A Week in Rangeley

We had our annual week in Rangeley, Maine a week ago. It is always a special trip, but this year it was even more special because Madeline was leaving for college right after we got home. More on that later. (Photo by Jen Gray) I had set a goal of 4 quilts and 2 minis.…

QuiltCon 2017 – The Quilting

Yesterday I shared some of my favorite quilts from QuiltCon. They were all pieced amazingly well, but the quilting can make or break a quilt. There were several quilts that caught my eye for their extraordinary quilting that dramatically contributed to the overall impact of the quilt. Here goes, in no particular order.  This quilt…

A Piece of My Quilting Journey

Way back when I first started quilting, I used to go to a shop in Ravena NY called Log Cabin Fabrics. At that time it was in the owners home, yep, a log cabin. I have heard it has since expanded and moved to a storefront.  They had a shop sample of a wall hanging…

QuiltCon 2016 – The Quilting

One of the most inspirational parts of QuiltCon was seeing the creativity and intricacy of the quilting. I have been doing longarm for two years and have been slowly branching out and trying new things. The beautiful quilts of QuiltCon definitely inspired some new thinking for me. Here are some of my favorites from a…

Thanksgiving Table Runner

I love Thanksgiving. It is perhaps one of my favorite holidays of the year. Family and friends, good food, and warm sentiments. I have been trying to capture those thoughts in autumn table runners that I have been making for the Etsy shop and craft shows. This is a quilt-as-you-go pattern where you piece the…

Holiday Greeting Card Holder

We have our third craft show tomorrow, this time in Glen Rock. I made a bunch of autumn and winter theme items including Halloween tote bags, wine sacks, Thanksgiving table runners, and this Christmas card holder. I have to take a better picture so it doesn’t look crooked, but it has six pockets to hold…