A visit with Lee Anna Paylor

Yesterday I had a delightful visit with Lee Anna Paylor of Not Afraid of Color. Her husband was in town on a business trip and she and her poodle, Cole, came along. It turns out to be a win-win situation because he has a traveling partner and she gets to sample all the local quilt shops. I directed her to my favorite, Fabric Shack, which, of course, she loved, too! … Continue reading

Ohio River Valley Artist Guild and Apron Strings Quilt Shop

Ohio River Valley Artist Guild

Just two hours away from Dayton or Columbus, or one hour away from Cincinnati, nestled right along the Ohio River, is the charming little town of Maysville, Kentucky. That’s where you will find the Ohio River Valley Artist Guild. During the month of March they are holding “The Art of Quilts” exhibit. Four of my quilts, Sheer Whim, Redeeming Fragments, Blue Dave, and Violinist will be a part of their … Continue reading

Push-up #5: Pushing forward

So these sections of pieced strips have been hanging on my design wall for a couple weeks now, mocking me, taunting me, begging me to get my head in gear and cut them to pieces. I ignored them this morning while I did a multitude of other small tasks, but no longer. I am announcing to all of you that as soon as I finish posting, I am going to … Continue reading

Miami Valley Art Quilt Network

On Saturday afternoon, I had the pleasure of going to a Miami Valley Art Quilt Network meeting to show my quilts. I’ve enjoyed getting to know several of these talented ladies over the years, and I got to know a few new ones, too. Because it was a small group, we had a lot of fun doing a long question and answer period, and I got to describe a little … 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

Atlanta Quilt Festival

This past weekend sweet hubby and I took a lovely drive down to Georgia for the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival, sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation. They invited me down to teach a workshop and to speak as part of their festival. What a treat! As soon as we entered the building, we were greeted by a multitude of bright, vibrant quilts. It was really a great exhibit. I only … Continue reading

Goodtime Quilters

I spent a wonderful time with the Goodtime Quilters of Circleville, Ohio this past week. Thursday morning, I was invited to show a PowerPoint presentation and trunk show of my own quilts. I especially wanted to encourage them all to try new things and not be afraid of experimenting. The Goodtime Quilters were also the very first group who got to see my newest quilt, Surrender. They fed us a … Continue reading

Ohio Valley Quilters’ Guild

Close up view of clip holding quilt

Last night I had the priviledge of speaking at the Ohio Valley Quilters’ Guild in Cincinnati. I always love the opportunity to show my quilts and encourage people to experiment with new ways of creating great quilts. I was really excited about how they displayed their quilts during show-and-tell. If you’re part of a guild, you might want to pass this idea on to tell. It was simple, low-cost, and … Continue reading