Learning how to piece and quilt can seem a monumental task, but it doesn’t have to be.
I didn’t always care about perfect points and seams, but when I first started longarming my own *ahem* very special quilts, I realized my quilts would be easier to quilt and my artistic vision would be better served if I figured out how to piece really, really well. I stopped longarming and gave myself six months […]
A recent customer quilt I was contacted by a new quilter recently who had just finished her third quilt ever, and was looking for a custom quilting design to enhance the story she was telling. Hilary shared with me that this was a gift for her grandparents who were celebrating a big milestone anniversary, and […]
For my quilting friends further afield: I am delighted to share with you that I have a variety of quilting classes coming up, locally and further afield! The really fun news I can finally share, is that I will be teaching classes on both the longarm and domestic this spring at AQS Quilt Week in […]
This post does not contain affiliate links. Despite our best efforts–or perhaps because of them if we’re improv piecing!–our quilts are not always square. This happened to me recently as I was working on a quilt from scratch. I was not paying attention and miscalculated a few blocks, so there were some dangling bits and […]
Welcome, friends! Whether you’re here because of the Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop or coming by to see my new studio in Saratoga Springs, NY, I am delighted to show you what I’ve been up to (and why I am skipping Quilt Market this Spring). I have to start with the story behind my […]
Spring is coming! At the end of a long, cold winter, the promise of Spring is tantalizing, isn’t it? The winter encourages us to feel dormant, hibernate, retreat. Winter is a good time to take stock of what nourishes the soul! This winter, I thought, what is it that nourishes me? Making my own quilts […]
I talk about my choices for my quilting related logo and website design,describing what my logo means to me and the people who helped me get there.
I think everyone is probably familiar with what batting is: nonwoven fibers that are loosely collected together to form a layer of insulation between the top and backing of a quilt. When my Grampa Townzen was a kid during the Depression, he’d card to cotton into little pads he’d hand up to the women folk […]
With the holidays coming up, I thought I’d share some of the books I have in the current rotation that I find to be beautiful, inspirational, and educational. They make good gifts, that’s true, but they’re also a good excuse to set some quiet time aside for yourself. I confess I have a slight addiction […]