Quilt Shop Review – Yankee Quilter, Seymour CT

We left for Maine Friday afternoon with the idea to visit a few quilt shops on the way up. Unfortunately the traffic patterns had other plans, but I was very happy with the two I visited. The first is reviewed here.  This is a great shop with lots of options across all types of fabric…

Maine Quilts Annual Quilt Show

I have always wanted to visit the Pine Tree Quilter’s Annual quilt show but it rarely works out with our vacation schedule. This year we got lucky and the timing worked out.  It is a very nice show with a good variety of quilting styles and construction methods. They boast over 600 quilts and more…

Quilt Shop Review – Selbstegmacht

What is one to do when your flight to Dusseldorf is early and the client can’t meet ahead of time. Find a local quilt shop of course.  As the signs would suggest, this was really more of an old fashioned sewing machine and supply shop that has added fabric over the years.  Beyond machines for…

Quilting is NOT a Lonely Hobby

First, quilting isn’t even a hobby. It is more a way of life that started as a hobby. But that aside, I was chatting with a woman at the pool yesterday and I mentioned quilting. She responded that quilts are nice (just nice?) but making them seems boring and lonely.  Lonely? Anything but… Sure, there…

Another Notebook Case

I wrote a few weeks ago about all the bee coincidences I was coming across. To mark the occasion I whipped up some new bee-themed notebook cases today.  The fabric is all from Moda’s Bee Creative line. The inside is a bee repeat pattern and the pocket is adorable bee theme sayings. “Bee positive,” and…

A Busy July 4th

Hope you are having a great July 4th weekend. I hadn’t planned on much quilting as friends were coming from Miami, but weather intervened, their flight was delayed for hours, and we postponed the visit. It would have been too much for their young son.  I made good use of the time and got busy…