Sunday, May 1, 2016


Thanks for joining the fun of the blog tour.  This is the last stop of the blog tour for Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars book.

Here is a short video clip I want to share with you so you can see just how simple it is to piece this block which can make all the quilts in this book.

 Visit the blog stops listed below to learn what the book is about and get a glimpse of my life as a quilter, teacher, wife and mother. To have a chance to win the book make  a comment at each blog stop. C & T Publishing is giving away one Amazingly Simple Triangles Stars book at each stop. Winners from other countries will receive an e-book. Here are the stops on the tour:
  C&T Publishing- April 25   
Bonnie Hunter-Quiltville - April 26  
Pat Sloan -The Voice of Quilting- April 27   
Julia Graber -  April 28  
Canton Villiage Quilt Works - April 29  
Connecting Threads - April 30  
Barbara H. Cline-Quiltingal - May 1 
   
To enter the drawing leave a comment and let me know if you see the 18 triangle blocks in the table runner below. Leave me an email address so I can contact you. I will be giving away a book and also the table runner pattern "Let's Party".  This table runner is also made with the same triangle block.  This quilt will be featured in the magazine Quiltmaker July/Aug. 2016.
This tour is closed Sunday, May 8 midnight.
Here is where you can purchase a signed copy of the book Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Quilting Blog Tour

The blog tour for my new book
Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars
Starts on Monday.

What is so amazing about this quilt book?  From this one block pattern you can create diamonds, circles, pinwheels, stars, boxes and cubes.

Chances to Win the Book
Here's the schedule of blogs participating in the tour. 
C&T Publishing- April 25   
Bonnie Hunter-Quiltville - April 26  
Pat Sloan -The Voice of Quilting- April 27   
Julia Graber -  April 28  
Canton Villiage Quilt Works - April 29  
Connecting Threads - April 30  
Barbara H. Cline-Quiltingal - May 1  
  Head to these sites each day for more information about the book and more giveaways!

Do you see the one triangle block in the Starry Lights quilt below?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mother/Daughter Quilting

I taught a quilt class this past week at Sew Classic Fabrics. There was a Mother and daughter who took my class. 
 It was so neat to see the interaction. 
 Pat and Sue

This inspired me to share a few other pictures of 
Mother/Daughter teams quilting.
June and Jolene

Holly (my niece) and Polly (my sister)

 4 Generations: Margaret (my mother), June (my sister), Jolene (my niece), Afton (my great niece).


 Emily (my sister) and Granddaughter.

 Autumn and me.

Margaret (my mother) and Polly  (my sister)

Spend some time with your daughter.  You can take her out to eat, pull weeds with her or help her clean her windows.  Be an encouragement and build up your relationships.  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Quilting and Sewing Retreat

Here is mother and my six sister at our 16th Annual Quilting/Sewing Retreat. 
 We are in birth order.
We sure missed our sister-in-law Chery this year.

A few of our projects
Mother with her puff quilt.

 June Flory

Mother and Coleen Barnhart. Coleen's wall quilt is made from Father's shirts.
 

Julia Graber and Mother.  Julia's quilt is also made with Father's shirts.


 Sheila with her grandson George.


 Polly Yoder

 Emily Hostetler

 This quilt was huge.  My sister Polly will made another quilt using this pattern but use a  different color way and also make it smaller.

 Nieces and their quilts.
 Jolene Powell

 Katina Martin


  Clair is a professional oil painter .  Each year she makes specialty 
backpacks for her nieces and nephews. She has made 13 different backpacks and has 9 to go.


 Melissa made fitted diapers for "Diapers for Hatti".  They will go to various orphanages.


 Autumn Sensenig


 Rebecca Rittenhouse

 Holly Yoder


 Three of my sisters and one niece finished their
Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt 2016.


 My granddaughter Rowen is well on the way to learning to quilt.