Sisters come with strings attached started out as a spur of the moment activity one evening at a gathering of the Stitching Sisters in Fayetteville TN. Our sister Darlene was a real “matchy matchy” quilter when the evening started. We decided to dart up to her studio, cut out an 11″ piece of muslin and start pulling strings from a bag. We sat her down at her machine and pulled one black string and then whatever else came from the bag. We had her stitch them to the muslin. That wasn’t so bad, since black goes with everything.
We each pulled from the bag and had her sew string by string to the growing scrappy block. Oh the faces she made since nothing seemed to match in her mind. It was hilarious to Read the rest of this entry »
A long time ago I realized I could never use all the quilts I made so I searched out ways to give back to others. Of course everyone in the family has several quilts each. On average I make new quilts every 5 years. That still leaves me lots of time to quilt with lots of finished quilts……………. what do I do?
As a member of several guilds I jumped into the middle of whatever charity program they offered and I made quilts for the local Police and Fire Departments who hand out quilts to children in crisis situations. A friend announced there was a need for Read the rest of this entry »
Hands of Faith
Thank goodness, I finally figured out how to add pictures to my posts. This one will be short because I wore myself out trying to figure this out.
I thought I would share a short story about a Charity Quilt I completed in 2010. A co-worker approached me about making and donating a quilt to their son’s elementary school’s annual fund-raising benefit. I do a lot of charity quilts and I thought this one was a worthy cause so I said yes.
We purchased some fun fabrics and fabric paint. The teachers helped the kids dip their hands in the fabric paint and transfer it to precut muslin squares. I had no idea Read the rest of this entry »
Oh my goodness, have you heard of Pinterest.com? Walking by a co-workers desk a few months back I had to stop and ask what she was looking at. She explained Pinterest was a public bulletin board application where you could find cool things on the internet and “Pin” them to your many personal boards, like cooking. Well, I don’t cook much so that didn’t grab me. She’s young and loves to shop so she showed me some of the clothes and makeup things she’s pinned. It still didn’t grab me and I attributed it to another crazy thing to steal my quilting time if I was ever crazy enough to log on.
It wasn’t a week later at my stitch group when someone mentioned Pinterest. Ok, Ok, so tell me why you like it. She proceeds to explain Read the rest of this entry »
Here I Am Lord
Now that I decided to blog my mind won’t shut off. Where do I start? I’m considering posts about how I organize my “stuff”. A good friend and fellow blogger just wrote a great article about how she organized her space. She is a full-time RVer so she has to be very creative.
I’ve always wanted to do a project using different types of stabilizers and write about what I used and what I thought about it. For instance, my guild recently took a class from the authors of String Quilt Revival and they used a new stabilizer (new to us) called Sheer Delight. I didn’t want to add one more unfinished project to my room so I didn’t take the class but I picked up ten yards of Sheer Delight. Everyone seemed to love it. I have plans to Read the rest of this entry »
To blog or not. I’ve thought about this for a long time and decided not to. However, here I am thinking about changing my mind. There are a lot of things I could write about regarding my love of quilting but will it be beneficial to anyone else? Let’s find out ……………
I love modern and art quilts but haven’t personally made many of them. I have however made lots of quilts over the last 15+ years. Pictures of most of my quilts can be found here: www.imageevent.com/quilter/myquilts. I enjoy scrap quilts, quilting for Project Linus and the local animal shelter so they can raffle it off to raise funds to support the shelter. I love hanging with my gal pals shopping, stitching and Read the rest of this entry »