The Chicago Quilt Show is On!


Pretend I’m not in this photo.

Are you attending the International Quilt Festival Chicago? Sadly, I’m not. But my fabric and thread are!

I’m off to teach at theĀ  QuiltFest Savannah this week and will miss the Chicago show. But my friend, Frieda Anderson, will be there with our hand dyed fabrics and threads so you can visit with her. The show runs March 26 – 28. Hope you can attend!

Winter Gardening


Betty’s Bloomers #18 by Laura Wasilowski

It’s winter here in the Northern Hemisphere andĀ  I’m missing my garden. That must be why we make flower garden quilts, to remind us of the color and warmth and sunniness found during the summer months. Today I’m teaching Garden of Eden at the AQS show in Albuquerque. It may be cold and miserable in my hemisphere but here in the classroom it will be sunny and warm. Can’t wait to see what my students make!

Houston Sightings


By Emily Parson

Alas, the International Quilt Festival in Houston is over. But I thought you might like to see some of the people and quilts at the show. Here you see my friend, Emily Parson’s beautiful quilt on display in the Full Bloom exhibit.


My colorful friends, Mary Mashuta, Lynn Koolish, and Roberta Horton

Several friends dropped in to visit us at the Artfabrik booth including Mary Mashuta, Lynn, Koolish (my editor from C&T Publishing) and Roberta Horton.


Katie, Frieda, Pat and Sue

You can always count on Katie Pasquini Masopust to liven up a party. Here she is with Frieda and award winning quilters Pat Holly and Sue Nickels.


And one last view of my Libby’s Leaves quilt next to that of Alex Anderson’s quilt. You have until November 5 to put in a bid on the quilts being auctioned to raise money for Libby Lehman. Check out the auction website here. Wish you could have been at Houston with us. It was so much fun!