Tag: quilts

Facts about Dear Jane quilts and examples from the International Quilt Festival Chicago

Dear Jane quilts have been popular for over twenty years. However, I have always viewed them from afar; I was in awe at the workmanship but filed them under “quilts I will never make.” Because of the International Quilt Festival I am motivated to know more about them. I decided to learn more about them and share some... Read more »

Quilts and quilters through the eyes of a 3 year old

One of my granddaughter’s first words was quilt which made me very proud and happy. She can hardly stand to not have a quilt around her and sleeps with five or six on her bed. She has her own table in my sewing room and plays around with fabric. I figured she must know a... Read more »

How to improve any current book or movie

I may have mentioned 27 million times that I love to read. I choose books for quirky reasons and every once in a while, other people even read them. I was perusing the NY Times Best Seller list and I had actually read some of them.  I also love going to the show even though... Read more »

Things go better with Quilts

Do you remember the 1960’s ad campaign that claimed “things go better with coke?”  I like Coke but I beg to differ with this beverage ad. I believe that they really meant to say, things go better with quilts. Think about the number of activities and events which are improved way more with a quilt... Read more »

Celebrating ordinary everyday sewing

I try to sew every single day. I don’t always make it up to the sewing room but I sure try. This week I have had almost too much fun with a blathering, Quilt guild, coffee with a friend, lunch with another and watching Zara three days. Add in some cooking, cleaning, bill paying and... Read more »

DIY T-shirt quilt tutorial - step one, the shirts

Hi there T-shirt owner! Hey, that works for everyone, we all own T-shirts. But you are probably reading this because you have decided you want a T-shirt quilt and you are going to make it yourself. Yay! If you can iron and sew a straight line, you will accomplish your goal.  Coincidentally, I am making... Read more »

Quilt progress - patience needed

Quilting is a slow process. You did a bit here, a bit there and at the end you have two bits. Isn’t that a quarter? Seriously, it takes a long time to see a finished product so you have to savor the process, the journey. With that in mind I am celebrating progress on two... Read more »
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    My passions are quilting and sewing. Add to that French, Spanish, books, swimming, travels, new restaurants, yoga and chocolate and you have me. All of these are best shared with family and friends. Except for chocolate, don't touch my chocolate. You can email me at QuiltingSewingCreating@gmail.com

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