Tuesday Tips & Tools: Pressing

| June 13, 2017

It’s Tuesday and after skipping several weeks of posting Tuesday Tips and Tools I’m back on track, I hope! It’s been a little hectic here getting my mom settled in at our house. In April she decided to take us up on our offer for her to move in with us. So expect to see [...]

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 [...]