Christmas in July and Give Away

Last year I waited too late to make Christmas gifts.  My mom fell and broke her hip and all my last-minute plans were thwarted. This year I am starting early. Additionally, the Gainesville Modern Quilt Guild is considering a craft show fundraiser, so I shared some of these gift ideas with them at our last meeting.… Read More



Creating Pattern

It never ceases to amaze me how pattern is created from simple geometric shapes. I have recently been playing with hexagon shapes, but now I am playing around with the parallelogram shape. Before I ever got the Accuquilt die cutting systems, I made this design for the MQG Robert Kaufman Challenge. I didn’t even realize that I was making parallelograms, as I… Read More



Potential converts to modern quilting

Quilt Guild of the Villages: This week Linda Hungerford (Flourishing Palms) and I descended upon Quilt Guild of the Villages, The Villages, Florida for a lecture and trunk show Tuesday night and two modern quilt block workshops on Wednesday. This quilt guild has over 900 traditional quilters as members. We really enjoyed speaking about our love… Read More