Project Pillowcase

One of the projects my traditional quilt guild works on all year long is Project Pillowcase.  We make pillow cases for the local children's hospital.  I haven't participated so far this year, other than donating some fabric for the cause.  My collection of novelty prints was well received. Every week Pat is busy during our … Continue reading Project Pillowcase

Holiday Projects Around the Web

Are you looking for the perfect holiday project?  I'm part of a group of crafters on Facebook, and we have a great group of holiday projects for you this year. Kimberly at Sweet Red Poppy has this fantastic Advent Calendar Susan at Super Mom, No Cape has a bunch of fun projects A Prarie Point … Continue reading Holiday Projects Around the Web

Faster Moravian Stars

An English Paper Pieced Moravian Star is a 60 sided object.  There are others out there, made with glass or paper.  Some day I will do more research on the origins of the star.  For now, I just make them. I've figured out a way to make my Moravian Stars a bit more quickly.  It … Continue reading Faster Moravian Stars

Turning a Vintage Top into a Quilt

Recently at a guild meeting, a visitor stood up and asked for help getting an antique top quilted.  She has been the owner of a family piece - a beautiful Ocean Waves top in blue and white that has been passed down for at least 100 years.  It had been sitting in her closet for … Continue reading Turning a Vintage Top into a Quilt

Quilting at Gotham Quilts

I'm so excited to share the next step in my quilting journey with you.  Starting next week, I will be longarm quilting with Gotham Quilts, in New York City.  Their new street level store front is located at 40 W 37th Street in Manhattan. To begin, I will be at their Grand Opening on Sunday, … Continue reading Quilting at Gotham Quilts

Veterans Day Stitching

Today is bright and blustery in New Jersey, and temperatures have been falling a surprising amount.  I need no further excuse to stay inside and sew all day.  Rather than selfish sewing today, I am piecing some blocks to honor our veterans.  They will be put together into a Quilt of Valor for my local … Continue reading Veterans Day Stitching

Quilts of Valor – October

Busy, busy - I did three pieces for Quilts of Valor this month.  I'm really enjoying working with my local group. This one was a rare piece where I was able to come up with a quilting design that went from edge to edge with no thread breaks.  The longarm gods smiled down upon me, … Continue reading Quilts of Valor – October