Archive for May 2015

I am in Quilters Newsletter Magazine

I am in Quilters Newsletter Magazine, well, in an article. Yes! I am amazed as well. I subscribe but I hadn’t gotten my copy in the mail when I received the following tweet. Well, hello kquilt. I see you there in the Quilter’s Newsletter! #twilter #quilt — Pam (@pantsfreesia) May 12, 2015 How exciting,... Read more »

12 Signs you need for your Sewing Room Door

I quilt and sew in a loft with only one other person who lives here. Previously I sewed in the master bedroom, the basement and the kitchen table. There were times when I hadn’t been able to sew for a while and I just wanted to be left alone. Or I was in the zone... Read more »

Quilt Block Names that make me Laugh

When I first began quilting I made a 12 block sampler. I didn’t pay very much attention to the names of the blocks, I just wanted to learn the techniques. Recently I was looking for just the right block for a challenge and it hit me, there are a lot of quilt block names that... Read more »

Modern Green Nine Patch Irish Quilt is Finished!

I had such a wonderfully relaxing day today and part of the glory was that I finally got the binding on my quilt. Which quilt you ask? I forgive you for asking, it’s been two months since I started after all. My modern green nine patch Irish quilt is finished. If you need an update,... Read more »


I grew up in the 1950’s when parents didn’t worry so much about self esteem. I knew that my parents loved me, most of the time at least. But when I remember some of the things my Mom used to say it can make me shake my head and laugh, all at the same time.... Read more »

Spring cleaning my Studio Blog Hop

I have a quilting buddy who is very inventive and clever, Cheryl Sleboda. She came up with the idea of doing a blog hop with the theme of showing a real picture of how our studio looks, then cleaning it up and showing the after pictures. Her Facebook post asked, Who’s in? I gulped and... Read more »

Two thumbs way up for the Grand Hotel Needle Art Seminar

Have you ever had such a wonderful time that you almost sputter when you try to describe it? That is how I feel about this past weekend which I spent at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI. The entire experience was so fabulous that it seemed like I was living a fantasy come to... Read more »

10 inch heart block tutorial

I am a recent fan of group quilts. What I love is when you make one block, yes ONE and that’s it. you are done. It’s so quick and fun and you  can find directions for nearly every block on line. I thought it was time for me to add another tutorial to the general... Read more »

Quilt Memes time again

I went back to the cold of January to find this one. It's actually true for any bad weather!
Every day on my Facebook page I post either a quilt meme or an ecard that I have created. Sometimes I watch a movie, read an article or just see a picture and I get an idea for one. I love it when I can see a funny meme that has nothing to do with... Read more »

Grand Hotel Annual Spring Needle Art Seminar 2015

We are on our to Mackinac Island and I am very excited. Earlier this year one of my twitter friends posted this link. The minute I found out about this seminar, I realized I had wanted to go there all my life! OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but I have wanted to visit... Read more »
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