Monday, June 26, 2017

New quilt publication!!!!

Just a little announcement
My quilt Mrs. Mayflower will be in the upcoming Fall issue of 
Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.
Mrs. Mayflower is the center quilt.
I am so excited as you can imagine.
Look for it!!!

I am almost done with the Lincoln quilt
and working on the two Civil War embroidery books.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Block 6

It is hard to believe it is June.
Don't blink.  It will be gone in a hot second.
I am fresh from a trip to Knoxville, Tn.
My first trip driving cross country.  
My daughter was in tow with me.
It was an adventure.  I am glad I did it.
Anyway, it is that time of the month.

Join us over on our Facebook page:
to see all the great quilts in progress.

I will post pictures of our adventure tomorrow.

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, June 12, 2017

New pattern!!!!

Hello all..
My new pattern 
"Land of Liberty"
is available in our Etsy Shop.

I am working on more.
I will be traveling for the next week to Knoxville, Tn
for the Smoky Mountain Quilt Show.
Friday and Saturday, June 16th and 17th.
Have a wonderful week ahead.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

New Finishes!!!

Hello all
I have a couple of finishes.
First up, 
"Laundry Day" Sampler

This pattern is up in the Etsy shop.
Next is,
"Land of Liberty" Sampler

I used an ecru for the stars, 
so it is not showing up to well in the pictures.
Anyway, I will be adding a couple of 
borders to Land of Liberty and it 
should be going up into the Esty shop by Tuesday.

Also, I am planning a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!
I will be giving away one of each one of my 9 samplers:

She Works Joyfully, Forever Mine, Vintage Sewing, 
Give Thanks, Welcome to My Home, 
Home to Roost, Friends in the Barnyard, 
Laundry Day & Land of Liberty.

The drawing will be in 2 weeks.  
I have 2 quilt shows I am getting ready 
for next week, so I will plan for the 
drawing the following week.
Keep a eye out for it.

And lastly, have a safe weekend.

To those who served and have given their lives, 

Until next week,

Friday, May 19, 2017

New in my hoop and Block 5 of Grandmother's Favorite

New pattern in my hoop
"Land of LIBERTY" sampler.
This should be a quick finish.

 I am hoping to get this one done this weekend.
Fingers crossed. 
I will be at a quilt show tomorrow, so here is block 5 of Grandmother's Favorite

Join us on our Facebook page.

Have a wonderful, productive weekend.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Finishes!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!
Two finishes....
The first is the last embroidery for two books 
that I will be self publishing.

And this is another sampler, "Laundry Day".
I am hoping this one is done this week.

Right now, back to working on the Lincoln quilt!
Have a wonderful week!!


Friday, April 28, 2017

Pincushions Are Up!!!

I got the doll head and clamp pincushions up on Etsy, finally!!

Back to stitchin'.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I hope I will have some new patterns to share with you next week!

Beautiful Quilt

This quilt was in the Dallas show.
It should have won BEST IN SHOW.
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!
It took the artist two years to complete.  
She did her family research and she reproduced the plantation home for the quilt.  
Pictures don't do it justice.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Pincushions

New pincushions!

I found old fashioned (reproduction) clamps to make the pincushions.
I include a tag with a slaves' name in remembrance, along with the city and/or state and year they were last on a manifest or will.

I will have these up on ETSY in the next couple of days!
More to come!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Arizona Quilt Show

I finally got the pictures off my phone.
Here are the pictures from the Arizona Quilt Show.
This was my first time vending at this show.
It was wonderful.  I will definitely go back next year.
Here are the pictures I had a chance to take.
Enjoy the show.

Back to stitchin'

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Block 4

Hello All
It's that time of the month!!!!
Here is Block 4!

Join us on our Facebook page
Stitchin by the River Friendship Group

Also, I have finished the design phase of the Lincoln quilt.
I am embroidering the 5 blocks.  If I stay on target I could have 
it done in the next two weeks.
I will keep you posted.

I am off to Orange county for the Orange County Quilt show.
Preview night is tonight and the show opens tomorrow, 
Friday and Saturday.

222 N East St, Anaheim, CA 92805
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New Patterns, books and updates!!!

This is my 4th attempt at this post...
and I &#,%@ computers at this moment.

I have been busy working on 2 books and 7 new patterns.

Tentative titles:  Portraits of a Slave and The Road to Freedom
I am hoping to get the books done within the next 2 months.

The new patterns have been uploaded to the Etsy Shop.
Here they are:

A City on Fire

Friends in the Barnyard


Holly & Berry

Home to Roost

In the Field

Somethin' to Crow About

Also, I have a quilt coming out in the Fall issue 
of Primitive Quilts & Projects.  Mrs. Mayflower.
I will post a picture when I get the go ahead.

I was traveling last month to 2 quilt shows.
I went to the Dallas quilt show.  I was great as usual.
Big thank you to my customers for your patience.  I ran out of patterns and had to mail them.
Next we went to the Arizona Quilt show.
Our first time there.  We had a blast.  Thank you Arizona.  
We will definitely be back next year.

For those of you who have been waiting for the Lincoln quilt, I am working on it now along with the last quilt for the well as 2 more Samplers.

I know there was more that I wanted to say.  But I can't remember now as this is the 4th attempt at this post.  Once I remember what it was I will post it.😩

Have a wonderful rest of your week!!!!!
I will keep stitchin'...let me know you stopped by.  
I would love to hear from you.