Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Ruth Wilcox's Granddaughter, Mikala, and her friend, Emily, came to visit for a few days and made quilts while they were there! Mikala (on the left) made her quilt to give to her new sister, Hailey, who is 5 months old! Emily has a new little brother named Henrik, who will be receiving the quilt she made!
Nancy Vincent did a lot of math figuring out the multiple borders on this quilt! It was worth it, because it looks great and everything fits wonderfully!
Jessica Woods-Robinson made a adorable hat for her niece! What a cool sparkly ornament on the side!
Maria Spadaro has been very busy with her new sewing machine! She's been playing with raw edge applique, machine quilting, jewels, a little paint, and who knows what! The results are beautiful!
Here's another one that she made! The fish are practically transparent and kind of glow!

Monday, August 29, 2011


Just wanted to let everyone know that the store is open, it's business as usual! We have power but our phones are not working.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


We lucked out and didn't get the full force of Irene! The store is still closed today. There's still a lot of wind expected that will make it not a good idea to drive.
Our electricity has been blinking but so far we still haven't lost it!
Just in case we do lose it, I am ready! I have strips to cut, embroidery to finish,
a book to finish and a couple of more loaded on my reader. The reader has a nice light that allows me to read in the dark. I have hexagons to do too. Always!
Stay well, stay safe, see you Monday!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sister Trip

Ann and Mary stopped by again this year after their yearly "sister trip" to Provincetown!
They had a great week and had lots to show us!
They finished some UFO'S and still had time to start some new projects.
It was their 16th yearly trip and they are already looking forward to next year!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Today a group of ladies from the "Proper Bostonians" Quilt Guild spent the day in our classroom!
They came in to take a Landscape Class with Carol Ayotte!
They spread out and had a wonderful day of making landscapes!
There was piles of fabric and works in progress wherever you looked!
Here's Charlotte Halloran with her beach!
Patty Bailey with her's!
Lorri Foley without a beach!
Pat Kelliher made this one!
It looks like Fall in Fran Byrne's landscape!
Anne O'Connell's landscape has lots of sailboats in it!
The waves are rolling into shore in Susan Powell's landscape!
In Carleen Farrell's landscape the shore is reflected on the water!
Isn't it cool how different they all are?

These next landscapes are all done by Carol Ayotte!
They're all different scenes,
and they are all awesome!
These are framed and under glass!
They are beautiful!!
Carol will be teaching Landscapes again in October, I think. The schedule will be out next week.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Mary Desrosiers made this blue and green quilt!
Nancy Brennan holds up her strippy batik quilt to show us!
Carol Antis spent time using our tables to layer her quilt.
Maria Nest made this disappearing 9 patch for her daughter.
Dot Mitchell's quilt is ready for binding!
Anne Walsh came in for fabric and showed us this baby quilt she is making!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Monday Quilts

The Monday morning people have been busy! JoAnn has her hexagon quilt top ready to be layered!
Nancy brought in a few finished quilts to show us!

These last two are done by Mary Collari!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bayberry Quilt Show

These were the results of a Bayberry workshop with Louisa L. Smith.
This one was made by Karen Gilligan and the quilting was figured out in another workshop with Sara Ann Smith.
Paula Tuano made this one.
Hilary Ward started her quilt in a class with Carol Ayotte, based on techniques from Louisa's "Strips and Curves" book.
Lynn Vigeant made this one.
The tablerunner on the left was made by Liz Halloran and is her summer picnic table runner. If it was mine, I wouldn't let people with food anywhere near it!
The tablerunner on the right (not in the style of Louisa Smith) was made by Patty Williams and is the result of her experimenting with her new sewing machine.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quilts By Anne Lovendale!

This month we have Quilts by Anne Lovendale on display at the shop!
This amazing quilt is from "Alphabet Cards" by Melissa Sweet.
She made it for her Granddaughter.
It's fun to look at each block and see all the things that begin with the block's letter, like R for rooster, rain cloud, rainbow,row boat, and river!

The background fabric on this one is actually candy corn! Halloween is one of Anne's favorite holidays!
This one has lots of busy mermaids!

The pattern for this one is from Vintage Spool and is called "Gifts From the Sea".

Come in and see them for yourself!