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Happy Spin Quilt-Top

Happy Spin Quilt-Top

Last fall Kathy Doughty visited and taught a great workshop at the Bernina Connection here in Phoenix on her Vintage Spin quilt pattern which is available in her book, Adding Layers (Stash Books, 2014 C&T Publishing). Kathy and I had fun picking out some fabrics...

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English Paper Piecing Hexagons

English Paper Piecing Hexagons

Yay! Getting ready to teach English paper piecing tonight at the Bernina Connection in Phoenix! Amongst other things we will learn how to make a nice knife-edge finish on our projects whether they are large or small. If you want to see the method I am using you can...

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Raw-Edge Appliqué Workshop March 25th

Raw-Edge Appliqué Workshop March 25th

Hi Everyone! I am teaching my pattern, Jaelyn's Sunshine, as a raw edge appliqué workshop on Wednesday March 25th at the Bernina Connection in Phoenix (http://www.berninaconnection.com). This is an all-day class from 10-4  and you will get a good start on your...

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My Dad’s Orchids (and one daffodil)

My Dad’s Orchids (and one daffodil)

I can't resist sharing these pictures with you. My dad has VERY green thumbs and it seems whenever I am visiting the orchids in his living room are in bloom - summer or winter. I was playing with the macro lens for my camera and took a few pictures. Which...

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Reproduction Sampler Workshop

Reproduction Sampler Workshop

I am finally getting over the cruddy head-cold and the 9-hour jet lag from flying back from Norway a couple of days ago. The flight back, with a squirmy 3-year old, and me completely congested and unable to get my ears to pop, sucked - there is no other way to...

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Norwegian Winter Beauty

Norwegian Winter Beauty

This past weekend I was teaching my reproduction sampler workshop for a local craft guild in Royken, Norway. The guild utilizes a house at the old rectory farm with nice views of the surrounding woods and countryside. Since I arrived early, and had the macro-lens on...

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“Not Like the Others”

“Not Like the Others”

I had such a blast designing, appliquéing, and quilting this quilt with Michael Miller Cotton Couture. It went off to quiltCon yesterday, but I managed to take a few pictures in the few hours of early dawn before rushing it off. Maya was extremely helpful in standing...

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Purple Planning

Purple Planning

The other day I was laying out the colors for my new quilt with Michael Miller Cotton Couture. I was doing raw edge appliqué again, so of course I wanted the right color threads. When I want to start a project, I want to start it RIGHT AWAY. I hate having to order...

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Jaelyn’s Stocking

Jaelyn’s Stocking

I am sooooo far behind on all quilting and craft projects this year because of all the issues with my foot. Five surgeries and a week in hospital....But I am finally starting to  become mobile again and last week I finished Jaelyn's Christmas stocking. Now 3 out of...

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