Monthly Archives: May 2014

Chalk it to Me!

11 comments » Behind the Scenes, fun, Sewing Workspace

What is the use of even the most fabulous sewing table if it’s not ready to actually be used?
I had been looking for many long months to find just the right combination of vintage, good price, and specific design in my future sewing table. Finally, this past December, the PERFECT table for me manifested itself on the craigslist free section. It’s mid-century modern, solidly built, opens width-wise instead of length-wise, and it was FREE! The woman who was re-homing it …


Three Generations of Quilters

9 comments » Personal Stories

In the spirit of May holidays – Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation – I was asked to write a blog on learning about quilting from my grandmother and mother. So, I will share a trip down memory lane and tell you about the two women who influenced my quilting and my life so much.
Grandma Willie Ann, 1900 – 1994, lived in small towns …


A Book Review: Modern Quilt Perspectives by Thomas Knauer

1 comment » books, fun, Uncategorized

I wanted to share with you a gem of a book that we carry: Thomas Knauer’s Modern Quilt Perspectives. When I first saw this book, I thought it might be just another modern quilt pattern book. As the title accurately describes, this book is full of perspectives. It’s more of a quilting art appreciation book, with strong ties to social and political reflection; and Thomas’s quilt designs and …


Staff Picks: Seam Rippers

6 comments » Behind the Scenes, Staff Picks, Tools

Today, we introduce a new series showcasing staff favorites, each post will focus on a different type of item.
Tools are of course useful, but not just any doodad will do the job. In the world of quilting and sewing, we are blessed with so much more variety than our foremothers had access to. While many a quilting project can edge on perfection, there are often mistakes along the way. Seam rippers are definitely a treasured tool when these mishaps occur.
Our …


BOM ~ Sashing & Borders

No comments » fabric, fun, gifty, quilt along, Quilt With Us

The Lasting Legacies Block of the Month is in its final phase with the assembly of the blocks, borders and sashing.  The colorway of this portion is also from the Lasting Legacies civil war collection. If you are interested in constructing our Lasting Legacies Quilt, feel free to join the quilt along as the pictorial portion and QA will be left up for you to use.  Just click  Read more...