Special Sip ‘n Shop, Wednesday, May 24, 5 – 7 p.m.

| May 22, 2017

Stop by the studio for this month’s Sip ‘n Shop on Wednesday, May 24, from 5 – 7 p.m. and get a free paraffin hand dip to moisturize those dry winter hands. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and check out all of the new Westminster fabrics that just came in. Lots of new Tula Pink [...]

Fun at Annual Get-Away

| May 14, 2017

We just returned from our annual Get-Away Weekend, this year at Beaver Hollow for the first time. And what a fun weekend it was. We spent the weekend quilting and doing various other crafts in a lovely wooded setting known as Beaver Hollow Retreat Center. It’s located in western New York in Java Center, just [...]

Handmade Holiday Retreat

| October 16, 2016

This year’s Handmade Holiday Retreat is scheduled for November 11 – 13, Friday – Sunday at my studio in the Hungerford. We will be making five different stand-alone gift items again this year. At this fun weekend retreat you can come Friday night and set up your work station for the entire weekend. After some [...]

Fall Classes & What I Did On My Summer Vacation

| August 29, 2016

Wow! Did this summer go by fast!! It seems to go by faster every year. And with Jazz Fest being so much later now, extending into July, it doesn’t even feel like it starts till after the 4th of July. Both my husband and I have lost our dads over the past twelve years, but [...]

ANNUAL GET-AWAY WEEKEND, April 27 – 30, 2017

| August 8, 2016

Exciting new developments for the 2017 Get-Away Weekend! The dates for this, our twelfth year, are April 27 – 30.  We will be getting away to a new location this year: Beaver Hollow Conference Center  which is located on 300 acres of natural woodland in Wyoming County. Open since 1989, Beaver Hollow has earned a reputation [...]

Sip ‘n Shop Happy Hours

| April 26, 2016

Starting in May, the studio will be open every month on the 4th Wednesday from 5 – 7 p.m. for a monthly Sip ‘n Shop Happy Hour. Stop by on your way home from work or take a break at the end of your busy day and stop by my studio for a glass of [...]

Sock Monkey Mania

| October 7, 2015

The Sock Monkeys are here again! Join us on Sunday, October 18, 12 – 5 p.m. for Sock Monkey Mania at my Studio #307 at the Hungerford. We’ll be making sock monkeys. I have lots of embellishments and stuffing. I’ll also have Red Heel socks for purchase. Bring your own machine, if you have one, [...]

Lakeside Farmers Market and Open Studios

| September 8, 2015

This past August through the end of September from 4 – 7 p.m. each Monday, I have been participating in the Charlotte Lakeside Farmers Market. It’s located in the parking lot of Hose 22 on Lake Avenue. This is the first year for the market in Charlotte, and though small, they have a nice variety [...]

Sizzlin’ Summer Retreat

| May 8, 2015

The last few weeks, I haven’t been doing a lot of quilting. We have a BBQ team which will be competing in the Roc City Ribfest over Memorial Day Weekend, so I’ve been really busy getting reading for that.  But the weekend after Memorial Day, May 29 -31, I’ve scheduled my annual Sizzlin’ Summer Retreat, [...]

Machine Quilting Made Easy!

| April 8, 2015

I’ve been quilting for a couple of decades and now my favorite part of the process is machine quilting. I used to be intimidated by machine quilting. When I first started quilting I was a hand quilter. But as you probably know, as therapeutic and beautiful as had quilting is, it just takes too long! [...]