Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Celebration

The Thursday Studio Club ladies celebrated the Royal Wedding Day in high style with High Tea at the Optimist Cafe after meeting at Tumbleweed!
Sue Campbell had made feather fascinators for everyone for the occasion!
Barbara Rogers showed us a purse she had made.
It unfolds and opens up flat to allow easy access to everything!
Vi Olsen showed us her finished wallhanging. She gets a lot done!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Patty Williams made this quilt to give to Tom and Andrea as a wedding gift. Patty machine quilted it herself.
Elaine Dwyer brought in this pile of goodies that she made for her niece's birthday.
Ruth Jenkins took a break from quilting while she was in Florida this winter and got involved in dollmaking. She made all three of these dolls from scratch! (including firing and painting the bodies)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


It's finally Spring on the Cape I think! This is a volunteer plant that is next to the classroom door at the store. We were all wondering what it is and Ruth identified it as a Star Magnolia.
It's a very pretty flower. I hope it likes it there and continues to grow
Terry Curry is finished with this top! I love the colors she chose!
Here is the quilt that Terry made that will be the raffle quilt for the Crazy Quilters in Falmouth. It not has it's borders on and is machine quilted and ready for binding!
Betsy made this bag in plenty of time for summer!
Jessica Woods-Robinson made this dragon wallhanging.
She also made this wallhanging, which is a gift.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Today was a beautiful day! I hope everyone had a great Easter! Look at all these fabrics! They arrived last week and are all from Kaffe and friends!
They are gorgeous!
Here's more!
There's more new shot cottons not in this photo, come in and see.
Ursula Lincoln brought this in to show us, her Cathedral Window Quilt!!! What a treasure! Not a fast quilt to make, all by hand, but Ursula made it in NINE MONTHS!!!
Just beautiful, Ursula!!
Once a year, Sarah gets to come in and "go wild" for her birthday! She looks forward to it all year! We love her pile!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Audrey Ward is getting a jump start on Christmas gifts this year! She made this hydrangea quilt for her daughter!
Pat Cairns made this "Pandora's Box" quilt and brought it in to show us!
Mary Flavin made this quilt for her Goddaughter's first baby. We loved the embroidery!
Carol Horrigan and Marie Spadaro were working on this quilt yesterday in the classroom. Marie made the quilt by incorporating all the children's artwork from the 1st grade class at St. Pius X School.
The quilt will be auctioned off at the school's auction on 4/29/11 at the cultural center in Yarmouth.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Almost back to "normal".
First, we will be closed on Easter Sunday. Also Mother's Day.

Laurie LaConte will be in the store on May 5 from 1 to 2:30 instead of April 28. So that's when to meet with her about any longarm machine quilting questions you would like to ask her.

I seem to be in a Halloween mood lately. Here's something else I'm playing with lately. I'm embroidering Day of the Dead skulls on wool.
They're not done yet, like this one needs teeth.
I crocheted a bunch of blocks.
And a bunch of granny squares.
Some fishnet crochet with flowers crocheted in.
Also some small flowers crocheted out of embroidery floss.
So, all of these parts will at some point all join together into a crocheted quilted throw kind of thing to make the festive Halloween season brighter. That's the plan. Right now I'm making beaded wool leaves for another section. Maybe they will all come together, maybe they will remain random piles of "stuff" that will be discovered later and incorporated into other projects. Time will tell. Meanwhile it's satisfying my need to change, sometimes I feel like embroidering, sometimes I feel like sewing beads and sequins, or crocheting, or appliqueing leaves, etc. It's a process.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Week on the Couch

I'm almost back to "normal". Long week! Meanwhile, back at the store, the Sherbert Pips fabric came in from Moda.
I did manage to sew the binding on this quilt.
Skeletons and lace!

Lace on the border.
I ordered and received this big book during the week. It was a nice distraction, being able to look at big pictures of quilts when my eyes were too tired to read.
Back to reality!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hanging In There!

This is how I feel!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Circle of Friends Quilt Show

Tomorrow at 11 am is the gallery talk with Marge Lydecker at Highfield Hall. I know it will be very interesting and time well spent. Other members of their Wednesday Afternoon Sewing Group will be their doing quilt demonstrations from 12-2pm. These women are all great quilters and masters of applique so don't miss your chance to spend some time with them if at all possible!

I would definitely be there myself, but I just had sinus surgery and can't quite make it. I did go on Friday to see the quilts, knowing I would be out of commission for a bit of time this week. I was lucky enough to run into Marge and learned things in the short time I talked with her.

Have fun and enjoy the quilts!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jo Morton's Little Women Club

This month we have quilts made by ladies in the Jo's Little Women Club. Here are just a few of the club members, looking at the quilts.

There's a lot of quilts to look at! Enjoy!