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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Three new patterns now available!

I am so happy to announce three new patterns to the Toadally Quilts pattern line!

Pepper Mint Twist © is a 75″ x 95″ quilt that would be a perfect Christmas quilt done in the reds and creams as we did or switch it up and make it for any season or decor!

Night Owl Hoot [...]

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.

Pepper Mint Twist Quilt©

posted Jan 8, 2011 9:01 PM by Melissa Merriman

Check out the Patterns-2011 page for patterns coming soon. Pepper Mint Twist© is almost ready for it’s Toadally Quilts début! Get a jump start on this coming years projects and take advantage or those Christmas fabric sales at your favorite quilt shop!

Happy New Year!

posted Jan 8, 2011 8:30 PM by Melissa Merriman

I hope everyone made it through the holiday seasons with out too much stress! You should now be refreshed and geared up for all the projects that were either put on hold or those new projects obtained from those post holiday sales. I know there were [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]