C&T Publishing, quilt shows, quilting, Superior Threads


Okay, I'm totally taking a conversation with the comments to heart and brain and in quilt-teacher fashion addressing the larger group of students as the information is pertinent to all. Where do I begin? How do I decide what motifs to use? How do I choose what weight and color thread? What batting do I… Continue reading Overwhelmed

B 780, machine quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas

Road to California

It's been years since I've been to California. The last time I visited the LA area was 2001. Mere weeks before. . . . I enjoyed putting my feet in that ocean and could have spent a day or two more there, on the beach, listening to the sounds of the water. I'm looking forward… Continue reading Road to California

beauty, machine quilting, quilting

The back – I love this quilt so much!

When quilting goes well the back and the front both look good. That's our goal as quilters. I love the back of Tilde. I love the subtle play of color of the gray on the yellow/orange. Did you know that my original intention was to use a bright teal blue on the back? I wanted… Continue reading The back – I love this quilt so much!

Kaleidoscope Collections, photos, quilt shows, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Superior Threads

AQS Lancaster

Road tripping is always a delight.  Road tripping with 3 friends is priceless.  Our first stop: Ladyfingers Sewing in Oley PA.  Well our first "stop" was Wegmans for provisions, ie chocolate and fruit.  I just missed Gail, however I did not miss one of my very favorite fabric lines, Robert Kaufmans Radiance.  I picked up… Continue reading AQS Lancaster

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

articles, quilt desgin, quilt shows, quilting, Superior Threads

I so want to share with you

As I work on the design and quilting of the a couple of current quilts I'm at once frustrated that I can't share with you and quite honored that I can't share with you. In looking back over my blog I often shared just about everything with you my dear quilter friends. And in a… Continue reading I so want to share with you

Kaleidoscope Collections, Quilt Fest, quilt shows, quilting

Quilt Festival

I feel so blessed to have made it to Houston this week.  Because of my sweetie's schedule I ended up at the airport at 5:30 AM and managed to get on the very next flight out of town - the first flight out of Newark since the beginning of the storm.  Thinking I would not… Continue reading Quilt Festival

Kaleidoscope Collections, quilt shows, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics

Friends and Teacher Ribbon

Saturday afternoon I sat down to check email and facebook Angela Walters sat with me to enjoy her bagel and some witty banter.  She's quite funny.  Angela sat at a table with some very happy quilters the evening before and I told her the truth.  As they were taking pictures I very nearly raced over… Continue reading Friends and Teacher Ribbon

quilt shows, quilting, Superior Threads


I volunteered to help hang the show today, it's hard work and Cathy Wiggins is well organized!  162 Judged quilts, Wearables, and 2 special exhibits were hung while the vendors were bringing all their amazing stuff in!  I knew I'd won something, but wasn't sure which quilt, I had 3 in the show. I behaved… Continue reading Tilde