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...]

50 – A look back, book review, new quilt shop, new sewing machine, hurricane prep

My first big milestone has been reached - 50 episodes! I look back at the last 50 episodes and what I fondly remember the most. Some of my favorites that you should listen to if you haven't … [Read more...]

47 – Traveling, quilt shop review, Mom Interview #2, Jelly Roll Race quilts

I visit Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, Florida (see photos here) My first trip to Hobby Lobby New camera lens! Basil travels with me Progress on Orca Bay Two new Jelly Roll … [Read more...]