Reposting quilts from the Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Most of you are aware that I created and manage the Lost Quilt Come Home website. It is dedicated to displaying lost and stolen quilts and to providing information on protecting quilts. I also have a Lost Quilt Come Home Facebook page. Beginning September 16, I am going to use the Facebook page to re-post some of the quilts that have been on this site for a long time and … Continue reading

Color Palette Generator

Do you ever find yourself stuck when it comes to choosing colors for your new quilt? If you don’t have time to take a color theory class, or if you just want to try something new, you might try the free online Color Palette Generator. You can upload any JPG photo, and it will select fifteen colors that appear in that photo. Depending on your photo, you could come up … Continue reading

Purposeful Gift

neonatal organ and tissue donation

If you have been reading my blog for less than a year, you may not know about my precious grandson, Amalya Nathaniel. He was born about ten months ago with a congenital birth defect called anencephaly. That is where the skull does not fully develop, and it is not possible for babies with this condition to survive outside the womb. We were immensely blessed to lavish him with love the … Continue reading

Des Moines Area Quilter’s Guild

The Des Moines Area Quilter’s Guild had me come to their quilt guild to speak and teach last week. What a great group! They have a daytime and evening meeting. I enjoyed presenting a trunk show for one and lecturing on the Lost Quilt Come Home website and how to protect quilts for the other. Sweet hubby is always terrific taking care of all the behind-the-scenes things. He really loves … Continue reading

This is our favorite place

I saw this music video on Facebook this morning and thought you would enjoy it, too. I loved the imagery, naturally! It is absolutely incredible. The line that struck me was “this is our favorite place.” It reminded me of a time where I was part of a group of quilters introducing ourselves. We were asked to say our name and our favorite place. Everyone was describing exotic places like … Continue reading

Quilter’s Calendar

Am I the only one who doesn’t know about Quilter’s Calendar? Here’s what they say about themselves: The Quilter’s Calendar is a brand new website that connects quilters and guilds with quilt teachers, using an easily searchable online calendar Instead of having to search through every quilt teacher’s website, looking for opportunities to book that teacher or attend a class, quilters and guild members can use the calendar, which is … Continue reading

Columbus Modern Quilt Guild

Columbus Modern Quilt Guild

Last night I had the great pleasure of sharing my quilts with the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild. In fact, I was having so much fun, I completely forgot to take pictures! They’ve only been meeting for a year now, so they are a small group and I was their first speaker, and it was a real honor. I spent a lot of time talking about how I work on overcoming … Continue reading