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Month: December 2022

GOALS FOR 2023

GOALS FOR 2023

Tis the season to make quilting goals for 2023. I am not organized without a list. The weather here has been cold and windy – which means a great time to clean up the sewing room. I like to have a paper list that I can cross off items as they are completed. Here is a PDF of a simple list you are welcome to use – it is the one I made for myself. I keep the list hanging…

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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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PATCHWORK FROM FINLAND

PATCHWORK FROM FINLAND

Sometimes as American quilters, we forget that other countries and cultures have their own quilting traditions. I found this article while looking through old quilting magazines. Historical quilts, especially those made before 1825, are very interesting to me. I thought it would be fun to share this patchwork from Finland with you. The article is “Humble Treasures” from Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine Dec. 1997 page 26 – 27. All four of the patchwork examples in the article are from the Eastern…

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CAN YOU BE A FRUGAL QUILTER?

CAN YOU BE A FRUGAL QUILTER?

Over the years, I have met many quilters. Lots of them admit to being frugal to make their quilting budget stretch further. I watched, asked questions, and can agree that it is possible to be a frugal quilter. I always encourage quilters to stick to their budget. However, buy the best fabric, tools and sewing machine that the budget can handle. Choosing to be a frugal quilter means there is little or no waste – time, supplies, or fabric. However,…

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