1. Embroidery for Your Quilt

    I recently bought an embroidery machine so I no longer have to send out embroidery to be done. Sometimes customers want names and dates or other lettering embroidered in a square or in the top or bottom border and I can offer that service in-house now. My set-up price is $15 and that includes up to 15 letters or numerals. Then it is 50¢ per letter after that.I have a very large collection of font…Read More

  2. More Charis House Quilts

    While at retreat a couple of weeks ago, I pieced a couple more quilts for Charis House so I could get them quilted on my longarm to take to Pensacola last week. My friend Betty also pieced a quilt for them. I was able to get all three quilted to take to my sister for her to bind before presenting them to the ladies at Charis House. They are so appreciative of the quilts and it is a joy to make the…Read More

  3. Retreat Fun

    I just got back from a retreat at Quilter's Cabin in Tomball a couple of weeks ago and even though there were only four of us, we accomplished a lot. We worked on some charity quilts as well as quilts for ourselves. I made the quilt on the left for my bedroom. Here are a few pictures. We don't exactly fix our hair and dress up at retreat, but I think I managed to get pictures of everyone in regula…Read More

  4. Happy Graduate with Her New T-Shirt Quilt

    It's always fun when my customers post pictures on Facebook or send me photos of their graduate receiving his or her quilt. Here's a happy graduate from Ohio. My husband and I once owned a hardware store and this particular graduate's great-grandfather worked for us. He has since passed, but I was thrilled when her mom contacted me to make this quilt. I'm so glad she loves it. If you missed out on…Read More

  5. New Longarm Quilting Patterns

    Years ago before my husband started helping me in the quilting studio, he asked, "How many different fabrics can there be?" He knows better than to ask that now, but the same question could be asked about quilting patterns. I have hundreds of them, but I always seem to find more that are a little bit different and that I can't live without. So I recently purchased several new digital patterns to a…Read More

  6. Quilting Ministry

    As I've mentioned in previous posts, quilters are a generous lot and we enjoy making and giving away quilts. My sisters, my mother, and I have been making quilts for a special facility that we hold dear to our hearts. It is a rehab home for women who have lost their way and it has been our pleasure to take quilts to them. They get to keep them if they complete the program. I just finished quilting…Read More

  7. Shearwood Quilts

    While in Missouri, we really enjoyed the drive to Shearwood Quilts. It is located in Jamesport, Missouri, which is in the heart of Amish country. We saw several Amish horse-drawn wagons on the road and the area was especially scenic. Since we were there in April and it was still cold, everything hadn't greened up yet, so we had to imagine how much prettier it would be once spring really arrived. B…Read More

  8. St. Louis Area Quilt Shops

    While in Missouri, we made a couple of stops at quilt shops in the St. Louis area. The first one was Jackman's Fabrics (pictured on the left) which is actually in St. Louis. It is a huge shop that carries sewing machines and home decorating fabrics in addition to its very large selection of quilting fabrics. The shop has a lot of quilts on display and just going in for inspiration is worth the t…Read More

  9. More Missouri Quilt Shops

    I thought I would share more pictures from some of the quilt shops I and my friends visited while in Missouri a few weeks ago. We spent a couple of nights in Cameron which is the home of Crossroads Quilting. It was a very nice shop (pictured on the left) with a lot of pre-cuts and a good variety of fabric that we don't see that much in quilt shops in the Houston area. They also carry a lot of wool…Read More

  10. Quilter’s Heaven

    Last week I wrote about the first quilt shop that my two friends and I visited on our week long quilt journey. But one of our main destinations on the trip was the Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri. Jenny Doan has created a mecca for quilters and it did not disappoint. We were lucky enough to get a parking spot near the front of the main store and I'm sure our mouths were agape whe…Read More