Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Nancy Harmon's granddaughter, Kerrin Hanna, showed us the quilt she made this summer to take back to college!

She used pieces of t-shirts, work shirts, and other clothing to make this fun throw!

 Nancy Harmon's great niece, Kayleigh Nawrocki, is holding a pillow she made!  This is her first attempt at sewing and cutting!  Great job Kayleigh!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Upcoming Events!

Lots of events are happening in the next couple of weeks!  

The Bayberry Quilt Show is coming up!  It is on August 2, 3, and 4, at the Cape Cod Regional High School in Harwich.  Don't forget to stop by Tumbleweed with our coupon in the program book!
For more information, click here!

The Cape Cod Best Little Bead Show will be held on August 4 and 5 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center from 10-5 each day!  Click here for more information.

This wallhanging was done by Marie Spadaro and was accepted to be part of the Art Quilts Lowell Exhibit at the Brush Gallery, which runs from August 9-September 15.  The Lowell Quilt Festival is August 9-11 so that would  be a good weekend to go up and see both shows!  There is an Artist's Reception on August 11 at the Brush Gallery from 2-4.  For more info, click here.  To see more of Marie's work click here to go to her blog.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


We've been seeing a lot of nice quilts lately!  Here's some, starting with this one made by Martha Stone for her Granddaughter!
Nancy Harmon made this sample using "It's A Shore Thing" fabric and a Tiny Ones pattern and it is displayed at Tumbleweed for you to see!

Pat Lovett made "Wheels of Whimsey" with a little help from her teacher, Constance Withan!  

Deanie made this green Irish Chain quilt and had it quilted by Lynn Devlin!  

Carol Ayotte made this fabulous wallhanging!  Absolutely gorgeous!!

Carol also made this one!  It's huge!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Dee Higgins finished this UFO from 2007!  It always feels great to finish a UFO, doesn't it?
Joyce Howes is very happy with her McKenna Ryan piece!  She started with 2 McKenna Ryan pattern blocks and came in and played with them with Marie Spadaro and it came out fantastic!  

Jeanne Wolf has another Jo Morton Club wallhanging finished!  Such little squares!!

Alyson McCann made this rainbow colored quilt from a kit!  Kaffe's fabrics are so fun!

 Diane H. McGuire made another Dr. Seuss quilt, this one will be donated to make some child happy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Fridays in the classroom are always fun! Even so, a lot gets done.  Shari has this quilt all finished!

Jeanne made one too!
 Jeanne also finished this one!
Sally worked on a double wedding ring!

Last Friday there was a party!  Hawaiian themed!

Apparently it was Eva and Gail's birthday month!!  They are both pictured a couple of pictures down.  These pictures today are in no semblance of order.  Some days are like that!

Marilyn shared this picture of a beautiful quilt she made recently on her daughter's bed!  It looks great with the white furniture!

Here they are!! The birthday girls, Gail and Eva!!
Those Friday ladies know how to have a good time!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Quilts By Mary Ann Karpinski!

On our display walls this month we have some quilts made by Mary Ann Karpinski!
There's quite a variety!

Hawaiian Applique!

 Applique, some bright, some not!
 A lot of them are hand quilted!

A wacky chicken thrown in for fun!

Very pretty!

 Made with help friends!

If you haven't been in to see them, come on in!  There's still a couple of weeks left in July!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Fabric from Amy Butler!

The new "Cameo" line of fabric by Amy Butler has arrived!

As usual, it's fabulous and everyone is going to want some!

Last Friday there was a lot to see in the classroom!  Dottie Long had this quilt to show from Willie's Bits and Pieces Class!

Marilyn Holle found this project using Bali Pops on a You Tube video!  Very nice!!

Jeanne Carey showed this quilt, which was a Quilters Academy project!

Marilyn made this quilt and Tricia Wolski quilted it!

Jeanne Carey brought this beauty in to show us!  It was designed by Charlotte Angotti.

Jeanne had it custom quilted by Julie Lariviere.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


We are sad to hear that Helen is closing Heartbeat Quilts after all these years!   Helen and I go way back, since before she opened her store.  Having Heartbeat and Tumbleweed on the Cape all these years made it like a year round shop hop for our customers and everyone will miss that!  We wish her all the best!

Ruth acquired this beautiful old quilt somewhere in her travels!  She finds good things!

Donna brought in her yo yo quilt recently!  It was made by her Mother and has a lot of Donna's clothes from high school and earlier that she recognizes!  What a treasure!
The seventies seems to be represented in this star top!  Midge is going to finish it for a friend of hers that doesn't quilt.  

At the Crazy Quilters Quilt Show last week they showed and talked about a lot of antique quilts.  This was one of them.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Some Embroidered Quilts

Here are some embroidered quilts from the Quilt Show, starting with Cape Cod Lighthouses made by Lois Atkinson!
Carol Swirbliss took more than a year to embroider the basket squares, another year to put it together, and it's hand quilted!

A closer look!

Catherine Griffin made this Halloween quilt from a Crabapple Hill pattern!

Joan Carpenter used a Sandy Bard pattern to make this quilt!