Wednesday, September 7, 2022

WHERE did summer go??

 WOW!
I looked up and it is September already:)
Hopefully this means that your summer was 
as busy and fun as mine was and you are 
just as surprised as I am.

Since I last wrote, this is what I 
have been up to...

VEGAS
Gondola ride
I will never get to actual Venice so a gondola ride 
at the Venetian was lovely especially when 
you have the BEST singer in the whole city
and you are with your best friend and love!

Friends together
Here is my lovely crew waiting
to get in to see Santana!
I knew I knew a few songs BUT,
I knew way more and had an 
awesome night dancing with 
my sweet sweet Della!!

Bellagio Floral art
When in Vegas, you must go see
the exhibit at the Bellagio!
They were still setting up and allowed
people to walk around and look at 
everything while in process.

ATLANTA SYMPOSIUM
AtlantaQuiltSymposium group pic June2022
Here is our awesome group at the 
Cathy Glover presented a FAB lecture
on polyester quilts.
So Much to learn!
I hope to have an opportunity
to go again. These meet ups always
offer an opportunity to nerd out about
quilting and meet new friends.

JULY TRIP TO MOM/KIDS
In July my husband and I went 
to visit mom and get a few things
done around the house. The 
weather did NOT cooperate.
After, we headed to NC to visit
the whole fam:) of both girls, 
their guys, and my little man!!
One day we met mom halfway
so she could spend some time 
with her great grandson!
He is learning how to blow bubbles!

AUG-FQSG & KID VISIT
Quilt study with quilts
Another FAB opportunity to meet old
and new friends for a day of quilt study.
Led by our fearless Kathy Cray and Teddy Pruett
we learned about early 20th century quilts 
and our members never disappoint on show/tell!

FIRST VIRTUAL CLASS
Fabric collaborations samples
I ventured in the world of virtual teaching!
I was a bit worried about the tech but
the students were awesome and I 
couldn't have wished for a better first experience.


MAGAZINES
I was in a few magazines this summer:)
Hope you received a couple of them
or go look for them.
All of these publications offer 
so much for today's quilter!
BottleBrushBursts quilt in Quiltmania
Meet, "Bottle Brush Burst" in Quiltmania!
So excited to be in this issue and their staging
is so cool!
A subscription to this magazine would
be so worth it...great articles and exhibit
pictures of quilt shows over seas.

CharaMums quilt in AQmagazine
Meet, "Chara Mums" in AQ magazine.
This staging was beyond!!! 
I love Autumn and I just want to live
in this space:)
If you aren't a member, you should be:)


First Christmas in Annies Winter magazine
Meet "First Christmas" in 
the special issue by 
With a new little in the 
family it is only natural that
thoughts would turn to 
sweet Christmas.
This issue has so much more
than quilts though.

THANK YOU to all the publications
who continue to choose my designs
and work with me!
I am forever grateful:)



Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Paducah 2022 and a wee one:)

Not my first choice, but rooms
went fast in Paducah this year!
Thankfully the view was pretty
and watching the tugboats
with their multiple barges
was interesting!

I had the wonderful honor
to appraise at the AQS
Paducah show along 
with taking my 
appraiser class.
After work, I was able
to peek about and see
the fabulous quilts on display.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Janet Stone's work 
is magnificient!

Keiko Morihiro's quilt
blew me AWAY!
I am completely inspired
by her lovely,
intricate work.
Linday Roy Never
disappoints!!!
I have been a fan
for many years and 
every time I see
one of her quilts, I stand
and gawk in awe!!
I want to be her when
I grow up:)

While in Paducah, I went 
to see the Red & Green and
exhibits by Sue Reich.
Here I am with 
my sweet friend, 

Paducah offered wonderful
weather, meals with old
and new friends
and plenty of visual 
overstimulation-lol!

My husband decided to 
come along this year
so that we could make 
a trip north to visit the little 
after all my work was done:)

Gorgeous golden fields
adorn the state of KY
this time of year, keeping
us stocked up with
canola oil.

ALL those miles
on the road were
worth it for this
SMILE!!
Keep Stitchin'

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

2022 Travels, so far:)

Mostly a picture post:)
In February/beginning 
of March,
we were still traveling
to various quilt guild shows
so that I could do 
appraisals.
Our view in Daytona...
 
Above: Naples at night
Below: Naples in day
(both views from our hotel).
After Naples, I had a ton
of work to catch up on 
including another magazine 
quilt coming later this 
year to AQ magazine.

Finally, in April, I had 
a bit of time to recharge
when I attended a FAB
quilt retreat at the 

The group of talent
and kindness at retreat
was AMAZING!!
Sooo many laughs
and the delightful 
scenery made
my spirit soar!

There is an old
abandoned wool
mill next to the Inn.
We took a quick peek
at the old buildings
one afternoon.

OH, the stories
these buildings 
could tell....


A few of us went for a 
scenic drive one afternoon.

There were lots of 
Christmas Tree farms 
in the region.
The pic above shows the 
replanted hills.

One afternoon we held
an antique quilt turning
and the beauty just kept
coming:)

I will be forever 
grateful for being invited
to share space 
with quilters
of all walks of life
who graciously shared
their knowledge 
and themselves
with me for 
a few days one April!
~Thank you~



Monday, April 18, 2022

Sew Much Fun Tour: Week #39

Welcome to the 
Sew Much Fun Tour 
where many designers have 
come together in collaboration to 
design a slew of sewing themed blocks.

Sew Much Fun Button
I had some ideas and then looked 
at what was already being done-WOW! 
There are so many lovely
blocks to choose from and you
will have a FAB time assembling
them all into a great scrappy quilt.

My version of a tomato pincushion
is quick and easy with 5 pins
allowing you to decorate
your pin heads any way 
you see fit.
I really love the bling but
how fun are the letter beads
allowing you to spell out
QUILT, STITCH, SEW,
PINS, or any other word
that fits your style.

Because I couldn't choose 
between my 2 block ideas,
I have turned the second
into a sweet little 12"
project that can be an 
addition to your BOM
sampler or a stand alone quiltlet:)
in my Etsy shop.

Keep the fun going by visiting
other designers on the tour.

The 3 designers before me are:

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

SPRING GARDENS

 

AQ magazine with Spring Garden quilt by Robin Koehler
Inside you will find my fun and easy
strip quilt, "Spring Garden".

pepper cory shot cottons
Where do we always start,
the fabrics, of course! 

For this design I used 
shot cottons. 
Thank you, Judy Gauthier, of 
for getting these to me!

This quilt is SO EASY and 
these fabrics make it 
so soft and snuggable.
Piece your blocks...

Cut out your applique'.....

Make some vines.....

one applique butterfly
Use teflon pressing sheet
OR parchment paper to 
make completed butterflies.....

Applique butterflies all laid out
I absolutely love seeing 
these all together!

Model quilted with floral and swirl designs.


PRESTO WHAMMO,
QUILT ready for binding:)


stitching quilt binding
Thank you AQ Magazine!!
Until next time,
~KEEP STITCHIN~


Friday, February 4, 2022

Winter Games QAL: Time to Quilt:)

 WELCOME to the 2022
Winter Games QAL:
Blizzard Quilting.

The FULL pattern is available as a 
PDF digital download HERE 

Etsy offers tips for printing digital patterns.

Please be sure to print ACTUAL SIZE.
All templates have a 1" square for accuracy.
This is a single-copy purchase for a single user!
Copies may not be forwarded or copied to 
be shared with others!

The pattern is required for the QAL.

My accompanying posts and videos
will not provide any measurements.
I will be providing technique tips.
The QAL will take place in 
my FB Group with blog posts
adding additional information.
FB has been playing again so 
make sure all your notifications
are turned on so you don't miss anything.
Winter Games QAL
SCHEDULE
Looks like a lot but it will go fast:)
We will start today  
February 4th 
by getting all the cutting done
and make the icicles.
Prompts will be every other day
for 2 weeks as this is 
broken into 8 sections.
Prompts will be in

Just hearing about all of this?
Follow these links to catch up:)

OK, 
Ready ~ Set ~ GO!
See you over on FB

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Quilt Show Booty!

Who doesn't love a quilt show?
How about the quilt show plunder
and the deals in the guild boutiques!

I am in the middle of quilt
show season here in Florida
which means I get to shop 
in boutiques across the state.
They each have a different set up
and feel as to what they present.

Who doesn't like jewelry
presented in a little blue box 
(I know it isn't Tiffanys 
but close enough:)!
I found a sewing machine
charm and added hearts
to my locket earrings

Of course, every good
quilter knows you can 
NEVER have enough fabric:)

There are always 
deals to be had and 
I found some lovelies
to add to my miniature
making collection.

In between appraisal shows
this month, I had the honor 
of bringing the Well-Loved
girls out on a road trip and 
teaching my Scrapplique'
to the fabulous 
of Melbourne, FL.
THANK YOU!!
They took some fabulous shots
of the quilts too and I am thrilled:)
Seaside Lecture WLL

Well-Loved Ladies Collection

Well-Loved Ladies Collection

Well-Loved Ladies collection

Scrapplique'
Look how FAB these blocks are!
Students who are willing to try
something new are awesome.
Thank you!!

I actually had to do other work
whilst traveling this time but
I couldn't beat my view....





Thank you Vero Beach Quilt Guild
and the town of VB for great 
memories!