quilting · Scraps · Sewing

The Swoon Halloween quilt

What does an empty nest mom do when Halloween comes along? I decided to make a quilt. Of course the theme would be spooky and the pattern bold. I had a stash of fabric and the will to craft it into something special. I felt a little forlorn with the weather changing and no little… Continue reading The Swoon Halloween quilt

Patterns · quilting · Sewing

Cherry quilt

This quilt has become a favorite of mine. It made the wall in my sewing/quilting room. I take it to class with me when I’m teaching machine quilting because it contains good examples of free  motion, computer, and micro quilting. Plus it’s small, so it’s portable. The pattern is from Fig Tree &Co. It’s called… Continue reading Cherry quilt


A visit to the Longarm Quilting Academy in Fort Worth Texas

I had the opportunity to visit the Longarm Quilting Academy in Fort Worth Texas. Here is a little tour of the beautiful shop. The Owner and operator of the clean organized store is Nanc Christopherson. I had the pleasure of working with Nanc when we were National Sales Educator's for Handi Quilter, manufacturers of a large line… Continue reading A visit to the Longarm Quilting Academy in Fort Worth Texas

Organization · Quilting Tip’s

Letting Go

  Letting go of the past and looking toward the future sometimes means giving up formerly cherished items. I amassed years of quilting and sewing magazines and they took up a lot of my work space. I needed to make a change and come to grips with letting go of something that I valued -… Continue reading Letting Go