1. Why Does It Take So Long to Make a Quilt?

    Other than pricing, the question I get most often is "What is your turnaround time?"  Invariably, the second question is "How long does it take to make a quilt?" That's a loaded question that is almost impossible to quantify due to the different steps being done at different times and the variables as to type and size of quilt.  I'm not a mind reader, but I can sometimes see the wheels turning i…Read More

  2. More Wedding Quilts

    One of my relatives recently told me that she didn't expect me to make a quilt for a wedding gift for all of her grandchildren. (She has twelve.) I told her that I love making them and the first thing I do when I hear of an engagement is to start planning a quilt. I shared with you the one I started for my New York niece and I will share a picture of the completed quilt at a later date. It is goin…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Wedding Gift Quilt

    It seems I'm in the stage of life where I have a lot of special occasions that call for me to make a gift quilt. This particular one is for one of my nieces who is very dear to my heart. She lives in Maine, so I don't get to see her often anymore, but she and her sister spent hours at our house when they were growing up. She is getting married in August, so of course I got started on a quilt for h…Read More

  8. Gift Quilts

    As promised a few weeks ago, I am sharing a photo of a quilt I started at retreat in August. I got it quilted and bound and it is now in a gift bag to take to a great niece's wedding on Saturday.  I hope she and her new husband like the quilt as much as I do. I really enjoyed making it. The quilt pictured on the right is a baby quilt and it has been shipped off for a baby shower that I won't be a…Read More

  9. August Quilt Retreat

    Quilters never get tired of making quilts, even in the heat of August.  My friends and I had another retreat at Quilter's Cabin the first week of August and I got to work on another wedding gift quilt. I still have to add the borders, but you can see the partially finished project on the left. Jody was the "winner" with the most quilts pieced and Barb made good progress on her Prismatic Star quil…Read More

  10. Family Memories

    Today's post is short and sweet.  Because I'm always preserving memories for others in T-shirt quilts, I wanted to share a very precious memory of mine from last night.  A couple of weeks ago, I posted a picture of my granddaughter with the quilt I made for her as a wedding gift.  Well today I just have to share the picture of the beautiful bride.  What a wonderful memory to cherish!  Just fi…Read More