Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Time to Quilt

Spring is in the air. Flowers are in bloom. Leaves are on the trees. Lawns are being mowed. Gardens are being planted. 

BUT - it's also time to quilt! 

Warmer weather is here and we like to get outside and do things we couldn't do all winter. The kids have sports to play. The river/lake/ocean are calling for you to visit. 

But - it's also time to quilt! 

The days are longer. We like to get together with family and friends to go do things. There are festivals, camping, vacations, carnivals, craft shows to attend and enjoy. 

But - it's also time to quilt! 

Like the room we always have for jello ( or ice cream and chocolate chip cookies) we always have time to quilt.  For just a few minutes a day or a week. There are fabrics to shop for while out seeing the country. There are new patterns to find and buy and make quilts from. 

And a quilt doesn't have to be large to be a quilt. Do something small that you can take with you to work on in the spare moments you have. Or to take with you so when you meet someone who wants to learn you can teach someone to quilt.

Remember - it's also time to quilt - even for just a few minutes every day or so. 

And when you get that quilt done..... let me know - I can do the longarm work for you! Because at my house.... it's always time to longarm (and quilt). 

Til next time....
keep those needles stitching,
ideas flowing,
and quilts growing. 

I'll be waiting.....


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Show Time

My first show of the year is already done. It is the only quilt show that I do. Pictured is just a part of what I took this year, as I also included the signs I make with my other company, Winding Road Creations.
This is more of what was in our booth. Plus we had fabrics for sale. 

I have a show with the signs coming up this weekend and then will be working on longarming 7 quilts! 
After some time away from quilting it will feel good to be back at it. 

I've learned that once quilting is in your blood it may be there to stay.  I've talked with a few ladies who are planning to get away from quilting for one reason or another and they are having a hard time. The hardest part is not buying more fabric. Just the joy of seeing it, touching it and then owning it! You don't have to do anything with it, just have it. 

May your fabric stashes be full, but like jello - may you always have room for just a little bit more. 

Til next time..... 
Keep the stitches going.