La Passion – The Eternal Work In Progress

I realize I haven't posted an update on this project in quite a while.  I alternate working diligently every day for a week or so, then lose interest and do other things.  Keeping at it is a real struggle lately, especially since I am getting busy with my quilting business.  I had originally wanted to … Continue reading La Passion – The Eternal Work In Progress

Dryer Sheet Scrap Buster

Think out your scrap heap and grow some pretty flowers.

I first heard about using dryer sheets as a foundation for string quilts a long time ago.  It isn't an idea that everyone likes - putting those weird plastic sheets in their quilts.   I am not a purist by any stretch, and they smell great.  Also, I'm a bit of a nut about recycling.  I … Continue reading Dryer Sheet Scrap Buster

The Thunderstruck Quilt, or Stitch, Rip, Repeat

I was fortunate to spend this Friday taking a class with Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  My friend Deb set it up - she has FANTASTIC connections.  Of 8 people taking the class, 5 were from the Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild.  It was a fun day, and a great way to get to know my fellow … Continue reading The Thunderstruck Quilt, or Stitch, Rip, Repeat

Why do Longarmers Insist on Such Big Backings?

Why Do Longarmers Insist on Such Big Backings? Click through and see my explanation.

I like big backings, and I cannot lie.  I've been asked this several times, and some quilters seem to feel that I am insane.  They can quilt their quilt with a backing just an inch or two larger on their home machine, why can't I do that?  Today I am going to show you why. … Continue reading Why do Longarmers Insist on Such Big Backings?

Quilting a Jelly Roll Race the Fun Way

Quilting a Jelly Roll Race the Fun Way - Dizzyquilter.com

I am a member of the Beginner LongArm Quilters Group on Facebook.  I've been a member since the day I decided to buy my longarm.  It is a very helpful group.  One of the best parts is that we all share examples of our work, and share details about our machines and experience levels.  Seeing … Continue reading Quilting a Jelly Roll Race the Fun Way

Being a Professional Quilter

I have boldly taken the next step in my journey as a professional quilter.  I am longarming quilts for clients of Gotham Quilts, in New York City.   I attended their Grand Re-Opening, to celebrate their move to a larger ground level shop.  It was an absolute zoo.  Several of my friends from my guilds came … Continue reading Being a Professional Quilter