Posts From Stephanie Soebbing

Kaffe Fassett exhibit coming to the Michener

A rare collection featuring the work of famed quilt and fiber artist Kaffe Fassett and historical quilts from the United Kingdom is coming the U.S. this fall and the Michener in Pennsylvania will be one of just two museums to host it. The exhibit, “Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts from the Collections of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, UK” will be on display from

October Block of the Month

We’re nearing the end of the 2015 Block of the Month. This month we’re starting to work with the blue fabrics. We’ll use them again next month, then finish up with the purples in December. This month we’re making a bunch of, you guessed it, half-square triangles. The individual blocks are not that difficult to make. The complicated look of the quilt comes from putting it all together in the

Hand quilted beauties at an Amish Quilt Auction

For years my family has been going to the semi-annual Amish Quilt Auction in Bonduel, Wisconsin. But since the small farming town is a six hour drive from where I live, I’ve never been able to organize a trip to coincide with the event. That is until this fall’s auction. It is pretty safe to say that I was not disappointed. A fundraiser for the Amish School, the auction featured nearly

Join the first Quilt Addicts Anonymous fabric exchange!

I’ve been working on something fun behind the scenes and I’m finally ready to reveal it today! Quilt Addicts Anonymous will host its first fabric exchange! If you all like it, I’ll do more, but here is the what sets the QAA Fabric Exchange apart from others you may participate in: I have designed an easy quilt pattern just for this exchange that quilters of all levels can complete quickly

How to sew binding on a quilt

Today’s video tutorial is all about binding. I cover every aspect of putting binding on your quilt from start to finish. You’ll learn how to: Prep your binding for sewing Use a walking foot Sew binding to the top of the quilt Sew mitered corners on your binding Use an invisible hand sewing stitch to sew the binding to the back of the quilt Tack down mitered corners by hand

Quilt book giveaway! Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters

I’ve got a great giveaway for you all today! Schiffer Publishing is giving away a copy of its latest release, “Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters: The Story of an American Import,”  by  Teresa Duryea Wong. The book examines how quilting grew to become a multi-million dollar business in Japan practiced by more than 3 million people. There are also more than 200 full color photographs depicting beautiful quilts by Japanese

You might have a quilting addiction if …

A sign you may have a quilting addiction: You successfully hide your sewing activities from family and friends. Example: At the end of a long day spent with family over Labor Day weekend, my dad said, “I’m proud of you.” “Why?” I replied. “You didn’t do any sewing today.” No, I just spent three hours at an Amish quilt auction, bought quilting supplies at the Amish grocery store, along with

September Block of the Month

It is here! The September Block of the Month is available for download. This is the last month using the green and yellow fabrics. Next month we’ll move on to blue, which means we are almost done! I can’t wait to see this quilt come together at the end of the year. As usual, we’re making a bunch of half square triangles, which makes the block pretty simple. The complexity

I heart Craigslist

I’ve got an Craiglist alert set up for any posts that include “sewing” in the Quad-Cities where I live. I know, I may have a problem. So a couple weeks ago an alert popped up on my phone for an antique treadle sewing machine. The top was in bad shape, I learned later a fish tank resided on it for a while, which made it perfect. I had been on