New Quilters, Quilting

Almost Heaven

Although I have traveled a respectable amount – at least, within the United States - I have never called anyplace “home” that wasn’t in my native state of West Virginia. Say what you will about this state, but you’ll will never find a more peaceful place to settle. The earth here is just special somehow.… Continue reading Almost Heaven

New Quilters, Quilting

Work In Progress

When I was in high school, we read the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding. It’s one of those books that’s a classic for good reason. It sticks with you. One of the major themes of the book is the nature of man: good or evil? I remember my high school English teacher… Continue reading Work In Progress

the little shop

The Little Shop

“Oh look down there! You’ve got a little shop. I love a little shop.” – Doctor Who* I love a little shop, too! So...I recently opened a little Etsy Shop to sell a few of the things I’ve made. I love wall quilts with personality, so those are my first listings. I also do custom… Continue reading The Little Shop

New Quilters, Quilting

Batty Bindings

The quilt shop door jingle-jangled as I pushed it open with my back and rolled through, clutching a big bag of fabric to my chest. A small lady, heading the opposite direction, started to squeeze by me, then backed off. I was taking up the whole doorway. I smiled, apologized, and held the door open… Continue reading Batty Bindings

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A Hasty Retreat

Last week, I attended my first ever quilt retreat. Before I left, I was trying to squeeze in some time to write my usual Friday blog post. It didn’t happen. Why? Because hasty writing = writer’s block. My first thoughts about the word “retreat” were of the phrase “hasty retreat.” This fit my thoughts about… Continue reading A Hasty Retreat


Fine Feathers

I have been looking at quilting feathers for about a year and a half now, trying to figure out exactly what I don’t like about them. Are they too traditional? No, although I think they are sometimes overdone and a bit “expected.” Are they too difficult to stitch? No, although I’ve drawn them more than… Continue reading Fine Feathers