Toadally Quilts Trunk Show - May 11-13!

Looking for a great Mother’s Day Present, what could be a better gift than to take her to the quilt shop for Mother’s Day weekend! Toadally Quilts will be having a Trunk Show at  I Love Sewing in Fremont, Nebraska [Map]; this quilt shop has a wide variety quilt fabrics and patterns, not to mention a staff [...]

Accuquilt® is holding its Annual Barn Quilt Contest!

Ever had a desire to design or already have quilt blocks you have designed?  Here is your chance to win Accuquilt’s Annual Barn Quilt Contest, the winning design will be blown up to 17 ft. x 17 ft. and will be displayed at their new location along Interstate-80 in Omaha, NE.  Everyone driving by will see [...]

AQS Show time in Des Moines, IA!

The 4th Annual AQS (American Quilter’s Society) Quilt Show & Contest in Des Moines, Iowa, September 28 – October 1, 2011.  They have a gigantic Merchant Mall that I am assured by fellow quilters will have the latest quilting supplies, quilts, a true dream shopping mall for any quilter. I along with 50+ fellow guild [...]

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 [...]

Pepper Mint Twist©

Almost done writing the Pepper Mint Twist© quilt pattern below! Next will be to finish quilting…almost there!!!! Can’t wait to show pictures as soon as it finished!  It is 75×95, done in red and white with a candy cane stripe in the sashing.




Website building continues! New quilt patterns and categories on the way.

I am so excited to let you all know that as the new site continues to develop I will be adding to the variety of quilt patterns. We will have  more bed quilts, children’s quilts, and wall hangings as well as table runners and table toppers with a line or two of appliqué for tea [...]

A drive in the country!

In the last week I have had to made several trips to Western Iowa for family things and have had the pleasure of being a passenger and enjoy watching the lovely green rolling hill pass by, seeing all the farms scattered dotting the landscape and glad to not see too much flooding in the area [...]

Quilt of Sunflowers

I thought I would share a picture of one of the quilt patterns that is in the works.  It is a good size as you can see; it is just over 6 ft. x 6 ft. finished.  It will have two boarders not shown in the photo below.  I’m not sure if you can tell [...]

Quilt Safari Quilt Show: Very fun!

This last weekend was The 33rd Annual Quilt Show-Quilt Safari* at the LaVista Conference Center here in Omaha, NE. I was glad to get a chance to attend the show and meet some great people and see some beautiful quilts.

This year’s theme was Quilt Safari, I thought there would have been more animal related quilts [...]

New Website!

I am happy to announce we are in the process of switching to a new website! If anything is missing or not functioning please bear with us as we convert everything to the new site. If there are features that are not functioning properly or other glitches you come across please contact us so that [...]

Set Back

posted May 9, 2011 1:22 AM by Melissa Merriman

I have had a minor setback with getting out some of the new quilts that were in the works. I broke the ball of my right shoulder and have been one handed for quite a while which you all know makes it a bit difficult to [...]

Spring is in the air!

posted May 9, 2011 12:54 AM by Melissa Merriman

Spring is in the air finally, although we may be just skipping spring all together and going straight into summer. The Going Solo© quilt shown above is available on my Patterns page.

Tops Finished!

posted May 9, 2011 12:15 AM by Melissa Merriman

I will have a lot of quilting to do as soon as my shoulder mends. I have four tops ready for quilting!

The Pepper Mint Twist © quilt top is finished.

As well as my Owl quilt top show below-quilt name still in the [...]

Valentine’s Quilt

posted Jan 13, 2011 10:49 PM by Melissa Merriman

Hello all, are you getting ready for Valentine’s Day, check out the Tree of Love Quilt © on the Patterns page.