Cyber Monday!!!

today is Cyber Monday and the last day of my 15% off sale!  Everything on my site is on sale including the preorders of the new ProPebbles!  Some examples of what you can do with them.  Thanks Bethanne for making the samples and testing them out! I played around on the domestic machine, you would need a ruler foot to use the inside circles work. They will work on all the sit down “long arms” as long as there is a ruler foot.

Here are some links to videos  as well.  Orange peel, clamshell, and basics!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Quilt on, My Friends!



Highlighting Small Businesses for Small Business Saturday!

Small business Saturday is a great way to support the little guys!  With this in mind, I am having a 15% off store wide sale at!  Digital designs, paper patterns, and of course all the Quilter’s Groove Rulers including preordering the ProPebbles™!  Bethanne Nemesh made a killer sample…. 

White Arbor Quilting

Bethanne Nemesh

Bethanne Nemesh is an extremely talented quilter who has 3 amazing books!  This Saturday starts her sale of 15% off !  They sell as a set for $65 as well as individually for $25 each!  The Devil is in the Detail…. this is  all about  the wonderful finishing touches that Bethanne uses on her award winning quilts.  I have read this book a couple of times and am going to try my hand at her beaded piping.   All three books are must have’s in your studio.  Bundle


4 and 6 Design

Barb Persing and Mary Hoover

Barb and Mary are a powerful combination!  Sisters who have been designing patterns for years and have just started designing fabrics for Island Batiks!  Full Bloom was the first BOM and a huge success.  They are having a sale so make sure you stop over and check it out.


Karen Kay Buckley

I think I have just about all of Karen’s products.  At Houston this year she gave the teachers  her adjustable cutting ruler! This is a must have and perfect if you go on retreats!  I had the pleasure of taking a hand appliqué workshop from Karen. LOVE hand appliqué.  She has these wonderful circles and ovals so you can create perfect shapes!!!    She is having a sale through Dec 1st,  make sure you don’t miss it!


Please support your local quilt shop and small businesses!  If we don’t they won’t be there when we want them.

Quilt on, My Friends!


ProPebbles™ available for PreOrder!

Storewide 15% off Sale!

Nov 23rd through Cyber Monday (Nov 30th)

The newest rulers in the Quilter’s Groove line of quilting templates, the ProPebbles™, are sure to cause quite a stir.  These will aid you in creating those perfect little circles that elude us.  There are 5 rulers, $15 a piece.  Each ruler does 2 different size circles an inch apart.  One inside circle and one outside circle.  There are 9 different sizes all together.  The 1 1/2 size there are two…. an inside and outside circle.  Circle sizes start at 1/4″ and go up from there to 2 1/2″.


Bethanne Nemesh was so kind as to vigorously test these rulers for me and some guidelines were added.  She created this beautiful little sample!

Bethanne Nemesh's creation using the ProPebbles™.

Bethanne Nemesh’s creation using the ProPebbles™.


I am currently taking PreOrders for the rulers as well as having a 15% off storewide sale.  The ProPebbles will ship Mid to late Dec. If you are ordering other items, they will all ship together unless ordered separately.

Here are three videos about the ProPebbles™.  A basic video and then two tutorials.

ProPebbles™ Basics 

Orange Peel Tutorial 

Clamshell Tutorial

I hope to add more tutorials soon.

Quilt On, My Friends!


Post Houston Wrap Up!

Post Houston FREE SHIPPING at  If you forgot to pick up something in class, grab it now.  :) Use the code Houston2015 at checkout

Phew…… that was exhausting but so much fun!  If you have never been to Houston, go!  The quilts are amazing. There is so much talent under one roof it is beyond comprehension.  My students were great, I taught two Divide and Design classes.  One hands on and the other was drawing….. and I can’t believe that I didn’t take pictures… :(  If you were in my class and have any pictures, please send them to me!!

My sister in law, Judy, came with me and we explored Houston on the days in between market and festival.

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Of course the vendors were also amazing….. and there was so many!

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I am hoping to teach there again next year but in between I’ll be at the AQS Phoenix show, Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, Machine Quilter’s Expo East, and the Karlsruhe, Germany show in June.  Hope to see you all!

Quilt on, My Friends!


Houston… here I come!

Thank you all for the comments about what you like to listen to while quilting.  I enjoyed reading all of them.  I am going to have to try the audio books.

I am currently getting ready to go to Houston and hopefully the rain won’t pose a problem for getting in.  At the beginning of last week, I set a goal of finishing a quilt before I left and I am proud to say, I did it!  Here is a picture…. this is one for my book…. thank you to Barb and Mary  for donating the fabric from their new fabric line…. Lavish.  They are debuting the fabric at Market as we speak in the Island Batik booth!


I am happy with how it turned out.  I challenged myself not to use feathers and I actually did not use any.  Yeah!!!

I am leaving for the airport in a bit and can’t wait to meet up with all of you!  This is my first year teaching at the show and am looking forward to it.  I will be setting up my classroom tomorrow around 10am if anyone is free and wants to help load machines for my Monday class.  :)

See you all soon.


Music? TV? Audio books?

I am curious what you all listen to while you are quilting.  I have taken to listening to meditation music and burn incense.  I find it is incredibly relaxing and allows me to move at a good pace with out trying to speed up which I do when I listen to quick paced music.  Here is the link to what I listen to…

If there is golf on, I have been known to put that on as well although its hard because I really want to watch that.  I am going to look into audio books as well.  I know I want those for when I travel too.  Those long car rides go so much quicker when you are listening to something.

So, what do you all listen to?

Quilt on, My Friends!


A Review!

This past week I has some traveling to do so I decided to take along a little reading material.  I’ve had Bethanne’s book since April but just haven’t had the time to read it.  So I took the plane ride to delve into it.


Wow!  I can not wait to try some of these techniques.  The book is well written and has easy to follow instructions.  I think I am most excited to try the beaded piping as I absolutely love the look.

If you are not familiar with Bethanne,  you must have been living under a rock the past couple of months.  She has racked up the awards on her beautiful quilts.

So this isn’t Bethanne’s only book and after reading this one, I am sure the others are just as well written as this one.  You can check out all of Bethanne’s books on her website…..

Quilt on, My Friends!


A moment to brag……

I am so very proud of all of my kids, but today I am going to call out my middle one…. Noah.  Noah is a junior at Owen J Roberts Highschool.  When Noah was little he had some golf lessons but nothing really consistent.  About 2 years ago, he started to play quite a bit and last year joined the golf team at school.  (PopPop would be so happy) This year Noah made the varsity team and got to play in the PAC 10 Championship this past Monday.   He shot an 81 and missed the cut by 2 strokes.   Jon and I couldn’t be more proud of him.  PCTV filmed a couple holes and here is a short clip.

Quilt on, My friends!



Pa National Quilt Extravaganza!

It’s been a while. I got real busy with teaching and prepping for classes.  I think I use to quilt….LOL

I had the great opportunity to teach at a show in my backyard… this rarely happens.  The PANQE is about 20 minutes from my house so when Mary Claire asked if I would like to teach, I jumped on it.  I taught one class, my drawing Divide and Design.  I had a full class with 20 students all eager to learn.

These are just some of the drawings.  Everyone did a fantastic job.

Some of you were lucky enough to  meet my handsome husband…. who came in with a pink hard hat on.  For those that don’t know, I had a special exhibit of quilts at the show and my husband (who has never before been to a quilt show) invited some friends and family to come and see the exhibit.  He made the appearance in my class to invite all of my students as well.  It was an unexpected and nice surprise once I got over my initial embarrassment.  LOL

Here are a couple pictures…. my two worlds (golf and quilting) collided.  Some of by golfing partners with my students…


Thanks Patty, Lynne and Andrea for coming to see my other world.  :)

Quilt on, My Friends!


Jamie Wallen is coming to Olde City Quilts!!!

Did you hear??  Jamie Wallen is going to be at Olde City Quilts in Burlington NJ this week.    You can check it out here!

The trunk show is Thursday from 6-8.  I am going to try and be there….. who will I see if I make it?  You don’t want to miss this opportunity.  If you happen to be unfamiliar with Jamie and his work, you can check him out on his website.

I am hoping to make it there Thursday evening.   Crossing my fingers.

Quilt on, my Friends!