The Quilt Rambler On The Road

Monday Musings – Make New Friends But Keep The Old

"One is silver and the other's gold." Do you remember that childhood song? I couldn't help but think of it these past few weeks as I traveled to North Carolina and back for Deb Tucker's Certified Instructor (CI) retreat and training. On our journey, we were able to stop and see friends, both new and… Continue reading Monday Musings – Make New Friends But Keep The Old

A collection of The Quilt Rambler's Quilts
Quilt Story Saturday, Quilting With Friends

Quilt Story Saturday – Why I Love Quilting With Friends

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

My Dangling Carrot quilt designed by Karen E Overton The Quilt Rambler 2008
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Quilt Story Saturday – My Dangling Carrot

Today's Quilt Story Saturday is a tale of a quilt I created and called "My Dangling Carrot".  Leftover orphans blocks were included in the quilt featured a few weeks ago called My Colorful Past. It certainly doesn't seem like 10 years ago, well, technically a little over 9 based on the time of year. Settle… Continue reading Quilt Story Saturday – My Dangling Carrot

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Guess Who Is Teaming Up to Teach in 2018?

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
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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

(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

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What To Gift That Serious Quilter on Your Holiday List

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

31 Day Blog Writing Challenge 2017, Quilting With Friends, Rambling On

Island Quilters Holiday Party

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

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Tropical Dreaming

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

photo of quilting workshop with Karen Overton
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What Do You Get When You Add Friends And Fabric?

 ...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?

Karen Overton holding her quilt Illuminated Journey outside near a breathtaking view of Arizona
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Illuminated Journey – Arizona!

Arizona, We have landed! I have been looking forward to this journey for months! This past week I had the honor of being a guest speaker at the Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild in Prescott Valley, Arizona and able to teach a workshop with my original pattern Illuminated Journey. I have to say the hardest part… Continue reading Illuminated Journey – Arizona!