1. 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

  2. Retreat Fun

    I just got back from a retreat at Quilter's Cabin in Tomball a couple of weeks ago and even though there were only four of us, we accomplished a lot. We worked on some charity quilts as well as quilts for ourselves. I made the quilt on the left for my bedroom. Here are a few pictures. We don't exactly fix our hair and dress up at retreat, but I think I managed to get pictures of everyone in regula…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Baby Quilts Make Thoughtful Gifts

    I love to make baby quilts and am always glad for an occasion to do so. As soon as I find out someone is pregnant, I await the news of whether it's a girl or a boy so I can start shopping for fabric. Besides just giving a baby quilt to the expectant mother, I also like to give a quilt to my friends who are first-time grandmas to keep at their houses for when the baby comes over. I recently had the…Read More

  8. Our Last Retreat at Cabin Too

    The owner of Quilter's Cabin is moving back into her log home in which I and my friends have had the pleasure of retreating the past few years. The good news is that Diane still has the original Quilter's Cabin available for retreats. At our last retreat, some of us were working on some very special quilts that will go to women who are in a recovery program in Florida that is close to my heart for…Read More

  9. Give the Gift of Warmth this Christmas

    It's just a few days till Thanksgiving and then everyone who hasn't already thought about Christmas shopping is going to be rushing around to get it all done in time for the holidays. If you would like to give a one-of-a-kind gift, consider giving a quilt. I still have a couple of slots available to make T-shirt quilts in time for Christmas and I also have some quilts for sale. Or if you don't hav…Read More

  10. How to Prepare for your Machine Quilter

    Because I offer longarm quilting services in addition tr than your quilt top and should be squared off so that there are no uneven edges. Use only cotton fabric (no sheets) for your backing. Choose your backing fabric with the front thread color in mind since the same thread color will be used for the front and back of your quilt. If you are piecing your backing, please do not create a border on t…Read More