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Moon Shadow’s Magazine Debut

Moon Shadow’s Magazine Debut

It was exciting to receive the latest issue of Australian Patchwork & Quilting to see my Moon Shadow Quilt in it. It’s always thrilling to see one of my quilts in a magazine. This issue is great for those of us who like to stitch by […]

Moon Shadow

Moon Shadow

Having to choose a favourite quilt is like having to choose a favourite child, but if I had to choose one, Moon Shadow is high on my list of my favourite quilts  — just don’t tell my other quilts. The simplicity of the design made it […]

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

Believe it or not, I don’t have a large stash of fabric. My fabric gets used very quickly as I mostly buy what I intend to use. Having said that, sometimes I do have a few odd pieces left over and that’s when I will try […]

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

After I had been teaching patchwork and quilting classes for a couple of years I was asked to teach at our local quilt store.  Happily I took on the new challenge and readily accepted the job. I then started to think about what I would teach. When […]

Moon Shadow Progress

Moon Shadow Progress

Sometimes I think I deliberately go slow when I am quilting. I’m not sure if it’s because I am prolonging the joy of hand quilting, or it’s because I can’t decide on what quilt pattern to do next. Either way, Moon Shadow is coming along […]

The Constant Thread Of My Life

The Constant Thread Of My Life

In July I will celebrate a big birthday. Believe it, or not, I am really looking forward to it.  The party invitations have been posted and I can’t wait to share the day with my family and friends.   This birthday is a milestone. As I reflect […]

Hand Quilting is Alive and Well

Hand Quilting is Alive and Well

  You may think that hand quilting is a dying art, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are many of us in the quilting world who continue this time-honoured tradition. Of course, we all love and appreciate the intricate detail of machine […]

The Legacy

The Legacy

For as long as I can remember I have loved to sew. Some of my fondest memories are stitching a rainbow of colourful stitches onto huckaback in the 1st grade. The joy I felt is still with me. I didn’t want to ever stop sewing, […]