A Momma’s Heart – cover reveal

So excited! Here is the front cover of my daughter’s up-coming book, A Momma’s Heart: Comfort for Loss Moms. This is the project that’s been keeping me busy since January. Bethany and I are collaborating on the illustrations, combining her beautiful black and white photographs with my line drawings to create a unique reflective journal/coloring book for moms who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. A Momma’s Heart: Comfort for … Continue reading

Memorial Day 2017

Today is the day that the United States honors those who died in active military service. My father was in the Air Force for 31 years, so we were taught to appreciate the sacrifice that these brave men and women made for our country. I do not want to minimize the true meaning of Memorial Day, but today I’ve been thinking of my sweet hubby, Dave. He wasn’t in the … Continue reading

Take the Labeling Pledge

Quilt Alliance is on a mission to get all quilters to label their quilts. According to a survey that they cite, only 58% of quilters regularly label their quilts. They currently have a pledge form you can fill out where you can pledge to label your own quilts. This has been an issue near and dear to my heart. In 1999 I had a quilt that went missing during shipment. … Continue reading

One year later

It has now been one year since my sweet hubby, Dave, left us and went home to heaven. I don’t even know how to express what this year has been like. So much has changed. We have all missed him dreadfully, but our family has rallied together and drawn closer in the grief. I’m so thankful that the intense sadness has been balanced out by the pure joy of watching … Continue reading

Four years… In Memory of…

Today our family remembers two very special people. My grandson, sweet little Amalya Nathaniel, was born and passed away on September 10, 2012. God used him in such amazing ways. We were blessed that he lived for one hour and twenty minutes, but he’ll be in our hearts forever. My quilt, Surrender, was made as a memorial to Amalya’s brief but very meaningful life. Just a week before Amalya was … Continue reading

Bull’s Eye #3: Exploration

Bull’s Eye #3: Exploration is my second quilt that is part of the Circular Abstractions exhibit at the Muskegon Museum of Art. (It is a continuation of the Bull’s Eye quilt I made for my “Foreign Language series.”) I decided to continue my exploration of pattern and repetition with this quilt. Like Bull’s Eye #2, I used a wide variety of commercially printed polka-dot, stripes, and chevron fabrics along with … Continue reading

Bull’s Eye #2: Freedom

Here is one of the quilts I’ve been keeping in hiding for more than a year! I started making this quilt in May 2014, so it’s nice to finally be able to show it on my blog. This quilt, Bull’s Eye #2: Freedom, is part of Nancy Crow’s Circular Abstraction: Bull’s Eyes Quilts which is currently on display at the Muskegon Museum of Art. This quilt is 83″ square. I … Continue reading