1. Quilting Sisters Making Donation Quilts

    I've posted pictures of my sisters and  myself sewing together in a hotel room earlier this year, but I had another opportunity to sew with them when my sister Carole and I went to Pensacola to visit our baby sister, Linda. We normally sew at Linda's dining table, but she recently had her screened in porch converted to a sewing room. So we had lots of room to spread out and work on piecing quilts…Read More

  2. Quilt Retreat June 2019

    I can't believe it's been over a month since I posted a blog. We usually get a little slowdown in June after graduations and then again in January after Christmas. Well, neither of those happened this year. Mind you, I'm not complaining. I did get to go on a quilt retreat at Quilter's Cabin in June, so I thought I would share a couple of pictures of quilts that I pieced while there. The gray one i…Read More

  3. Quilt Shops in San Francisco Area

    If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to visit some quilt shops there. If you're old enough, you can put that sentence in a familiar tune. My husband and I just got back from a week-long visit to the San Francisco area with our best friends of over forty years. Fortunately, my friend Jody loves quilting as much as I do and the guys always humor us and don't mind taking us to quilt shops. We vi…Read More

  4. Making Quilts in the Merry Month of May

    Wow, the time has gotten away from me. With all the graduation t-shirt quilts, I haven't found much time for anything else during the month of May. However, I did want to show you some quilts I pieced at my last retreat before my next one comes up. Both of these are donation quilts for Charis House. I will be quilting them and taking them to Pensacola with me to be delivered to Charis House in Jun…Read More

  5. Quilt Shops in Austin

    A few weeks ago when my sisters and I went on our annual Sister Trip, we visited Austin, Texas, and stopped in at several quilt shops. I think at least one of us bought something at every shop and they were all worth visiting.  Our first stop was the Honey Bee Quilt Store in Austin. If I'm not mistaken, they were in a different location from when I visited there previously, but it's still a great…Read More

  6. My New Favorite Quilting Tool

    Quilter's can never seem to have enough gadgets and tools and we're always looking for new gizmos to make our projects go more smoothly. If you've ever done any sewing, you know that you need a good seam ripper. Yes, we do have to "unstitch" something every so often.  Last week, my bee had a retreat and one of my bee members brought the rest of us a very neat and pretty seam ripper. It is hand-tu…Read More

  7. Quilting Sisters

    I just got back from my annual Sister Trip with my two sisters. We stayed in a hotel suite so we would have room to set up our sewing machines and have a mini-retreat. We went to Austin and visited seven different quilt shops. We always saved doggie bags from our lunches to eat for supper in our hotel room. So after we got back from our shopping sprees, we would put on our pajamas and get busy sew…Read More

  8. Two More Ribbons from WHQG Quilt Show

    As mentioned in my last post, all three of the quilts that I entered into the West Houston Quilter's Guild quilt show won ribbons. Here are the other two quilts. The one on the left won a First Place ribbon. I made the quilt from fabric I bought at Missouri Star Quilt Company on my trip there last year, so I named it "Missouri Trip Memories". The one on the right won a Third Place ribbon. I chose …Read More

  9. WHQG Quilt Show Ribbon

    Another West Houston Quilter's Guild quilt show has come and gone. It's amazing how quickly two years flies by. I was fortunate to win ribbons on all three of my quilts. The one pictured is the quilt that I made as a wedding gift for my niece in New York. This quilt was awarded a Legacy ribbon in memory of someone from our guild who died. It is now in New York after my niece patiently waited till …Read More

  10. Why I Love Making Quilts

    If you've read many of my blogs, you know that I am passionate about quilting. I just love the process. But there is also a great deal of satisfaction from the pleasure that others derive from my quilts. I got a text from my sister yesterday that was probably the most rewarding I've ever gotten in relation to my quilts. My baby sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She was 50, but she's…Read More