1. 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

  2. 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

  3. My Retreat Quilts

    I shared a couple of my friends' retreat quilts last week, so I thought I would share a couple that I pieced at Quilter's Cabin. The one on the left will probably be donated to West Houston Quilter's Guild for a charity quilt. Our guild regularly donates quilts to Project Linus and to nursing homes. The one on the right does not have the borders attached, but it is going to be a wedding gift for m…Read More

  4. Sharon’s Quilt Retreat

    Because I really felt the need for one more retreat per year (two just aren't enough), I scheduled a retreat for this week at Quilter's Cabin and invited ten of my favorite quilters.  There were only six of us including myself who were able to come, but we had a great time. Jody, my best friend of over 40 years, won the imaginary prize for most prolific quilt piecer. She got several put together…Read More

  5. More Charis House Quilts

    While at retreat a couple of weeks ago, I pieced a couple more quilts for Charis House so I could get them quilted on my longarm to take to Pensacola last week. My friend Betty also pieced a quilt for them. I was able to get all three quilted to take to my sister for her to bind before presenting them to the ladies at Charis House. They are so appreciative of the quilts and it is a joy to make the…Read More

  6. Quilting Ministry

    As I've mentioned in previous posts, quilters are a generous lot and we enjoy making and giving away quilts. My sisters, my mother, and I have been making quilts for a special facility that we hold dear to our hearts. It is a rehab home for women who have lost their way and it has been our pleasure to take quilts to them. They get to keep them if they complete the program. I just finished quilting…Read More

  7. Round Robin and Other Retreat Quilts

    At our recent retreat, our bee members presented our "elder stateswoman" with a Round Robin quilt. Shirley had given us the center medallion a couple of months ago and asked us to complete it for her. Each of us took a turn at adding pieced borders to the quilt and she did not see it until it was completed. Shirley was absolutely thrilled with the result and we were pretty pleased with ourselves, …Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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