I hope you have been keeping up with the Island Batik Ambassador Four Seasons Blog Hop this month. Personally, I have enjoyed the parade of new fabrics that are arriving in our local quilt shops this month as well as the creativity of the ambassadors! Technically this blog hop ends the 2017 Island Batik Ambassador program.… Continue reading Four Season Blog Hop – City Culture 2
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
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
Yesterday didn't go exactly according to plan..you know what they say about best-laid plans...my word is "be flexible." The afternoon sewing plans were interrupted by an unexpected visit from our son and daughter-in-law. No problem. Family first. So it was evening before I was able to begin my table runner project. Sunday Sewing Recap… Continue reading Best Laid Plans
Sundays are my day of worship. The afternoons I consider my "day off" and I generally spend it in the studio with a little Sunday sewing. As much as possible I try to do relaxing projects, usually personal vs business. That's my plans for today... Side note: if you follow me on social media you… Continue reading Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style
Island Batik posted their application for the 2018 season of Island Batik Ambassadors just a few days ago and there are only a few days left to apply online. Part of the application process is to complete and mail an unquilted block, which I just finished up this morning. This block represents my gratefulness for this… Continue reading Would You Like to Be An Island Batik Ambassador?
Today was the first day of the vendor mall at the Fall International Quilt Market held annually in my "hometown" of Houston Texas. Yesterday was a sneak preview fondly called Schoolhouse - where attendees have hundreds of "classes" to visit and see the newest products and fabrics being introduced into our industry. In case you… Continue reading Quilt Market – Where Friends Meet
Besides the fact that I love love love Deb Tucker's Rulers and Techniques... How about a future trip to include a full week of Certified Instructor Training! Yes, I love Deb's Rulers Those of you who know me know that I believe that you can never have too many rulers! That said when it comes… Continue reading What Does The Quilt Rambler and Studio 180 Design Have In Common?