Do you ever walk into a fabric store, see some fabric you just have to buy but you have no idea what you are are going to do with it? That never happens to you, right?!?! https://media.giphy.com/media/l0ExayQDzrI2xOb8A/giphy.gif Well last week I was in The Confident Stitch and couldn't help but buy both of the new… Continue reading Healing Waters
For the past several months I have had a group of eight working on the Quiltworx pattern, Prismatic Star. This paper pieced exploded star quilt uses a Quiltworx (48) 2-1/2” strip strip set. Strips are sewn onto foundation paper to complete what we call a ‘Strip Set’. After the strip sets are completed, they are… Continue reading Prismatic Star Series
I once had a boss who really disliked the term "retreat" as a way to describe time away with his executive team or the board for planning etc. Instead he preferred to refer to them as an "Advance Meeting" and I have to agree with him. As quilters we love to attend retreats, but honestly… Continue reading Retreat or Advance?
Ooooo ya'll I had a great time this past Saturday at Vicki's Down Under with Anna Waller and a handful of stellar quilters! Learning from Anna is "sew" much fun as we were learning how to take the concept of the one-block-wonder to another level.Using In The Beginning Fabrics and designs by Jason Yenter, we… Continue reading One Fabric Kaleidoscope Quilt
This month I had the honor of presenting 32 of Judy Niemeyer's quilts for a guild trunk show with my very own guild! As part of my certified instructor program, I presented a demonstration for the guild and was able to include the trunk show as well.We had so many quilts we draped some over… Continue reading A Very Special Trunk Show
I had a wonderful time with the QOV ladies at Goin' Quilting this week. I prepped kits for each attendee to make the My 2 Baby Sisters blocks and taught them foundation paper piecing in the tradition of Judy Niemeyer. Everyone did a great job and next time we will learn how to make the… Continue reading QOV Sew Day
I'm excited to bring my love of foundation paper piecing to Quilts of Valor of Western Montana. On March 14, 2022, I'll be doing a demonstration for this special group and they will be making a star quilt for gifting at a later date.The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service… Continue reading A Special Demo
For those of you who missed the Zoom Q&A on making a Quilted Coat, here is what we discussed.The first question everyone has is What Pattern Do I Use???? And the answer depends on what style coat you want to make. If you are wanting to join the Free Spirit Coat Story Challenge, then you… Continue reading A Quilted Coat
Well as many of you know, I spent a week in January attending Phase I Training at Quiltworx with Judy Niemeyer and I'm happy to announce that I advanced the next step! Yay!!! It was a great week and now myself and four others in my class will be working on completing our "homework" this… Continue reading Announcing….!!!!
A good place to begin is a simple Glossary of Terms...Batting Batting is the layer of material between your quilt top and your backing which gives it weight and warmth. Scrim Scrim is a very thin, mesh stabilizer that is needle-punched into the batting to add strength and stability. Scrim also helps to prevent batting… Continue reading A Guide to Quilt Batting