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Month: September 2021

Quilting, Relaxation, and Used Books

Quilting, Relaxation, and Used Books

People ask me what I do while in Maine each year on vacation. Well truthfully – not a lot. When the kids were home, vacations involved activities and places the kids would enjoy. However, now that vacation is solo, my vacation is about quilting, relaxation, and used books. Before the question comes up “why do you vacation solo?”, let me answer it. Hubby does not like to travel anymore, and I still do. So he enjoys the quiet time at…

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QUILTING AND HOMESCHOOLING

QUILTING AND HOMESCHOOLING

The years have slid by so fast. However, the years of using quilting to teach basic math and life skills to my kids was so worth it. Quilting and homeschooling can go together amazingly well if thought out and planned correctly. Our kids, both male and female, learned housekeeping and life skills. These skills included: sewing, cooking, changing tires and oil, cleaning, laundry, and gardening. Math was taught by cooking and sewing. The nice thing about homeschooling is that learning…

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SHOWING OFF QUILTS

SHOWING OFF QUILTS

Quilters love to show off quilts to anyone who will stop long enough to look – we are just like that. Yep, we are show-offs, at least when it comes to our quilts. I thought that starting off this week by showing off quilts would be a great way to deal with Monday. All these photos were taken in June 1995 in Montana. A co-worker allowed me to “borrow” the old barn and wooden fence on her family farm for…

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Quilting, Social Media, and Privacy

Quilting, Social Media, and Privacy

I was recently reminded that there is a need to tread with care when quilting, social media, and privacy are involved. Another quilter and blogger recently contacted me to know if anyone had ever shown up at my home and asked to see the quilts I show off on the blog here. Unwanted visitor This other quilter (I will call her “Sue”) has a quilt blog. She posts photos of her house, her pets, grandkids, garden, quilts, and basically her…

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