1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. My Quilt People

    Over fifteen years ago, I heard a motivational speaker say, "You've got to find your people." Her philosophy was that in order to be happy, one needed to surround oneself with people who have the same interests. I knew right away what kind of people I needed to find.....quilters. So I joined a quilt guild and volunteered to become a "beekeeper" and start a quilt bee. I asked one person that I had …Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Quilts for Wedding Gifts

    In a post from earlier this year, I mentioned a special quilt that I had worked on at retreat.  It was a wedding gift for my oldest granddaughter and her fiance.  The wedding is in June and we're all very happy about it.  But I was able to give the quilt to her at a bridal shower yesterday, so I can finally post a picture of it.  I really enjoy making quilts for wedding gifts and have made one…Read More