Category Archive: Quilting

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

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

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

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

Basting, Bingeing, and Books

A while ago Kerry at Love Those Hands At Home mentioned in a post that she had tried this quilt-basting method from Sharon Schamber. The main idea is that you roll the quilt… Continue reading

Endeavourers’ Reveal Day Two: Change/Transformation

I am part of an online art quilt group called The Endeavourers that started up late last year.  Members suggest themes, one is picked at random, and then we have three months to… Continue reading

Must…View…Color…

Last summer we took charge of the family archives, about 12 big cartons full of loose papers and photos.  The last few days, I have been working steadily to digitize the family letters… Continue reading

Nature Quilt Finished!

I wonder how many of my posts follow this formula:  “Plan A + Materials B = Progress to Point C.  Suddenly, Difficulty D comes along and causes everything to go horribly awry, at… Continue reading