Admit it. This is why we quilt in the first place. Because quilts alone have the power to wrap our loved ones up in our love when we are not present! This particular loved one is my great nephew, David. … Continue reading →
The smile, the almost crow of delight when a quilter pulls her first quilt off the longarm and holds it in her hands. When she feels that puffy, cottony fluffy softness and knows she has created it. When she realizes that she just accomplished something she has dreamed of, hoped for, but was afraid to try. This moment — this is why I love my job! If you have been toying with the idea of learning to quilt on a longarm — do it! Come by and see me at Seldom Seen Quilting Studio, 308 S. Rogers, in downtown Waxahachie. I’m on the mezzanine at the back of My Father’s House Antique Mall, and I’m there six days a week. See you soon!
I always have a good time telling stories on myself, when I am speaking. Here I am telling — and showing! — about the first ‘real’ quilt I ever tried to make! I started this thing 35 years ago — … Continue reading →
I’ll be speaking at the Creative Quilters’ Guild of Ellis County this evening. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Waxahachie Bible Church on Solon Road. If you are in the area, come on out! Topics will be my novel, Betsey Anne, and quilting!
I opened a little box this morning — a small, round, wooden box in which I expected to find a broach to wear. I did find a broach — a turtle made of sterling silver and abalone shell. But I also found a one-inch post-it note with my name on it. Just ‘Diana.’ In my Mama’s handwriting. A 9-year-old post-it note. Been thinking about it all day.
Even though this quilt was pieced by someone I never met, it took me for a trip down memory lane when I found two fabrics that reminded me of dresses my sister and I had in about 1970! They were … Continue reading →
I seriously have the best job in the world! I get to help first-time quilters like Bobbi D. complete quilts like this one — AND then send the quilt to a sick child in the hospital. I get to create … Continue reading →
Single fold binding is my new favorite. A pleasant process from start to finish, no ironing (like the method of folding the front over to the back that I always used before). A very professional and dainty look when finished. … Continue reading →
Is there anything quite as satisfying as completing a long-term project and being pleased with the results? Here it is, at long last — the Sunbonnet Sue quilt I have been working on for several months. Scalloped binding and all! … Continue reading →
…and quilting it, too! Here is a beautiful quilt made by my customer, Gayle H. The pattern resembles a “Turning 20” pattern, but is called “Twice-Cut Layer Cake.” Made with some exceptional Moda fabrics in stunning colors. Gayle did an … Continue reading →