Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stitching from the Soul

A few months back I was delighted to get a request from Quilting Arts Magazine asking if I would be open to writing an article on my Work Quilts. They wanted me to talk about what my inspiration was and a bit about my process in creating them. I was more then happy to do so, and am very pleased to announce that the article is now out and can be found in their current June/July issue! (I loved the title that they gave to the article, as it truly sums up what I am trying to do.)

Thanks Quilting Arts!

Also, I wanted to let you all know, in case you hadn't yet heard, about the new Online Quilt Museum which was created by the amazing Karen, of Selvage Blog.

This site will no doubt prove to be a valuable and educational resource to quilters and quilt lovers. Karen contacted me a bit ago while she was building the new site, asking if I would allow her to feature my Hurricane Katrina Quilt in the Online Quilt Museum's Exhibit section. (Speaking about "stitching from the soul"... this quilt poured out from my soul.)

When I saw Karen's presentation, I was so honored and impressed... she did such a fabulous job, really bringing out the emotion that I felt in creating it... even typing up a section of the words that I wrote on the backside. The whole site is truly a wonderful! Please be sure to visit, and also of interest... Karen is offering Gallery space to individual quilters for a mere $4.95 a month. Go here for the details.

Have a great week!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Remnants #4 and #5

I'm back from a lovely 4 day stay at the Eastern Shore and have two more Remnant pieces to show you...

Making these 'Remnants' is so soul satisfying. They feel good in my hands and please my eyes!

Both are listed in my shop...

Remnant #4 can be found here,


Remnant #5 can be found here.


P.S. The shore was beautiful, and was just what the doctor ordered!

Here are two views from my room's porch...

... total bliss!

Monday, May 10, 2010

And the Winner is...

Number 35, which would be Elaine of Soggy Bottom Flats. Congratulations, Elaine! Hope you enjoy the Whip Up Mini Quilts book and Happy Quilting!

Big thanks to the other 236 of you who entered the giveaway! I wish there could be more then one winner, but for everyone else, the book is currently available in bookstores and on line.


In other news... I am taking a small break for the next week or two. I need a chance to tend to various things, and I am also taking a little, (and much needed) vacation to the Eastern Shore with my mother and sister. I'll be back soon with some new stitched 'Remnant' pieces and some happy news to share!

P.S. Hope everyone had a very happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Chronicle Books, the publishers of Whip Up Mini Quilts by Kathreen Ricketson, has been kind enough to offer a free copy of this lovely new book to one of my blog readers! Just leave a comment in the comment section and make sure that I have a way of contacting you should you win.

Only one comment per person, please. Contest is open till Sunday, May 9th midnight. I will announce the winner on Monday. Good Luck!

For more info on this great book, or to see my mini quilt contribution, please see my post below.