I love quilt retreats, guild sew-ins, or just setting aside time for quilting with friends, don't you? It's almost indescribable! Getting away from the responsibilities and taking time to focus just on the pleasure of quilting. Today's Quilt Story Saturday is a walk down memory lane of these special times with friends. Quilting With Friends… Continue reading Quilt Story Saturday – Why I Love Quilting With Friends
I am over the moon excited to announce that the rambler and the redneck are teaming up to teach this fall at Studio 180 Academy! What is Studio 180 Academy? Imagine three days of quilting bliss with Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors in a luxurious setting in Zion, Illinois. You can read more… Continue reading Guess Who Is Teaming Up to Teach in 2018?
(Photo Credit, Eric Overton, Dickinson Texas after Hurricane Harvey) How do I say thanks to the many people who have influenced my life this past year? With tears in my eyes, actually. This wasn't exactly the post I had planned for today but in going through photos of 2017 I knew this had to be my… Continue reading It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
With Christmas fast approaching I thought I'd share the perfect gift for that serious quilter on your holiday list...hum....that could even be YOU! Have you thought about a Quilt Vacation? Maybe more along the lines of a Quilt Retreat in a beautiful setting surrounded by luxury accommodations and more importantly - sewing machines and fabric! Better… Continue reading What To Gift That Serious Quilter on Your Holiday List
The Island Quilter's Guild of Galveston sure know how to throw a good holiday party! We are a small group, about 90+ members. We call this our "holiday" party, not to be politically correct but out of mutual respect - we have members that celebrate Hanukkah, members who celebrate the birth of Christ, and members… Continue reading Island Quilters Holiday Party
While others are dreaming of a white Christmas I'm tropical dreaming! Five Hundred Twenty Seven Day Countdown! I am sooo excited to announce publicly that I will be teaching on a Stitchin Heaven Quilting Cruise in 2019! The website just went live a few hours ago and I couldn't wait to blog about this! Perfect… Continue reading Tropical Dreaming
...A quilting day with friends of course! The Quilt Rambler has been on the road again (yes, you can hum the Willie Nelson song while you read along, I don't mind). You may recall my recent trip to Arizona to teach my pattern Illuminated Journey....well I have to confess that the bags have been in… Continue reading What Do You Get When You Add Friends And Fabric?
Today we are celebrating National Quilting Day and what better way than to discuss the top three reasons why you should join a quilting guild if you haven’t already done so. Reason #1 To Join a Quilting Guild: to Meet New Friends It’s been my experience that quilters are some of the best people… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Join a Quilting Guild
Galentine's Day or Valentine's Day? Projects for both were made at this weekend's Sew In with the Island Quilters Guild of Galveston. What is Galentine's Day you say? According to google search Galentine's Day was "invented" by a fictional character on a program called Parks & Recreation to be celebrated each February 13th - it's all about enjoying… Continue reading Galentine’s Day 2017 Island Style
Quilters seem to have their own lingo. Take for example the acronyms mentioned above. WIP in quilt terms means Work In Progress. Whereas UFO is stretching it a bit to mean UnFinished Object. Here's an interesting one, PIGS = Projects In Grocery Sacks. But I think my favorite one is PhD - Projects Half Done. Doesn't that sound SEW smart!… Continue reading WIP, UFO or working on your PhD?