Quilt Life

Future quilter or fashion designer?

Future quilter or fashion designer?

Now that my husband works full time at Quilt Addicts Anonymous with me and this little blog has turned into a full blown business with a ecommerce and brick and mortar store, that means the entire family spends most Saturdays at the quilt shop. At 3-years-old, the future quilter does really well at the shop. […]

Kaffe, Christa and cupcakes

Kaffe, Christa and cupcakes

So I’ve had a crazy two weeks. In the last two weeks we’ve had five large events at the brick and mortar Quilt Addicts Anonymous, for which I made 78 cupcakes and one quilt for. And the cat used up one of its nine lives. Here are all the fun details, with pictures. First up […]

Kaffe’s Artisan Trunk Show is in the shop!

Kaffe’s Artisan Trunk Show is in the shop!

The UPS guy is pretty much my favorite person in the world that I am not related or married to. He brings me all kinds of goodies and today he brought the Kaffe Artisan Trunk Show to the shop! It is made with fabrics included in Kaffe’s Artisan 2017 collection. You can shop fabrics from […]

We’re in the news! And a virtual tour of the shop …

We’re in the news! And a virtual tour of the shop …

A feature reporter from one of our local TV stations popped by the shop last week to interview me about how the business has grown. You can check it out by clicking here. There are lots of dramatic pauses in the voiceover and they picked some of the weirdest sound bites that probably sounded cool […]

Step one: Admit you have a problem …

Step one: Admit you have a problem …

Last weekend I packed up just about every quilting and sewing-related object in my house and loaded it up into a U-haul and the back of my mini van to get ready for the move to my new studio/quilt shop. If you missed that fun announcement, make sure to check out Episode 24 of Sit […]

So it turns out you can have too much fabric …

Earlier this week I wrote that it looked like a quilt shop threw up in my living room. I received comments like, “And that’s a bad thing?” and “Heaven.” Then, the next day even MORE fabric arrived. Yes, I currently have about 1,000 yards of the beautiful Majestic Batiks that needs to be cut and […]

7 quilting notions you should try from Quilt Festival

7 quilting notions you should try from Quilt Festival

There’s nothing more fun for a quilter than the vendor section of a quilt show. Especially when it is a large one like International Quilt Festival Chicago. There were vendors from all over the world at the show last weekend and I visited every booth to bring you the top seven notions you should try. […]