Monday, February 8, 2016

Tips for Quilt Retreats

Happy Monday! Over the weekend I returned home from a fantastic quilt retreat I attend each year in beautiful Bryce Canyon, Utah. As I was preparing to attend and while I was at the event I thought often of things that are good to keep in mind when preparing to attend a quilt retreat.

 I wrote down a few of my thoughts as I went along, and I hope they can be of

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Splendid Sampler

Hello! Happy Saturday! I've just returned home from a lovely four days of sewing and visiting with like-minded quilting friends, and I'm preparing lots of blog posts to share everything with you. Today, I thought I'd better let you know about a terrific Sampler Sew Along that is starting soon!
 Several months ago I was delighted to be invited to participate in the Splendid

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Quilting with Scraps: Strip Quilt

Hello! Welcome to the fifth post in my Sew Your Stash series. Today's post is  part one of a scrappy strip quilt idea.

I've been wanting to start this scrap quilt for quite a while now. A couple of

Monday, February 1, 2016

Mini Hope Chest Quilt Parade

Happy Monday! Today is Minis and More parade day for the mini Hope Chest quilt pattern! This little pattern is one of my favorite mini quilts to's perfect for any fabrics and is fast and fun to make!

We have some fun versions of this little quilt to share today...

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Favorites: Quilt Shops & More!

Hello! As I mentioned earlier this week, I had a wonderful time visiting the Road to California quilt show in Ontario, California last weekend! My earlier post shared some of my favorites from the show.

Today I thought I'd share a little bit about some of the other aspects of the

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sister Sampler Quilts Blog Hop

Hello! Happy Wednesday, and welcome to my stop on the Sister Sampler Quilts blog hop!

I was happy to review this terrific quilt book for Anne Marie Chany whom I met when I attended International Quilt Market in Portland a few years ago.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Quilt Your Stash Week Four

Happy Tuesday! It's quilt your stash day! Throughout the month of January I've

done quite a bit of organizing for the new year including some cleaning and

Monday, January 25, 2016

Road to California

Happy Monday! It's great to be back...I was away for a few days attending the Road to California Quilt Show in Ontario, California. While I was there, I was also able to visit a few quilt shops that had been on my "must see" list for quite a while!

One of the highlights of my trip was being able to see the beautiful Coastal

Friday, January 22, 2016


Happy Friday! I hope you have a had a wonderful week and are ready for a great weekend! I have just a few things to share today...first up is the new Strawberry Fields Revisited Frivols set.

 I know Frivols have been out for a little while now, but this is my first one, and

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Another Binding Kit

Hello! Last spring I had a lot of fun stitching a binding kit...perfect for holding scissors, needles, thread, binding clips, and with an extra pocket to spare!

This is a free PDF pattern designed by my friend Vanessa Goertzen. You