- Holiday on the Central Coast and The Winner of Laura’s Tea Towel Giveaway!
- Two Tea Towels = Simple Apron plus Gift Basket Ideas & Giveaway
- Watch Santa Smile as He Dances Round the Christmas Tree! A New Holiday Pattern + A Special Opportunity
- Diana McClun: Her First Quilts and Her Latest Quilts
- Diana McClun: The Other Half of the “Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!” Partnership + EXCITING Giveaway!
Category Archives: Inspiration
Holiday on the Central Coast of California When my husband and I got married, we made the mistake of having our wedding during the week of Thanksgiving. Through the years, most anniversaries have been spent traveling to or from relatives … Continue reading
Ahh, I’m seeing gift baskets everywhere these days. ‘Tis the season! I both enjoy giving and receiving them as they often contain some special little personalized treasures that have been carefully inserted with the recipient in mind. Having a theme … Continue reading
Diana McClun’s quilting story starts in her childhood with doll quilts made from fabric scraps. She attributes some of the visible wear to her precocious love of laundering her doll clothes–you’ve got to love a child who enjoys cleaning! Here’s … Continue reading
Oops! Big goof on my part! Somehow or other, with the craziness of life, I mixed up our posting schedule and guess what? Today was my turn to post! So, until I get my act together with a “real” post … Continue reading
The jet lag may be history, but I’m still bubbling with inspiration from my recent ”holiday” in the UK. In addition to the Autumn Quilt Festival Malvern, which I shared in my Tuesday post, the trip provided a feast of ideas for future stitching projects. Sunday saw us … Continue reading
A California Quilter Crosses the Pond: Part 1 — A Sampling of Quilts from Autumn Quilt Festival Malvern
Feeling a bit jet-lagged at the moment, but it’s all good. I’ve just returned from an incredible ten-day visit with my friend (and co-author), Chris Porter, and her husband Neil in Bristol, England. My last visit was in 2010, and Chris and I … Continue reading
Thought I’d throw a purple photo essay your way today, especially after my lengthy treatise about pattern writing this past Tuesday. I’m a fan, a big fan of PURPLE as you can see: Purple Flowers Purple Food–Think beyond grapes! Yeah, … Continue reading
Back when I was living on the East Coast, my two younger sisters and I established a tradition of meeting somewhere once a year for a spouse-free, offspring-free sisters’ reunion. For the first few years, we gathered in Lancaster, PA, for … Continue reading
Considering Cyndy Rymer’s many jaunts featured here, you’ve got to wonder when she finds time to quilt. She does—boy, does she! (Plus long-arm quilting, pattern design, teaching, and retreating—quilterly destinations, that is.) Today, Cyndy goes international: I rarely turn down … Continue reading