Tuesday Tips & Tools

| May 23, 2017

Today I want to kick off a weekly blog on tips and/or tools which will make quilting easier. I’ve been planning to do this for a long time now and am finally getting around to it. Check back every Tuesday and learn a new quilting tip or learn about a tool. This week I want [...]

SOLD OUT Get-Away Weekend

| May 15, 2013

Wow, what a weekend we had!  The 2013 Get-Away Weekend was sold out this year, filling all of the rooms that were available.  It was a relaxing weekend filled with lots of quilting.  We were pampered with massages and hot stone pedicures.  We had a special wine tasting with Evie Collins from Swedish Hill Winery [...]

Value Creates Dimension in Quilts

| August 8, 2010

I’ve got lots of new classes coming up this fall.  Until times and dates are set at all the stores and all the samples get finished, I won’t be updating my newsletter and class schedule on the site.  In the meantime, I’ll post these pictures of new samples as I complete them.  I just finished [...]

Organizing that Quilting Space, Part 3

| August 7, 2010

Now that we’ve got the fabric under control, what about all of those notions?  We all have an assortment of rulers.  I like to keep my rulers in one of two wooden racks with slits for the rulers to set up in.  I keep them right on my cutting table so they are always ready [...]

Organizing that Quilting Space, Part 2

| August 6, 2010

O.K., so now you have parted with some of your beloved stash, but still you have most of it.  How do you organize it?  The fabric that I wanted to keep in “my stash” got sorted first by size and then by color or purpose.  The smaller pieces were either stored as fat quarters in [...]

Organize that Quilting Space

| August 4, 2010

I’ve been busy this summer working on samples for upcoming classes.  If you have not heard already, Maple Island Quilts has a new pattern out: BQ3.  It’s just as fast and fun to make as the earlier BQ and BQ2 quilts.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with these quilts, the BQ stands for [...]

Buffalo Quilt Shop & Shop Hop

| April 24, 2010

It’s always fun to visit different quilt shops.  Earlier this week some friends and I took a road trip to Buffalo.  We discovered the coolest quilt shop on Elmwood Avenue, Elmwood Village Fabrics.  It’s a small store but well worth the trip!  They have a whole store of Amy Butler and similar fabrics.  I was [...]

Sewing Machine

| April 18, 2010

Saturday was Record  Store Day.  I hope you got a chance to get out to one of our independent  record stores and take advantage of all of the free music and celebration.  In honor of Record Store Day, I thought I’d share some music with you.  Recently we were in Austin, Texas, for a music [...]

Free-Motion Quilting

| March 9, 2010

I just taught a fun class Saturday on Machine Quilting.  There was a wide range of experience in class from total beginners to some who had already been free-motion quilting and just wanted to improve their skills.  This is a great class to get over your fear of free-motion quilting.  We do almost everything without [...]