Snow and Slow to Lancaster 2018 We Go!



I’m still looking for February; and searching high and low for March!

I spent the better portion of last week at the AQS Lancaster Quiltweek.  My trip began with a lovely spring blizzard which kindly dropped 12″ of snow on surrounding roads.  Moreover,  it’s timing couldn’t have been better…not.   Those beautiful, white, flakes began falling from the sky above on the day I was scheduled to leave.  But I pulled my big girl snow pants up, as high as they would go, and prayed that my 4 wheel drive SUV was up to challenge of  transporting this quilter to Lancaster.

You will note that the speedometer above shows the average speed at which I drove.  Slowly, but surely, moving at a snail’s pace of 20 mph, I inched my way towards my destination.


The workmanship and creativity in the quilts I encountered were spectacular.  I had to share one of my favorites below.  Karen Kay Buckley and Renae Haddadin make an amazing team as you can clearly see by what they created.

I was so proud and ecstatic that my BFF, Barbara Persing, piece won 1st place!  AQS allowed me to conduct her winner’s interview.  Doesn’t get better than that, for me at least! LOL

My time in Lancaster had me taking in the sites of many gorgeous quilts, and teaching classes.  What more could I have asked for? Well, how about spending time with friends from near and far? Ah yes, that was the icing on the cake! So that grueling, 20 mph, crawl to the AQS Lancaster Quiltweek was more than worth it!


Back Away from My Quilting ________

Don’t Even Think About It!

We all have at least one.  That prized quilting possession that we treasure; we actually might inflict bodily harm on someone if our studio went without it.  images-16There are various reasonings behind our strong feeling of contempt towards the idea of any type of  theft (even temporarily) of certain items.  Maybe it’s a decoration in your studio, perhaps it’s a quilt that you have designed, a favorite tool you use, or it could be your domestic/long arm machine that you waited so long to obtain.  And again by no means does this have to be ONE thing.  Heaven forbid you have fallen in love  with more than one part of your quilting world.


Anyone who  follows my blog knows that one of my prized possession is my Karen Kay Buckley scissors.  It has been made very clear that you don’t touch my Karen Kay Buckley scissors!  In case you haven’t viewed my rare moment of insanity I have included it for your entertainment pleasure.

The above video has scarred Drea.         image-1-2       She now comes up to me prior to cutting anything with fear in her eyes and poses the qualifying question “These aren’t Karen Kay Buckley’s, are they?”  I think even if she knew they weren’t Karen Kay Buckley scissors she would still ask on the remote chance I had fallen in love with another pair of scissors.  Highly unlikely, silly girl!

b7cb0d582378393769eefdf026dc8f41-1What is it that you find of extreme value in your studio?  Or that MUST HAVE when you quilt? I need to be reassured that I’m not the only one that has neurotic quilting issues.