Saturday, May 2, 2020

Designer Tips and Tricks my binding tutorial coming May 5

Did you catch The Quilt Candy Virtual Trunk Show that was a huge success! I enjoyed connecting with several of you and appreciated the orders placed on my website

Folks really enjoyed having beautiful quilts to look at and many said they were thrilled to discover new designers. As an extenstion of the trunk show event, Cherry and Tammy Silvers are thrilled to offer the Designers Tips and Techniques Virtual Show.

I'll be participating again! There will be presentations on Facebook Live and on Instagram Live.

You may have caught my last two videos doing preparations for the binding tutorial that I'll be sharing on May 5. If you didn't, I hope you'll go to my IGTV or videos and check them out so that you'll be ready to put the binding tutorial into practice while watching it. I've got a couple of placemat designs available on the website too!

I look forward to seeing you. Here are the schedules:

From May 5 through May 9, from 12pm to 8pm, every hour on the hour, designers can present a 15 minute Facebook Live on quilting/stitching tips and/or techniques. 

Facebook Schedule:
May 5
May 5 12pm ET Cherry Guidry - launch
May 5 12:30pm ET Janellea Macbeth
May 5 1pm ET Jen Frost
May 5 2pm ET Teresa Weaver
May 5 2:30pm ET Jo Westfoot - The Crafty Nomad Jo Westfoot - The Crafty Nomad
May 5 3pm ET Becca Fenstermaker (Pretty Piney Quilts)
May 5 4pm ET Michelle Renee Hiatt
May 5 4:30pm ET Margaret Willingham-Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design
May 5 5pm ET Marlene Oddie
Video links:

May 5 5:30pm ET Annie Unrein
May 5 6pm ET Leanne Parsons
May 5 7pm ET Jennifer Fulton
May 5 7:30pm ET Reed Johnson
May 5 8pm ET Tammy Silvers - launch

May 6
May 6 12pm ET Sue Pelland
May 6 1pm ET Annette Ornelas
May 6 2pm ET Kate Colleran
May 6 3pm ET Melissa Marginet
May 6 4pm ET Jackie Kunkel
May 6 5pm ET
May 6  5:30pm ET Melissa Merriman Harr
May 6 6pm ET Laura Piland
May 6 7pm ET Terri Vanden Bosch
May 6 7:30pm ET Swan Sheridan
May 6 8pm ET Annie Smith

May 7
May 7 1pm ET Cristy Fincher
May 7 2pm ET Debbie Wendt
May 7 3pm ET Shelley Cavanna, Coras Quilts
May 7 4pm ET Monique Kleinhans, Ladybug's Cabin
May 7 5pm ET Heidi Pridemore
May 7 6pm ET Jerry Stube, Jerry Stube Designs
May 7 7pm ET Simone Fisher, Simone Quilts
May 7 8pm ET Nicole Moore, Sew Much Moore

May 8
May 8 12pm ET Becky Campbell
May 8 1pm ET Tina Dillard - Quilting Affection Designs 9
May 8 2pm ET Beth Helfter - EvaPaige Quilt Designs
May 8 3pm ET Sherri Noel - Rebecca Mae Designs
May 8 4pm ET Kathleen McCormick - Kathleen McMusing
May 8 5pm ET On Williams Street - Kimie and Missy
May 8 6pm ET Andi Stanfield - True Blue Quilts
May 8 7pm ET Nancy Scott - Masterpiece Quilting
May 8 8pm ET Lisa Ruble

May 9
May 9 12pm ET Sherry Shish
May 9 1pm ET Cristina De Miranda / Ships & Violins
May 9 2pm ET Toni Smith/Quiltoni
May 9 3pm ET Hexadoodle Quilts/ Alison Stothard
May 9 4pm ET Bobbie Gentili ~ The Geeky Bobbin
May 9 5pm ET Ebony Love - LoveBug Studios
May 9 6pm ET Carolina Moore
May 9 7pm ET Kathryn LeBlanc of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
May 9 8pm ET Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis - wrap up presentation

From May 5 through May 9, from 12:30pm to 8:30pm, every hour on the half hour, designers can present a 15 minute IG Live on quilting/stitching tips and/or techniques. 

Instagram Schedule:

May 5

May 5 12:30pm ET IG Cherry Guidry – launch
May 5 1:00pm ET   Janellea Macbeth
May 5 1:30pm ET IG   Jen Frost          
May 5 3:00pm ET        Jo Westfoot - The Crafty Nomad
May 5   3:30pm ET IG Becca Fenstermaker (Pretty Piney Quilts)
May 5   4:30pm ET IG Michelle Renee Hiatt  @mshellhiatt 
May 5 5pmET             
May 5   5:30pm ET IG Marlene Oddie
May 5 6:00pmET         Annie Unrein
May 5   6:30pm ET IG Leanne Parsons 
May 5   7:30pm ET IG Jennifer Fulton
May 5   8:00pm ET IG  Reed Johnson
May 5    8:30pm ET IG Tammy Silvers - launch

May 6
May 6 12:30pm ET IG Sue Pelland                 @suepellanddesigns
May 6  1:30pm ET IG  Annette Ornelas @southwind_quilts
May 6   2:30pm ET IG Kate Colleran  @seamslikeadreamquilts
May 6   3:30pm ET IG Melissa Marginet @melissamarginet
May 6   4:30pm ET IG Jackie Kunkel
May 6   5:30pm ET IG 
May 6    6:00pm ET IG Melissa Merriman Harr
May 6   6:30pm ET IG Laura Piland
May 6   7:30pm ET IG Terri Vanden Bosch
May 6 8:00pm ET        Swan Sheridan
May 6    8:30pm ET IG Annie Smith

May 7
May 7  1:30pm ET IG  Cristy Fincher
May 7   2:30pm ET IG Debbie Wendt
May 7   3:30pm ET IG Shelley Cavanna, Coras Quilts   
May 7   4:30pm ET IG Monique Kleinhans, Ladybug's Cabin
May 7   5:30pm ET IG Heidi Pridemore
May 7   7:30pm ET IG Simone Fisher, Simone Quilts
May 7   8:30pm ET IG Nicole Moore, Sew Much Moore
May 8        
May 8 12:30pm ET IG Becky Campbell
May 8  1:30pm ET IG  Tina Dillard - Quilting Affection Designs
May 8   2:30pm ET IG Beth Helfter - EvaPaige Quilt Designs
May 8   3:30pm ET IG Sherri Noel - Rebecca Mae Designs
May 8   4:30pm ET IG Kathleen McCormick - Kathleen McMusing
May 8   5:30pm ET IG On Williams Street - Kimie and Missy
May 8  6:30pm ET IG  Andi Stanfield - True Blue Quilts
May 8   7:30pm ET IG Nancy Scott - Masterpiece Quilting
May 8    8:30pm ET IG Lisa Ruble

May 9
May 9 12:30pm ET IG Sherry Shish
May 9  1:30pm ET IG  Cristina De Miranda / Ships & Violins
May 9   2:30pm ET IG Toni Smith/Quiltoni
May 9   3:30pm ET IG Hexadoodle Quilts/ Alison Stothard
May 9   4:30pm ET IG Bobbie Gentili ~ The Geeky Bobbin
May 9   5:30pm ET IG Ebony Love - LoveBug Studios
May 9  6:30pm ET IG  Carolina Moore
May 9   7:30pm ET IG Kathryn LeBlanc of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
May 9   8:30pm ET IG Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis - wrap up presentation

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Quilt Candy Virtual Tour

As many shows have been cancelled and I was due to be on retreat which has also been cancelled, I've joined forces with other designers and we're bringing you a Quilter's Candy Virtual Trunk Show. April 1-10 on the hour where listed, there will be about 15 minute live designer tours.  Hope you'll join us!

#quilterseyecandytrunkshow #fblivetrunkshow #quilterscandytrunkshow

Note these are listed in Eastern Time if appropriate, calculate the difference for you --my locals...that's 3 hours earlier! so 12pm is 9am here.

There are a few blanks...I'll fill them as I become aware of changes.

April 1 

April 1 12pm EST Andi Stanfield
April 1 1pm EST Nancy Scott
April 1 2pm EST becky jorgensen
April 1 3pm EST carolina moore
April 1 4pm EST Jackie Kunkel
April 1 5pm EST Connie Jonson Sayler
April 1 6pm EST
Laura Piland/Slice of Pi Quilts
April 1 7pm EST Sandra Starley
April 1 8pm EST Swan Sheridan

April 2

April 2 12pm EST Lisa Ruble
April 2 1pm EST Beth Helfter
April 2 2pm EST Diane Bohn/From Blank Pages
April 2 3pm EST Deb Eggers/the cottage rose
April 2 4pm EST Heidi Pridemore/The Whimsical Workshop
April 2 5pm EST Kate Colleran
April 2 6pm EST Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis

April 3

April 3 12pm EST Darcy Hunter
April 3 1pm EST Teresa Weaver
April 3 2pm EST Annette Ornelas
April 3 3pm EST Jo Westfoot - The Crafty Nomad
April 3 4pm EST Lynn Kane
April 3 5pm EST Geeky Bobbin
April 3 6pm EST Marlene Oddie

April 3 7pm EST Laura Strickland
April 3 8pm EST Jen Frost

April 4

April 4 12pm EST Sherry Shish - Powered By Quilting
April 4 1pm EST Bill Locke - Bill Locke Designs
April 4 2pm EST Toni Smith/Quiltoni
April 4 3pm EST Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis
April 4 4pm EST Jennifer Fulton
April 4 5pm EST Jessica Caldwell/ Desert Bloom Quilting
April 4 6pm EST Monique Kleinhans / Ladybug's Cabin
April 4 7pm EST Heather Long / Coffee and Quilts
April 4 8pm EST Marija Vujcic, Mara Quilt Designs

April 5

April 5 12pm EST Ebony Love
April 5 1pm EST Bill Locke
******April 5 2pm EST Marlene Oddie

April 5 3pm EST Sandy Fitzpatrick
April 5 4pm EST Reed Johnson
April 5 5pm EST Diane Harris
April 5 6pm EST
April 5 7pm EST Kathryn LeBlanc/Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
April 5 8pm EST

April 6

April 6 12pm EST Becca Fenstermaker
April 6 1pm EST Cherry Guidry
April 6 2pm EST Cheryl Lynch
April 6 3pm EST Annie Smith
April 6 4pm EST
April 6 5pm EST Reeze Hanson
April 6 6pm EST
April 6 7pm EST
Melissa Marginet
April 6 8pm EST

April 7

April 7 12pm EST Margaret Willingham/ Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design
April 7 1pm EST Kate Colleran/Seams Like A Dream Design
April 7 2pm EST Barbara Cline
April 7 3pm EST Barbara Persing
April 7 4pm EST Ms P Designs USA/ Sharon Andersen
April 7 5pm EST
April 7 6pm EST Sandra Stanley
April 7 7pm EST
Diane Harris
April 7 8pm EST Christa Watson

April 8

April 8 12pm EST Tina Dillard/Quilting Affection Designs
April 8 1pm EST Raija Salomaa/Quilters' Treasure Chest
April 8 2pm EST Robin Koehler//NESTLINGS by Robin
April 8 3pm EST Terri Vanden Bosch
April 8 4pm EST Jackie Kunkel
April 8 5pm EST Leanne Parsons
April 8 6pm EST Laura Piland/Slice of Pi Quilts
April 8 7pm EST
Ebony Love
April 8 8pm EST Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis

April 9

April 9 12pm EST
April 9 1pm EST Nancy Scott
April 9 2pm EST Jayme Crow/Bella Nonna Design Studio
April 9 3pm EST
April 9 4pm EST
Jen Frost
April 9 5pm EST    Annie Smith
April 9 6pm EST Karen L. Miller / Redbird Quilt Co.
April 9 7pm EST Kathryn LeBlanc/Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
April 9 8pm EST Monique Kleinhans / Ladybug's Cabin

April 10

April 10  12pm  Sarah Maxwell
April 10     1pm  Teresa Weaver 10     2pm  Karen Overton
April 10  3pm Alison Stothard
April 10     4pm
April 10  7pm Toni Smith/Quiltoni
April 10     8pm Marija Vujcic, Mara Quilt Designs

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

WIP 2019

Here is my annual year in review for 2019
Last year when I wanted to make the Peppermint Candy Table Topper (PCTT), I had curated fabrics sitting in a pile waiting to make scrappy Holly blocks from a 2007 WWVQG Block Lotto. Some of the fabrics would be ideal for the PCTT. I had made one and won a few, so needed to make quite a few more to have 16. One of the 'won' blocks had an off-white, so decided to add 3 more and make those the center blocks. In order to make use of these curated fabrics, I cut out the Holly blocks so I could use remaining fabrics for the PCTT. It got me motivated to push on and make up this quilt top. Fulfillment of a 12 year old vision! Finally!
I showed it at the Lincoln Co. Washington Fair and received the
INMQ Excellence in Machine Quilting Honorable Mention

This fun one was inspired from a magazine design that I worked with a client on several years ago. When my college Physics professor got married to his grade school sweetheart this idea materialized. I finally got it put together and had the occassion to spend the weekend with them on the Oregon coast and present it. I didn't realize until being with them in their home how much she appreciates quilts and so it was very special to see her light up in receiving it.

WW Baby #2 - for Hendrickson Baby - lots of construction related fabrics. His daddy was a civil engineering student of mine back at WWU.

Commission - Dreamcatcher

Market Quilt - remake of Hugs and Kisses (this version: Old Favorites)

Market Quilt - remake of Charmed Network (this version: Cliff Dwellings)

Market Quilt - remake of City Windows (this version: Spring)

Adaptation of Rotation by Wilmington Prints - (this version: Woven Dreams)

Row by Row - Taste the Experience - Drink of Choice

Beach is my Happy Place - quilt adapted from Jennifer Fulton's design
Sandollar version

Sand version - This was donated to Monterey Bay Academy to raise funds for roadworks in memory of my dad.

maybe sanddollars in the 2nd row left; and sand in the 2nd row right would also work. 

When presented with the opportunity of the ends from a jelly roll rug, this is what I did with them! Thought Duncan would appreciate the airplanes etc.

Friendship Star block using Island Batik fabrics showing off one block in a bloghop this year.
 Backside: ...also Island Batik fabric

Mistletoe Magic Pillow - In the Beginning Poinsettia Winter Fabrics available at KISSed Quilts. Shared as part of a bloghop this year.

Mis-cuts (my fault) from Angle Play - UrbanLights Test. Fabric is by In the Beginning and is available in @ KISSed Quilts.

Commission of raincoat, resulted in a few extras too. Amy Butler pattern (no pockets or belt), Impwear laminated cotton exterior and Riverwoods Java Jewels IV batik lining.

 Mommy and Mini-me bags to match

When diagnosed with breast cancer, I pulled out a tricky design that had been sitting in my concept pile for a very long time. Fabrics include batiks, 'x' and 'o', love, pink ribbons and various pinks. Unfortunately one pink bled horribly when I washed the quilt, fortunately with a couple of soaks in Synthrapol the lose dye got removed and remaining got set. Used some bits to make a minky back work and wool batting to keep it comfy.

 When the recipient sends you this pic and says "I feel loved and supported."...its all worth it!



  • French Braid - DONE!!!  this QOV has been presented to my only first cousin who served. Love you Jason!
At Lincoln Co. Washington Fair - received Class Champion Ribbon


  • A Ticket in Hand - with borders added. 

  • 2015 Row by Row - my own Columbia River story version --rows in 2019: Spokane Quilting Bee and one from Cranbrook, Canada, and another of my own. Completed in 2019. At Tri-Cities Quilt Show received Honorable Mention 


2018 'Sew Musical' quilt; rows and assembly in 2019

Joint Projects completed

New this year:

Participated with the Luthern Church initiative of making quilts for local organizations as well as World Heritage by binding several of the 'tied' quilts.

Sister Donna making tshirt quilts of her own high school memories and now her working career at a high school. More in the works!

Sunnie Potter attended my fall quilting retreat and I got to help her design this meaningful quilt for hr great-niece who I happen to also know. Grateful she invited my collaboration. I enjoyed finding the blue butterfly fabric in my stash, adding it to the backing so it was big enough to machine quilt with bees and bind it with the fabric as well.

from 2015:
  • Quilter's Fruit Loop --2015 Shop Hop sample (pieced by Nancy Cargo -- re-did grass/fencing sections due to a pattern difference from the original image); finished applique of kites and grass borders 10/17

Ready to Quilt 2019
Urban Lights (Deco Style)
In the Beginning Fabrics available here.

A Poinsettia Winter (Jason Yenter / In the Beginning Fabrics) - most fabrics still available here.

2019 WIP  - Commissions

1. Tie quilt - awaiting progress payment from client (ready to quilt)
2. Tshirt quilt concept rendered - abandoned by client
3. Memory Quilt on hold by client (not pictured - concepts awaiting approval)

2007 Alaska Shop Hop  Got two blocks done this year! Now to consider placement and required 'extra' blocks in order to assemble the quilt.

Out of the Darkness - Pam Bono --maybe one more block, then center and borders

OLD LIST, once upon a time was publicly listed as 'next items' but never got started and there are too many piles of fabric destined as possible projects to list here ;-)...ha!:
  • Peace Park
  • Snowflake/blizzard --except that I used some of the snowflakes as inspiration for the Cool Penguin design and in my "Protection from the Storm" several years ago
  • 2007 Shop Hop the Blues - bow ties?
  • 2009 Shop Hop the Blues - fall leaves?

2014 list
  • OWN -  next up are 2 large blocks
2015 list
  • Metro Rings --I was able to make a decision on the QSTs, so they will be different and pieced some units together.

  • Dogwood Limb (EQ Seasons RAL)
    --to quilt or expand ??
  • Lucky Pot of Gold or Ode to Ireland (a Mi Amore shamrock version) applique still to add.
2016 UFOs:
  • Train set - with IB Sea Salt Sandy and some other background -- an IBA challenge that I want to incorporate into something bigger. #Accuquilt dies (rentable in the classroom) were used to cut these.
  • Little cars - with IB Fire Island -- an IBA challenge that I want to incorporate into something bigger. #Accuquilt die (rentable in the classroom) was used to cut these.
  • Umbrellas -- an IBA challenge that I want to incorporate into something bigger. #Accuquilt die (rentable in the classroom) was used to cut these.
  • Raindrops --an IBA challenge that I want to incorporate into something bigger.
  • Road trip 2016 -  Home Sweet Home - quilted and bound. Need to find and finish embellishments

2017 WIP List
*2017 RxR - On the Go
Geese Chase --- finished in 2019

*Alletaire --2015 Bonnie Hunter Quiltville Mystery
October @ retreat - got these put together (lots more to go!):

2018 WIP
365 block challenge; progress to date

September 1:

Aves -- I got the fabrics selected and the first block cut out ...but that is it...does that count? ;-)

from 2017 list
  • Lone Star piecing  (note : resurrected from a 2009 class w/Eddie Walker)
from 2016 list
  • 2016 North Central Washington Shop Hop - Come Fall into Love
  • Labyrinth for Duncan
from 2015
  • Four Patch Flip- a spring result, but has been sitting there waiting for me to work on it. - now ready to quilt! Finished Piecing - 4/12/18
from 2014
  • Electric City - a new 1892 Rondure version, stalled in 2015 --most got going in March 2017, still needed to do 3rd round.  3rd round completed May 2018. Borders added October 2018.
  • Baskets - WW Valley Quilt Guild 2006 BOM (pictured years ago! and my quilting designs for it continue to evolve)

Joint Projects (ready to quilt)
  • Cool Penguin, partly pieced by Julie Tapley - Country Register Pattern Sample
  • Inverted Rondure - Nancy Cargo
Joint WIPs:
  • Camouflage Canopy (waiting for tester to return it)
  • DJ/MBA t-shirt quilt in the works
  • Barb Kelton pieced this for me from a class project at an industry event. Love this Emerald!
  • Row by Row 2018 Junior version - Piano Keys and made leftovers  -- gave to mom
  • Humpty Dumpty's Wall  --designed by me; pieced by Betty Baerg

  • Made a few of these blocks to help new local, Laurie, to make this QOV for a deserving Veteran.

Completed: 21 + 4 non quilted items + 7 joint projects
Started the year (2019) with WIP: 27 + 3 joint projects
New end of year 2019 WIP: 3 + 4 joint projects
Ended 2019 with WIP: 23 + 7 joint projects   --note: 9 + 2 JPs just need to be quilted!!

Less personal WIPS at the end of the year! I'm making progress!

Note: projects for others, I quilted 70.  All were hand guided, some were also bound and some were for charity. Lots of photos at . Or check out the 'Quilting Examples' tab on this blog.

TOTAL: 91 quiltings