1. Quilt Market 2015

    As promised, here are pictures from Quilt Market. As I said, it is a huge show and there is a lot of ground to cover. The picture on the left only shows about a third of the Market area. I enjoyed meeting with the vendors and picking out new fabrics to use in my T-shirt quilts. And I got to see a lot of new quilting products. It always amazes me to see the new ideas and inventions to make quilting…Read More

  2. Tributes and Treasures

    Quilt Market was exciting for several reasons, but one of the best ones was the release of Red Crinoline Quilt’s new book Tributes and Treasures. Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison are the authors, designers and makers of the quilts in the book, but I was privileged to have quilted several of the quilts including the one on the cover. I started quilting for Paula and Mary Ellen before they star…Read More

  3. Quilt for Camp Hope

    Quilters are caring, giving people. We love to make quilts and we love to give them to others, especially in a time of need. Quilters tend to think that a quilt will always make somebody feel better. I made quilts for my sister and my sister-in-law when they were undergoing treatment for breast cancer. I recently sent a quilt to a friend in Georgia who is currently on chemo and radiation. The reci…Read More

  4. Quilt Market

    Life gets real exciting for me at this time of year. It all starts with the annual family reunion that I attended last week. This weekend is International Quilt Market at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. I’m fortunate to be living close to Houston so I can attend every year. Actually, some of my fellow quilting business owners and I stay in the hotel that is attached to the conv…Read More

  5. Family, Football and T-Shirt Quilts

    This is my favorite time of year. We just got back from a family reunion in Louisiana and the weather was perfect, the food was plentiful (too plentiful actually), and we got to enjoy time with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandkids. I didn’t take a quilt to auction off this year, but we’ve been asked to contribute something that we made ourselves for next year’s auction. Since the Louisiana S…Read More

  6. T-Shirt Quilts for Fundraisers

    The air is finally getting cooler and many schools, churches and charities are having Fall Festivals and fundraisers. I’m attending a family reunion this weekend where we have an auction to raise money to pay for the facilities. The quilt pictured on the left is one that I made for a previous reunion.  It’s a great time of to get out and enjoy the weather and the fun and to help out by either…Read More

  7. Quilts for Sale | Katy T-Shirt Quilts

    I remember the first time I even considered selling a quilt and I almost cried at the thought. I knew how much of myself goes into the whole process starting with choosing a pattern and then agonizing over which fabrics to use or choosing fabrics and then searching for the perfect pattern. Then there is the caressing of the fabric on the way home from the quilt shop before getting it into the stud…Read More

  8. Quality T-Shirt Quilts by a Team of Two

    I’m sometimes asked if I have other people helping me make T-shirt quilts. There are T-shirt quilt companies that hire as many as 20 helpers. At Katy T-Shirt Quilts, “we” means my husband and me. We want to be sure every quilt meets our quality specifications and we are much more comfortable with just the two of us. We figure that if we start farming out our work, we would not be able to pro…Read More

  9. Our Process for Making T-Shirt Quilts

    When a customer brings T-shirts to us, I meet with him or her and discuss all the details as to number of T-shirts, whether to use the front or back of the shirt or both, and any special requests such as combining motifs into a single block. Once the details are worked out, the customer chooses the fabrics for her quilt. If a customer mails T-shirts, I open the package right away and send the cust…Read More

  10. Why You Should Choose Katy T-Shirt Quilts

    There are many people making T-shirt quilts now, but there is an advantage to choosing a reputable, experienced quilter who stands behind her work and is truly in business. I have heard stories of people who have sent T-shirts to someone who never got around to making the T-shirt quilt. Others start a quilting business, but lose interest. I made my first quilt when I was nine years old, so I have …Read More