Quilt techniques

Demo Day March 2018!

Demo Day March 2018!

Last weekend we celebrated the first anniversary of our brick and mortar shop in Rock Island, IL, with a big Demo Day! We packed the day with free demos every hour and we filmed four of them for you to watch at home. Scroll down to see FREE videos on paper piecing, ruler work on […]

Stippin’ Mini quilt video tutorial

Stippin’ Mini quilt video tutorial

When Leah Day asks you to collaborate on a project, you say yes. Last fall Leah asked me if I would work with her on a new series she has going, where a designer makes a mini quilt, no larger than 14-inches on any one side, and sends it to her to quilt. Leah uses […]

Five tips for hexie organization

Five tips for hexie organization

You guys just loved the video tutorial last week on English Paper Piecing. Click here to watch it if you missed it. I haven’t gotten so many comments on a tutorial in a while. But there were a few questions too, so I am going to do a party two blog post today with tips […]

Wildflower Meadow pattern and tutorial

Wildflower Meadow pattern and tutorial

I originally designed this quilt pattern to make a gift for my aunt. I loved it so much I decided I had to write it up and share it with you all. This is an awesome stash buster quilt. I used up a bunch of fat quarters I bought when I first started quilting (they’re […]

Quilted: Laura’s sunflowers

Quilted: Laura’s sunflowers

Some of you may recognize this pattern. It is a variation on Bonnie Hunter’s 2015 mystery. It was pieced by Laura Koppenhoefer, a woman I know from church who I’ve spent more than a few Saturdays making baptismal quilts with. I normally don’t quilt for others, but I made an exception for Laura. She has […]

Quilted: Ghost of Christmas Past

Quilted: Ghost of Christmas Past

Making the decision on how to quilt your quilt is a very difficult decision. There are all over designs, custom quilting, free-motion, pantograph and computer-aided designs, thread choices, to ditch or not to ditch. The possibilities are endless and the results can dramatically impact the finished look of your quilt. I’ve been honing my free-motion […]

Kaffe Fassett exhibit coming to the Michener

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 […]

Netflix, hand quilting and an unfinished wedding quilt

Netflix, hand quilting and an unfinished wedding quilt

Every August I pull out my wedding quilt with the intention of finishing by my anniversary at the end of the month, put in a few hand quilting stitches, miss my deadline and put it back away again until next year. Last year was my fifth anniversary. I had promised my husband I would finish […]