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 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
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
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?
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
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
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