Quilt Retreat at Penn National

Join Us At Our 3rd Annual 2019 Quilt Retreat Location: Penn National Golf Club & Inn 3720 Club House DriveFayetteville, PA 17222 Visit Penn National's site at Penn National Quilt Retreats (but disregard the pricing - we have a different package than what is listed there). Date: Thursday January 10 -Sunday January 13, 2019 [...]

By |2018-10-24T09:56:19+00:00October 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. What do you [...]

By |2018-10-18T20:56:03+00:00March 15th, 2018|uncategorized|2 Comments

2018 Row Robin

Photo Credit: Seasons quilt photo featured at the top of this page submitted by Bess Scheid. While the quilt is owned is by another quilter, Bess made the Christmas row, Jeanne Kehl made the daffodils row and Johanna Roll made one of the rows in this Row Robin. President's Note: One of [...]

By |2018-04-03T14:04:20+00:00December 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+00:00August 23rd, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

International Block Swap by Quilts Around The World

While attending the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild Quilt Expo 2017 see post, something unexpected I found at the show involved an international organization called Quilt Around the World. This an online quilting community and publisher, and they had a booth at the show staffed by a representative from Germany who explained (in extremely fast English!) one [...]

By |2017-03-25T08:02:00+00:00March 23rd, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Visit to the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild Expo 2017

Visiting the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild Quilt Expo 2017 was wonderful. The creativity, originality, and workmanship of these quilters produced yet another dazzling show for this guild, which meets at the Woodbrook Baptist Church on Stevenson Lane in Baltimore City on the 2nd Tuesday of the month  www.baltimorequilters.com. They have been around for 32 years [...]

By |2017-04-03T09:08:31+00:00March 23rd, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Alice Steele on Designer Fabric

Last fall, I won a beautiful Dresden Plate holiday block made by Alice Steele. I asked her about the fabrics she used, and she shared some of her thoughts about designer fabric lines. Here is what she wrote: The fabric line (in the Dresden Plate) is "Holiday Flourish 6" by Peggy Toole for [...]

By |2017-12-02T20:41:41+00:00March 13th, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments