1. 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

  2. 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

  3. A New Generation of Quilters

    Quilters love to share their love of quilting with others and teach them how to piece quilts. I made my first quilt when I was nine years old, so it was appropriate that my granddaughter do the same.  I handed her two sets of five inch squares, otherwise known as charm packs, and let her go to town sewing them together. Of course, in typical quilter fashion, she and I didn't get it quilted until …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. More Quilt Show Quilts

    As promised, here are the other two quilts that I entered in the West Houston Quilter's Guild quilt show in March. One received a third place ribbon and the other received an honorable mention. These are two quilts that I just made because I liked the fabrics and the patterns and then decided to enter them in our semi-annual quilt show. The one on the left is made using a very easy "Stack and Whac…Read More

  6. My WHQG Quilt Show Quilts

    The West Houston Quilter's Guild quilt show was held in early March and as mentioned in a previous post, I entered four quilts. My purple and black challenge quilt that I pictured in a previous post did not win a ribbon, but it came in third when the guild members voted on their favorites. It's always good when your quilting peers like your work. Another quilt that I entered, the Prismatic Star, w…Read More

  7. Quilt Show Time

    It's almost time for the West Houston Quilter's Guild Quilt Show, so come on out and see our quilts. I've entered four this year as well as donating a quilt for the silent auction. We will also have vendors, so plan to make a day of it. Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts is our featured quilter this year and some of her quilts will be on display, perhaps even some that I have quilted for her. Th…Read More

  8. WHQG Challenge Quilt

    Every other year, my quilt guild, West Houston Quilter's Guild, has a quilt show. I have entered a quilt or quilts every year except one since I've been in the guild. I discovered that it's more fun to have a quilt in the show, so I now make a big effort to find time to make one to enter. Well, I got overly zealous this year and I'm entering four! Our guild always does a challenge and I have never…Read More

  9. Silent Auction Quilt for WHQG Show

    The fall is my favorite time of year even though it has still felt like summer until the last day or so. It's still in the eighties, but that's cooler for us, so I'm happy about the improvement. October always gets me excited about the Houston International Quilt Market and Festival, but it's also the time of year that I start thinking about quilts for my guild's quilt show. The West Houston Quilt…Read More

  10. Another Quilt for Camp Hope

    I've really enjoyed buying fabric and making quilts for Camp Hope. Carol Thelen, the founder of Quilts for Camp Hope, spoke at the West Houston Quilter's Guild last week, so I got to grab a picture of her with a Camp Hope Quilt on the lectern. I also took her another quilt that I finished recently. As mentioned in a prior blog post, Camp Hope is a residential facility run by the PTSD Foundation of…Read More