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How to Mark a Baptist Fan

With a little help from my friends, I settled in on the Baptist Fan quilting design for my Garden Party quilt, I shared last week.  291 more words


It's Opening Day!

It’s the grand opening of my sewing room for 2016. I know it’s already February 10th and a little late for opening day but that’s the way it goes when you are super, super busy. 71 more words


An Unexpected History

I have officially completed the top of the Century Quilt without harming myself or the sewing machine. It just goes to show what can be completed in the dead of winter when one is (a) retired with no responsibilities other than feeding the cat and (b) there are no little ones underfoot. 738 more words


A Rather Grumpy Wednesday

I envisioned myself making massive quilting progress during Chinese New Year break, but my quilting progress has been slow and somewhat frustrating.  After adding the decorative stitches to the inner border of the Rattlesnake quilt, I added some straight quilting between those lines.  473 more words


Harriet Powers and the Power of Quilts

In honor of Black History Month, I want to make sure you all know about the work of Harriet Powers (1837-1910). She was born as an enslaved person in Georgia, and after the Civil War she was a farmer living outside of Athens, Georgia. 1,060 more words

Creative Update, Medical Update

Well, no, not really a creative update… but rather just let everyone know how things have been going. Two weeks ago, I had the first of bilateral total knee joint replacement surgeries. 536 more words

Change in line up.

I have made a change in the line up of quilts!

I will be finishing the top for the puzzle quilt tomorrow or the day after but the thread I need to quilt it is coming in the mail from superior threads and I have no idea when it will get here. 195 more words