Thursday, September 22, 2011


I love seasonal things...calendar quilts, blocks of the month, holiday I've decided to feature a different fabric collection every month on my website. But this announcement is late in coming this month, so I am putting a really great collection on sale for 25% off through the end of September. Visit my shop to buy Moda's Max & Whiskers by Basic Grey for $6.56 per yard!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2011: a quilt odyssey in Houston, Texas

I'm back from Houston, and it was a lot of hard work and fun! I forgot the rolling cart we (my son) use(s) to carry in all the plastic bins full of fabric...never again!!! Each show is a whole new learning experience. I LOVE meeting lots of quilters and discussing lots of quilty things! I wish I could go to more of the shows but, alas, there's the day job...due to that pesky need to eat and pay bills and stuff! Here is one photo of my booth. I didn't bring the bookshelves this time. Brandon was really relieved about that!
I also finished the Haunted Mansion quilt top just in time to bring it. I was still cutting the kits at the show - but I did sell one!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

So Much To Do....So Little Time....

I am so busy every evening right now, getting kits and bundles cut and fabric bolts priced for the quilt show in Houston on September 9 and 10, 2011: A Quilt Odyssey, to be held at the Stafford Centre. If you are anywhere near there, please come by and see me (Booth 20)! I am so excited - this will be my third show - but it will be the first time I'll be traveling far enough to necessitate a hotel stay!
I can't work fast enough! Feel like there is still so much to do before next Thursday.
Preparing lots of FQ bundles....lots more to go!
I'm taking some beautiful new fall yardage from Quilting Treasures and Benartex, also holiday stuff, and I'm bundling all my clearance and marked down fabrics! When I get back in mid-September, I'll put up another FQ bundle giveaway here...I'll keep you posted!

The Winner of the Max & Whiskers FQ Bundle is...

Nancy, whose top wish on her Quilter's Bucket List is to take a quilting cruise (don't you wish that were the prize!!!), has won the August Giveaway! Nancy, Congratulations! Please send your mailing address to me at, and I will get your bundle ready to go. Thank you everyone for sharing your deepest quilting desires!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Construction Problems.....

Thank goodness for my blog!!! I never noticed my mistake in the layout of my Haunted Mansion quilt, even when I was sewing it together this past Sunday. I didn't really see it until looking at the picture on the blog today! Fortunately, I have not completely sewn the top together...but, of course, the three rows surrounding the blocks turned the wrong way are nice and secure! So here I sit, before work, bleary-eyed, trying to gently rip out the seams so I can turn my blocks around. Ten years of quilting, and this is my first really BIG mistake (I guess that's a good thing). So, construction continues with the project going into overtime......

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Haunted Mansion...Building in Progress

This is adorable, even before I get the borders on! I still need to sew everything together before I add borders. Hopefully, I'll have that done within a week. I sure wish I had more time each day to sew!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Quilter's Bucket List

I have been really busy lately...haven't we all! The problem is that I often don't feel like I'm making much headway day by day. There is so much to do, so little time… We are all constantly moving at a breakneck pace these days, just trying to cram as much into each day as possible. The end of the day approaches and we just can’t give up and get to bed for some much needed rest. I am often dragging myself to bed once I’m so tired, I just can’t see straight anymore! So, if you are like me, and you just can’t find enough hours in the day…answer this question: Aside from UFO’s, what is the number one item on your quilter’s bucket list? This is my "Question of the Month" and I will give away this adorable bundle of six fat quarters to one lucky winner! Just post your comment by August 31 (love that day, it's my birthday!) and I will draw a winner on September 1st!