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Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. –Christina Rossetti, author, poet

Dear QOL... Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. -- Christina Rossetti, author, poet Finishing all your projects. Don't bother. The whole reason we begin new projects is to enjoy that satisfying blast of creativity that comes with starting something new. -- Laura Wasilowski, quilter, instructor, designer, funny person [...]

By |2019-03-12T11:13:06-05:00March 12th, 2019|uncategorized|0 Comments

Accept Compliments and Give Yourself the Recognition You’ve Earned

Reprinted from the January 2019 newsletter. Dear QOL, Research shows that people tend to dwell more on mistakes, short-comings, and failures than on accomplishments and successes. There may be an evolutionary reason why that tends to be true, but the opposite is surprisingly beneficial. Accepting compliments has been shown to increase our actual well-being—even [...]

By |2019-02-04T14:02:20-05:00February 4th, 2019|uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 Area Quilt Shows

March 8-17, 2019- Quilts around the Bay Shop Hop Various shops along the Eastern Shore https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsAroundTheBay/ National Quilting Day, March 16, 2019 https://quiltalliance.org/nationalquiltingday/ Quilt Expo - Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild, Mar. 23, 2019 – Mar. 24, 2019 https://www.visitmaryland.org/event/quilt-expo-baltimore-heritage-quilters-guild AQS QuiltWeek, March 27-29, 2019, Lancaster County Convention Center. http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/lancaster-pa/ The Lancaster Quilt Show, March 27-30, [...]

By |2019-02-19T00:19:05-05:00January 3rd, 2019|uncategorized|0 Comments

Quilt Retreat at Penn National

Join Us Next Year for Our 4th Annual Quilt Retreat Thur Jan 16-Sun Jan 19, 2020 2019 Quilt Retreat Note: The information below is based on our 2019 retreat.  Most of the information will still be applicable for 2020. However, some details, such as rates, meal itinerary, etc. are subject to [...]

By |2019-03-06T08:41:05-05:00October 16th, 2018|uncategorized|5 Comments

Is Your Old Spool of Thread Still Good To Use?

That age old question (pun intended) among quilters and sewists. Is it ok to use your old thread? Read the article here by Bluprint Is Your Old Spool of Thread Still Good to Use? about this very topic.  Thank you to Sherry Burkins for submitting this article idea to repost here. My Old Thread [...]

By |2019-03-05T09:10:21-05:00March 15th, 2018|uncategorized|2 Comments

2019 Round Robin

Round Robin—ANYTHING GOES! This coming year, 2019, we will have a Round Robin, that you will choose your own type of exchange! Choice 1, Traditional Robin: You can do a block (no larger than 16 ½”) to exchange with group. The members will add a border (4 sides) each time the box is exchanged. [...]

By |2019-01-31T13:36:40-05:00December 2nd, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Preparing Tops for Longarming

Getting Your Quilt Tops Ready for Machine Quilting by a Professional Longarm Quilter By Susan Slattery, Reprinted from Threadworks Quilting Not all professional longarm quilters have the same preparation requirements or preferences.  The following is a list of guidelines that I provide to my clients.  Check with your longarmer to see how they would like for [...]

By |2017-08-30T09:12:29-05:00August 23rd, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments