Thursday, April 21, 2016

Quilting Blog Tour

The blog tour for my new book
Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars
Starts on Monday.

What is so amazing about this quilt book?  From this one block pattern you can create diamonds, circles, pinwheels, stars, boxes and cubes.

Chances to Win the Book
Here's the schedule of blogs participating in the tour. 
C&T Publishing- April 25   
Bonnie Hunter-Quiltville - April 26  
Pat Sloan -The Voice of Quilting- April 27   
Julia Graber -  April 28  
Canton Villiage Quilt Works - April 29  
Connecting Threads - April 30  
Barbara H. Cline-Quiltingal - May 1  
  Head to these sites each day for more information about the book and more giveaways!

Do you see the one triangle block in the Starry Lights quilt below?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mother/Daughter Quilting

I taught a quilt class this past week at Sew Classic Fabrics. There was a Mother and daughter who took my class. 
 It was so neat to see the interaction. 
 Pat and Sue

This inspired me to share a few other pictures of 
Mother/Daughter teams quilting.
June and Jolene

Holly (my niece) and Polly (my sister)

 4 Generations: Margaret (my mother), June (my sister), Jolene (my niece), Afton (my great niece).

 Emily (my sister) and Granddaughter.

 Autumn and me.

Margaret (my mother) and Polly  (my sister)

Spend some time with your daughter.  You can take her out to eat, pull weeds with her or help her clean her windows.  Be an encouragement and build up your relationships.  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Quilting and Sewing Retreat

Here is mother and my six sister at our 16th Annual Quilting/Sewing Retreat. 
 We are in birth order.
We sure missed our sister-in-law Chery this year.

A few of our projects
Mother with her puff quilt.

 June Flory

Mother and Coleen Barnhart. Coleen's wall quilt is made from Father's shirts.

Julia Graber and Mother.  Julia's quilt is also made with Father's shirts.

 Sheila with her grandson George.

 Polly Yoder

 Emily Hostetler

 This quilt was huge.  My sister Polly will made another quilt using this pattern but use a  different color way and also make it smaller.

 Nieces and their quilts.
 Jolene Powell

 Katina Martin

  Clair is a professional oil painter .  Each year she makes specialty 
backpacks for her nieces and nephews. She has made 13 different backpacks and has 9 to go.

 Melissa made fitted diapers for "Diapers for Hatti".  They will go to various orphanages.

 Autumn Sensenig

 Rebecca Rittenhouse

 Holly Yoder

 Three of my sisters and one niece finished their
Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt 2016.

 My granddaughter Rowen is well on the way to learning to quilt.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Save the date for MAQ 2016!

Held July 15-17, 2016
Mount St. Mary's University
Emmitsburg, MD

I will be teaching the following classes:

Star Chain Table Runner

  • Description: Create stunning stars which has the appearance of them overlap each other. Techniques taught in this class are strip piecing, the ease of using templates, how to make a easy inset seam and many tips and tricks to challenge your quilting skills.
  • Techniques Taught: Piecing in a triangle base layout, strip piecing, easy-way method for cutting from templates and tips and tricks to make quilting easy.

 Twirling Swirling Dance 
In this class you will learn how simple it is to piece in a lone star block layout. To create the spinning twirl you will strip pieces, cut diamond strips and learn how to create easy inset seams. This all day class will have you well on your way to a finished project.

Skills Taught:  Piecing in a lone star layout, strip piecing, blocking a diamond block, Easy steps on inset seams and tips and tricks to make quilting easy.

Also announcing a Blog Tour
  coming in March for my new book 
 Check back to win books and prizes.