Client Quilt – Standing on the Shore…

I'm a member of the Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild.  We had a program this year that we worked on all year long.  The theme was Back to Basics, and we explored half square triangles, from fabric preparation to finishing a quilt.  Each member worked on a quilt using half square triangles.  This is Deb … Continue reading Client Quilt – Standing on the Shore…

A Day on the Water

A long, long time ago, in a neighborhood far, far away I was given a bunch of fabric sample books by an interior decorator who was cleaning out her garage.  I was thrilled, she was thrilled, and everyone went home happy. I learned all about adhesives, and trying to remove them from fabric samples.  Some … Continue reading A Day on the Water

Shattered Crystal

I finished this quilt the last week in December, but I wanted to wait to wash the quilting marks out before posting.  Laundry wasn't a top priority over the holiday, so I've had a bit of catching up to do before getting to the quilt.  It was worth the wait. I blogged about this project … Continue reading Shattered Crystal

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 -

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

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