1. Memory Pillows

    I make a lot of memory quilts and memory pillows out of deceased family members' clothing. I thought I'd share a photo of the latest pillow I did. I now offer embroidery services for your quilts and the heart design wording can be changed to suit the customer. This particular one says "Mom and Dad" and "Always with You". The clothing was from both parents of the recipient of the pillow.…Read More

  2. A Different Crown Royal Quilt

    I just finished all of the Christmas t-shirt quilts for customers! I usually try to get done before the 20th and I cut it close this year. I also did several Crown Royal quilts that people ordered for Christmas gifts this year. One customer brought me a new kind of Crown Royal bag that I had not seen before and I didn't think my usual purple and gold would work real well, so I tried something diff…Read More

  3. Quilt for My Brother

    My mother, who taught me to quilt, is still piecing a few quilts at age 88. My brother wanted a new quilt for his bed, so she pieced it and I quilted and bound it for her. We presented it to him on Thanksgiving Day at his home where we always celebrate Thanksgiving. I'm very busy with T-shirt quilts for Christmas, but I wanted to take the time to share this photo.…Read More

  4. Specialty Crown Royal Bags in Quilts

    I make a lot of quilts out of Crown Royal bags for people who have collected them. They make really nice Christmas gifts or Father's Day gifts. Most people are familiar with the purple bags, but Crown Royal makes some specialty whisky and they use different colored bags for those. If someone includes specialty bags with their purple ones, I try to incorporate them into the quilt in a symmetrical m…Read More

  5. Quilt Festival 2018

    The much anticipated Houston International Quilt Festival has come and gone.  It is always amazing and overwhelming at the same time. My friend Jody and I had to take a picture by the huge sewing machine. We thought about sending it to our husbands and telling them it was the new sewing machine we just bought. There are so many quilts and so many vendors that there's no way to see everything with…Read More

  6. Eleanor Burns at Quilt Market 2018

    I just got back from Quilt Market  where I got to talk briefly with quilting legend Eleanor Burns . She was signing her new book Forty Fabulous Years celebrating her forty years in the quilting business and I was lucky enough to be nearby to get in line.  Eleanor is just as full of life as ever and I don't see her stopping any time soon. I realized later that I should have had my picture taken…Read More

  7. Quilt Market 2018

    I just got back from Quilt Market and didn't take a single picture to share with you.  It is a working Market, albeit a fun one. But we stayed very busy and there wasn't much time to casually walk through the long rows of vendor booths. We had appointments to meet with about five different fabric vendors on Saturday. I also met with the people who make the wonderful emery boards that I give to cu…Read More

  8. Embroidery for Your Memory Quilts

    As mentioned in a previous post, I bought an embroidery machine this summer. I can now embroider names and labels for your quilts. Here are a couple of options that will be put in memory quilts. There are other sayings similar to the ones pictured, and I can change the wording to whatever you want it to be. Or if you have an image like the heart on the left that you would like put in your quilt, I…Read More

  9. Order Christmas Quilts Now…..Summer is Over!

    After a very long summer which kind of left me with the doldrums, we finally have some fall weather. It is only in the sixties here after being ninety yesterday. I'm always in a quilting mood, but the cooler weather just makes me even more into it. And with cooler weather, or even sometimes not cooler weather if you live in Texas, Christmas is not far behind.  I'm already booking for mid-November…Read More

  10. Quilts Are Made to Be Used

    My husband and I went to a book signing party yesterday at the home of one of his former co-workers.  I had given the couple a quilt when they got married and later the co-worker hired me to make a Crown Royal quilt for her husband. He had gray Crown Royal bags, so I wanted to make something different from my usual Crown Royal quilt pattern. I was very pleased when I saw the Crown Royal quilt on …Read More