Saturday, March 21, 2009

Another Heritage Quilt

Here is another heritage quilt I made for my great aunt who is turning 83 this week.

You can go here to see how to make a PHOTO QUILT.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Serving Jesus Christ

We serve Christ


serving others!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Blount County Quilt Show 2008

Here are a few highlights from our quilt show. We had almost 200 quilts on display!

Teaching Good Things

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Collinsville Quilt Walk 2008

Yesterday was the annual Quilt Walk in Collinsville. What a beautiful day and SEVEN historical homes filled with quilts from seven states! Our guild was in this beautiful house pictured below. We had 76 quilts on display.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ducky Denim Rag Quilt

This is a flannel rag quilt, it has denim on the back side, which 'ragged' really well!

This is the back side. I used some old jeans and denim skirts.
It is perfect to throw down anywhere for a baby.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Another Rag Quilt Class

What a sweet time I had teaching these girls and their moms how to make rag quilts during our Domestic Day Camp.!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Domestic Day Camp- Quilting Results

This week I had the privilege of spending some time with this sweet family of girls. They learned how to String Quilt on paper.
Here they are with their almost finished quilt. It is made of Christmas fabrics. Do you see the smiles on their faces? They are like this all the time. :o) A pure joy to be with. When they would make a mistake they'd just laugh it off and try to fix it. They showed great perseverance this week. Way to go girls!!!

The next Domestic Day Camp class is about Bread Making!
For more details go here:

Friday, May 16, 2008

Daddy's T-Shirt Quilt

Here is a T-Shirt quilt top. I am making this for a friend. Her husband died (very young) and she wanted a quilt made for their son from his T-Shirts. It is a very humbling experience to work with something like this. Those who think quilting is just a hobby or just making a "blanket" are sadly mistaken. I can't wait to get it finished to give her so she can bless their son with something so meaningful.

Turning Twenty Flower Girl

Olivia has been working on this needlepoint.

We had a Turning Twenty class at the Guild this week.

So she has incorporated some of her blocks into this pattern.

She is adding more embroidery to the boarders and
I think she is planning on hand quilting it.
She works on this while we watch a movie, read aloud or listen to history CDs.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cute Nine Patch

I love Tammy's Blog!

She posted a CUTE Nine Patch yesterday and a GORGEOUS Hawaiian quilt! Go take a look!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

A Day at the Guild

Emma working on the fund raiser quilt.

We try to volunteer at least one Thursday a month at the Quilter's Guild, which I am president of. Our usual days are Tuesdays, but there is so much activity then that it is hard to concentrate. Our guild is committed to be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and two Saturday's a month. Thursdays are usually pretty quiet.

Joining the guild is one of the best things we have done. We have been members for about 4 years. Not only have we learned TONS of quilting skills for a very small cost, but all the money that we raise goes back into the community and we give to a wide variety of groups.

I've started a Double Irish Chain I think I am going to donate for our family reunion's auction. Right now life seems so over whelming with "To-Do's.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Batting Guide

HERE is a link explaining battings and how to choose.

has got to be my most favorite inspiring blog to visit!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Quilted Window

This is what hangs on the wall over my desk. Jeff had some old wooden windows and I glued in some OLD hand pieced squares that someone gave me. When you look closely you can see the uneven seams and how the stitches are loose, but oh how I love it. Today quilting is so much like a math/art project. When these squares were made there was no rotary cutter and twenty different rulers to choose from, nor were there sewing machine that you have to have a degree to understand how to use. I love modern technology, I LOVE my rotary cutter and rulers, perhaps that is why I truly appreciate a square (even more so a whole quilt) that has been hand cut and pieced together!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Quilting Blogs

This year I am president our Quilter's Guild which has made it even more difficult for me to find time to actually QUILT! I have 4 quilt tops pieced together...waiting for quilting. Maybe next week?

Sew Mama Sew is hosting a Quilting month during Feb. I LOVE this blog! Lots of great ideas!

I also LOVE Niki's blog. Very inspiring.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Grandma is Crying

Jeff's Mom received her Sisters Wall Hanging, yesterday and called us crying! She lives 1100 miles away. I can't explain the feeling when you make something to give away and the recipient truly loves it. That gratitude becomes priceless to the maker. Even though I did not make this one, Olivia did, I feel like I was part of it.

People who do not have a creative outlet are missing a whole world of challenge, excitement and satisfaction! Even more so, people who are greedy must be so incredible miserable!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Another Sisters Quilt

Olivia (with a tad bit of help from dear ol' mom)
made this for her grandmother (Jeff's mom).
After seeing pictures of the wall hanging Olivia made earlier this year,
grandma has thrown hints of wanting one for herself.
It will be a belated Christmas gift.
Here is the label that is on the back.
One of this sisters has already passed away, which makes it even more special.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Farm Life

This was made for a Christmas order for an older lady
that has been a lifetime dairy farmer.

You can't see it very well, but the strip of brown fabric has chickens on it.

This real life farm has lots of black cats hanging out at the barn.
I quilting in grass, trees and clouds using the stippling method.


Joseph's Blessing Quilt

This was made for Joseph White, 2007.
Who was adopted from Liberia by a very Godly family here in the USA.

Note the cross (Christ) that is between the Africa and America.

This is the label I put on his quilt with his African family.

Country Nine Patch

I love the old time country look of this Nine Patch.

This was made for a Christmas order.

Throw size.


Emma's Baby Quilt

Emma made this for her 4-H project. It is hand quilted.

Sisters Wall Hanging

Olivia designed, pieced and quilted this wall hanging for a 4-H competition.
It has pictures of her and Emma growing up.

Phyllis's Patchwork Quilt

Baby Quilt

This was made with the Quickie Quilt method.
You actually cut two out at one time and the colors are just opposite.