This quilt began with a simple pattern, called pioneer braid and reproduced from an antique quilt by Denice Lipscomb at Common Threads Quilting in Waxahachie. I admired the pattern for a long time, and finally decided to try it when … Continue reading →
I’ve renamed this quilt — the pattern is named Pioneer Braid. But to me it has become my Prayer Braid. Each piece of fabric reminds me of someone — the green leafy one in the picture is a scrap from … Continue reading →
We are called to pray. To lift one another up to the Lord. We are welcome at His knee because of the gift, the sacrifice, the work of our dear Savior, Christ, on the cross. The Bible says that the … Continue reading →
The thing that struck me as most miraculous — even more than the myriad of life forms that our God has created — was the way that the wildlife will interact with mankind. From the tiny killdeer, risking his own … Continue reading →
With our needles and our thread, our machines and our scissors. With our hands and our tools, our creative ideas and our time. With our abilities and learned skills, with our effort and even our trepidation. With our hearts. We … Continue reading →
I have some awesome friends. They are always giving little gifts to others — and usually they play down the importance/value/significance of the gift. “Oh, it’s just a little thing.” But it’s not really little for someone to spend time … Continue reading →
But it bears saying again: I married way above my station. How thankful I am for every moment and every day with my amazing husband. This is a man who will go fishing in a hurricane. That sounds crazy, I know. But it is this innate belief that he can ride out any storm God sends his way is a gift he uses in so many ways. Like when he waits patiently for the misery of illness to spend its fury, on only the promise of the calm in the eye of the storm. And still wants to see pictures of quilts on my smart phone. So if you’ve looked for me at the studio this week, and found that I’m not there, just know I’ve got my priorities in the right order — God, Family, Quilting — and I’ll be back at my machines as soon as he sails into a calm spot.
The room was buzzing — between six and eight visitors, two teachers, the occasional popping in of a spousal unit (mine) — all evening. People were learning. People were sharing. Everyone was working together to do something for someone else. … Continue reading →