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October 24, 2011
To market, to market……to see some fat quarters….and fabrics…..and patterns…..and tools. Ah, the drooling is starting already. We (my business partner, Julia LaBauve, and I – of Outside the Line Designs) are heading off to Quilt Market in Houston the last weekend in October.
October 19, 2011
There’s a special nostalgia about returning to your childhood home. My two sons and I are in the middle of an extended stay with my parents while we work out details of a family move. I’m sleeping in my old bedroom, watching my toddler play with my old toys, and looking in wonder at the evergreens in the backyard that used to be my height and are now five times my height.
October 17, 2011
We are enjoying life ‘in’ our new cabin this Fall. I’m busy stitching for Market while Jery continues working at finishing up details. One of the quilts I’m piecing will be featured in Quilt Magazine. It’s called Garden Stars and features the new Covent Garden fabric from Benartex.
October 14, 2011
Every October, I look forward to heading to Houston, TX for International Quilt Market. This is the wholesale market for the quilting industry. There are lots of reasons to look forward to this fabulously wonderful event, but here are a few that are near and dear to my heart:
October 12, 2011
Ninety-three—that’s an impressive number, isn’t it? A group of about ten ladies made these quilts, which are for the most part rows of 10” squares, then backed and tied. And equally impressive is the fact that they were made completely with donated fabric.
October 4, 2011
We love it when quilting (or a quilt shop) receives well-deserved press coverage from mainstream media. And, even better when it’s a neighbor! That’s right, Quilt magazine’s main offices are just a short walk (hello, lunch hour shopping!) from the City Quilter, a well-stocked resource…
September 28, 2011
I’ve been sorting through my studio, organizing fabrics and half-finished projects and all that fun stuff. I came across a couple bags holding projects I’d planned to do but haven’t actually started. Here’s my list of dream projects…
September 27, 2011
Questions with Pamela Goecke Dinndorf of Aardvark Quilts: Recently, Quilt talked to Pam Dinndorf, who designed Gone Fishin’, the cover quilt for the Simple Quilts & Sewing Fall 2011 issue…
September 21, 2011
This week, my topic is embroidery, because I feel like it comes with a different set of preconceived notions than quilting. Here’s what got me thinking…
September 14, 2011
While attending my first Houston Quilt Market, I wandered into a booth selling all of Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics. I must have visited that booth six times in two days before finally getting the courage to purchase fabric…
September 7, 2011
I have FINALLY finished piecing a quilt top that I’m going to lovingly call the ”rip-it-out” quilt. I think everyone has one of those…a quilt where you feel that you used a seam ripper as much as you used a sewing machine…
August 31, 2011
So baby #2 has arrived (a little boy–Josiah), and I decided to introduce him to the quilting world as early as possible. Two and a half years ago, I brought baby #1 (Thomas) into my sewing studio less than a week after he was born, figuring I’d get him used to it early.
August 30, 2011
As we move from Summer (which has FINALLY ARRIVED in NW Montana) into Fall, Jery & I continue to work on our new cabin. Actually, we’re IN it — though still working on exterior finishing. It’s designed to host small retreats of quilters…
August 24, 2011
Are you in the quilting closet? Or are any of your friends? When I first started quilting, I was 23. I was a year out of college, living on my own, and needed a hobby to fill all the time I used to spend doing homework…
August 17, 2011
I love going to quilt shows—the exhibit areas are wonderful for inspiration. The quilts on display motivate me to start a new project, learn a new technique, just play with fabric. And the shopping area of a quilt show—well, it’s pretty obvious why I like it, isn’t it?
August 11, 2011
At what point does being a quilter/sewer drive you over the edge of handmade craziness? Back before my son was born two and a half years ago, I really wanted a Vera Bradley diaper bag but ultimately decided to make my own version since the VB bags were so pricey. Of course, I ended up spending at least half as much as the bag cost on fabric, and then there’s the time involved. But it was fun, and I loved being able to choose my own fabrics, so it was worth it!
August 3, 2011
If I’d been born in the days of template-only and scissors-only quilting (not to mention quilting by hand only!), I might not be a quilter. I love my rotary cutter, rulers, sewing machine and other modern timesavers. I have great appreciation for antique quilts and their makers, as well as incredibly detailed quilts made today, [...]
July 29, 2011
Five Questions with Pamela Goecke Dinndorf of Aardvark Quilts: Recently, Quilt talked to Pam Dinndorf, who designed Autumn Blaze, the cover quilt for the October-November issue.