Sunday, March 24, 2019


 While at my family's quilting retreat I gave two of
 my nieces a class on quilting.

Picking Fabrics

 Making Stars

Safety pin basting


Machine Quilting

Finished Product

 Quilting with Children
My granddaughter playing with scraps.

I am trying  to machine quilt with my grandson on my lap.

 My two sisters quilting while little folks learn the joy of creativity.

My daughter and grandson piecing.

 My big helpers.

To see a few more pictures of my families sewing retreat click.
              Heatwole Sewing Retreat Pictures This is my sisters Facebook page.  Scroll down a few post.

For the National Quilt Day I went to Lexington KY and
 taught two classes and gave a lecture.

The Caribbean Delight Class.

Exciting News........C&T Publishing has accepted my 6th quilting book proposal.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Virginia Quilt Museum

The Virginia Quilt Museum is opening a new exhibit starting 2/19/19 and will run through 7/13/19.  I am thrilled to be a part of this exhibit.  Click on this link to learn more.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Homeschool Field Trip

Two groups of around 30 people came to our home for a field 
trip to see Terry's rock collection. They were a very attentive group.

 They got a hands on experience.  The big crystal rock in the center of the table came from the Three River Gorge in China.

 These are some of his collection in the corner cabinet.

 Terry gave them each a small geode.

 For a snack I gave them homemade doughnuts
 which were made a few days earlier.

 Life as a Quilter
The last few weeks I have been working on this puppy.  
I need to name this quilt pattern design, any suggestions?  Not sure 
yet how I will quilt the rest of it.
Oops, I see I missed quilting one line.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Quilting Classes in Kuwait and Dubai

Overlooking Kuwait

My two sisters June and Emily went with me on this trip. 
 These are the Kuwait Towers.

We ate dinner in the Kuwait Towers.
I enjoyed teaching to all these lovely ladies.

Teaching Under the Sea in Kuwait.
 At the market.

As a quilter I found these fabric stores very interesting.

One evening we spent at the Global Village.

A safari ride in the dessert was one of our highlights of the trip. We road in 4 wheel drive SUVs over sand duns.  A very thrilling experience.

Camels are being trained for racing.

Schanker and his wife and daughter made our trip possible.
  They own a fabric store in Dubai.

This quilt class Surprise Packages that I taught
 in Dubai had 15 nationalities represented.

 The older part of Dubai.

The tallest building in the world is the
 Burj Khalifa located in Dubai. 

 The first row of the quilt is finished.

The class rooms were full of busy quilters.

Thanks to everyone who made our trip to Dubai and Kuwait a wonderful trip.