Category Archives: Quilting

Stars in the Garden Quilt by Piece O’ Cake

Every now and again I find an old un-finished project buried in a corner of my sewing room and I hear it softly calling to me, “please finish me, please!”  Last week I found these blocks.  They want to see … Continue reading

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The Thimble Creek Quilters

About 40 years ago the Utah Valley Quilt Guild was created.  Many of these ladies helped to make that happen (I was living in Africa at the time.)  The guild continues to this day, blessing the lives of many quilters … Continue reading

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Finishing a Masterpiece! My Whig Rose Quilt

Inch by inch, stitch by stitch, it’s all come together.  Today is the day I’ve finally finished my Whig Rose quilt top!  I finished the 9 blocks 10 years ago, then worked on the border, putting it away when we … Continue reading

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Bushman Reunion Day #4 The Elizabeth Degen Bushman Quilt

These last two months, a few of us have been working on this quilt to honor our dear grandmother, Elizabeth Degen Bushman.  We have this black and white picture of a bed coverlet she made many years ago and a … Continue reading

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Josie, My Quilting Girl!

I had so many cute fabric scraps after making the Zaggy Squares quilt top, I decided to see if Josie wanted to help me iron them and use them to make some little quilts.  She was immediately enthralled.  We gathered … Continue reading

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Zaggy Squares Quilt

Inspired by Paula McKinley’s quilt, I came home last week and started pulling fabric to make one of my own.  Oh, my, I love pulling fabric for a new project!! I’m going to fast forward a bit and show what … Continue reading

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Paula McKinley: “Stolen Moments and Scraps of Time”

When I heard Paula McKinley was giving a trunk show today at the Utah Valley Quilt Guild, I made sure I was there.  Paula and I are like-minded quilters and soulmates.  We also share a love for family history–she was … Continue reading

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Passing on the Love

Josie loves sitting on my lap while I sew.  She’s 3 now and very interested in the different fabrics I’m using, especially the PINK ones. She and Clark especially loved arranging all the pins in my various pin cushions.  When … Continue reading

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Building Dresden Plates

I’ve cut, sewn and pressed more than 600 Dresden blades or petals these last couple of weeks.  Today I organized them by color so I could start building each block. This quilt will have 30 finished blocks, with 20 blades … Continue reading

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Quilt Retreat at Sundance

I’ve just returned from a heavenly week with my dear friends at a quilt retreat.  I can’t think of many things I’d rather do that sit with my quilt group and sew all day and into the night.  You’d think … Continue reading

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