Review of 2015

For the last few years, I’ve posted brief summaries of the year as it ended. I haven’t been posting much lately, and with the loss of my sweet hubby, I was hesitant to do a review this year, but I thought I would try a mini review. But, forever in my mind, 2015 will always be remembered as the year I said goodbye to my best friend. … Continue reading

Friendship Quilters Guild

Last Saturday was moving day for DD#1 and her husband. Smart girl that she is, she graciously agreed to be my assistant while I taught my “Making Faces” fused appliqué portrait workshop to the Friendship Quilters Guild of Coldwater, Ohio. Did I mention she was smart? She came with me so sweet hubby could help with the move. What could be better than a fun day watching more portraits come … Continue reading

A week or so of Hazel

This past week or so I’ve had the great fun of spending lots of time with Hazel in one form or another. It started with quilting the two little portraits of her at three months and ten months old. Earlier this week we went to Young’s Dairy Farm so she could see the goats. She loved them licking her hands, but I think she had just as much fun following … Continue reading

Tucson Quilters Guild

Jain B.

It’s been a long couple weeks. First, I focused completely on taming George so I could quilt my secret, 84″ x 84″ quilt in just one week. Mission accomplished! I finished in time to then re-focus on the next task, which was preparing for a trip to Tucson so I could speak and teach. This time we also flew instead of driving like we usually do, which means I had … Continue reading

Sew Happy Carnation Quilters

We had a special Valentine’s Day weekend this year. We went up to Louisville, Ohio and stayed in a nice little bed and breakfast. I’m especially fond of historic architecture, and this beautiful house was built in 1886. All of the original woodwork was pressed with elaborate designs. I had never heard of this technique before. Apparently they soften the wood by soaking it, and then press it with molds. … Continue reading

African American Quilt and Doll Guild

Pamela S.

Last week, sweet hubby and I drove up to Cleveland. Wow! It was really cold up there! But it was worth the trip because we got to spend time with some ladies we met a few years ago. Eighteen ladies from the African American Quilt and Doll Guild braved the snow and cold weather to take a Making Faces workshop. Everyone was so enthusiastic and very creative, too. We had … Continue reading

Review of 2014

Introducing Hazel Rinoa

I can’t believe it is already the end of 2014! This has been a busy, eventful year for our family. Being “Mimi” means a lot of quilt making gets put on hold temporarily so I can focus completely on little Hazel, but I expect in the coming year things should start balancing out more. Here are a few of the bright spots for 2014. Click the caption for the full … Continue reading

Oxford Piecemakers

Last Saturday, I had the wonderful opportunity to teach my Making Faces workshop to a quilt guild just an hour from my house. They were very gracious and let me bring DD#2 as my assistant and, of course, little Hazel had to come help as well. She was in a great mood, and she smiled and babbled at all the right times! Here are some of the portraits that were … Continue reading