Tag: quilts

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 »

“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 »

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 »

Moving Forward!

What a week! The contractors finished up on Friday. They did a fantastic job!!! I just can’t believe they are done and how beautiful it all looks. Now for the deck and some landscaping. Tim and I have already began buying and putting together new shelving, cutting tables and storage. While the contractors were finishing… Read more »

CONSTRUCTION, HELPING OTHERS , and QUILTING…..OH MY!

So much going on here at my new studio “Quiltopia” Part of the exterior has been painted. The bamboo flooring is installed and we have the light fixtures up. The interior is all textured and painted a bright white. This is really happening!!!! Oh yea the new windows arrived and will be installed next week…. Read more »

It Begins!

The tree trimmers and landscapers have been here and a lot of brush was cleared from around the new studio. Three large truck loads of leaves went to the dump and the grapes and herbs have been planted. There is more landscaping to be done and of course decking to be built once the building… Read more »

Thanking our Heroes!

One of the most rewarding things I do as a quilter is my work with Quilts of Valor. Last year I had children decorate and print messages on six and a half inch of muslin with crayons and markers for future Quilts of Valor.  I write some of words on a portable dry erase board… Read more »

It’s cool to be square!

One of the most difficult things for me as a quilter is keeping the quilt square. I have found that one of the easiest ways to make/keep a quilt square is to use my channel locks and pin the quilt top to the perfectly stitched horizontal and vertical sew lines. Now you may think you… Read more »