Category Archive: Quilting

Pollinator Quilt

The state forest where I volunteer asked me to speak about their pollinator garden at a teacher workshop there. Most of the pollinators are very fast-moving, and so small – even if the… Continue reading

Decluttering – very, very, slowly

Last week we did a lot of projects, and the next one on my list is painting the walls of my studio.  But before I can do that, I should declutter it! My… Continue reading

Are You a Looker or a Leaper?

Are you the kind of person who considers every choice?  Or do you just plunge ahead with the first one that appeals to you? I tend to err more on the looking side… Continue reading

Butterfly Quilt

Between a big mustang grape harvest, a goat with a hernia, and a brief power outage, I haven’t been getting as much quilting done as I would like.  But one of the groups… Continue reading

Color Switch

I make mostly crib-size quilts.  It’s too hard to manipulate big hunks of material through my regular-size machine.  I have enough trouble keeping pieces lined up – when I factor in batting and… Continue reading

Textile Family Tree

It’s Mother’s Day!  I would like to thank and honor the wonderful women who raised and influenced me. My dad’s mother had seven children and something like 37 grandchildren and 73 great-grandchildren.  She… Continue reading

Airing of the Quilts 3

I would guess that the orangy-tan stars were originally bright red, too.  I think they have faded with time.  I do not know the name of the block pattern. I think this is… Continue reading

Fanfare for Sheila Frampton-Cooper

Imagine a stirring wave of music – let’s say, trumpets and kettle drums, at the very least.  It heralds a wonderful discovery – but before I share it with you, let me tell how I discovered it.… Continue reading

Big Sister, Little Sister Quilts

These quilts are from 1985.  Back then, I was expecting my second child, and my grandmother asked me if I wanted her quilt group to make me a quilt.  Of course I did! … Continue reading

Airing of the Quilts 2

The quilt on the left is a Double Wedding Ring.  I picked it up at an antique shop, probably about 1990.  I hung it up in the bedroom and used it as my… Continue reading