I had the privilege of handing out candy at Boo on the Square today, in front of My Father’s House Antiques, where Seldom Seen Quilting Studio is housed. I saw dozens of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a handful of Dorothys, countless princesses, and several pirates. The ones that tugged at my heartstrings, though, were the Super Heroes. Little boys truly believe it is up to them to save the world, and they are prepared to don whatever super power is necessary to get the job done. And who knows? Maybe they are right!
This quilt was made by a friend — Ruth W. — and quilted at Seldom Seen Quilting Studio. It’s Harley Davidson in the middle and military on the edges. She made it for an active military member, to show her … Continue reading
At Seldom Seen Quilting Studio today, I was paper piecing my Bali Wedding Star, while Debora P. was quilting a Christmas lap quilt and Ruth W. was quilting a Harley-Davidson/Military quilt, complete with camo backing. It was early afternoon when … Continue reading
Stunning, isn’t it? This is my EQ7 version of the quilt that launched my quilting journey more years ago than I would probably admit to having been alive. It was featured on the cover of Needlecraft for Today, March/April 1979, … Continue reading
This is the birthday cake my wonderful sister and I made together last week, in her beautiful kitchen, in the beautiful red-gold-orange-and-green woods of midcoast Maine. It’s a memorable recipe, one our paternal grandmother made for us when we were … Continue reading
You may remember how blessed I was to be able to make a memory quilt for Tammie Dooley’s mother a few months ago. Tammie stopped by today to say thanks one more time and to bring me a gift of … Continue reading
That old Coconino High School student-handbook-printed-as-a-pocket-folder that contains the cardboard templates, dog-eared photocopy of two magazine pages, and indecipherable notes in lists that represents my first attempt at quilting! I can see that the name of the quilt was “Starry Night.” Looks like I cut apart the pieces from the only copy of the actual pattern that I had. Layout and instructions are marginally legible in the photocopy. Hmmm. It occurs to me that it could be translated into a paper piecing pattern and thus made manageable! We’ll see…
Very impressed. With the organizational mind of Judy Niemeyer. I am doing a Wedding Star quilt — you’ve seen it, I’m sure. Wow, has this gal ever thought out the steps. It’s a masterpiece of preparation — and I’m sure it is going to result in a beautiful quilt with a minimum of hair pulling! There was/is, however, a misprint on the fabric requirements chart, which meant I had to go back to the store for a few more yards. But no worries: none of them were out of stock! Thanks to Debra M. for helping me find them all!