"Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a hell of alot of fabric"

"Quilts are like hugs from the ones you love"

"Quilting is cheap therapy"

"A quilted bouquet of vivid shades, colored with love
that never fades"

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I SPY Quilt

This I SPY quilt was completed and given to the great-nephews and great-neices a couple of years ago. I just got photos of it over Christmas 2010.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bucket List

I recently read in a quilt magazine, an article with reference to a Quilter's Bucket List. Quilt Stores, Quilt Museums, Quilt Shows to visit before you die.
Giving this some thought, I realized I may have already visited many on my list and decided to list them here.

Have visited:
QUILT STORES (famous or favorite)
Hancock's of Paducah, Paducah KY
Lolly's Fabric and Quilts, Shipshewana, IN
Yoder Department Store and Fabrics, Shipshewanna, IN
Cotton Club, Boise, ID
Fabric Depot, Portland OR
Stitchin Post, Sisters, OR
Charlotte's Sew Natural, Newton, KS
Sarah's Fabrics, Lawrence, KS
Prairie Flower, Alden, KS

Houston International Quilt Festival (Texas)
Paducah Quilt Show (Kentucky)
Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show (Oregon)

The National Quilt Museum (Paducah, KY)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (Golden, CO)
International Quilt Study Center (Lincoln, NE)

Still hoping to visit:
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
Lancaster Cultural History Museum, Lancaster, PA
Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum, Lancaster PA
New England Quilt Museum, Lowell MA
Great Lakes Quilt Center East Lansing, MI

Of course there is also a Bucket List of quilts yet to make.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

YOGA Quilt

Inspired by some yoga embroidery designs -
dogs and cats in various poses, (down dog) I designed a quilt to resemble my Yoga Class using fabrics representing wood floor, brick and yoga mats.
This was a gift for my yoga instructor.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


It's been 6 months since I've felt creative enough to sew a quilt.

Finally this peace sign/modern fabric line and a contemporary pattern inspired me.

A gift for my sister Marilyn on the occasion of her birthday. 7/16/2010