1. 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

  2. A Quilt for Myself…..Finally

    After Hurricane Harvey, we were forced to remodel our house whether it needed it before Harvey or not. Actually, it did need some updating. We had our house repaired and redecorated in record time, but it took a while to get a new quilt made for our master bedroom. I finally got it finished and on the bed. Now it's back to quilting customer quilts and making t-shirt quilts. If you would like one f…Read More

  3. Another Wedding, Another Quilt

    One of our great-nieces got married Friday night and of course it was an occasion for me to make another quilt. This particular great-niece has three younger sisters and six younger female cousins, so there will be plenty more to make in the future. And I have another niece getting married in October, so I've started working on a quilt for her. I love making special quilts along with all the t-shi…Read More

  4. There’s Nothing Like a Completed Quilt

    A few weeks ago, I told you about teaching my three little great nieces to sew and helping them piece quilt tops. I then brought them home with me so I could quilt them on my longarm quilting machine and bind them. I was able to take the quilts to the little girls this weekend and they were thrilled. The first thing each one asked when they saw me was "Did you bring my quilt?" They were so pleased…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Quilt Made from Neckties

    Many of you have probably seen pictures of quilts made from men's neckties. A lot of them are made into a variation of a Giant Dahlia quilt with the ties forming the Dahlia in the center of the quilt. These are very pretty, but are also very labor intense and therefore are generally made as a labor of love rather than by a quilt-making business. Most people would not be able to pay for the number …Read More