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    My Quilts at the Quilts in Bloom Show

    Posted by on Jun 03 2016

    I had a lovely day with my mom, visiting the Hamilton Quilter’s Guild annual show, Quilts in Bloom, today.   I had two quilts in the show (Spring Bouquet and Oh, My Tangled Stars).  Both were quilted by Alison MacDonald, my long armer extraordinaire.  She’s a member of the guild, so she was able to […]

    Planning my Trip to Baltimore (Quilt Style)

    Posted by on May 14 2015

    *Waves* I know I’ve been MIA for a while.  I taught a full four courses this term, and started reading for my next round of exams in August.  Sewing time has been limited and blogging even more so.  But now that the winter term has wrapped up, I can focus on the things I’ve let […]

    Farm Girl Finery Quilt Top Done

    Posted by on Dec 08 2014

    Another quilt top complete!  I can put a check mark beside Farm Girl Finery and call it a day. But please, don’t go thinking I’ve been sewing up a storm.  I have barely touched my machine since Hallowe’en.  I’ve just been too busy between teaching, prepping for my comprehensive exams, getting ready for the holidays […]

    A Beginning on “Oh My Tangled Stars”

    Posted by on Oct 14 2014

    As the year begins to wind to a close, I am trying to keep my New Year’s Resolution on track: completing all of my UFOs (quilted, smocked and sewn) by Dec. 31. “Oh My Tangled Stars” is a quilt that I haven’t mentioned in ages, so it definitely qualifies for UFO status. OMTS has been sitting […]

    Book Review: Simple Appeal by Kim Diehl

    Posted by on Sep 26 2014

    Ever since I tackled Spring Bouquet, I’ve been addicted to applique.  When I saw that Kim Diehl had a new book out, Simple Appeal and that it featured a number of quilts that combined piecing and applique, I was sold.   I liked the combination of traditional colours with a modern flair. I was especially attracted […]