Gathering Threads



    An Applique Quilt Finish

    Posted by on Aug 06 2017

    Summer is a chance for me to recharge my sewing batteries and tackle a lot of the UFOs and Otta-dos that I put off during the school year. This quilt — the design is by Kim Diehl from her book “Simple Appeal” — was pieced and appliqued ages ago and then sent off to Allison for […]

    Visiting the Queen’s Bush Quilt Show 2017

    Posted by on Jun 29 2017

    Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the Queen’s Bush Quilter Guild’s 2017 quilt show in Markdale, ON.  I had a great time.  My good friends Nancy F. and June W. are members of this guild, so I wanted to support their effort.  Markdale’s big claim to fame, in case you aren’t up on […]

    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 […]