Anniversary Begins or Does it?

It is now December 8, 2016. All the Quilts of Valor have been awarded and Tim and I are at the Pearl Harbor gift shop picking up those last minute gift and seeing the sights and what tours we might be able to take. We were putting our gifts in the back of the car… Read more »

Everybody Loves a Parade

Oh and what a parade it was! The crowd was 10 deep on both sides of the street for the entire two miles of the parade route. The Pearl Harbor Survivors road in convertible corvettes with their families walking behind the cars, if they had families with them. The final speaker before the parade began… Read more »

Distinguished and Celebrated Part II

Ewa Battlefield When my husband and I arrived in Waikiki, Hawaii we were tired but thrilled about the events we were going to be a part of. But, as previously stated, that all fell apart while we were in flight. Who knew what a blessing that would be. While we were preparing to leave, things… Read more »

All Gave Some and Some Gave All

We lived in Germany for 12 years and we loved it. I had the opportunity while there to tour a concentration camp or two and visit historical sites from WWII. These sites and tours were events that changed me and broke my heart at the horrors that had occurred. Visiting the memorial of the USS… Read more »

Thanks Ducky!

There is a lot going on here at Quality Quilts. It is a new year, a year of change and growth for many. For me it is the year when Quality Quilts moves to its new location. No I am not moving off of our property, just out of the house. I am moving into… Read more »

Distinguished and Celebrated Part I Ewa Battlefield Commemoration

The day  we arrived in Hawaii Tim (my husband) and I were informed that the tours we were scheduled for and the awarding of the scheduled Quilts of Valor were cancelled due to scheduling problems. I was at a lost for what I was going to do with 31 Quilts of Valor. I took a… Read more »

It’s A Jungle Out There, Don’t Sell Yourself Short!

This week I wanted to share a fellow quilters blog. She is shaking up the quilt and art world with her work with quilting in leather. Cathy is dead on with what she says in this blog. We as artist often sell (literally) ourselves short with our pricing and giving away our work and giving… Read more »

Take Me Out to the Wedding

Dave and Carrie Kerpen exchanged vows in front of more than 7,000 people watching over home plate at the Brooklyn Cyclones’ stadium ten years ago this past July. While working with Dave of Likeable Local  on my social media for Quality Quilts Dave thought it would be really great to give his wife Carrie a… Read more »

ALS will never have me

On October 17 2015 my friend Betsy Bragg Pike Howell‎ was diagnosed with fast progressing bulbar onset ALS. I have read her post regarding her journey with ALS and all the changes, struggles, and blessings ALS has brought to her life. In August of 2016 I read the following from her Facebook posting: “I have… Read more »

AND THE GOLD MEDAL GOES TO…….

Colby wanted a quilt made from all her gymnastics shirts and leotards from when she began tumbling at only two and a half. When Colby brought over what she had filled a good size tub to over flowing. The lid was taped to keep the lid from popping off. I didn’t really look closely at… Read more »