Selecting fabrics for your spring sewing projects

Fabric selection ~ the quilter’s nemesis. Most of us feel some lack of confidence and unease when it comes to selecting fabric for our next quilting project. In fact, it can cause us to stop in our tracks. We purchase pretty new patterns and quilting books, and then they stockpile in our sewing rooms until… Continue reading Selecting fabrics for your spring sewing projects

Autumn quilt ideas and a layer cake giveaway!

Just a few months ago, I was whining to you about the spring snowstorms we were experiencing in central Minnesota. Well, I’m back with a new weather complaint today . . . it’s 92 degrees F, with a “feels like” temperature of 100 due to the high humidity. Good grief, that’s hot! While I don’t… Continue reading Autumn quilt ideas and a layer cake giveaway!

Weekend sewing and a "near squirrel moment"

I almost had a “squirrel moment” on Sunday.  If you read my last post, “Decorating for the holidays, quietly,” you’ll know what I mean. I almost got distracted by a shiny new nut in my possession. Instead, I made a quick cup of tea, assessed the situation, and found my quiet place. Whew! It was… Continue reading Weekend sewing and a "near squirrel moment"

Quilt retreat: A wonderful place to start a pumpkin quilt

This past weekend I attended an informal quilt retreat with long-time friends. We meet twice a year in the spring and fall to sew or scrapbook, eat, talk, laugh and enjoy each other’s company. I’ve been gathering with these lovely ladies for more than a decade, and it is truly a blessing. I’ve written about… Continue reading Quilt retreat: A wonderful place to start a pumpkin quilt