Category Archives: Quilting

Pressers and Clappers

Just when you think we’ve figured it all out, some new gadget or ruler or method shows up in the quilting world.  At the quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago, I learned about wool pressing mats and clappers.  I’d … Continue reading

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Doll Quilts for Josie and Margot

I had a few scraps leftover after making a princess pillowcase for Margot and a unicorn pillowcase for Josie.  I thought I’d throw together a couple of simple little doll quilts for them to match the pillowcases.  I cut some … Continue reading

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160 Women, 160 Sewing Machines, 1 Room

This week I and 160 other women showed up at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah for Amy McClellan’s Under the Garden Moon Retreat 2022.  I’ve been looking forward to this for a long long time! I didn’t miss quilting … Continue reading

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My Soul is Fed by Needle and Thread

I am sad for any woman who doesn’t have a group of quilting friends.  Oh, how I love being with my quilt group every Wednesday!  We visit and stitch and counsel with each other about life, about our families, about … Continue reading

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A Sewing Sort of Week

It’s been a sewing sort of week.  I’ve been sewing and pressing these little half square triangles out of scraps and strips and leftovers from other projects.  I’m afraid my FTC (failure to count) problem has kicked in again.  I … Continue reading

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Making Pillowcases for the Grandkids

When I got a message from Adam last week telling me that the kids Really would Love some more fun pillowcases, I went right to work.  How does a grandma say no to that?  If it involves fabric, I’m there!  … Continue reading

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My Weekly Quilt Group

Oh, how nice it is to be back with my dear quilting friends!  I took a couple of quilt projects with me to Bamako, but never really got them out while we were there.  It’s been a joy to reunite … Continue reading

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A Quilt Trunk Show by Penny Stephenson

I first met Penny Stephenson about 30 years ago when I signed up for my first quilt classes at a shop in Orem called Fantastic Fabrics.  Adam was a baby and I wanted to start sewing again.  I loved sewing … Continue reading

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It Must Be Love and the Cartography of Quilts

“It must be love.”  There is no other way to explain what would compel Aaron to invite me to join HIM and Abbey at Quilt Exhibit at the University of Utah this morning.  It’s been years since I dragged him … Continue reading

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A Chopped Snake Scrap Quilt

I’ve had a nice morning in my sewing room. I’m still organizing things. Today I found the “snake” quilt I worked on with Claire when she was little.  It was her first sewing project.  I used this quilt to teach … Continue reading

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