Saturday, December 24, 2011


Wishing you and your Family peace, joy and love during this holiday season!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Antique Christmas Block Drawing

Congratulations Angie!  You have won the Antique Christmas Block Drawing.  I hope you enjoy your blocks!  I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Happy Sewing,

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Christmas Eve

I know you might think that it is a little early to talk about Christmas Eve, but I am talking about a new line from Quilting Treasures called Christmas Eve.  It is never too soon to start on your Christmas gifts or decorations.  Time goes by so quickly.

This line has a wonderful panel featuring Santa putting some last minute touches to his packages.  He looks so intent on his work and making everything just perfect before starting out on his rounds. :-)

There is a free pattern available to make a lovely Christmas throw approx. 58 1/2" x 66".  You can download the pattern here. I have all the fabrics available to complete your quilt!

Dashing through the snow----

Happy Sewing,

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Quilt Odyssey Show

Last post I talked about the challenge that we did for our booth in Hershey.  In this one, I would like to share some of the quilts that were exhibited at the show.

Of course, there were so many more beautiful ones there.  The talent of some people is just amazing.  These pictures do not do the quilts justice.  The piecing, applique and quilting was exquisite.

There was also a fantastic antique applique quilts exhibit from the private collection of Pat and Arlan Christ.  Those quilts were fabulous!  I love seeing antique quilts and wondering exactly what their history is and why their maker made that particular quilt.  It was amazing to see some of them in such pristine condition.  No fading, stains or signs of wear.  Those quilts must have been stored away for a special occasion.

I hope you enjoyed my mini online show.  You can see more pictures of some of the winning quilts from the past few years here.

Happy Sewing,

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hershey Challenge

Last week was Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA.  It was a great show!  Thanks to everyone that stopped by to say "Hi!"

Besides offering our wares for sale, we also featured our second booth challenge this year.  For those of you who may not be acquainted with this challenge, let me explain.  A couple years ago, those of us who work the booth, decided to do a challenge that we could display for the next years show.  The first year we each had a different fabric that required us to make something outside of our box.  It was so much fun, that we decided to do one every year.  We display them in the booth and ask for those who visit our booth to please vote for their favorite!

This year the fabric was a beautiful floral.  We all worked with the same fabric.  The only requirements were to keep the projects small and use a noticeable amount of the challenge fabric.
Thank you to all that participated!  I think the challenges were great!  It is always so interesting to see what each person comes up with using the same fabric.

Here are the challenges from this year:

Jean (Me)
I am thrilled to say that I won this year! :-)  Normally the only thing that we win is bragging rights.  But this year we decided that the winner will pick the fabric for the next year.  Now, I must tell you that we had already picked the fabric for next year.  So I will get to choose the fabric for the following year.

Here is a sneak peek at the challenge fabric for next year!

Quite different from our last one, isn't it?  It is definitely outside of my box, but I love the colors and am anxious to begin my project.  I already have a pattern in mind.  There are 5 of us doing it for next year.
Hopefully you can stop by our booth next year and vote for your favorite!

Happy Sewing,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

June & July Club Show & Tell

I thought I would try to get caught up in my Club Show & Tell pics.  The ladies are all so talented, so I don't want to miss anyone.

Momma did another block for our BOM.

Judy is working on a cute baby quilt and she also finished the BOM Club quilt from last year.
(Sorry the picture is sideways. )

Mary Alice made a beautiful baby blanket and is starting a lovely lacey scarf.

Melissa made these 2 cute wall hangings along with an online quilt group.  She also did this adorable Bee Hive
 wall hanging from the pattern Calendar Quilts.
Judy made this lovely bag from My Favorite Bag pattern by Kati  Cupcake.  She made it a little smaller than the pattern.

Karen made these neat blocks of beige and tans for the Heart and Home Quilters Guild from Kutztown.
After a Club meeting, I am always so inspired and am anxious to work on one of my many projects.  I may even finish some! :-)
Thank you so much for sharing ladies!

Happy Sewing,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Janie's Show & Tell

One of my customers makes a number of quilts for craft shows and also sells them online.  She makes many beautiful things and I thought I would share some of them with you.

I really like the fabric that she chooses.  Of course, some are from the shop :-) but there are a lot of Thimbleberries like fabrics and reproductions, which are my favorites.
Thank you Janie for sharing!

Happy Sewing,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Moose Quilt

Stacey made this wonderful quilt featuring an appliqued moose for the Moose Lodge here in town.  It is beautiful!  The quilt was made from Jo Morton fabrics.

Happy sewing,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Breakfast Buddies

Once a week I go out with a few of my friends for breakfast.  We call ourselves the Breakfast Buddies.  It is always so nice to get together and catch up on what has been happening since our last visit.  Once in awhile, we even have some show and tell.

 Karen made this lovely jacket when she lived in Texas.  She is currently working on quilt blocks from Indygo Junction called Through the Seasons.

Kim is working on an afghan made from leftover sock yarn.  Isn't it so cool?!  Kim is the owner of the yarn shop in town Yarn's R Us.  You can check out her website.  She is also on facebook if you would like to check her out there.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cold Spring Village Quilt Show

A couple of weeks ago we went to Cold Spring Village in Cape May, NJ.  It had been years since I had visited this lovely historic village.  Last time I visited I went with my Daughter.  This time I was with my DH, Son, DIL and new Granddaughter.  It was a wonderful visit both times, but this time they had a Quilt Show on display.  What fun!
I'd like to share it with you too!

Of course, there were even more quilts there to enjoy.  I always find quilt shows very inspiring.  I hope the show inspired you too!

Happy Sewing,