Fall Quilt Market, Quilt Rambler Patterns

Fall Market & Pattern Release

It’s that time of year again, the rainy season....actually its when Fall Quilt Market comes to town! For those unfamiliar ~ this is the wholesale industry trade-show the week before Houston International Quilt Festival. This marks my 15th year to attend! I plan on posting a lot on social media so if you want a behind… Continue reading Fall Market & Pattern Release

Land Locked Quilting Cruise, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Quilting With Friends, Rambling On, Studio 180 Design, Tutorial, workshops

Land Locked Quilting Cruise – Paradise Island

What a fun day in The Quilt Rambler studio at today's one day Land Locked Quilting Cruise featuring my Paradise Island pattern. I have so much fun sharing this pattern, which is truly simple enough for a beginner yet challenging enough to intrigue the most seasoned of quilters. All the units and blocks are made… Continue reading Land Locked Quilting Cruise – Paradise Island

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

2019 Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop, Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Challenge, Quilt Rambler Patterns

Time to Getaway! Island Batik Blog Hop

Getaway... Island Batik style... Oh, my thoughts just naturally turn to a tropical vacation! I can't help it! I know I am blessed to live on the Texas Gulf Coast, just 23 miles inland from Galveston Island, so thankful I'm not shoveling snow. And yes, my favorite getaway is usually a cruise out of the… Continue reading Time to Getaway! Island Batik Blog Hop

Quilt Rambler Patterns

Geese Over Galveston Bay

I am so excited to finally announce the pattern release of Geese Over Galveston Bay. Patterns will ship next week! In true rambler style here's the story behind the quilt! The Goose Flew East Back around the turn of the century our family lived and worked on the road as modern day gypsies - we… Continue reading Geese Over Galveston Bay

Distractions, Feathers, Island Batik Ambassador, Post Harvey, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Quilting Class, Quilting Cruise, Quilting With Friends, Studio 180 Design, The Quilt Rambler On The Road, Weekly Review

Sew Much To Do Sew Little Time

Don't you feel that way sometimes? That the to-do list or calendar obligations seem to just run together as you race to check things off. Oh summer, you are going too fast! Forgive me, dear reader, it's been 13+ days since my last blog (grin). Settle in for a while and catch up on The… Continue reading Sew Much To Do Sew Little Time

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Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Studio 180 Design, Table Topper

Hidden Star – July Island Batik Ambassador Challenge

July's Island Batik Ambassador Challenge is Secondary Patterns. I knew I wanted to use the 10" stack precuts of Paisley Dot in Earth Tones along with the orange and black matching yardage that I received in my first Ambassador fabric box earlier this year. Seeing Stars I decided that you can't go wrong with a… Continue reading Hidden Star – July Island Batik Ambassador Challenge

curved piecing, Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Personal Quilts, Quilt Challenge, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Quilt Retreat, Quilting Class, Secret Quilting Project, Studio 180 Design, The Quilt Rambler On The Road

Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

Honey, I'm home! I shared a tad the other day about my "party for one" quilt retreat at an undisclosed location (grin). Well, I'm home so now I will backtrack and tell you the rest of the story... Settle in as I ramble on.   Quilt Retreat: Okay, so I stretched it a bit -… Continue reading Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Rambling On

Sweet Treats ~ Mint Chocolate Chip

Island Batik has the yummiest fabrics! As an ambassador and a new designer I  not only enjoy the eye candy but actually get to play with the fabric and make sweet concoctions. This week’s blog hop features Nan Baker’s collection Northern Woods with  patterns centered around the theme of a mother bear gathering “sweet treats”… Continue reading Sweet Treats ~ Mint Chocolate Chip

Quilt Rambler Patterns, Quilt Shops, Rambling On

My Bucket List ~ Hancock’s of Paducah

A trip to Paducah would not be complete without a visit to Hancock’s of Paducah! This has been on my bucket list since the turn of the century when I was first introduced to their catalog by my quilting friend Trish. Oh my goodness ~ for this quilter  that was better than being a kid… Continue reading My Bucket List ~ Hancock’s of Paducah