Changes in Latitudes



January has come and is just about gone; so hard to believe.  As I write this post Mother Nature is giving us a little bit of my favorite thing…snow (and it’s really my least favorite thing) However, I think those of us in the northeast are in for some cold weather…ugh!


Last week I attended the Road to California where the temperatures were definitely warmer and the sun had no problem showing me its bright face.  What a great show!!  I can’t believe it’s took me so long to find my way to that event; I have really been missing out! While I was there I held 4 days of amazing classes.  My students were incredibly talented; I hope the invitation to come back and teach finds its way to my mailbox.

The year of 2019 has brough some major life changes to this quilter. I have recently moved BUT I’m only about 10 minutes away from my old house so I’m just a hop, skip and a jump from my “hood”.  What does this mean for my quilters??  Well, I have decided to take on customer quilts again. You might be wondering why.  After much soul-searching I realized  that I felt much more creative when I had the opportunity to actually just  “quilt”.  Yes, digital designs are easier to create, classes are easier to design, but quite frankly I really, really missed quilting.  So I have come full circle and have found myself standing in the shoes of where it all began.  I have chosen to produce mainly all over designs but I will accept one custom quilt a month.  If you are interested in either, please contact me at  I’m pretty excited about this and this gets a few of you excited too! That being said I will begin taking quilts Feb 15th!






Can you say “ANXIETY”?  I am transferring all my quilting equipment and materials from my incredible full basement studio to a much smaller basement studio. GULP I truly think the Netflix Show “Tidying Up” needs to make a quick stop at my  first quilting area and then take a look at my new one. Too many things bring me “Joy”.  To humor everyone and keep you all in the loop I will take some before and after pictures so you can witness the transformation; and oh what a change it will be!  I’m hoping that this will encourage me to become “neater” and more “organized”.  One can dream, can’t they?

Of course all of the Quilter’s Groove Rulers are coming with me and I will still continue to do some traveling in order to teach classes.  I wanted to share the new direction my life is taking me, and thank all of you who had reached out thinking I had been abducted by aliens.  Not to worry I’m still here, and 2019 is bringing many new adventures my way!


2018 Come and Gone


Seriously 2019, how in the world did that happen?  Just yesterday it was September and Brody was starting school; now we are into the new year.  Boy time flies.   I certainly hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday season.  The holidays in the Calle household were wonderful but way too short.  I’m sad to report that the older boys already headed back at school.  😦

The New ProOvals are here! Unfortunately, I do not have a sample made…yet.  It’s on the top of my priority list. In the meantime, they are up on my site for 20% off till January 13th!  Don’t pay full price, shop now while the discount is available! There are 4 different sizes of ProOvals and they work just like the ProPebbles.  I know there is tons of creativity brewing in all of you, so I can’t wait to see what you produce with these new rulers!  Feel free to share!


Mid Atlantic Quilt festival here I come!  Yes, I will be vending for the second year in February and I couldn’t be more excited!  I’ll be planting my roots in Booth #313.  Last year brought such an amazing time I simply had to come back! This year will not disappoint as you’ll find Jolene, Jackie (Jackie’s Woolens – the booth next to us), Barb, and of course myself, taking over the convention center. Don’t miss out, come join the party.  I guarantee you find amazing products and nonstop laughing. Fingers crossed I am hoping to have my new pattern and kit done, Marmalade Skies (see below).   Perhaps, if enough of you flatter me with how much you like it, I’ll be motivated to have it completed on time. LOL  Seriously, I absolutely love Cherrywood fabrics, and I also have a fondness for pinks.  I did take into consideration that not everyone has the same taste as me so I produced another colorway.  This is a project takes no time at all as it is fusible applique and blanket stitch.  Hopefully you will give it a thumbs up.


Yes BIG, BIG news!  I am returning to the business of accepting customer quilts.  Or maybe I should say taking small steps into the customer quilts arena.  Regardless of the size of my steps this is still BIG news!

Starting in March,  I will begin taking on a few customer quilts a month.   Initially I will only be completing “all over designs”.  So if “all over designs” is something you’d like me to produce for you please email me at, and I’ll place you on my list!

Don’t forget to visit me in February! Booth #313 at Mid Atlantic Quilt show!!