Tag: quilting

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 »

Keep Your Memories Bright

Recently I ran a video advertising Signature Quilts to preserve you or your loved ones wedding day. The video has been a great success, but with that success has come some concern with comments on the signatures fading over time. With this blog I would like to show you what I do so that the signatures… Read more »

GOALS

  GOALS FOR A NEW YEAR…. Happy New Year! Time to think about goals and dreams and how to make them happen.  I have heard that we should think about the different areas of our lives: spiritural, emotional, physical, financial, relationships, educational. As many do I am in the process of making goals for 2018…. Read more »

“Trash to Treasure”

One of the things I receive are a lot of unfinished quilt tops and pieces from loved ones that don’t know what to do with them after a loved one has passed. It gives me great pleasure to save these treasures. I have also found quilt tops in the trash or about to be taken… Read more »

STRESS SPELLED BACKWARDS IS DESSERTS?

It is stressful to be an entrepreneur, to build a business from your living room into a brick and mortar that is separate from your home. To be honest it is stressful just to get up in the morning and go out and live weather you have your own business, work for someone else or… 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 »

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

What a weekend! Went to the local quilt show to have a look at Siren Song and found out she won 3 ribbons. One was best computerized quilting. The painter was here and painted the kitchen and dinning room. The last of the odds and ends are at the new storage site waiting for when… Read more »

Her name is Siren Song

Siren Song is the name given to this beautiful black and cream quilt that will be hanging in this weekends Wildflower Quilt Guild Quilt Show. This quilt was quilted during the moving of the studio to its new location. She is one of my best works! I will post details on all the designs in… Read more »