July 26, 2019

Remember the old adage, "Do as I say, not as I do?"  It's usually said as someone is doing something they know they shouldn't, but do it anyway.  And sometimes that thing they are doing is just dumb!

Here are a few "do as I say"s that are worth going...

April 10, 2019

Nobody likes the idea of practice!  Trust me, as a teacher, I know this!  Even I don't like to take the time to practice, although I know it is the best thing for me!

In quilting, as in everything else, we want to use the time we have carved out of our busy schedul...

March 7, 2019

Top five things to do at a quilt show

Everyone sees things differently, and quilt shows are no exception!  When I go to a quilt show, I always have a few things in mind to make sure that I do while there.

Number one for me... visit the vendor booths first!  If I get to t...

February 28, 2019

Thank you to all UFO and Make Mine Modern Club members who attended the studio tour this week!  My hope is that you took home at least one new, creative idea you can use in your own space at home!  And I hope you enjoyed the show-and-tell from your fellow Club members...

February 4, 2019

February is a great month to talk about Red and White quilts!  

This style of quilt, using just the two solid colors, 

was at it's height of popularity in the 1880's through the 1920's, although certainly quilts of this style were made well before and after that per...

January 4, 2019

Cheers, and Happy New Year!  I don't know about you, but January always feels like a great time to get yourself in shape!  Every other commercial and add is about some sort of fitness and weight loss thing right now.  Well, lucky for everyone, we're not talking ab...

December 19, 2018

I recently unpacked some quilts that I had put away and realized how wrinkled they got in the containers!  I had to throw them in the dryer and fluff them a bit to make them presentable.

Once they were beautifully flat, I realized I had to get them back into the box!  S...

August 22, 2018


 

You're sitting at home is your pj's at 10pm on a Sunday, wishing for some spark of inspiration for a quilt design for the fabrics you just pulled from your stash closet (isn't everyone ready to start a project on Sunday night?).  These beauties are just waiting for t...

August 13, 2018

Are you new to quilting?  Have you been quilting for ages?  When is the last time you took a sewing or quilting class to improve your skills or help you learn a new technique?  Think back to when you first started getting into quilting...  how did you learn?  Was...

July 8, 2018

Both Quilts Plus and my personal Pinterest pages have extensive boards with quilts, quilting and blocks that are of interest right now.  Pinterest is a great resource for ideas and inspiration - but I have to set the timer to make myself stop, or I'll be online all day...

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