85 – Where in the world is Katie Sandiego


Burnout – the real issue of overextending yourself. Website frustration October NYC Trip The apartment we rented at Bubba and Bean lodges Sunday outing with Kati and Attila – M&J Trimmings, The City Quilter, Purl Soho, Washington Square Park 9/11 Memorial Amy Ruth’s in Harlem Colbert Report and Daily Show Swings in Central Park and one solitary corgi Top of the Rock Chelsea Market food tour Modern Quilt Guild Meetings and upcoming events Quilting the MQG charity quilt on Anne {Read More}

84 – A mermaid and a princess, class samples, Corgi Fairytale news


A gift for my hairstylist/tutorial for Thermoweb turns into a new class Pentel Fabric Gel Pens vs. other pens GoPro camera – timelapse and regular video Gradient fabrics for use in tickertape projects Carolyn Friedlander Shirts paper pieced pattern Cooking up a storm – bread machine, Pots De Creme, fresh produce, herb garden, Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Beauty corner – airbrush makeup review, automatic curling iron “Daisy Mode”, Jamberry nails Wedding, funeral, Robin Williams/depression Binding thread transport tip Oliso Iron {Read More}

83 – Finishing Hopscotch Lane and Sundry


My process finishing up my Michael Miller Challenge Quilt Straight line quilting Figuring out how to quilt dresden plates in one continuous line Anne gets moody A quilter does a twist on my Corgi Fairytale pattern with great success! Massdrop’s upcoming Allison-Glass-a-Palooza and a fantastic giveaway! My contribution to a Quilter’s Newsletter article and an upcoming tutorial for Thermoweb Loving my new Olfa rotary cutter Corgi update – enjoying summer House update (desks, selling old one, latest repair odysseys,) Modern {Read More}

My First One-Star Podcast Review


I realize the podcast quality hasn’t been up to snuff lately with everything I’ve had going on. My heart just hasn’t been into it hence the longer gaps between episodes – and then I get reviews like this that further discourage me trying to get back into podcasting. If you’re gonna leave a one star review I don’t see why you have to do personal attacks or assume you know something about someone after listening to 8 minutes of a {Read More}

82 – Projects galore! Tool and pattern reviews, MM Challenge Quilt

Episode 82 Mosaic

Boy I’ve been busy! I’ll talk about the variety of projects I’ve been working on, new tools, new books and some design process. Products I reference in this episode: EZ Dresden Quilt Tool Set Handiquilter Versa Tool – Longarm Ruler How to Make Stuffed Animals – 18 projects Amy Butler – Honeybun Pouf Pattern In-The-Hoop Hedgehog Stuffed Toy Save on group buys for crafting and sewing items over at Massdrop Learn how to baste your quilts using trim boards

81 – Vegas, Quilting Research, Peacocks and Gingham


My trip to Vegas was lots of fun! I spent nearly a week there. I’ll share all the fun things I did. Flight and arrival at Bellagio, In & Out Trip to Hoover Dam, Lake Mead overlook and Quiltique Couples Learn to Float Big Dig excursion Downtown Fremont St. and Heartattack Grill Visit to Green Valley Ranch House update – plumbing fun, recent rains, new bench Getting back into the swing of things: Patriotic charm swap Modern quilt guild projects {Read More}

80 – The hiccup episode


The joys of moving Flying with sewing stuff Teaching large groups New camera bag! – this is the Jill-e camera bag. I absolutely adore it. It looks like a regular handbag but it has everything build into the bag for a DSLR camera. And photos from our Sew and Share at the April 2014 Tampa Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

79 – Moved in and staying sane


Moved in to the new house and I’ll tell you all about it! Here are some random photos from the move and stuff:

78 – House Hunters, Mario Quilt, Wander hot air balloon


Still house hunting. Wander – the hot air balloon quilt and how it came to be Pigma Paintstiks – what they are and some experimentation Teaching classes in the new season Planning some new tutorials Minecraft Corgi Fairytale on the move

77 – Everything is gonna be all right


I update you on what’s happened since Episode 76 aired. I got my class samples done! House hunting Katie style An upcoming trip on the horizon to Vegas! Iron review Quilt Bear shipping policy changes Various and sundry photos: