Quilt Studio and Sewing Room Organization!

My new years resolution has started a bit early this year.  We have been in the process of moving my quilt studio to a larger room in the house!!!!  It is not its ultimate final destination but definitely a major increase in space!   It has been a lot of hard work and have way [...]

Happy Turkey Day!

We at Toadally Quilts want to wish you all the most happiest of Thanksgivings, we hope you have a wonderful day sharing time with family and friends and enjoying some wonderful food, yum!  Happy Turkey day!

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 [...]

Many Thanks & Congratulations!

Congratulation to Polly and Nancy our two winners of a $20 gift certificate from the Friday and Saturday drawings at the Cottonwood Quilt Show!  Thank you to everyone who entered, it was great to meet so many people!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in making this show such a wonderful success!  As a fellow [...]

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 [...]

Toadally Quilts online store now open!

I am pleased to announce that we now have the online quilt store open and ready for business!  Online payment is integrated for secure payments through Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Debit cards and PayPal.  Patterns available now include: Boughs of Holly, Tree of Love, Peppermint Twist, Night Owl Hoot, Going Solo, and Anna’s Star.  Toadally [...]

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 [...]

National Sewing Month is September!

Happy National Sewing Month to all of you sewers out there, not just a day but a whole month!  I didn’t realize that September was National Sewing Month, they even have a website dedicated just for that [Link] and their own Facebook page!  They have all sorts contests, downloads, surveys, free projects and links,  It was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]