Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015

Wishing each of you a Happy and Healthy New Year! 

I'm looking forward to a busy 2015 in my world of quilting. I hope to stay more connected to y'all both here, and on my facebook page, forums I'm involved in and for those who live close - to stay in touch better. 

I have several things already waiting for me or planned and scheduled for the new year. So far I'm already scheduled into April!  And the quilts are lining up. 

May you all have a great new year! 

Keep those needles stitching,
The creative juices flowing
The world of quilting growing! 


Tuesday, December 23, 2014



you and your house
 Quilter's Pantry.

May you find joy in the reason for this season 
and this day of celebration. 

May God's blessings surround you.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Hard to believe that this year is just about over. In just 10 days it will be Christmas day!  I know many of you aren't ready. Don't worry, neither am I.  I have one ornament yet to make and am waiting for another item to arrive so I can wrap it. Then there are the two types of cookies still to bake. Other than that - I'm ready. 

It has been a full and busy year. My wonderful loyal customers kept me busy. New customers kept me even busier. New quilters allowed me to guide them and to teach a few of them 'formally'.  My fellow quilters kept me encouraged. My family and friends loved me through it all. And God blessed me and my family each and every day. 

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas. May the joy of the season be with you and your families. May you be able to keep the stress to a minimum, and don't fret over the little things. Remember even what we think are big things, are really little things overall. 

In this hectic time of year, take time out for yourself. Remember to breath. And sit back, relax, reflect, and enjoy the new as well as the memories of past Christmas's. 

Til next time....
Enjoy the season
Spend time with family
And smile as a child full of wonderment. 




Monday, December 1, 2014


As we enter into December we are all starting to look at Christmas trees. 
Some have very large trees, others have smaller trees. Some are real, some are alive and still in dirt to be replanted, and some are artificial. 

Some are even homemade and rather tiny compared to the artificial and real ones. 

But they all have a purpose. 

Homemade, small/tiny trees fit in places others don't. They are very portable. They are perfect for those in RV's, nursing homes, hospitals, or shelters. They fit on a mantel, dresser, a night stand, even a window sill. They are perfect on your desk at work.

Over 25 years ago I made my first miniature Christmas tree because my husband and I were moving from a large house into a 31 foot motor home. We had put our house up for sale in October and it sold quickly! So quickly the buyers wanted to move in by December 15th of that year. So we had to be out by the 13th. 
We moved from a 5 bedroom, 3 story house into that motor home just fine. I made sure my sewing machine went with us. (I didn't even sew back then and certainly wasn't into quilting!  We were in the motorcycle business!!). I also made sure we had a Christmas tree to put up in our new home. 

(We lived in that motor home for 5 years and I put up that same tree each year ---- we didn't have a stationary home, just the RV). 

25 years later...... we are out of the motorcycle business for 20 years now. I'm a quilter with my own business including longarming of quilts.  AND....

I'm back to making tiny trees!  These are much better than the one I made all those years ago.... (which I still have and put out in my studio each year! LOL).   

I have a couple of them for sale in my Etsy shop.

I even make quilted fabric pine cones..... 


quilted fabric ornaments !!! 

So if you have a special place needing a special touch but can't have a real or even artificial tree..... contact me. I can help you out!  

Til next time...
Keep those needles stitching
Those creative juices flowing
and take time to celebrate the season. 


Friday, November 21, 2014


Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I was sitting here thinking about it and how it has changed over the years. Yes, it's still a holiday (day) where families gather for a big meal and spend family time together.

As a child that is all it was.... oh, and football afterward.  Grown ups took naps after eating so much and blamed it all on the turkey. 

Some years the weather was so bad that not all the family could make it in to the main meal destination.
Other years the house was full of family having a great get together. I never remember Christmas being in the picture at all. 

And now.... now that we've grown up..... Thanksgiving is a time of family, of gathering for a big meal and enjoying being with family.  BUT..... it is also a time to start decorating for Christmas; it's all about Black Friday and the sales (now also on Thanksgiving day). It's about people complaining because they have to work on Thanksgiving day and spend the day away from family. They have to miss the big meal. All because retailers are greedy and not only want the most money, they want to be the first to get the most money!  

Thanksgiving has now got to be the most stressful holiday there is!  Unless you are not affected by the retail aspect of it and have the day off and are not going shopping.... 
I know you are still affected by the Christmas sale add, the Christmas decorations being up already i some places and even Christmas music being played.
Where has family time gone?  Where has relaxing time gone?  Where has being close to family gone? 

However, if you are a quilter/crafter.... we always are thinking about Christmas and the gifts we need to make for everyone. Crafters like to see the holiday craft supplies out early. But we also like to take time to enjoy Thanksgiving and what it is all about. 

I, for one.... miss the Thanksgivings of childhood. 

I also will be working on Thanksgiving, right after an early meal with family----- wonderful life of retail. 

Til next time
Keep those needles stitching,
Those creative juices flowing
and Enjoy your weekend.



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Life in the Studio

Welcome to more of the countdown to Christmas and the busy season. 
I had set a goal of things I wanted to get accomplished by today and well...... I'm only a day away from reaching that goal, so not too bad. 

Yesterday I finished two 5' Christmas stockings for a customer who wants them to decorate his doors and then have something to hand down to his children!  I'm honored!  

I also finished longarming a customer's quilt. It was her fourth of four in this order. I've done 16 of them for her just this year. She makes them to then donate them to the homeless children in a town near me. 

I also finished up a few folded fabric pine cone ornaments like the one above. Plus made two more of the regular folded fabric ornaments. And finished a folded fabric Christmas tree. (All finished to the point of ribbons to be added.... which I did a few of those today. )

Also yesterday, since my studio is at home I did three loads of laundry!  

Today.... I put the ribbons on several of the ornaments and pine cones. prepared, loaded and started longarming a queen size quilt for a Christmas gift (Personal). 

I'm also in the process of organizing my studio ---- again.  After working on several projects the area gets a bit messy and cluttered and I need it clean to work. While doing this I've gathered pieces of fabric that are too small to be put back on the boards and store on the wall shelves. Some too small to make fat quarters out of. I'm doing my best to get to the point of cutting them up in preparation for scrappy quilts. That is my downfall... I have a hard time with scrappy quilts.  Maybe that should be my goal next year..... to get over that 'fear'/challenge. 

All in all it has been a great weekend.  Ending too soon. 
Last weekend my computer died so I'm working with a new one now that I really love, but my old files and photos have not been transferred yet so am limited in what I can post in pics. As soon as get those on my new computer and get caught up on photos I'll post more of what I have worked on this year. 

In the mean time....

Keep those needles stitching, the creative juices flowing and have a wonderful week! 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Holidays are Here

Yes, the holidays are here.  Halloween has come and gone. Thanksgiving will be here soon. And believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. 

We sit back for just a moment and wonder where the year has gone. What were we doing while it sped past us? 

I've been a busy quilter, photographer, Mom, wife and grandmother. 

Customer quilts kept me busy for most of the year which was a wonderful feeling. Always having those extra quilts spending a brief amount of time in my studio before they headed out to parts unknown was special. I enjoy being a part of the making of a special quilt for a special person. I also enjoy being a part of making quilts for charity. I usually don't have time to make the whole quilt, but have been involved with doing the longarm work for several quilts that have been made and then given to the homeless children in our area. 

It amazes me the time, money and work people put into quilts that are then given away to those we will never know. The love that goes into it. I hope  the person who receives it will feel that love when they wrap up in it. I hope it touches their lives in a positive way that they will remember forever and share over time.

As we all settle in for our long winters nap..... 

Oh, wait, most of us will be busier than even at this time of year!  

As we all settle in for running our sewing machines, cutting, washing, pressing, pinning, stitching and binding....... so others can enjoy that long winter's nap under a quilt ...... 

Take time to be thankful each day for something.  We are all blessed. If you are a quilter or other crafter you have been blessed with your creativity and talents. If you are not that creative you are still blessed. We often overlook the little ways we are blessed while we look for the big blessing. Take time to notice the little things. 

I leave you now for a little while. Nap time has come, with a busy day ahead. While life goes on, I'm also busy making a few major projects as well as working on Christmas ornaments again this year. I still have a few customer quilts to finish as well as one special personal quilt to get done. Whew ..... yep, no time for a long winter's nap. 

Til next time... 
Keep those needles stitching, 
those creative juices flowing
those blessings being counted
and encouragement going out to others. 

Phyllis :) ♥

Monday, September 29, 2014

Chase Mission Main Street Grants

Chase Mission Main Street Grants

I have applied to be part of this Grant offer in hopes to have a dream come true in having my own quilt shop.
I need your votes to help me reach that goal.

If you have a facebook account please vote for me as well as share this link with others to vote as well. click on this link:
Thank you so much for your vote.

UPDATE:  I was blessed with receiving enough (and more) votes!  Now we wait until sometime in January 2015 for the results and to see who the winners are.

Thanks again for those who voted, for those praying, for those sending positive thoughts, for those sending encouragement and for those waiting for my shop to open!  May God's will shine through.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fall is in the Air

Welcome to Fall! 

Summer has passed us by so quickly, it's hard to believe that fall is here.  One look outside and we can already see the leaves changing colors. I am looking forward to a trip over the mountain in another week, maybe two to capture the colors with my camera. 

In the mean time the quilting rush is on!   
Yes, it is that time of year when suddenly we realize Christmas isn't that far away.  I have 6 quilts in line at the moment, and a few more headed my way in a couple of weeks. And those are the ones I know about. I am sure there are more out there headed my way, and as is my personal policy for Quilter's Pantry.... I will do my best to get them all done in time. 
This year I am setting a time limit on getting them in to me. The cut off date for having your quilt to me for longarming in time for you to have it back in time for Christmas is October 30th!  
I have two maybe three personal quilts to get done this year as well. One is just about done!  

And this brings me to time management. We all suffer from poor management from time to time. We work, we have families, we quilt, we have other hobbies, we all have so much that we do day after day. We have plans for what we want to do and when we need to have it done. Then we wake up one day and realize we don't have it done and we have a lot less time to work on it to get it done; or worse, that time has passed and it's too late. 

With that in mind, and I know it's only the end of September, but..... it's also just about October already!  How are your quilting projects going?  Who is on your Christmas list?  Make a list and take a deep breath.  Don't feel bad that others may have a jump on getting all their gifts done. Concentrate on your own.  

Making a quilt and need it longarmed?  Let me know.  Like I said, but off date this year is October 30th!  

No time to make your own quilt or other craft item (Homemade item)? I also make Christmas ornaments!  Check out my Etsy shop to see those. Special orders are welcome. The cut off date for special orders on those is November 15th. 

I will leave you now with thoughts of all the things you have facing you to get ready for Christmas. However, I also want you all to take each day, one day at a time, to enjoy what is set before you. Take time to take a deep breath, to look around you and see the beauty in the area, or even in the fabrics in front of you. Take time each day to enjoy the day. 

Til next time..... 
keep those needles stitching, 
the thoughts and creative ideas flowing 
the joy in your hearts. 


Monday, August 25, 2014

Ending of Summer

Hard to believe it is nearly the end of 'official' summer. The temperatures will remain warm for a while, around here, but Labor day is just around the corner.  Schools have started, colleges are also back in session. Summer canning and freezing of the garden produce is in full swing, or already over. And all those quilts we wanted to be working on all summer....... are still waiting. 

As for me.... I've been busy quilting after a few weeks of being slowed down. I'm back in the swing of it (although I am taking this week away from any major quilting as we have a family reunion to prep for).  Customer quilts are again in a short pile, other quilts to be pieced are waiting to be touched, and while one is already loaded onto the longarm, another 3 are waiting in line and a 4th is waiting for me to make the backing. 

I hope you all have had a great summer doing what you love to do. I know many take time away from quilting to spend time with family, in the garden, at the shore, at the lake, traveling and just taking a quilting break.  Now it's time to get back into quilting.  Summer is ending and last I heard Christmas is only 18 Fridays away!  YIKES!  

I will leave you with this thought. Take a deep breath; survey your stash; make you Christmas list of gifts you want to make; pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy creating!  

Have a great end of summer week !

Til next time....
Keep those needles stitching. 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Month Off

Yes, somehow I managed to take a month off..... from here. My plan was to take the month off from quilting for customers, and do some of my own quilting.  But, the customers kept coming, and I couldn't turn them away! 
I did take a break from a few other things, such as my blog (so sorry) and took some time to do some local traveling. 
DH and I went to Roan Mtn. TN, for the Rhododendron Festival. The blossoms were about gone, but the views were wonderful as always. 
We also went for a short overnight trip to Gatlinburg, TN and enjoyed just getting away and relaxing. 

We all need to do that from time to time. 
This summer I hope you all get a chance to take some time to: forget all your worries; don't fret over deadlines or requests coming in for quilts to make; or stressing over what you are going to make for everyone for birthdays and Christmas.  

Take time to enjoy summer. 

4th of July is rushing in around us. The fireworks are already going off in the neighborhood, and people are planning picnics, family time, parades, and other summer activities.  Go out over this holiday and enjoy yourselves. Everything else will wait. 

I am also going to take this opportunity to share the thoughts of a fellow quilting/crafts friend who recently lost her husband unexpectedly: paraphrasing

 Cherish each moment you have 
with those you love. 

Signing off 
Til next time.... 
keep your creativity flowing. 



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

So Much, So Little

So much to do, so little time to do it. 
So much to say, so little time to say it.
So much fabric, so little time to use it.
So much time...... nope,not usually.

View from our deck May 2014

Many of you who read this are quilters, some are not. For those that are, you know what I mean with so much/so little. For those that have other hobbies and things you like to do in your 'spare' time that in return gives you less 'spare' time you also understand. 

There are times in our lives when what we do for fun, turns into being very time consuming. For those that turn that fun hobby into a business it becomes very time consuming. 

At times that business then isn't fun any more. (not in my case- I still love what I do!) We've all heard that work isn't work if it's fun!  How true!  

For those who have started a business that now isn't as much fun as it was when you started it, take a break. Take a deep breath and look over what you are doing and why. Time for a vacation? Just a few days off?  Have you forgotten to take a look outside and enjoy the blessings and beauty around you? It doesn't matter if you life in the country, city, or back in the woods, there is beauty and blessings to be seen. Enjoy them.

And then there are those folks who get bored. A friend of mine and I don't understand that concept. As creative people even if we are not working, quilting, designing, organizing, shopping for fabric and supplies, we are dreaming of our next project or admiring other's work. We have things to do, places to be and quilts to quilt. 

This is the time of year when the kids are out or soon will be getting out of school. For the first week or two they will be excited, they will find lots to do, friends to hang out with, places to go. Then they will get 'bored'.  As much as they may say they don't like school it seems when they are out of school with nothing planned to do they get bored. Now is a great time to introduce them to a hobby (depending on their age as to what it will be). Find out what they like to do. Quilting, drawing, photography, painting, helping others, horseback riding, swimming, acting... the list goes on.  Get them involved with it beyond just something to do for a few hours. Get them involved so they have a task to do with it each day. Teach them the responsibility of it and the discipline of being on time, taking care of things, sharing with others.  By learning what they like to do, cultivating it into something important for them.... you never know where it could lead them in the future. 

Yes, there is a time when you get so busy you forget to rest, there is also a time when you rest so much you get bored. And there is also a time when you are so busy you continue to find other things to do so you don't dare get bored. 

I do stay busy. I add things to my to do list all the time.  And for fun?????? I quilt, create, and take photos of life around me. And once in a while - I sit and do nothing.....just before I fall asleep sitting there. People wonder how you have time to get it all done.... that's when I tell people that "sleep is overrated." Just kidding of course.

Enjoy your time. Your work time, your hobby time, your family time, your down time, your 'do nothing' time. 

Til next time ---- 
AJ smelling the Iris
 Stop and smell the flowers.


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there. 

I know the day is just about over, but like many of you, my day has been a busy one. 

Full of 'Mothering' things. Laundry, paying bills, and work.  BUT it was interrupted by a visit from my daughter, her husband and little AJ (who is getting bigger and bigger every day). They had made chocolate covered strawberries for me (and other moms). They are soooo good! 

I also got a phone call from my son, which is special as well since he lives so far away. He is also still in the Army so we don't see much of him. 

I'm so proud of both my kids. They each have had struggles, as everyone does. They have been through a lot as kids and as adults. Ours is a long story, but in the end we have survived and I am blessed by their love. 

Our lives get so busy most of the time. The days turn into weeks, into months and then into years. As Mom's we are busy raising our families and hoping the kids all turn out o.k. Then, we turn around and the kids are grown, out of the house, on their own with kids of their own. We look at them, when they don't realize it and smile ------ yep, we've done o.k.

Our one day a year when they acknowledge Mother's Day, is surrounded by all the other days of the year we function in Mom mode. And, yes it's true, no matter how old we or they get, they will always be our little boys or little girls. 

Also on this day, I'm missing my own Mom who passed away in 1990. She was the inspiration to my sewing and now quilting. She was a very special person. I wish she was still around so I could share with her my life as it is now. I think it would make her happy. 

And so, as this day comes to a close, I again wish you a Happy Mother's Day. May you find time each day of the year to look at your children, or your own mother and smile over a special memory, a fond moment, or just in the overall joy of motherhood. 

Til next time...... 



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Walking for a Good Cause

AJ on his birth day
AJ just shy of 20 months!
On May 4th my daughter, Katrina, will be walking in the March of Dimes Walkathon here locally.   She is trying to raise money to reach her goal that will help the organization in research to help other preemie babies and their mommies. 

Her son, the AJ I talk about from time to time, pictured above, was a preemie and is doing remarkably well at 20 months old.  

Research has come a long way but more needs to be done to help babies and their mommies go to full term and be healthy.  
If you can and if you will please follow this link to donate to her team.  Any amount will help.

If you can't donate that is fine, I just ask that you keep them all in your thoughts and prayers as they walk for such a good cause. 

Thanks again to all my readers.

Til next time -

 Tiny fingers and tiny toes
Tiny quilts, tiny clothes.
Watching each breath they breath
Watching they grow and achieve.
Little babies growing up
Learning, caring, loving.
Wrapped around our hearts - always.

written by Phyllis Dewey



Friday, April 18, 2014

Time Management

Glass etching by Phyllis Dewey

Here I sit with a list of things to get done by next Wednesday. I've already crossed off the things I needed to get done by this weekend.....well, almost. 

We all tend to get busy. At times it feels like we get TOO busy. We find ourselves with way to many things going on at the same time. Multiple places to be at the same time. Multiple things to do over the same time frame. Demands from others for our time. And things we want to get done for ourselves.

We have families, we have jobs, we are members of organizations, we belong to quilt guilds, we attend church, we attend school functions, we attend or give parties. 

We take care of our homes (some have spouses and others to help with that, others don't). We cook, clean, do laundry, get our vehicles repaired, we garden or take care of our yards/land. We pay bills, do paperwork. We have deadlines we meet.  We have pets to take care of and love. We take care of loved ones, and ourselves. We get hair cuts, get our nails done (or not).

We spend time on the internet. (and I thank you for taking time to read my blog). 

And --- we quilt, we create, we have hobbies. 

Once in a while ---- we take time to breath!  

While I'm winding down after a busy week and face a busy weekend, yes, even with it being Easter weekend, I realize I need to take time to breath. And I will.....right after I go get the clothes out of the dryer, fold the towels,finish an ornament, pay some bills, finish writing this blog entry, while drinking another cup of coffee. 

Welcome to my real time management:

I set deadlines, make a list of things that need to get done and do my best to stay organized in my mind as well as my desk, my orders, and my work production. 

I get up at the same (or close to the same) time each day whether I'm working in my quilt studio or my other job. I go to bed at the same time each night. I work best with less than 8 hours sleep, and generally get 6 or 6 1/2 a night. Once in a while I sleep in later. 

No matter what you have on your plate, what you have to get done, what you want to get done and what other obstacles may be in your way take a deep breath from time to time. Take a few minutes in the middle of it all and take a break even if it is a few minutes. 

Set your goals. Be realistic. If you have a business let your customers know the time frame when their job will be done. Estimate it for longer than you think it will actually take. It is better to get things done ahead of time and impress your customer than have to contact them and apologize for being late. 

Set time aside each day for yourself. It may only be a few minutes, or an hour. If you don't take some time out you will get burned out. As quilters we are always looking at the next quilt we want to make, the next line of fabrics we 'need' to have, the next step in the quilt learning curve, the next class to take, the next show to attend, the next technique to learn. We also find ourselves burned out and at an end of our enthusiasm for quilting. We ask other quilters how to get our creativity back. We fear we will have lost our desire to quilt. We may even panic. 

Don't panic. Take a break. You may need more than an hour, you may need a few weeks, or a year. Try new things. Enjoy what you do, whatever it may be. Don't make your hobby that you love, something that you dread needing to do. 

Relax. Accept the things that life throws at you. Count your blessings. Put everything in prospective. List them in order that they need to be taken care of. If life gets too busy and you can't quilt, or work on other hobbies that you have, for the amount of time you would like to, take just a few minutes to work on it. By taking just a few minutes to craft (quilt, crochet, knit, paint etc) you will be less stressed. I've talked with many people who seem anxious and on edge because they don't have time to quilt at this time in their lives. I feel the same way after just a few days. But I have found that by just spending even 30 minutes at it I'm o.k. I can get back to what I need to take care of. 

I may have rambled a bit here. If I have, sorry. I may read this and delete it later who knows. For now... I still have clothes in the dryer, an ornament sitting here waiting on me, a cold cup of coffee and  the only sense of accomplishment.... the rambling of words I've just composed. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend. May you have time to spend with family, take time to relax, and remember what Easter is all about. 

God bless you all and thank you for being here to read what I write from time to time. I hope you enjoy it. 

Til next time...
take time to relax, 
to breath, 
and to quilt. 



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Welcome to April

Quilts by Phyllis

Good morning and welcome to April! 

Temperatures have become warmer, grass is turning green, buds and tiny leaves are blooming on the early trees and plants. Flowers are growing and blossoming!  Spring is in the air --- along with a few rain showers. 

Many people slow down in their quilt making at certain times of year, starting in Spring and into Summer. Other things take the place of #1 importance and quilts get put away. And then we begin the feelings of withdrawal!  It's a true emotion felt when we separate ourselves from something we love. Don't let this happen to you this year! 

Set a time aside each week to quilt. Since there are many phases to making a quilt you can deal with the withdrawal in many ways. Go fabric shopping! Stitch just a seam or two on a single block. Cut out pieces for a quilt...... even a little at a time. Design your next quilt. Attend quilt shows. Reorganize a room or area in your home for quilting. Buy containers to hold your fabric. Make or buy a quilt hanger to display your favorite quilt. Stay up with quilt blogs or forums just to stay in touch with other quilters. When you travel, stop in a quilt shop. Take a quilting class. Read a book related to quilting or quilts. There are a few novels out there to help with that. Read quilting magazines. And, as comes so natural for quilters to do, talk about quilts and quilting with those you meet. Share your love of quilting with others. 

I don't have time NOT to quilt. Orders are coming in and I'm booking into the summer ! Love it!  I will take some time this summer for ME. I promise. Of course ME time will still be quilting, but it's on personal quilts that a long overdue.   I deal with deadlines with my customers, so have set deadlines for my own quilts as well. (well, unless something comes up). 

Classes to plan as well....never a dull moment. 

May your day be special today, may you not be hit by April Fool's jokes or if you are may they be fun and silly. 

Til next time---- 
Keep those needles stitching, your creativity flowing and your imagination wide open. 



Friday, March 28, 2014

Wonderful People

Fabric Ornaments

My booth at AHQ Quilt show

We had a wonderful time at the quilt show today. Met some great people, sold some items, had a few ladies sign up for classes (one of which I don't even teach yet!). And several took my cards and discussed my longarming services! 

For those who were at the show and that we talked with - Thank you for stopping by!  We love meeting fellow quilters, getting to know new people and sharing our love of quilting.

To the gentleman who asked if I could write, "Harley Davidson" with the longarm, and I appologized for it not being in black thread when I wrote it.... when you figure out a way to move the pool table and make room for a longarm that can write, "Harley Davidson" and even quilt a motorcycle give us a call! Or when you decide a spot on your wall for a "Harley Davidson" wall hanging....

To the gentleman who saves his quarters to buy the newspaper, I hope the quarters in your change from your wife's purchase helped you out. I look forward to hearing from you and your wife again soon. We're just around the corner. (sort of).

For those who talked about longarming: having us do it for you, or buying a longarm machine - stay in touch we will do what we can for you. 

For those waiting for me to schedule that class I don't teach yet..... stay tuned and in touch! I'll get there!  I'll have your list of supplies ready soon. Same goes for the beginner quilting classes that will start up again in July/August.

For those who looked at and/or purchased ornaments ---- I do special orders all year round, so contact me for those as gifts for the special people in your lives. 

For those who just stopped in and chatted and shared a great story, a laugh or even just a smile - thank you for being there. 

For those who were unable to be there today, I hope you can stop by tomorrow.  

For all of you  -  feel free to "Join this site" here or follow our posts; join us on facebook at

Also feel free to post comments here on the blog. Have questions? Send me a message, email me, post a comment...etc.  I'll do my best to answer it for you or find an answer for you. 

Til next time either here or in person - 
Keep those needles stitching, 
those ideas and dreams flowing 
and your creativity expanding. 


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring is HERE!

Spring has least according to the calendar!  
The weather and temperatures may not agree. 
 Why not take this time to take in a local quilt show? ! 

Quilter's Pantry will be set up as a vendor at the 5th Annual Appalachian Heritage Quilter's Guild Quilt Show.
I will have quilts for sale, ornaments for sale and other items.
Stop in and say, "HI!"
LOCATION:  Crossroads Christian Church in Gray, TN. 
DATE: March 28 - 29th
TIME: 9 -  5 each day.
See over 100 quilts! Meet other quilters,

Vendors include Quilter's Pantry, Memory Lane Quilting (Notling Longarm Rep).
There will also be a quilt appraiser there if you have a quilt or two you would like appraised!

 Hope to see you there!