Dog Days of Summer!

For Gabi and Mia, this was their first time at a sewing machine.

All fabric was “shopped for” in grandmoms stash. Continue reading Dog Days of Summer!


Power of Playful Piecing

It’s play time!  The May challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is Playful Paper Piecing.  The rules were pretty simple: Select any fabric  in the current collections, use either foundation paper piecing or English Paper Piecing, and create something playful.  The projects can be any size but the theme of ‘Playful’ was open to our interpretation.   So where do you begin when you have … Continue reading Power of Playful Piecing

The Lucky Charm Quilt

Do you remember the craze of the New Millennium? For quilters, the end of the 20th century marked a time when many of us were focused on gathering an assortment of fabrics to commemorate the new millennium. During this time, charm quilts, as the name suggests, garnered the appeal of quilt makers  who enjoyed trading fabrics in order to complete a quilt that has individual … Continue reading The Lucky Charm Quilt

Healing Quilt

Today, we remember the events of September 11, 2001 and honor those  those who we lost.   I remember the day like it was yesterday, I had two young children who were already at school for the day. My husband, whose office was not far from Ground Zero, was working at home that day. And as I prepared my lesson plans for my classes I watched, … Continue reading Healing Quilt

The Thrill of the Hunt!

Every quilt tells a story. From the rolling diamonds and waves of triangles and squares – this denim quilt has a tale to tell. The patches of blue make up The Storm at Sea block, and it is one of my favorites. It is a traditional block that is rooted in the Bible passage Jesus Calms the Sea, Mark 4:37-39 Years ago I decided that … Continue reading The Thrill of the Hunt!

There are no rules!

Whew!!!    I’m contented to say, with a bit of relief in my breath, that 2014 is over. It was a year full of new and exciting changes, welcome changes – I admit.  Most of the changes came about as a result of the resolution I made one year ago. Say YES! to new journeys to new adventures to new opportunities to new beginnings Just say … Continue reading There are no rules!