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Because Color Matters

Even when you are 5. Or 6. Need I say more?

Over the Moon for Terri 8

Over the Moon Quilt – Clouds and Stars

Another sweet baby quilt. From Marcia but pieced by a friend. She’s having it quilted for her as a thank  you. Nice way to say thanks. It’s mostly clouds and…

Janet's Dragonfly Quilt 3

Dragonflies and Flowers

This is another one of Janet’s quilts that I was asked to quilt.  She wanted dragonflies in the pieced blocks and flowers in the teal blocks with teal thread (I…

Disney - Best Day Ever

Best Day Ever – Mickey, Disney, Grandsons and a Non-Sewing Project

I’ve wanted one of these (or something like it) for a long time: I saved for a long time. And researched for a long time. And debated for a long…

Grace Garment Sewing 3

Grace’s First Outfit

Grace has been sewing with me since she was under 2. She has made pillows, quilts, pillow cases and other small items.  She loves to shop for fabric and this…

Every Quilt Has a Story

Every Quilt Has a Story – Book Review

I was given this book as a gift by a dear friend. She is not a quilter, but she picked the perfect gift for one. I thoroughly enjoyed the book…

ICE Pockets

I.C.E. Emergency Contact Pocket for Seat Belts, Backpacks and Bike Handles

Local emergency personnel want these in every household. On strollers, backpacks, bikes, seat belts, the list can go on and on. They said it is helpful in saving lives and…

Cording Unwound

Key Wristlets

I work for a non-profit organization and a garden was planted to raise money for a project supporting farmers in Northwest Zambia. Everyone is encouraged to take part with their…

Quilt Wall After

Studio Update – Quilt Wall Changes

A recent stay-cation meant getting a lot of things done around the house including my studio. When the studio was first painted one wall was left blank (others have shelving…

Every Last Piece

Every Last Piece, A Book Review

I’ve made a concentrated effort to relax a bit from time to time and just enjoy inspiration and information from books and magazines. You wouldn’t think I’d have to schedule…

Penny's MO Star

Missouri Star Quilt Co. Visit

Every year we take a trip to Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton MO. Every year I plan to take pictures. Every year, I get side-tracked by fabric. This year,…

PicMonkey Collage May

May in Review

On the Brain (still the same but added a few more): Waiting for the Rotary Cutter: On the Design Wall: Under a Needle: Misc. (tutorials to write): In Line for…

Veteran Star Puzzle

Memorial Day – Veteran Puzzle Star Quilt – In Honor of Those Who Fought for Us

Memorial Day. We think of as having a day off,  and great sales, and too easily forgotten are those that gave their lives for us. And I don’t want to forget, which…

Nita's Quilt

May Student Projects

Barbara has been hard at work making a quilt using the dresses from a co-workers loved one. It is now pieced and ready for quilting. Toni is ready to quilt…

Trust finished

Trust Word Quilt

It started out really great… Variegated thread was not the best choice… And this was after I had stitched over the cross and letters with lighter thread. hummm I decided…

Octagon close up

Octagon Donation Quilt

Like most quilts, this started as an idea and morphed into something very different as I went along. I used scrap fabrics – squares, and strips of varying widths. I…