1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Quilts for Project Linus

    Many of you may have heard of Project Linus and I think I have mentioned it in a previous post. Project Linus is a non-profit organization that was created for the specific purpose of providing comfort to children in need by gifting them with a home made quilt or blanket.  Nearly six million blankets, quilts, and afghans  have been distributed since 1995. There are local chapters located all ove…Read More

  6. Quilting Friendships

    I attended a memorial service the other day for a fellow quilter, Susan Thomson, who was the founder of the West Houston Quilter's Guild.  She was only 61 years old and died much too young.  But I am so grateful for her sweet spirit and her foresight to start our guild twenty years ago.  Susan was a quilt teacher who wrote a quilting book and appeared on a national quilt show.  I had the privi…Read More

  7. Quilts for Causes

    As I mentioned in a previous post, quilters love to make donation quilts to give for worthy causes.  When I'm not working on t-shirt quilts for customers, I'm either making a quilt for myself or for a gift or to donate.  I just finished making a couple more donation quilts.  I made a patriotic one to give to Quilts for Camp Hope for a soldier who is being treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disor…Read More

  8. Making Room for New Fabrics

    Now that the fabric I ordered at Quilt Market is coming in, it's time for my annual "Fabric by the Pound Sale".  Quilters love having a fabric stash, but it can get overwhelming when all the bins are overflowing.  I have accused my fabric stash of reproducing while hidden in the cabinets when I'm not looking.  And making T-shirt quilts every day creates a lot of fabric scraps.  I try to use as…Read More