Monthly Archives: October 2011


Halloween Visitors

          It’s a tradition in Winterset to have the children of the town dress-up and come trick-or-treating around the town square. Businesses take a break from the daily routine and greet the kids as they make their way around the square. Some businesses really get into the halloween spirit as they…


16th Annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Show

Shadow Mountain Quilters present the 16th Annual Quilt & Fiber Arts ShowTheme – “American Traditions” Feb 24 – Noon-5, Feb 25 – 9-5, Feb 26 – 10-4 Pahrump Nugget Event Center, Pahrump, NV Demos, Bed Turning, Vendors, Raffles, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Opportunity Quilt Admission $5 Donation Contact: Joyce Higginbotham –

Weston Super Quilts

The categories for the show will be:Traditional, Novice, Children’s (either by or for children), Christmas, Basket cases, Trip around the world, Twist and turn, and Something beginning with…F. Single or group entries are welcome in any category. As usual we hope these will fire your imagination and are all open to your own interpretation. For…

21st Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

BLOOMINGTON, IN – On March 1-3, 2012, the 21st annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show will present quilting workshops led by well-known teachers, display over 200 quilts submitted from all over the world, and showcase special exhibits.  Competition quilts will be displayed and are eligible for over $14,000 in prize money.  Quilts are judged in 10…


To Market, To Market!

I’m in Houston! It’s Market/Festival time! The air is crisp. The energy is crackling. Actually, I haven’t left the airport yet, so I don’t know about the air in Houston. It doesn’t often get too crisp down here from my experience, but it might be crisp. I’ll let you know. I can tell you that…

Sew Easy Binding Video Lesson[L]

Binding Video Lesson

Do you know how to bind a quilt or have you only experimented with the so-called “cheater binding” before? It’s OK if you have! Many quilters are trepidatious to actually bind their quilts when they get started quilting. Whether you’re still green to the craft or have been quilting for quite some time, this video…

Sew Easy Circles (Cutting Large) Quilting Video

Circles (Cutting Large) Quilting Video

Learn how to cut quilt circles in no time thanks to this quilting video from the Sew Easy team! You may not own the correct size circle template for your quilt project, but a template isn’t always necessary for cutting circles! Using this easy quilting video lesson, you will learn how to cut precise quilt…

Mariyln Gabbard family quilts

Unexpected quilt event at families of Iowa’s Fallen

This weekend I had the honor of volunteering for registration of the annual meeting for the families of Iowa’s Fallen.  This event was organized by a wonderful organization called Iowa Remembers and is for families that have suffered the great loss of a service member who has passed away by being killed in action, suicide, or…



Remember my “Diana Vreeland” quilt from many moons ago on this very blog? Well, that little number will be featured on an episode of LOQ within the next few months; we taped the episode in September and it was so great to see her up on the set. The girl looks good! Well, forgettaboutit. Jean…

Liz and Diane

Look Who Came to our Autumn Harvest Potluck

        What a great day to have a potluck at work! The temperatures have stared to drop considerably and we were able to warm our bellies with some fantastic recipes today. We enjoyed homemade potato soup, chicken enchiladas, pizza pasta, brown bread, and bbq pulled pork.            …


Princess Quilt – Wall Hanging

Gretchen Gibbons combined wool and cotton for this elegant wallhanging quilt pattern. Seed bead embellishments add sparkle and finesse. Size: 24″ × 24″ From our Quilt Shop: Get the Fons & Porter Hand Wool Appliqué  Needles Size 2 (10 Ct)! Get 20 Batik Fat Quarters!


Salmon Run Quilt – Wall Hanging

The prints in this free wall hanging quilt were inspired by nineteenth-century salmon runs on the Columbia River in Oregon. The beautiful hand-painted artistry of the can labels is featured in the outer border print. Size: 38½” × 38½”