1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Happy T-Shirt Quilt Customers

    Happy customers make me happy. It's always nice to receive a thank you note from customers to whom I ship quilts since I don't get to show them their quilts in person. I got the following today: "Dear Sharon,  I just wanted to let you know that I am well pleased with the quilt.  My granddaughter  was too.  She really liked the colors between the rows.  She just turned 13.  We both wanted to …Read More

  5. Happy Graduate with Her New T-Shirt Quilt

    It's always fun when my customers post pictures on Facebook or send me photos of their graduate receiving his or her quilt. Here's a happy graduate from Ohio. My husband and I once owned a hardware store and this particular graduate's great-grandfather worked for us. He has since passed, but I was thrilled when her mom contacted me to make this quilt. I'm so glad she loves it. If you missed out on…Read More

  6. T-Shirt Quilt Designs

    A customer asked me the other day why I don't do quilts with the t-shirts cut all different sizes and laid  out in a random fashion. I have seen some random t-shirt quilts that I liked and some that were way too busy for my taste. However, it is just a matter of personal preference. Having a more traditional background in quilting, I prefer the more organized grid method of t-shirt quilt layouts…Read More

  7. It’s a Small World

    Something fun happened a few weeks ago when a customer brought t-shirts to me to be made into a quilt. She said she was part of a group of six women who had been friends in high school and had stayed in touch and had reunions ever since. They had matching t-shirts made for some of their reunions and she brought them to have me make a quilt. One of the "Big Six" had recently been diagnosed with Alz…Read More

  8. Why I Love Quilting for Others

    As someone who works in a home studio with just my husband (which is not a bad thing), I enjoy meeting and talking to customers. Some of them have interesting stories and because I do memory quilts, some of them have sad stories. I had an experience this week that made me think that sometimes things are just meant to be. I got a call from a lady yesterday who asked about making a t-shirt quilt. My…Read More

  9. Christmas T-Shirt Quilts

    Well, another year of Quilt Market and Festival have passed in somewhat of a blur this year. With the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the Houston Astros winning the World Series, I was somewhat distracted. And takes an awful lot to get me distracted from anything quilt related. The good news (besides the Astros winning) is that I ordered a lot of new fabric for T-shirt quilts, and that my house …Read More

  10. Studio Update after Hurricane Harvey

    I really wish I could quit talking about Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flood, but it's still very much a part of my daily life. The house repairs still aren't completed, but my studio looks really nice, so I thought I would share some pictures. We're working steadily to get all the Christmas T-shirt quilt orders done. Tommy is working on quilt binding. He is very proud of his new ruler holder…Read More