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Coming Up Roses Blog Hop Stop

Today, I’m part of the Blog Hop for my dear friend, Jill Finley’s gorgeous new fabric line for Riley Blake Fabrics, Coming Up Roses. When Jill invited me to be part of this fun, new Blog Tour to launch her newest line of fabrics, I was thrilled

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The Friendly Challenge continues

My very dear friend and ultra-talented quilter, Sue Stewart, and I have been participating in a fun, “Friendly Challenge” for the past couple of years. You can read more about how this began by CLICKING HERE and HERE. The guidelines are fairly straightforward. We always start with a

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Beautiful Closure Part 2

Last weekend, we took a trip to visit the area in Ohio where I spent my youth growing up. It was a special trip because my brother, sister-in-law, my husband and I took our folks’ ashes to be laid in their final resting place. We also spent

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Beautiful Closure Part 1

Last weekend my brother and I, along with our spouses and extended family members, spent the weekend visiting meaningful locations around Northeast Ohio where we grew up. The weekend was emotional, touching, and very meaningful to both of us and our families.       

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Welcome to my mountain studio

You might have read here on the blog or on my Facebook page that my husband and I bought a cabin in the mountains two years ago. It was a long-cherished dream of ours to own a mountain retreat and future retirement property and we searched for

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Quilt Camp 2017

Shortly after teaching quilt classes at the International Quilt Festival in November, 2016, I was contacted by the Education Office for Quilts, Inc. and was invited to teach at Quilt Camp, 2017. To say I was shocked and excited is an understatement; I honestly couldn’t believe out

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Come quilt-along with me!

This is your personal invitation to join me in making the 2017 American Quilter Magazine Series Quilt, GATHERINGS! The first installment of this row-by-row quilt is featured in the current (July 2017) issue of American Quilter Magazine. I had such fun designing and making this beautiful basket quilt

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A long holiday weekend……

A long holiday weekend calls for a bit of time away and my sweet husband and I ran away to our own paradise in the mountains. We love it here. The weather has been absolutely perfect and the pace has been slow and relaxing. There’s sewing on

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Gather your favorite fabrics…..

…..and join me to create your own version of Gatherings!  I’ve designed another series quilt for my favorite quilting magazine, American Quilter Magazine. Like last year’s series quilt, Pleasantville, this is a row-by-row-style quilt but the blocks in Gatherings are set on the diagonal. There are six

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Scissor love

As I’m sewing a new quilt top for a future class project today in my sunny studio, I’ve been thinking about how much I LOVE using my favorite scissors designed and distributed by my friend, Karen Kay Buckley. There are currently four sizes of scissors available and

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About Birgit

Wherever I go, I am asked about the exquisite machine quilting on my quilts. I’m happy to share with you that most of my quilts have been expertly quilted by the internationally award winning quilt artist, Birgit Schüller! Read more