I Saw, I Pinned, I Followed Through

I recently saw button ornaments like these on Pinterest, and I remembered there was an article saved in one of my clipping notebooks too. (It was from the Dec./Jan. 2011 MaryJanesFarm magazine.) I… Continue reading

A Fruitful Small Business Saturday

I talked my husband into going out to some local antique shops on Small Business Saturday, and I made some great purchases! Let’s start with this top. Nice, but not too special, you… Continue reading

A Family Textile Collection at the Smithsonian

Look at these two very similar samplers — They were made 57 years apart, the second one by the great-niece of the first, and based on her design. Many of us make quilts… Continue reading

Even More Textiles in Philadelphia

Alright, it has been more than a month since I went to Philadelphia, but, as David Letterman used to say, I remember it like it was on videotape! In the short amount of… Continue reading

More African Textiles in Philly

In my previous post I told about the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit of wax prints. After seeing that, I went up one floor to the “Threads of Traditions” exhibit.  This small but… Continue reading

Phantastic Phiber Phun in Philadelphia

Last week I got to go to Philadelphia for the first time, tagging along with my husband on one of his business trips.  As usual, we had very short notice beforehand, and just… Continue reading

A Different Kind of Cheater Cloth

One of the things I enjoy most about quilting is taking all kinds of unwanted supplies and turning them into something useful. You may be familiar with “cheater cloth”, a name for fabric… Continue reading

Family Cookbook

There is a small bookshelf that lives by our back door, filled with my very favorite irreplaceable books.  (My thought is that if we ever had to evacuate with a wildfire approaching, I… Continue reading

Panel Play Mats

Two weeks ago I hit 24 quilt shops in an hour and a half!  How did I manage that?  Because someone had the genius idea to have the small scattered quilt shops of… Continue reading

I Can’t Do This, Until I Do That!

As I go through my air-conditioned August, my goal is to finish up some of those odds and ends of projects in the effort to have a beautiful streamlined studio (like Melanie’s).  I… Continue reading