My friend, who wishes to remain anonymous has a collection of her families antique quilts and I caught a rare viewing for a family gathering. These date back to the mid 1880’s when her Great Grand Parents began farming in New Brunswich, Canada. The hand embroidery of the one above is a Redwork done by… Continue reading Private Canadian Collection of Antique Quilts from one family
Ok, this is not a quilt, yet! But its one of my projects that are slowly turning into patterns. OMG, for a distracted quilt nut, I raise my glass to those thousands of other pattern makers! Its a tough job for one who flits around the studio with my magic wand ruler picking and poking… Continue reading Dresden Fireside Quilt
Dolls and little girls still go together despite some ideas that girls are bored with being girls. My sons played with dolls, they just didn’t think anything of it. Because we didn’t make a big deal about it. Our sons are kind and compassionate men and proud of it. I made this one for a… Continue reading Doll Quilt
While I’m designing, I often get lost in the moment. I find this to be a great asset to creation of a new design. Over the summer, I’ve been perfecting this technique. This mixing and mashing kind of construction is freeing in all aspects of designing. Its a technique that leaves you thinking about further… Continue reading Mixing and Mashing Technique
EQ7 purchased last fall, still has the warranty and registration in tact. I’d like to sell it. I have never used it. I just don’t see the point in transferring at this same the way I design. Anyone interested, contact me. I paid $278 Oct 2010 Quilt Pro was purchased and I did use a… Continue reading EQ7 and Quilt Pro available
Sometimes, I’ve had other quilters tell me that they’d never put a T-shirt into a quilt. When I asked “why not?” they replied, “its not like cotton, I tried and it gets all bunched up.” I have taught classes on recycling since the early 1990’s. But fair is fair, its all about knowing how to… Continue reading Quilting with Recycled Cloth Tips!