1. 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

  2. Men Like Quilts Too

    With Father's Day fast approaching, I've been thinking about "man quilts".  A lot of people assume that men don't really care to have a t-shirt quilt made, but you would be surprised how many men get excited about quilts. They are always fascinated when they come in my studio and see how the quilting machine works. Of course, many of them tell me how their grandmother used to quilt with a frame t…Read More

  3. Quilting and Sightseeing in San Antonio

    I took a trip to San Antonio this past weekend with one of my quilting friends, Linda Minton. She actually lives in San Antonio, but we rented a hotel room on the famous Riverwalk so we could both have a little get-away. We visited five quilt shops, some of which I'll be writing about in another blog. We both bought fabric, which if you're a quilter, pretty much goes without saying. We also walked…Read More

  4. It’s Time to Order for Graduation and Spring Holidays

    The holidays are over and I've enjoyed working on some charity quilts and a couple of quilts for myself, but I'm looking forward to getting back in the groove and working on customer quilts.  For those of you who are thinking about t-shirt quilts for graduations, birthdays, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or Father's Day, now is the time to get your shirts together.  I know a lot of you are probab…Read More

  5. Quilts Made from Crown Royal Bags

    About three years ago, I started making quilts from Crown Royal bags.  If you're not familiar with Crown Royal, it is a whiskey that comes in a cloth bag with the Crown Royal logo on it.  Most of the bags are purple, but Crown Royal also makes specialty whiskeys that come with their own special bag.  There are black, red, blue, green and tan to name a few.  Crown Royal drinkers love to collect…Read More