Category Archives: Quilt stories

The Answer My Friend is…

(I have edited this post to add, easy access, voting links.) To vote on the top 25, Viewer’s Choice, click here. To vote for your favorite hand-quilted, click here. To see and vote on all the other categories, click here. … Continue reading

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Flower Garden quilt

This week’s theme, over at Celebrate Hand Quilting, is flowers. I thought I’d dig out this oldie, but goodie, to share. It’s been awhile since I’ve shared the story behind some of my older quilts. Flower Garden August 2008 Machine … Continue reading

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Listening to an old quilt talk

They really do talk if you take the time to listen. And while this quilt is not that it is “that” old, it still speaks volumes. 1989 was not that long ago. 24 years? That’s nothing in the life of … Continue reading

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“Out of This World”

It’s that time of year, again! Not only is it a most gorgeous fall, but this week starts The Fall edition of the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival. It should be subtitled Bloggers’ Open House because we get to peek inside so … Continue reading

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My favorite way to enjoy a golf course.

A week or two ago, Peter and I went to a quilt show in Arcadia, a sleepy little town in northern Michigan. It was a fund-raiser for the local historical society and we weren’t quite sure what to expect. The … Continue reading

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Phooey. When you say Swoon, in the quilting world, anyway, you’ll be overrun with thoughts of all the beautiful swoon-along quilt blocks that everyone is making. They are everywhere and so pretty with all the modern, well planned color schemes. … Continue reading

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If this is what all the global warming fuss is all about…

…then sign me up. I’m game for some 30° latitude weather. I took advantage of this gorgeous 55° weather to step out and photograph the inventory reduction, diamond quilt I started last week. I got the main part of the … Continue reading

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Three quilts ~ Three colorways ~Three Precious little ones

Quilts and their history ~ An ongoing series. Too many babies, too little time! I hate to admit that sometimes I make the same quilt for multiple people.  It’s always different in some way.  Whether it’s using the same fabrics … Continue reading

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Heather’s Quilt

Quilts and their history ~ An ongoing series. At the time I made this High School graduation quilt for my oldest niece, Heather, I was still pretty new to this whole quilting thing.  It was 1994. I *thought* I created … Continue reading

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Double Wedding Ring

Quilts and their history ~ An ongoing series. A project that has been on my to-do list for years and years and years is to document the quilts I have made, all in one place.  So this past week I … Continue reading

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