Wednesday, November 12, 2014



Trying to get to the beach as much as possible...

Spending time with my youngest 
(before he grows up way to fast like his older brothers)
riding my cute pink bike 
listening to the delightful crunch of the leaves
and walking Walter...

Getting in touch with the natural rhythm of the days...

Taking in some quilt shows...

Here's a few pictures from the Japanese quilts at the LaConnor Quilt Museum.

Here's a quilt by Janet Fogg,
the featured artist at 
Block Party Quilters' recent show.

Enjoying my favorite quilt...
(Turns out it was made by Mary Washer!)

Laughing at their challenge...

Noticing that the show was in a great venue,
the Issaquah community center.

Looking at this old picture on the wall.
(It was the great hair doos/don'ts that caught my eye.)

Marveling at the coincidence of the pattern on their floor!

(of course!)

Contemplating the next step of my 20 inch blades...
(YES! Over 40 inch blocks!)

Considering tiny 4 inch blades in Dresden plates!

And anticipating...

(I am enjoying arranging quilting workshops and lectures!)

Look who is next!!!


Join us the Tuesday before Thanksgiving
for a delightful lecture by Victoria Findlay Wolfe - 
woman extraordinaire, author, teacher, blue ribbon winner,
a leader of the modern quilt movement!

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Friday, October 31, 2014


Freddy Moran was in the house!
And so was dear blogland friend that I met for the first time!
Miss Beautiful Kat from

Creative ladies working on collages...

And a new favorite pattern of Freddy's called Matrimony.

And some lonestars Freddy style.

My work in progress
using a painting by Vlaminck
from the Musee D'Orsay as inspiration.

Freddy = Pure happiness and joy!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Here's some pics of the latest and greatest 
from some of the classes I've taught this fall.
I am really enjoying watching the ladies
play, trust, create!

Finished Roman Stripes!
Whew! Look at all that pink!

Finished Flakes!

Scraptastic from the book Scrap Republic.

Same quilt in black and white - love the great value mix!
(the vertical line on the left is sunshine!)

More scrappy triangles rocket ships!

My very favorite moments, 
when I am teaching,
occur when the student gets in the creative flow
and confidently finds her voice.

This quilt used the scrap class and a Valori Wells pattern
as a jumping off point
into fun creativity!

Always happy Pat 
happily chugging along 
enjoying the process
one block at a time.

I like to make a little treat for each class.


"Vintage Spin" by Kathy Doughty
taught at Calico Creations.
I'll be teaching this again this winter at Aunt Mary's.

I always enjoy my classes.
The ladies are so wonderful!

I'll be teaching another Kathy Doughty pattern 
at Aunt Mary's
Saturday November 15th.
Join me?!