Saturday, May 28, 2011

Go Bruins!

The Bruins won! They're going to the finals! My son and daughter played hockey all through their school years. Keri also figure skated. She's still playing hockey.

This is a quilt I made about 25 years ago for my son's hockey coach. He and his wife were expecting their first baby.
Great memories!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thursday Morning Studio Club

I thought I'd show you a few of the things going on in the classroom last Thursday. First, this beautiful handbag hooked by Debbie Mackenzie! It's absolutely WONDERFUL!
Here's the back! Debbie works at "With Hook In Hand" in Dennis, where you can also find some patterns she has designed. Check it out if you like rug hooking!
Vi Olsen made this cute quilt and will be donating it somewhere. That is so nice! There's some little girl that is going to be happy!
Check out this bag! Jessica Woods-Robinson made it! She had some sheep, she used their fur or wool or whatever you call it at that stage, spun it into yarn, and knit and felted the bag! Oh, and she dyed the yarn to the colors she wanted! The handles are from Tumbleweed. Don't you love it?
This is not a good picture, but it will give you an idea of what Paula Tuano is working on. It's a lot of applique that is going to be fantastic when it's finished! It's beautiful!
So, anyone is welcome to come and join in the fun on Thursday mornings!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Willie made this cute little wallhanging and will be teaching it on Saturday, June 4, in her "Bits and Pieces Class."
This quilt, made by Marie Spadaro, was finished and successfully auctioned off!
Now she's working on this wallhanging! She's currently having a lot of fun experimenting with different threads while adding texture with machine quilting.
Stephanie made this quilt in a class with Sue Pellard.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quilts By Kellie Parham

The Pembroke Tumbleweed is still open for now and all fabrics are still 50% off but books, patterns, and kits are now 75% off.

Meanwhile, back in Tumbleweed in West Barnstable, we have quilts by Kellie Parham hanging this month!

Stop in to see them!

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Fabric!

We have new fabric! Some Summersault by Erin McMorris from Free Spirit.
Look at the pinks!
And the blues!
We also received some Grand Finale by Sandy Gervais from Moda.
Come in and see!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Lee Hamilton made this purse for her sister! It has bluebirds with a nest on the front,
and flowers on the back! The skinny piping is beautiful! It's a really nice accent to the bag!
She made the inside nice and bright to make it easier to find things inside! Great gift!
Betsy finished this bag! Click the picture to see the fabric better, it has leopard accents!
Kathryn Butterworth finished this log cabin quilt! Laurie LaConte quilted it for her. Thirties fabric and white is so cheerful!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


From Scrappy Tuesday Class, we have two quilt tops made with the same pattern. This first one done by Carol Jones,
and this second one done by Cathy DeMeo. How different they look!
Debbie saves her tiny scraps and made this doll quilt for her granddaughter, Olivia.
Ruth Jenkins brought in more of the dolls she has been busy making! They look so real!
Here's a quilt made by Marge Pittenger as a gift for a special little girl!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bags By Robyn

We look forward to seeing Robyn come through the door because it's always fun to see what bag she's carrying!
The outside is always interesting, rick rack, crocheted flower, multiple fabrics, but the inside is always a surprise! An inspiring message, buttons, pockets, trims, charms! You never know what is going to be there!
Here's another one!
Click on the picture for more details!
I love this one! That's a Hermes tie decorating the front!
You can see more of Robyn's bags here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pat Delaney

Pat Delaney stopped by and showed us this gorgeous quilt on her way to speak at the Cape Cod Quilters Guild last week!
Isn't it beautiful? Watch for it in an upcoming issue of AQS Magazine!
Look at the trim along the edge!!!
Here's another one she brought in for us to see! It's a fun color combination! Cheerful and bright! Click on the picture for a more detailed look!
She even made the buttons!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Misc. Monday

The Class Schedule is finally done! You can click it on the right side of this screen to view it.

This is Marilyn Holle's blue and white quilt, in progress! It still has little pieces of labeled paper for piecing on it, but doesn't it look fantastic? I love blue and white! It's so crisp looking!
We have more Grab N' Go Kits in. We needed to restock some and there is a new style! These kits are so fast to do and make great gifts!
How cute is this?!! Cupcakes is the new one! What a great idea for a birthday! Who wouldn't love this with a real cupcake in the middle? Without the candle buttons it could be an anytime present. Just a "little thought."
Barbara Rogers has finished another quilt! It's nice and bright and a gift for someone.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

9/11 Interview

This is an interview my sister Kathy Brown did today on KHOU TV in Houston, Texas.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


This quilt was made by Wilhelmina Greenley, Mother of Joan Jennings, at least 60 years ago. Joan treasures this quilt, which contains pieces of fabric that she remembers from their clothing.
Here is the first quilt that will be made in the new Jo Morton's Little Women's Club that starts tomorrow. There's still time to join in the fun!
Nicole Koloski made this wallhanging in the Jo Club that just ended.
We received new Japanese fabric last week. Here it it!!
There's plenty to pick from!

Monday, May 2, 2011


I am so glad that Osama bin Laden is dead!!! It's just too bad that there aren't any firemen in Hell to kick his ass for all eternity!

For those of you who don't know, my brother, Firefighter Kevin Bracken, was killed on September 11, 2001 in the attacks on the World Trade Center. He and eleven other Firefighters from his unit never made it out of the South Tower.

My Father was contacted by the Cape Cod Times for his feelings on the subject. You can read the article here. (He expressed his feelings a little calmer than I did.)

Now, back to my regularly scheduled blog:

The class schedule is really late. It will definitely be done by Monday, if not sooner.

The new Jo Morton Little Women's Club is starting Thursday, May 5. This Club will run from May 2011 to April 2012 and will meet on one Thursday a month from 2 to 5 or 6 to 9. Sign up today!

Laurie LaConte will be at the store on Thursday, May 5, from 1 to 2:30 to drop off and pick up quilts for machine quilting.

We will be closed on May 8 for Mother's Day.

Pembroke Tumbleweed Update

In the Pembroke Tumbleweed:

Everything is at least 50% off

Selected Books, Patterns, and Kits are 75% off

Last Day Approximately June 7,2011