State Fair Time in Nebraska!

The 142nd annual Nebraska State Fair starts tomorrow, August 26 and run through September 5!   This is the second year the fair is at the Grand Island, NE location since it was relocated from our state capital of Lincoln, NE and it is still as fun as when I was a kid!   This year the [...]

Surprise in the mail-Aurifil Thread!

Do you ever still feel like a kid when a package arrives that you have been waiting for?  It feels like Christmas morning ripping that package open!  I did just that when I arrived home to a happy surprise waiting for me.  I was one of the fortunate winners on Talkin’ Tuesdays several weeks ago. [...]

A Night With Ellen Eddy

Last night at the Cottonwood Quilt Guild meeting I had the pleasure of hearing Ellen Eddy speak about the Visual Path.  Her class was full (no surprise) so I was not able to take her quilt class.  Hearing her speak was wonderful!  Seeing her work and the work of the people who took her class I would definitely recommend taking [...]

English Paper Piecing Tea Party!

I went to a tea party at a local quilt shop tonight “More Sew for You”.  We had authentic english scones, devonshire cream and jam, and great hot tea with milk.  We then learned about English Paper Piecing watching one of the DVD’s from Sue Daley, a well know English Paper Piecer from Australia,  showing her techniques and [...]

Quilt Basting

Quilt basting was one of the topic of Talkin’ Tuesdays a tweetchat group.  The discussion was about how do people baste their quilts, that is for those of us who do not have a longarm machine yet (some day I will have one).  Over all the top two methods were safety pin basting and spray [...]

Soon you will the see the prancing of reindeer feet!

Here is a sneak peek of one one of my upcoming quilt patterns.  It’s name is Reindeer Bright.  Who says that holiday needs to be red and green and white.  I love the way that bright colors pop off of darker backgrounds.  I love to play with color!  Hope you enjoy and I will have [...]