bernina, learning, machine quilting, photos, quilting, Superior Threads, teaching

Choosing quilting motifs: Sampler Style

Serendipity the Third Time Around You may wonder how I moved so quickly from Serendipity to Serendipity the Third Time Around. Wonder no more! There is a Serendipity as Well and I'll talk about that quilt another day. Well, no I think I'll talk about them both now. Notes: both tops are silk: two different… Continue reading Choosing quilting motifs: Sampler Style

EQ6, learning, quilt desgin, sketchbook images, teaching

Working on drafting a 5 pointed star for a quilt

One of the reasons why I picked up a compass & protractor set last summer is for this: I want to make a 5 pointed star for one of my quilts in the "Twilight in the Bronx".  Yesterday I figured it out.  I'd been doing the math incorrectly.  I'd been looking to make the center… Continue reading Working on drafting a 5 pointed star for a quilt

quilt desgin, quilting, totes

Quilted Microfiber handbag

A long time ago quilted totes were all in my thought process.  I even approached a book publisher regarding a book, though I never followed through.  I still love to make them, though there's not as much time between work and other quilting projects I'm working on. A while back I picked up some microfiber… Continue reading Quilted Microfiber handbag

quilt desgin, quilting, Superior Threads

Gallimaufry is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I came home from work the other night my sweetie made sure I went to get the mail.  He knew I'd be soooo excited to see what arrived. "Gallimaufry" is here! Being asked to have a quilt as cover art on a CD is so exciting. I've enjoyed the process from thinking this was… Continue reading Gallimaufry is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CD Cover Art

I mentioned a while back that Geoff Carr of Generation Jones approached me regarding using "Twilight in the Bronx"  as cover art on their upcoming CD Gallimaufry. If you head over to their site today take a look at the background - it's "Twilight in the Bronx" and the entire playlist for the CD is… Continue reading CD Cover Art

quilting, Superior Threads

The Wilds of Saturday & Sunday

The weather in the tri-state area has been miserable over the last few days.  Wind, rain, more wind, more rain.  Two of my students called out on Saturday because of the weather.  I gave some quick instructions over the phone for the two of them and hope they can get some piecing done this week.… Continue reading The Wilds of Saturday & Sunday


Inspiration part 3

Thread inspires me. I love thread.  I love the color, texture and possibility thread offers as part of the quilting process.  I think I've mentioned before that I'm a huge fan of Superior Threads.  King Tut and Masterpiece have been main stays in my thread stash for a loonnnng time. Masterpiece is incredible for piecing… Continue reading Inspiration part 3

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Ever since I subscribed to American Patchwork & Quilting

I've admired and hoped one day I'd have Laura Boehnke's job as pattern tester for American Patchwork & Quilting. As I chatted with Giovanna last night I realized I have Laura's job...just not for American Patchwork & Quilting.  I get to test patterns for Benartex.  It's so much fun to realize a dream has come… Continue reading Ever since I subscribed to American Patchwork & Quilting