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A treat and three tricks….

First, the treat. Happy Halloween! Even here in Germany, Americans celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating on the US bases. At our home, Halloween is Andrew’s absolute-most-favorite holiday (even more than Christmas!) and he has been anxiously awaiting this day for months now. He made up his mind ages

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International Quilt Market, Houston: A Review!

I’ve just returned from Houston, Texas, where I attended the 29th International Quilt Market this past weekend. And what a whirlwind weekend it was! I flew to Houston last Thursday and spent Friday morning and afternoon at the Galleria mall for some shopping and dining out in preparation

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I feel very honored!

My dear friend (and quilt-sister-at-heart) Nadine Ruggles, and I are off to Houston for Quilt Market tomorrow. I’m excited to visit the booths of the many different vendors and manufacturers to see what’s going to be “hot” in the quilting world next season, and to renew friendships

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Midnight visitors

I realize this blog is supposed to be mainly “quilt” related, but the story of our midnight visitors is just too good not to share. For the past four nights, we’ve been visited by little woodland creatures who come right up to the door of my sewing

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Let’s have lunch in France!

It has certainly been awhile since I last updated this travel blog. I’ve been so busy these past four weeks with traveling to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2008 AQS Quilt Show, and because my Mom has been visiting since the first of October. I have been blogging quite

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Something fun to share…

At the AQS Quilt Show I met the most interesting and FUN people! One of the students in my class, Mary Bellwood, of Des Moines, had the funniest pin on her tote bag, and it is just too good not to share it with you all!  Take

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A gallery of photos from the 2008 AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines

There is still so much I want to share with you about the AQS Quilt Show! I’ve added a gallery of candid photos from my classes. Click the page above entitled “Quilt Show Photos” and enjoy the armchair tour! I want to tell you a little bit about

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2008 AQS Quilt Show Recap and other fun topics….

The 2008 AQS Quilt Show is history, but the impact is long-lasting. I hardly know where to begin — there is so much to share with you all! The quilt show was incredible, with over 900 quilts hung on display in the downtown Des Moines HyVee Convention Center.

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A TV spot and the 2008 AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines!

Check out what was featured on the local CBS news here in Des Moines!

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The Great Feathered Friend Rescue

I’ve been busy these past few days. Actually, these past few weeks! Okay, I’m always busy. It just isn’t in my nature to be bored or to even sit still. I thrive on activity! But for the past five or six weeks, I’ve been working extra long,

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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