Report from Spring Quilt Market

For a first timer at Quilt Market it can be an overwhelming thing!  Especially when you voyage to and from and plan to see the whole show all in one day.  I commend all the vendors for a providing a fabulous show, from the individuals to the big timers.  I do not know how an [...]

Quilting Events for the Midwest-Spring Market, Quilts shows, etc.

Carpenter’s Square, c. 1895. Artist unknown. From the Quilts, Inc., Corporate Collection.


Hello Everyone as many of you know Quilts Market is in Kansas City, Missouri this year, start tomorrow the 18th – 20th and just a few hours from home Whoo Hoo!!!  I am so excited for my first trip to Market!!!  What [...]

Holiday Splendor Quilt & Needlework Show Oct. 12 &13!!

I am happy to announce that Toadally Quilts will among the vendors at this years Holiday Splendor Quilt & Needlework Show sponsored by Prairie Piecemakers Guild!  The show will be Friday, October 12, 2012, 9 am – 8 pm  &  Saturday, October 13, 2012  9 am – 5 pm.

The featured Quilter and Artist will be Pat [...]

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 [...]

Prairie Sunshine Quilt at Lauritzen Gardens Quilt Show

The Quilts in the Garden fiber art in bloom-Quilt show at Lauritzen Gardens is coming up fast-only one more week!  The show runs from November 11-13th.  This is a fantastic botanically themed quilt show that will feature more than 100 quilts!    If the show is anything like last year, and I know it [...]

Saturday success! Cottonwood Quilters 'Quilt Your Way to the Stars' quilt show in Elkhorn - ToadallyQuilts

Again, we are exhausted but had sooooo much fun at the quilt show today. I cannot say enough about how much fun it was meeting so many great new people and talking with everyone I’ve know or met before. We’ll get some updates tomorrow (unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to roam around with the [...]

Cottonwood Quilt Show in Elkhorn: Friday FUN!

Toadally Quilts - Missy, set and ready for a great day at the Cottonwood Quilt Show

We’re both pretty tired from the show so not too much typing tonight but HUGE THANKS to everyone who stopped through today. We met so many great people and had such a great time that we cannot wait for tomorrow.. Cottonwood Quilters do know how to put on a show and we will have more [...]

The countdown begins until the Cottonwood Quilt Show!

Only 5 days left to the Quilt Your Way To The Stars Quilt Show presented by the Cottonwood Quilt Guild, I can’t wait!  The show is this Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22, 2011.  The show is being held at Bethany Lutheran Church 4200 N. 204 St., Elkhorn, NE.   Come join us for wonderful [...]

Jumping for Joy with the Tree Frog Hop!

Sneak Peak Time!!   I will be jumping for joy to show you all of the vibrant colors hoping across Tree Frog Hop©!  I pieced the quilt top then used fusible web was used to create the appliqued frogs allowing you to have the look of intricate applique without the hours it would normally take you [...]

Back from the AQS Quilt Show!

Exhausted but happily returned from the AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines, IA, my bag a bit heavier and my camera full of photos.  I wish that I could share the photos however AQS has a very strict policy about posting pictures of the quilts  So I guess I will just have to encourage you [...]

Quilts in the Garden fiber art in bloom-Quilt show at Lauritzen Gardens

Quilts in the Garden fiber art in bloom-Quilt show at Lauritzen Gardens is coming soon on November 11-13th.  It’s an amazing quilt show that will feature more than 100 botanically themed quilts by quilters both  local and regional!  Quilts will be displayed among the beautiful mums of  fall Chrysanthemum show so you will get a [...]

Cottonwood Quilters Quilt Show-Quilt Your Way To The Stars

My local guild the Cottonwood Quilt Guild Present Quilt Your Way To The Stars Quilt Show, October 21 & 22, 2011!  The show is located at Bethany Lutheran Church 4200 N. 204 St., Elkhorn, NE [MAP].  Our Featured Quilter is one of our local quilters Suzanne Earnest she is an amazing quilter who will have [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The 33rd Annual Quilt Show

posted May 25, 2011 5:52 PM by Melissa Merriman

The 33rd Annual Quilt Show-Quilt Safari is less than a month away! For anyone who has not been, it is a great show put on annually by the Omaha Quilters’ Guild. It is being held in the same place as last year. The setup was a [...]

David Taylor

posted Nov 20, 2010 4:30 PM by Melissa Merriman

This Monday I went to a guild meeting and who was our speaker for the evening David Taylor!!!! For those of you who might not know who he is a world renowned quilter. He does the most amazing pictorial quilts, they are positively amazing!!! It was [...]

Quilt Show

posted Nov 20, 2010 4:16 PM by Melissa Merriman

The quilt show at the Lauritzen Gardens went wonderful and we had a great turn out on a cool fall day! Who could as for a more perfect pairing than nature inspired quilt amongst all of the fabulous floral displays! The quilts has such a range [...]

Quilts in the Garden

posted Nov 9, 2010 9:18 PM by Melissa Merriman

I am excited to tell all of you about a first ever event I am involved in here at the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, NE.

Quilts in the Garden Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 14 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the visitor and education [...]

Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival

Aug 24, 2010 3:57 PM by Melissa Merriman

Just got back from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival. Given it was my first show I think things went pretty well. Got to meet a lot of wonderful people and made some good contacts! Thank you everyone for that! It’s nice to know that the quilting world [...]