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 »

Experts Aren’t Always Right

I have my first employee at Quality Quilts, and her name is Dianne. Dianne is very special not just because she is working for me and my right hand. When Dianne was born she came in the world feet first and facing down. I don’t know all the details but her mother Susan and I… Read more »

Breach of the Front-Door-Threshold Rule

My Stash: Many of us who quilt like to buy fabric. That is pretty understated, yes? Let’s try again and I’ll be more honest. Many of us who quilt adore fabric like crazy fools and buy fabric like drunken sailors whenever possible. Little closer to the truth or are you in-between? I am a certified… Read more »

Horsie Quilt Part I

A young mother brought me this horsie baby quilt a couple of years ago for repairs. I took on the challenge  then just as I am take on the challenge today. This quilt was made by the mother’s grandmother when she was born. She loved on it and gave it to her daughter when she… Read more »

Let the fun begin!

As I sit here typing I am thinking of all the things I should be doing for the up coming quilt show here in Killeen, Texas. I am entering 5 quilts to be judged this year. This is a record for me! You might be thinking when did she have the time to make five… Read more »

How to make rag quilts

A rag quilt is a quilt that is made up of fabric pieces that have an exposed seam on the front of the quilt and the traditional seam on the back side of the quilt. The rag quilt will have a batting inside of the quilt with the front and backsides in fabric. The making… Read more »