The Bottomless Bin of Red Scraps

It’s been almost two years since I bought eight shoeboxes full of scraps (and a lot of big pieces, too) from my friend, Marilyn, who had to downsize.  For this ScrapHappy project, I… Continue reading

International Quilt Festival 2018

Being that I live outside of Houston, most years I am able to attend the International Quilt Festival. However, I also drive a big pick-up truck, so driving myself downtown and trying to… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day Four: Improv

I can’t believe our online quilt group, the Endeavourers, has already been together for a full year!  I have loved working on our challenge themes. This time the theme was Improvisation, and I… Continue reading

Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

Recently I had a birthday party.  At my age, just getting to see family and friends is a wonderful event that fills me with gratitude.  And since I am already the recipient of… Continue reading

Scrappy Baby Quilts Finished

I started these baby quilts back in February, and I finally got all three of them finished.  On one of them, I quilted smaller patterns in the white blocks only, and on the… Continue reading

ScrapHappy September 2018

I am so happy to join this group!  I have been wanting to get something finished for the monthly Scrap Happy Day on the 15th, and I finally made it. I bought big… Continue reading

In Awe of a Master Designer and Stitcher

You think you know a person… … and then you find out she’s been interviewed by NPR and the BBC, had an offer from the Guinness Book of World Records, turned down that… Continue reading

The Two Quilts of Madame X

The location: undisclosed The date: unrevealed The source: anonymous The job: provide quilt history The payoff: images for my files A quilt consultation was set up.  Here is the client’s story: I don’t… Continue reading

A Sampling of Pexels Free Stock Photos

I read the WordPress blog post today, about a library of free stock photos to add to posts. Here are a few that came up for the search word, “textile.”  (Their credits come… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day Three: Spirals

I am part of an online art quilt group, The Endeavourers, that works on quarterly challenges.  Our current topic “Spirals” generated a lot of ideas in my mind, but sewing machine troubles turned… Continue reading