Alaska Cruise 2018 Vlog – Part 3 – Skagway Dog Sledding, Ketchikan and Victoria, BC

This is the finale of our trip if you've been following the vlog series thus far. We go to a mushers camp and learn all about dog sledding in Skagway in an Alaskan Rainforest. Our ship … [Read more...]

Alaska Cruise 2018 Vlog – Part 1 – And an update on my future

I can't believe the last time I blogged was in February. When I clicked the "add post" button just now and saw that I internally gasped. I'm back! I have been sewing and doing a tiny bit of … [Read more...]

The Katie Update and Quilty Mail

First an update: Physically I'm bouncing back quickly from my hospital/ventilator experience. Back at work full time and I'm able to get around pretty good. Walking up stairs is still … [Read more...]

A Visit to The Cotton Patch in Sarasota, Florida

Earlier this month my husband and I took a roadtrip down to Sarasota for some Amish food and shopping. I saw an article in Quilt Sampler magazine about a shop called The Cotton Patch that … [Read more...]

NYC Trip Photos

In early October my husband and I took a fun trip to NYC. It was our second time there and the weather was much better this time around. I wasn't quilting the first time we went in 2003 so … [Read more...]

Creating Tropical fish Applique

I finally started work on my tropical fish applique templates for a new quilting class that I'll be teaching in the fall. It's going to be the advanced version of the melted crayon applique … [Read more...]

65 – Clip It Up, New Bag, Text Prints, Meeting a listener

I'm using a new Clip It Up system to organize my fat quarters and pieces of fabric smaller than 1/2 yard.  Pincushions in the hoop Class previews Grommets, buttonholes on Kismet, a new … [Read more...]

Another Midi Bag Finish, Shopping at Rainbows End, Meeting a Podcast Listener

It's been a busy weekend and I'm working on finishing several projects I've had on the back burner. I'm doing class previews and decided to teach a new class that I think a lot of people … [Read more...]

51 – Quilt Shops, a book signing, embroidery projects, quilting

I visited two quilt shops in Sarasota Sew Worth It tried a new longarm at Expert Sewing Center Bought a few panels, pattern for hubby New purse! Went thrifting with a friend … [Read more...]

Sponsor Spotlight – The Quilt Bear

I'm so excited to announce a new sponsor for the podcast and blog. Drumroll please..... I've talked about purchasing Aurifil thread from The Quilt Bear many times on both the blog and … [Read more...]