Thursday, June 13, 2019

Busy Times

Hello Everyone,
I was surprised to see that it has been two weeks since my last post.  Let me tell you that I haven't been idle during this busy time.  One of my first priorities was finishing the borders on Country Romance.


I decided to put a little checked circle at the intersection of the swags.  This covers my little indiscretions where the swags aren't in perfect alignment......and they are just plain cute!  I have a lot of circles to make and applique.

Last week I taught an applique class at Quail's Nest in Sonora.  Here is my little demo piece.  It is the birdhouse from my Party in the Garden pattern.

I also taught English Paper Piecing along with the applique class.  This is a Lucy Boston block, also called Patchwork of the Crosses.  This block is made from Rochester fabric by Di Ford-Hall.  I can see this block in a Spring/Summer quilt.

I'm putting more blocks together and I'll sell them as kits at my shows.  This is a scrappy, reproduction block from my stash.  I wouldn't put the two blocks together in the same quilt.  Their styles are just too different.

Last week was High School graduation day for our granddaughter.

This is our proud son and his family.

Harleigh graduated with honors, and received a scholarship from FFA (Future Farmers of America).  We are so proud of her, so is her boyfriend, Will.

Tomorrow I will be at In Between Stitches in Livermore for their class Preview Party. You will need to sign up for a time slot during the day. All of the teachers for the upcoming quarter, will be stationed at a table to discuss our upcoming classes. I plan on teaching Patchwork Math, Cute as a Button, and my monthly Sew'n Wild Oaks classes.  Stop by and visit us at the shop in their new location at 167 Livermore Avenue in Livermore.

Patchwork Math is my most popular class.  It seems that quilters enjoy getting back to basics and learn basic quilting math skills.  I try to dispel math phobias, and make quilting math fun, and easy to understand.


 I will also teach each version of Cute as a Button.  The little version, and the Country Courthouse version.

More busy days ahead.  I'll try to do better and post more often throughout the summer.



  1. I enjoy seeing what you've been working on. Your checked circles are just perfect for that quilt. Congrats to your granddaughter and Will.

  2. Gosh she grew up fast! Love all the tiny work and your students have a great teacher.

  3. Any plans for EPP lessons at the Retreat? Maybe with the kits you are planning to make? I can't wait! That would be a new activity for me to keep my hands and mind busy.

  4. Oh my you have been busy! Congratulations on your granddaughter's graduation. So happy to hear of another future farmer! We need more agricultural studies in this country!

  5. Enjoyed seeing these projects--such beautiful, careful detail in all of them!