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Grandmother’s Treasured Quilt Nearly Destroyed Part 2

The first thing I needed to do was to somehow attach the torn pieces to one another and stabilize them so I can then applique new pieces of fabric over the torn parts. The stabilizer needed to be thin and only attach on one side. So that left out a lot of stabilizers. I had… Read more »

Grandmother’s Treasured Quilt Nearly Destroyed Part I

I am finally working on a Double Wedding Ring quilt made in the thirties that a treasured grandmother made and a granddaughter and her friends nearly destroyed. It started with a bon firer with a group of cold teenagers. One of the teens went in the house and retrieved a quilt and a few blankets…. Read more »

QOV Museum Display

The QOV Museum Display is up and ready for viewing. This all began over two years ago with the awarding of a Quilt of Valor to a WWII veteran. His awarding was set up by his family in a large room at the Bell County museum. It was beautiful and went off without a hitch… Read more »

RETREAT (and I’m not talking about a tactical withdrawal)

Dianne and I were gone from the studio for a couple of days last week and over the weekend. We went to a QOV quilt retreat. We had a blast and learned a lot. Dianne was the queen of the retreat and really shined! We managed to bind over twenty quilts for the up coming… Read more »

Fran the Fabulous Fusion

Fran the Fabulous Fusion was brought into the new studio over a week ago and has been busy at work. When we took her apart we were able to bring most of her in large units. When we turned her on she ran like she was still in the house that is until I broke… Read more »

Batting Station Up

One of my dreams for my new studio “Quiltopia” was to have a batting station. I wanted my rolls of batting to be on bars and easy to get to and measure what I needed for each quilt. I also wanted it to not break the bank. The search was on, it took awhile but… Read more »

When life gives you lemons……make grape juice!

Well it will be a little longer than we expected to have to wait for the new studio to be finished. The contractor will not be able to start on our renovations until the middle of May (that is when we wanted the move to be done).  So we are making lemonade out of lemons.  This… Read more »

First Things First!

  The first thing one must do when building a new business location is ensure it is safe for clients and guest to get to. Walking on a slopping backyard that is nothing but dirt and rocks will not work! We have large trees that we love but keep out the sun and keeps any… Read more »

Quality Quilts Is On The Move

Quality Quilts is Moving!! Yes you read correctly Quality Quilts is moving out of the house and into the 800 square foot build behind our home. The previous owner built it as a woodworking shop. There are plugs everywhere and lights galore. Originally this building was going to be my husbands shop but we have… Read more »

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 »