February Feather Friday! The Flower Feather…

is a beautiful and easy to execute feather… now, this is the last Friday of February but I still have one more feather that I’d like to teach so stay tuned as I am going to post the last feather on Monday…

If you’ve enjoyed February Feather Fridays, consider taking my Feathers for the Timid next time you are at a show!


Enjoy the Flower Feather!

Quilt on, My Friends!



MQX East 2015….

is right around the corner!  Have you signed up for your classes?  I am teaching a number of classes and would love to see you there…

Mastering the Mini and Making it yours is one of them.  This is a 2 part class.  The first part is on Wednesday April 8th  8-12p, we will be learning a simple method of designing.  This can be used for a whole cloth (which is what we will be designing), a simple block in a quilt or to design a spectacular border design… Day 2 April 9th  1-5p, , we move to the machines to stitch out your creations.  I will be on hand to guide you in using templates, stitching out beautiful motifs and finally stitching out the fill work!  This is like 5 classes in one!  Don’t miss out!


Quilt on, My Friends!


Think Spring, Think Spring….

It’s right around the corner…. isn’t it?  I am so ready for some warmer weather.  This snow and cold is for the birds…

I am just about done piecing and appliquéing my spring flowers….


Just need to machine applique them down.  Then add the geese…. speaking of geese…


I ma wondering how many of you are like me and make theirs a little bigger than trim them down.  I really dislike the added step of trimming them but I LOVE the how perfect they are…. What about you?  Do you make them the right size or a little large, then trim them down?

Quilt on, My Friends!


MQX Class: In the Studio with Lisa H Calle…..

I am so excited for this class!   What are we going to do, you ask?  We have 4 hours to talk about anything you want as you watch me progress through quilting through this sample!  This is a block from my new show quilt which is NOT done.  LOL   I am going to be putting on a border , not quite sure what yet but I want it to be something fun.

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We’ll go through my Divide and Design Process and I’ll show you what I didn’t choose and why.  What threads and batting I like to use as well.  So many things and with only 4 hours, I hope to get it all in.  Bring in your tops that you don’t know what you want to do with and maybe I can help with that too.  Hope to see you there.

Quilt on, My Friends!



Organization Monday….

Kids are off school which always puts me behind the eight ball.  Today is organization day.  Last week after getting home from Birds of a Feather I felt very disorganized.  There have been a lot of great things happening but I felt as though I wasn’t staying on top of everything very well.  So I told myself.. Monday is the day to get organized..

My first task is done… that was to create a tickler file to help me remember all I need to remember when I need to remember it.  LOL  Debby Brown is the master organizer and my hero… check out her blog here.  If it weren’t for Debby, I’d be swimming in an office of disorganization.  Not to mention, she is a pretty fantastic quilter and friend.  :)

Next is to tackle the inbox.  I thought I had been doing a pretty good job of having it empty every night…. (hanging my head in shame) but I was delusional.  At any given time I have between 50- 100 emails hanging around waiting for something, even if it is just to delete them.  Wish me luck on keeping up with that one.

I did get my new planner last week as well.  Check it out here…. Passion Planner.  I have been using my calendar in Mac for a while, so I am not sure how transitioning will go or if I will use both in some capacity.  It will probably be the latter.

So I am off now in hopes of conquering my disorganized office in order to maybe sometime in the very near future start quilting my appliqué quilt.

Quilt on, My Friends!


February Feather Friday: The Hook Feather

Hi all, its that time again….. today’s feather is the hook feather!  Remember to practice …. doodle, doodle , doodle!!

In hindsight, I am quite happy with how my feathers turned out.  I like all of you might be too hard on myself.  Keep at it… once done, walk away and then come back.  I was impressed with mine after a short time away.  :)



Birds of a Feather…..

flock together…

It was so great seeing everyone at Birds of a Feather!  I love this conference!  The venue is very nice with lots of restaurants in the area.  This conference is growing and Val is getting new teachers in as well.  Lots of classes to choose from.  If you haven’t checked it out, it is worth it!  I haven’t heard one bad thing about ANY of the classes taught there.

My classes were fun, as always… at least for me.  My students were sponges and soaked in all I had to offer. I am so lucky to have this job!

Here are some pictures from my Feathers for the Timid class.. and these ladies said they couldn’t do feathers… I’m pretty sure they weren’t telling me the truth in the beginning of class.


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Here is my Divide and Design Class… boy, they picked it up and ran with it.  I was so impressed.






I hope to see many of you at MQX in April!  I will be teaching a HANDS ON Mastering the Mini, so you should be able to go home with a completed miniature whole cloth.

It was also great seeing some of the teachers that I don’t get to see a lot, Jamie Wallen, Sherry Rogers-Harrison, and Nancy McNally to name just a few!

Now i have to finish organizing the studio so I can get some work done… looks like a bomb went off in here.  LOL

Quilt on, My Friends


Manic Monday

I have been at Birds of a Feather all weekend! (More about that on Wednesday). Now what does that mean….. Unpacking….yuck! Laundry…. Double yuck!

Wednesday, I was lucky enough to have some spare time so I went to the Round Bobbin in Horsham, Pa. Love this store. I dropped off 5 bags of fabric for some charities, that means I had room to buy more fabric. That was nice.



I was good… only bought a little….



Quilt on, My Friends!