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!


11 thoughts on “Changes in Latitudes

  1. Lisa welcome back to the long arming world! Although I’d like to wish you luck, you far from need it. Your customers will be so happy that you are back. The word is already out and you will be busy. I moved recently, also. And went through the trials and tribulations of moving my 14 foot longarm. I had NO IDEA how we were going to get it into my new studio. Luckily our agent figured it could be moved through a powder room window. Can you imagine the entire table being moved through that? I was a nervous Nelly on moving day, but it all went smoothly. Have been here almost 9 months and am pretty well settled. This will be done before you know it. Best Wishes on all you do moving forward! Debbie Gallagher

  2. Best of luck with the move, Lisa! I hope that all of the quilting you will be doing for your customers will be fulfilling but won’t stop you traveling — both for fun and to teach. 🙂

  3. I just read Marie Kondo’s book and immediately thought of my quilting studio! How do I pick what brings me joy?! It all does, that is why I do this!!! I will look to you for help when you get it figured out! LOL!!!

  4. OH NO, what could have not possibly “made the cut”. I cannot imagine having to decide — well maybe the scraps bags 🙂 :(! L. Good luck!

  5. Hi Lisa:Hope all goes well with your move, downsizing is hard!
    I sympathize and wish you lots of luck! I know that you are up to the challenge.

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