There is nothing better than having an hour or two to blanket stitch my applique quilts. While I relax into the hypnotic motion of the blanket stitching, it is the […] Read More
Win Broken Glass Batkiks From Island Batik: I used them in Double Clamshells
When Swan Amity Sheridan asked me to work with her new line of fabrics from @island_batik, I immediately thought of the Double Clamshell Pattern. This easy pattern is perfect for […] Read More
Ignore the Quilt Police, Choosing Background Fabrics for Applique
I have just made my first block sample for the Baltimore Album Plain and Fancy blocks. in a recent episode of Sewing in Slippers with Sue, I gave you a […] Read More
One of the most famous types of applique quilts is the Baltimore Album quilt. For only a very short time in the mid-1800s, Baltimore Album Quilts were all the rage, […] Read More
Do you get stuck choosing colors for your quilts? Here’s one way to get unstuck.
In this week’s Sewing In Slippers with Sue, I talked a bit about what gets you stuck in your quilting process. For many of us, picking a color palette is […] Read More
“Quilting is not supposed to be a not-fun experience.” ~ Beth Helfter
This week on Sewing In Slippers with Sue, I welcomed Beth Helfter of Eva Paige Quilt Designs Beth is a quilt designer, author, teacher, and overall delightful person. She’s the […] Read More
Member Spotlight, Chris Powell from Kennewick, WA
Chris Powell was my guest this week on Sewing in Slippers with Sue! It was such fun to find out more about Chris and her quilting experience Chris started quilting […] Read More
Member Spotlight, Cheryl McIntyre!
While AOC live workshops are a great way to get to know other members, some of our members are working full time, are full-time Moms, and can’t spend the time […] Read More
Lobster 🦞Applique and Lobster🦞 Bisque!
Nothing says Summer like Lobster! When my family is in town, it is tradition to have steamed lobster for a family dinner party. We also have a yearly lobster boil […] Read More
Do you Block your Quilts? Here’s how!
I spent a lovely day this week visiting with a dear friend, Diana Annis. Diana is a long-arm quilter who has quilted many of my favorite quilts. Diana is also […] Read More
Fundraiser for Children in the Ukraine
My dear friend Sherri Noel is famous for journal quilts. She uses words to express herself with some very special quilts. The quilt pictured here is one of these unique […] Read More
“True Colors of Springtime Quilt-Along” is set to begin in June!
Hey, Appliqué Fans… “True Colors of Springtime” Quilt-Along begins on June 21! I’ll be coming to you LIVE from my own sewing studio so I can guide you through […] Read More
Simple Pleasures….Thimble Pleasures Quilt Show!
I just love a good quilt show! Last Sunday, I took a walk around the Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild Show. This was the first quilt show for our local guild […] Read More
No Sewing Machine Emoji? 🧵 What the Heck?
I keep hunting for a sewing machine emoji, and it is not there! We have scissors, a spool of thread, and even a hand sewing needle, but the sewing machine […] Read More
Fabulous Fusibles for Beginners with Sue Pelland
Sue will be presenting a free Zoom Seminar “Fabulous Fusibles” on February 2 @ 1 pm and 6 pm Are you ready to add applique to your quilting repertoire? The easiest […] Read More
My goal for 2022 is 50 fails. Ok, so maybe that needs an explanation. When I used to set goals, I didn’t challenge myself. I felt setting goals was scary, […] Read More
Here we are, two weeks into the new year, and I am just starting to settle into a new routine. The Christmas decorations are finally put away. OH HAPPY DAY! […] Read More
Are you ready for some Mindfulness? Yes, that is definitely a buzzword these days. In fact, you might call “mindfulness” a trend, a fad, or even WOO WOO MUMBO […] Read More
Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert Quilter?
Extroverts are always ready to try something new, they make friends easily, and are very optimistic. Extroverts love working in groups and do their best work while collaborating! When extroverts […] Read More
What is Cherrywood fabric and why do I love it so much!
A month ago I called Karla Overland, the owner of Cherrywood Fabric. “Karla, I want to use your amazing colors for my 2022 Temperature Quilt” I said! “Great”, Karla replied, […] Read More
Global Quilt Connection: Connecting Quilt Guilds and Teachers
Global Quilt Connection Teacher’s Studio are happening on October 13th I will be showing quilters my tiny studio! This is a fun free event that you can share with all […] Read More
What is a Temperature Quilt?
This year, I have been seeing the trend of Temperature Quilts really take off! Search on Pinterest and dozens of examples show up. After sitting on the sidelines and enjoying […] Read More
Was it a Mistake? Brimfield Antique Quilt “Treasures”
I’m still daydreaming of my trip to Brimfield Antiques Market with my friend, Diana Annis. As I reflect on the time we spent and the purchases I made, I regret […] Read More
Brimfield or Bust…Antique Quilt Hunting at the Famous Flea Market!
On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of antique quilt hunting at the Famous Brimfield Antiques Market with my friend, Diana Annis! With Diana by my side, we had a fabulous […] Read More
Washing Quilts…New or Antique, Your Quilts Deserve Special Care!
Have you ever washed a quilt in the bathtub? That is how I was taught to wash an antique quilt, but it is a little difficult to handle a heavy, […] Read More