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 »


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 »

How to keep your quilts looking brand new

How to keep your quilts looking brand new When you have a quilt, you want to display it for others to see but this is not the best thing for the quilt. Quilts are made to be handed down either from you to a daughter or son or to be given to another family member… Read more »

Final Blog of 2014

Quality Quilts by Laura – Final Blog of 2014 Can you believe another year has already flown by??? Quality Quilts by Laura is finishing up its third year and I can hardly believe it has been three years since I started this adventure. It has been such a great experience, life changing really, and I… Read more »

International Quilt Market 2014

International Quilt Market 2014 I can’t believe I have lived in central Texas for almost 20 years and have never gone to the Houston International Quilt Festival and Show. When we lived in Germany I would go to the international quilt shows all over Europe. My thought was once you’ve seen the international Quilt Shows… Read more »