MQX East recap…

The past two weeks were a whirlwind.  I was at MQX East where I spent the week with some very talented quilters.. my students.  I always learn so much from them.  I launched a new class All Marked Up!  It was so much fun.  It was a round table discussion on marking tools and all 25 students participated.  It was such a great class I can’t wait to “teach” it again.

Of course I taught ruler classes, my Divide and Design technique and Mastering the Mini.  Here are some pictures….

Divide, Design, Get it done!

Mastering the Mini!


And of course, my Sis, Judy is there with me.  She’s the one that makes sure all the students are sufficiently caffeinated with coffee and chocolate..


We always try and squeeze in some fun as well…. Judy surprised me with a quilt she made me…. Love it!

Always a great time!  Can’t wait till next year!  Hope to see you there.

Quilt on, My Friends!


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!


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!


day 2 

we just finished day 2 here in Denver on the set of iQuilt. I am having so much fun!  I think if I were to chose a new career it would be in front of the camera.  Lol.  Maybe I should call the golf channel. 😉

We wrapped up the first class today and got a jump start on the next class.  Here are a couple pics from today.


quilt on, my friend!


Tuesday here in Denver

I’m here in Denver filming two iQuilt classes.  Yesterday was our first day of filming and it was so much fun.  Everybody on set makes it so easy!  Of course, it’s a little awkward in the beginning but I think I got into a Groove.  Hopefully I will pick that groove up where we left off.  

One thing that was very weird was having my makeup done.  I don’t ever remember a time when someone did my makeup.  I did take before and after pics but I’m tryin to get the courage to post them….maybe tomorrow.  

Here are a couple of pictures I snapped.  I’ll try to be better and take more today.  


Proline Rulers on a Sitdown!

Using templates on a sit-down machine is starting to gain traction with sewing machine companies making ruler feet!  This is exciting news.  Now, I am not a proficient domestic machine quilter as I have proven in my videos but Debbie from is!

She recently reviewed my rulers from the sit down perspective.  Here is a link to see what she had to say…

Quilt on, My Friends!


you know the old saying….


So you know the old saying….. if you want something done, give it to a busy person…. well, its true!   These past couple of weeks have whizzed by.  Vacation, getting ready to film iQuilt (which I hope I did everything I needed to), finishing writing the manuscript for my book (this should be done by Friday, only a couple of days late), working on a new ruler AND getting the kids ready for school….

It is no wonder that I got the dates mixed up for the guild lecture that I did last night.  I had down that I was doing it in October.  How in the world did I miss it by 2 months…. Phew… at least they emailed me the day before.

What have you all been doing in August??  I hope someone has been making quilts because I sure haven’t.

Quilt on, my Friends!