Monday, May 16, 2011

Primitive Pin Cushion Pattern

In addition to being available for retail purchase, or included in a kit, on  I am very excited to announce that my Primitive Pin Cushion pattern is now being offered for wholesale purchase.

Shop Owners:  Contact me to carry my new pattern in your shop or use it in a class.

Guilds:   Looking for a meeting project.   Your members will be so proud that they made their own Primitive Pin Cushion.

Retreat Organizers:   Your stitchers will so enjoy this project.

If you are a member of a group, associated with a quilt shop, and would like to use this pattern as a meeting project, ask your shop owner to contact me. 

Think your favorite quilt shop should carry my pattern to sell to the public?  Ask the shop owner to contact me.      

My email address is

And sew on...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Busy ! Busy ! Busy !

The bus trip to see Infinite Variety, in NYC, was the motivation for making my red and white.  This little (13" square) quilt pays tribute to that wonderful exhibit.    It's hand-quilted - that's why it's taking time to complete.    Well... it's, finally, presentable.   Just need to attach the sleeve and label.

For the past several years, I have been fortunate to spend a long, quilting weekend with friends at the Henry Farm Inn, in Chester, VT.    

This year I made A Little Somethin' Jacket (by CNT Pattern Company)
and my version of Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheels (by Primitive Gatherings).  
It's REALLY itty bitty at only 10 1/2" square.   I used a charm pack of Kansas Troubles' Favorites and cut the 5" squares twice to begin my quilt with 2 1/2" squares.   How cute is this !

Ta Da... yesterday I finished my version of Jo Morton's Lizzy's Little Quilt top, that will be introduced to Jo's Little Women Club this coming Thursday.    If you're a member of our club, here's a sneak peek...

Now it's time to get some real work done...  this house is a disgrace !

And sew on...


April Jo's Little Women Club

Time sure does fly !
I cannot believe it's been a whole month since I last posted.   Shame on me !  
Best I get shakin' ~

Here are photos from the April Jo's Little Women Club at the Quilted Crow, Boxborough, MA:

Courthouse Steps

Nancy Milligan

Jane Peterson

Janice Boutotte

Susan Therriault played with two color combos

Maureen Mullen

Lexine Sullivan

Tara Beshai

Colleen Triola

Yvette DuPuis

Beth Cardozo

Laura Lane

Joanne was reticent because her blocks were not consistent.
I suggested she check to make sure the screw, holding her presser foot on her machine, was tight.
Her color choices are beautiful and this is the beginning of a wonderful little quilt.

Berry Nice

Pauline Wylie

HST Challenge

The HST Challenge, that members will work on for the May meeting, was introduced. 
This is my result from this challenge.

As always, it was a great JLWC day at the Quilted Crow. 

And Sew On...