bernina, quilt, quilting

A bit of this and that

Lisa is working on getting the video ready. She's had a bit of a technical delay...the cord to connect the camera to the computer went missing. She searched and searched, with no success. Bang.Head.Here! A new cord procured and Lisa is well on the way. This photo was accidental. Funny, but accidental. The memory on… Continue reading A bit of this and that

in my opinion, life, machine quilting, quilting, Teri Lucas

Encouraging a different perspective

One of my very favorite conversations is "if it isn't hand quilted it isn't a quilt" or "hand quilted means putting your heart into a quilt". I no longer get my panties in a wad My back no longer gets up I just share because I've been in that group who thought and felt and… Continue reading Encouraging a different perspective

articles, quilt desgin, quilting

Exciting news and an Interview with. . .that crazy quilty girl Lisa Sipes

I've only met Lisa Sipes, that crazy quilty girl, on facebook and we're looking forward to meeting one another in person.  Lisa is a long arm quilting and quilts for Sarah Vedeler, Thomas Knauer.  A quilter for a little over three years she has a long arm quilting business and has mad quilting skills.  Lisa… Continue reading Exciting news and an Interview with. . .that crazy quilty girl Lisa Sipes

fabric, Kaleidoscope Collections, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Superior Threads

Hand dyes

Last week Ally came into the shop to get fabric for a new project she's working on.  Ally took machine quilting classes from me at the quilt cottage several years ago.  If memory serves Ally took the beginner machine quilting then moved right into the advanced class as she was going back to work right… Continue reading Hand dyes

articles, quilt desgin, quilt shows, quilting

Fons & Porter Episode

A while back I wrote this blog  about quilting for the fabulous Sarah Vedeler.  Sarah was on a hard deadline to submit the quilt for the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Fons & Porter - click here for the blog.  I got the quilt done.  Shortly after the quilt made it to Iowa Sarah & I learned… Continue reading Fons & Porter Episode

Aurifil, EQ6, quilt desgin, quilting, Superior Threads, teaching


Last summer I took a business related class with Mary Kerr at the quilt show in Maine.  As a result I quilted for her and I'm beginning to listen to her advice about promoting what I do as a quilter. I am a quilter for hire.  Have been for quite a long time, however I've… Continue reading Quilting

articles, quilting

Sarah Vedeler

If you haven't been introduce to Sarah Vedeler Designs, allow me.  I met Sarah when we were both in Cleveland OH taping for the 500 series of Quilting Arts TV.  Sarah shows her embroidered quilt blocks which are just amazing!  We had dinner together and through facebook have stayed in contact.  Several months ago Sarah… Continue reading Sarah Vedeler

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

quilting, Superior Threads, teaching


These last couple of weeks I've been working on stuff for other I'll be able to show you in a couple of days & the other will get delivered to the customer.  I'll ask about posting photos. Once these two quilts are complete I'll have 2 quilts that will need to be accomplished quite… Continue reading Quilting


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!!