue reading Bernina Stitch Regulator part 2 & Sketch book cover

quilt shop, quilting, Superior Threads, teaching

Bernina Stitch Regulator

Last summer when I went to Cleveland to tape episode 503 for Quilting Arts TV I met Jeanne Delpit, Director of National Events for Bernina, USA.  With about 5 minutes of education and 10 minutes of practice I learned to love the Bernina Stitch Regulator . I've shared before how amazed I was and still… Continue reading Bernina Stitch Regulator

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Robert Kaufman’s Radiance and Hobbs Tuscany Silk

When I returned from Lancaster I blogged about Robert Kaufman's Radiance line a 55% cotton, 45% silk blend.  It's yummy.  Oh, it's really yummy fabric. I mentioned too that I purchased Hobbs Tuscany Collection Silk Batting to use with this and "Moon Over Manhattan". On Sunday I had the opportunity to play with these two… Continue reading Robert Kaufman’s Radiance and Hobbs Tuscany Silk

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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