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Thing #2 The Town and Country Process…

So, you’ve decided to hire a professional to quilt that top you just finished piecing…what’s next? Before I fill you in on the way things work around here, let me share something. I am a quilt-maker too. I understand how much time and attention has gone into a quilt before I see it. I know that a lot of us would like to be able to be hands on in every aspect of a quilt’s completion. I know how precious it is to the one who made it. I consider it a privilege to be included in the process, and...

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Thing #3 Some thoughts on Batting…

I hesitated to add this topic to my list, due to the fact that I am not well versed on the wide variety of brands of batting on the market, but since batting is in integral part of each quilt, I thought I’d share a few opinions.  Basically, I am a simple kind of girl, and if it works…I don’t fix it.  This is why I only stock two types of batting, Hobb’s Heirloom Natural, which I have used since I began quilting, and Quilter’s Dream Cotton in White – Select Loft.  On rare occasion, I have ordered a different...

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What’s your Style?

One of the most fun perks of being a long-arm quilt artist is the ability to experience so many different quilts.  The world of quilting has a wide spectrum of styles and opportunities for our creative spirits to be brought to fruition.  Right now, if you were  to journey into my quilting studio, you would see a closet full of quilt tops waiting to become quilts.  Not only do these quilts each have their own personality, but they fall into a broad category of style. There’s a batik star wall-hanging that is waiting for some custom quilting, and a couple of intricately pieced civil...

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Why Quilting?

What a strange thing it is to purchase fabric, only to cut it into tiny pieces, arrange it into geometric patterns, and spend hours sewing it back together.  Some would call that CRAZY!  Over the past few weeks,  I have taken a mental journey through my life, and the steps that led me to own a business in the realm of quilting, and ultimately to share my quilting life with the world. I remembered my maternal grandmother, who taught me to crochet, then knit, and helped me realize comfort in the rhythm of handwork.  She had been a teacher, and she...

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