Friday, May 19, 2017

New in my hoop and Block 3 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

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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.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Block 3

Hey all.
Here is block 3.
I have had a lot happen in 4 weeks.
Enjoy your week ahead.

Keep Stitchin'


Monday, February 20, 2017

Grandmother's Favorite

Hello all
Here is the second block for Grandmother's Favorite

Hop on over to our Facebook Friendship Group and join.
Members will post their blocks for all to see.

In addition to these blocks, I am working on 8 other patterns.
I hope to have them up and released by the end of the week.  (fingers crossed)

Have a wonderful week!!!!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Free Pattern

Hello ya'll
I have added another free quilt pattern.  
This one is for Valentine's Day.
Click on the picture on the left:
Je t'aime

Embroider using the enclosed list of embroidery floss.
I used Weeks Dye Works.  
THis would also look 
very good in all red.

Enjoy and send me pictures.
You can post on our Facebook page:

Have a wonderful week and keep stitchin'!!!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Grandmother's Favorite-Block 1

Hello all.
I hope everyone is ready.
To start off you will have two blocks.
Below, you will find the links to both blocks.
For the applique block, you have options if you do not applique.
You can use wool, fuse, needle turn.  It's your choice.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Please post pictures of your blocks to my facebook page.

This is my first sew along, hopefully there won't be too many hiccups.

Take Care and

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Ok ya'll!!!!!
I figured it out.

Tomorrow the first block of the FREE BLOCK OF THE MONTH-GRANDMOTHER'S FAVORITE. I created a group for all of the upcoming BOM quilts we will be doing.
Use the link or search-Stitchin' by the River Friendship Group on Facebook.
I can't wait to see all the different versions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017



So I have been very busy designing and making quilts.
Finally I have been getting organized and amazed at the 
amount of quilts I have designed, but not released yet.

I have been wanting to do a block of the 
month quilt.  Now to choose a quilt.  
After going through many of my designs, 
I choose a quilt that would be fun for a block of the month 
and we can do it together.

Title:  Grandmother's Favorites.

This is a scrappy quilt, consisting of nine, 
9" blocks and a pieced border.  
The quilt finishes at 105" squared.

The quilt is set on point.
For each block, the instructions will state how 
many of each block you will need.  

The colors in the above sample are not 
necessarily the colors I will be using.
I will be using Civil War Fabrics in my version.

The blocks will be posted here for free
on the 20th of each month.

The block files will be available here, 
on my blog.

Please join the fun. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017