"The Quilt Show" Interview...

When I was at the Houston Quilt Show for the "Love of Linens" special exhibit, my fabulous sponsor, The Quilt Show, did an interview and it turned out wonderful!  It will give you some beautiful close up shots of each quilt, names of the quilters whom I featured and some fun information.  Check it out!   

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Design Tutorial~Creating a Medallion Design

So far I've covered how to create a basic star and a feather wreath with the circle Ultimate Stencil.  Now let's take things a step further and learn how to easily create YOUR own design from inspiration found just about anywhere! This tile medallion was found in the floor of a hotel and I just knew I had to draft this into a design.  It was VERY easy using the circle Ultimate Stencil. I always start in the middle and work my way out.  I've drawn a circle where I want my center star to be. I drafted my star. ...

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New Home Wanted for "Trebbiano"

I wanted to let everyone know that my large heirloom wholecloth linen quilt, Trebbiano, is looking for a new home.  We recently moved into OUR new home and I no longer have a place to hang her.  It's a shame she's just folded up in a closet. This quilt has appeared in multiple quilt show exhibits and was recently showcased at the Houston International Quilt Festival in the "For The Love of Linens" exhibit.  She was appraised for $5,500 in 2013 by an AQS certified appraiser and I would like to sell her for $4000.  I will pay shipping. She...

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Design Tutorial Ultimate Stencil~Simple Feather Wreath

I have a huge stash of quilting stencils which contains another equally large collection of different sized feather wreaths.  Since the Ultimate Stencils' arrival I don't use them any more because I can easily create a feather wreath in ANY size I wish. Draw your inside circle where you wish your feathers to extend to. Now draw a second line...this will be your feather spine. Draw a third line...this is the outside edge of your feather wreath. When I draw my feathers I like to do it "hook fashion".  In other words I start from the top and draw a...

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"For The Love of Linens"~Houston Special Exhibit

Well, I'm finally getting my feet back underneath me after getting home from the Houston International Quilt Festival.  My special exhibit, "For The Love of Linens" was featured and what an amazing experience this was.  I'm still trying to digest it all. I was joined by my good friends, Karen Azevedo and Rhonda Dort.  They both stayed with me in the exhibit and helped teach and explain the quilts to our guests.  Ramona Resurreccion (far left) also had a quilt in the exhibit and was able to join us from time to time after she was done with shopping! :)...

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