Category Archives: Inspiration

Quilt Shows – Always Worth the Effort

My husband and I are still a little new to living in a large metropolitan area. We’ve lived in our permanent home here just about a year and I still find things that I love about living in the city. … Continue reading

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On I Go …

Yes, I’m still making progress with the “embroidered” quilt. I haven’t done handwork for years but I still love the look of it. I did counted cross-stitch until my eyes quit making the transition from the cloth to the pattern … Continue reading

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

This is the view at the office this morning. It’s a really gray day. Our office is nestled right up against the foothills but you can just barely see them on the left side of the photo. Snow is falling … Continue reading

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She Sews!!

One of the best things I know is teaching another person to sew. This weekend, my 4½-year-old granddaughter used a sewing machine for the first time. What fun we had. Let me tell you about it. I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Piano Keys?

I’m excited this week. My friend, Sara Gallegos, is coming to film the second set of segments for her show on QNNtv.com, My First Quilt. It is aimed at the beginning quilter but I really believe we can always learn … Continue reading

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The Last Quilt of 2015

Here we are at the beginning of 2016.  I had a wonderful time over the holidays but was glad to come back to work today so I can rest a bit. We have our big family celebration on New Year’s … Continue reading

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Leaders and Enders Project

The sewing/quilting industry is a place with some of the best people in the world. I have quilting friends (real friends, not just acquaintances) that I’ve never met face to face. One of those friends and I have talked at length about leaders and enders. … Continue reading

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A Fast, Fun Christmas Project

It’s a busy time of year for all of us, isn’t it? We have decorations to put up, presents to buy and/or make, end-of-the-year business projects to complete and on and on it goes. So this morning I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Saved by the Design Wall

I know I’ve said it before but I love having a design wall. I feel like it helps me make better decisions when I’m creating a quilt. Because I make test blocks or multiples of blocks for step-outs, I often … Continue reading

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It’s a Crazy, Wild Quilt Back

I’ve spent quite a bit of time the last couple of weeks working on the back for my churn dash quilt. I’ll admit that I was at home and a bit bored so I spent many hours on this back. … Continue reading

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