Sunday, June 9, 2019

Ordinary Days of a Quilter.

Even though I am a quilter there are more important things in life, like the grandchildren.  This day we got baby turkeys and I had these little ones for the day.

 I took their boots off.  This was helpful because they didn't want to step in the wooden shavings, therefore they stayed put.

My mother is visiting with my grandchild Deacon.  This helps keep the generations connected.

A fun evening spent at a Barn party with some bluegrass music, food, and fellowship.

One day I went to Lancaster, PA  and spent the day quilt shopping with friends. Another day I volunteered at the Mennonite Central Committee Quilt Room. 
Some of us sewed while some cut fabric.....

....and others quilted.

Theses comforters were squished and compacted for shipping to send to other countries in need.

Comforters ready to ship.  I find it interesting in my quilt travels that the tied quilts are only called comforters in the Mennonite circles.

There was a group of Amish ladies quilting in the other room.

My trip teaching quilting in Denver CO was a quick one. 

This is the sight that welcomed me as I flew into the
 Shenandoah Valley.  Home sweet home.

 Here are two close-up pictures of  projects that will be... my next book.

I am excited to be teaching at Road to California.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc.

If you have never taken a class at Mid-Appalachian Quilter, Inc. 
jump on the band wagon.  This long weekend of quilt classes has many opportunities of different quilt classes.   You will get inspired by different quilt teachers and fellow quilters.  It is held at the Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, July 12-14 The two classes that I will be teaching are
 Caribbean Delight.

Zig and Zag quilt which is featured in my book, 
Magic Add-a-Strip Quilts
  Here is the link to register.  MAQ Registration

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.