Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Save the date for MAQ 2016!

Held July 15-17, 2016
Mount St. Mary's University
Emmitsburg, MD

I will be teaching the following classes:

Star Chain Table Runner

  • Description: Create stunning stars which has the appearance of them overlap each other. Techniques taught in this class are strip piecing, the ease of using templates, how to make a easy inset seam and many tips and tricks to challenge your quilting skills.
  • Techniques Taught: Piecing in a triangle base layout, strip piecing, easy-way method for cutting from templates and tips and tricks to make quilting easy.

 Twirling Swirling Dance 
In this class you will learn how simple it is to piece in a lone star block layout. To create the spinning twirl you will strip pieces, cut diamond strips and learn how to create easy inset seams. This all day class will have you well on your way to a finished project.

Skills Taught:  Piecing in a lone star layout, strip piecing, blocking a diamond block, Easy steps on inset seams and tips and tricks to make quilting easy.

Also announcing a Blog Tour
  coming in March for my new book 
 Check back to win books and prizes.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Life at the Clines

I need to back up to Christmas.  Here is the Cline grands and great grands on Terry's side of the family.

 Dave and Parla were here for two weeks.  I enjoyed interacting with these precious little ones over Christmas.

 Brighton was so pleased with herself that she could
 climb this tree all by herself.

 Here are some of our activities over Christmas.
 Mother and Melissa

 Settlers and Rook

 The men are practicing their rook skills.
 Terry with the in-laws.

Hiking up Lover's Leap.

The Snow Storm
We are getting ready for the storm by putting extra braces in the two turkey houses.

 I love making doughnuts when it snows. 
Melissa was a big help in this process.

 The men are walking to the turkey house because
 the snow is too deep for the four wheeler.

Our boys came over and spent two nights to help with shoveling snow off the turkey house roofs.

The picnic table gives you an idea of how deep the snow was.

While the snow flakes fell Melissa and I sewed.

Home Sweet Home

Life as a Quilter....
Pretty cool gift from Melissa.

One day a month I get to spend a day quilting 
with the Bodacious Bumbling Bees.

 Trying my hand at a fiber arts quilt.

A new table runner I designed.

A close-up of the quilting.

What will this project be?
Step 1 Triangle

Step 2 Diamond

Step 3 Baby Block

Step 4 Stars

Here is one of the projects I am preparing for
 sewing retreat with my sisters.
 So long for this time.