My Whole Cloth Plan

I might have bitten off more than I can chew on this first whole cloth on my domestic machine.  Since this is the first time quilting on my domestic, I have decided to hold off on doing feathers.  I have also decided it would be in my best interest to mark the whole design…. minus the stippling.

While my  new BERNINA is wonderful… I am not so sure I can successfully quilt on it as I have on my A1.  Wish me luck… I am waiting on my new Craftoptic glasses before I do any quilting.  If you haven’t seen these glasses and have any neck or back issues, you would be doing yourself a favor by checking into them….


Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Happy quilting!


Whole Cloth Challenge Update!

This has been a busy summer!  Hopefully we are all in our final stages of our whole cloths… I can hear the clock ticking in the background here at my house.   Tick Tock Tick Tock… can you hear it?   Please send me your pictures @    Here are two that are done.  🙂  Congratulations ladies, they are gorgeous!




I am still working on mine as well.  😉

Happy Quilting



School Starts next Week!!!

No, I am not excited at all!!  I have had a nice summer of spending time with the kids swimming, golfing, and going to the beach BUT I am ready to get to work.  This summer was a transitional summer…. that’s what I’m calling it.  I have stopped doing quilts for customers and am focusing my energy on teaching, patterns, book proposals, working with BERNINA as an ambassador and creating my own quilts.

It was a little difficult going from physically doing quilts all day to sitting at a computer or my sewing machine.  I am now ready to hit the ground running.  So many ideas…. will there be enough time….. I sure hope so!

My quilt, Crown Jewels, will be making the trip to Houston!  This will be my second whole cloth that has been accepted.  I am honored!

Crown Jewels I will also be there and hope to see many of you!  I will be working in the Urban Elementz booth selling my rulers and DVD’s!  As soon as I get a booth number I’ll post it here.

I will be posting a whole cloth challenge update on Wednesday.   I will post all of the pictures I have received all in one place.  They are spectacular!  I will also post where I am in my challenge.  There is still time… send me those pics!

Happy Quilting!



Vacation Sale!!!

August…. is it really August?  Soon the kids will be back in school, the leaves will be falling from the trees and I will have the house to myself.  Well, at least from 8:00am-3:30pm.  Oh, the quilts I will get done…

Back to the moment at hand…. I am currently on a little vaca… at the beach. But to ensure that I will have things to do when I get home, I am having a VACATION SALE over at StoneHouse Quilting!!!!  Free shipping from August 7-17th on all orders over $40.  Use code vacation14 at checkout

Who has signed up for MQX Midwest???  What, you haven’t??? What are you waiting for???  Aside from myself teaching there… Linda Poole, Sherry Rogers-Harrison, Mark Lipinski, Gina Perkes, and Karen McTavish, just to name a few.   It is sure to be a blast with loads of inspiration!

I am thrilled to be going to Houston again this year… BUT, I am not only going to be at Festival for two days, I get to go to Market for 2 days as well.  PLUS, Crown Jewels has been accepted!  yeah!!

ok, I better sign off and go to the beach.

Happy Quilting