1. Quilting with My Sisters

    I seem to be on a family theme the last few blog posts, and yet, I have one more. My sisters and I take a "Sister Trip" every year and last weekend we went to Dallas for the Dallas Quilt Guild Quilt Show.  They apparently have a big active membership because their show is the biggest guild show that I have ever attended. And they have it every year in early March. My own guild as well as several …Read More

  2. Carrying on the Family Quilting Tradition

    I recently posted a blog about my young granddaughter and the quilt that she made. My last post was about my mother and her teaching me to quilt. I had the privilege this past weekend to teach three more little quilters. I traveled with my sister, along with her daughter and three granddaughters, to visit our other sister who has become quite addicted to quilting. She had a couple of sewing machin…Read More

  3. How I Learned to Quilt

    I believe I have mentioned that I made my first quilt when I was nine years old. My mother made clothing for the whole family and we would use newspaper or grocery bags to cut templates. Then we would individually cut quilt squares out of the fabric that was left over after the clothes were made. My mother was a stay at home mom, but she certainly worked hard. Besides making our clothes and quilts…Read More

  4. Musicians and Quilters

    I'm not sure why it is, but it seems to me that a lot of quilters and musicians hang together. My husband, son, son-in-law, and now grandsons play musical instruments. At one time, my quilting studio was half  music studio. Several years ago, a new quilt customer brought a quilt top to me and she noticed the musical instruments. She told me that she and her husband host "house concerts" three or …Read More

  5. Remembering Mardi Gras with a T-Shirt Quilt

    You would think that having grown up in Louisiana, though at the opposite end of the state from New Orleans, I would know a little about Mardi Gras. Basically, all I ever knew was that it was a very big celebration held every year in New Orleans and also celebrated in some other cities. And there is always a Mardi Gras celebration in Galveston, which is an hour or so south of me. So I looked up Ma…Read More

  6. Start Thinking About Graduation Quilts Now

    This year has started off with a bang for which I am very grateful. We are currently scheduling for the end of February. So, if you would like to have a t-shirt quilt made for your senior for graduation, now is the time to start making plans. My turnaround time is four to six weeks, but it's closer to seven weeks the nearer it gets to May. The turnaround time starts the moment I receive your t-shi…Read More

  7. A New Generation of Quilters

    Quilters love to share their love of quilting with others and teach them how to piece quilts. I made my first quilt when I was nine years old, so it was appropriate that my granddaughter do the same.  I handed her two sets of five inch squares, otherwise known as charm packs, and let her go to town sewing them together. Of course, in typical quilter fashion, she and I didn't get it quilted until …Read More

  8. Happy New Year from Katy T-Shirt Quilts

    It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. 2017 won't be my favorite year ever due to the flooding from Hurricane Harvey, but it certainly could have been a lot worse. We were blessed to get our house back in order in time for the holidays while many of our fellow Texans are living in apartments or with friends and relatives while waiting for their homes to be redone. As we enter 20…Read More

  9. The Christmas Elves Are Done for the Year

    Wow....I haven't written a blog in nearly a month. But I do have a good excuse. My fellow elf (my husband) and I have been working overtime trying to get all the Christmas t-shirt quilts done in time for gift giving. A couple more people have to come by to pick up quilts, but other than that, this elf is taking a break. I'll be making some chocolate pies and preparing for my kids and grandkids to …Read More