Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Studio 180 Design

River Valley – Simply Celebrate

Ah summertime! Don’t you just dream of tropical vacations or perhaps a walk along a shady cool riverbed? These two images may seem a little disconnected to you, but both come to mind as I’ve spent half my adult life either living in the foothills of the Tennessee Smokey Mountains or near the Texas Gulf… Continue reading River Valley – Simply Celebrate

Distractions, Quilt Along, Scrap Quilt Creations

Calgon, Take Me Away!

I get it! With all the, shall we say, “interesting” events going on today don’t you just wish that Calgon could really take you away! Well, let me suggest the next best thing – Sewing from Home Quilt Along with Amy’s Quilt Room! Yep, my new friend and fellow Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor (class… Continue reading Calgon, Take Me Away!

Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Studio 180 Design

Fiesta Stars – The Rest of The Story

How many of you remember Paul Harvey, and “the rest of the story”? I remember back before the turn of the century (mid-1990’s) when I homeschooled our sons that the world stopped at noon so we could listen to Paul Harvey on the radio. In keeping with that spirit, I invite you to settle back,… Continue reading Fiesta Stars – The Rest of The Story

Illuminated Journey by The Quilt Rambler Karen Overton
Illuminated Journey Pattern, Quilting Class, workshops

The Journey is Best Shared With Friends

I am so blessed...When I designed Illuminated Journey in 2014 I had no idea the true journey that I was beginning. Quilters are such lovely people! Today I had the pleasure of teaching Illuminated Journey at TEO's Treasures Quilt Shop in Dickinson Texas - my husband's hometown by the way. Even though I've shared this… Continue reading The Journey is Best Shared With Friends