Sunday, February 24, 2013


QuiltCon has been going on in Austin this weekend.  You can see a lot of the winning quilts here on Christa's blog.  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Wallhanging done by Lynn Conroy
Placemats by Audrey Ward

New York Beauties by Wendy Rippon

Baby quilt made by Cindy Bliss for her daughter's first child!

Quilt by Sharon Williams

 Quilt made by Mary Crowley's husband's Grandmother!
Sally Johnson's latest!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Coming Up With Adele

Adele's classes coming up let you use a couple of rulers you may not be familiar with.  In April you can make something like this Promise Ring quilt using the "Leaves Galore Ruler".  
Coming up in March you can play with a 60 degree ruler and make any pattern that uses one!  The book "Sizzlin Sixties" has lots of ideas and there's a lot of patterns around that use that ruler.

Or, as usual, you can come and work on whatever you're currently working on! 
Sign up soon!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Fabric

Lots of new fabric has been arriving lately!  We have Posy by Aneela Hoey,
some Asbury by Thomas Knauer,

new batiks!

 Noteworthy from Moda,
Summersville Spring,

Shelburne Falls by Denyse Schmidt!

Downton Abbey

Have you seen this?  For all you Downton Abbey lovers viewing pleasure!  Take a look! (click on the bottom right of the video to view it in full screen)

Monday, February 18, 2013


Debbie Cole has finished her braided quilt!  She has been working on it in classes with Adele!  
Paula Tuano has been busy hand quilting her braided quilt on Thursday mornings during Studio Club with Sue!

Carolyn Inglis was visiting from New Hampshire for the weekend for a quilting retreat weekend and showed us this quilt she is working on using Kaffe fabrics!

Karen Carafoli has her cowboy quilt just about done!  She has been working on it in classes with Adele!

Sue Cote stopped at Tumbleweed on her way to her quilt retreat weekend here on the Cape and picked out fabric for this quilt.  She took her pile of fabric to her hotel and on her her way home she showed us her completed top!  She had a productive weekend!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Marie's Wallhangings

Marie Spadaro's Wallhangings are on display this month at Tumbleweed!

She does fusible appliqué and lots of machine quilting!

She likes to experiment with different fabrics (silks, sheers) and the results are beautiful!

She will be at the shop on Wednesday, February 20 from 10 to 1 to show anyone who signs up how to do it.  It's fun and easy.

She will guide you cutting and fusing a simple shape and show you how she machine quilts it.  It is an opportunity to play with machine quilting.

The techniques will work for any fabric style!

Marie recently came in to show us the wallhanging below on the left and then went home and made three more!  She used the same thread colors in the same places on each of the wallhangings but used a different background on each wallhanging.  Click to see how different the same thread looks on different backgrounds!

 Here's a closer look!
So, come in and play on February 20!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Quilts and Hearts

Look what the storm did to our heart laden wisteria!  
This is what is looked like on February 1 when we hung the hearts.  

 Cordula Schwarz (on the left) made this Kaffe Sparkling Gemstones quilt!
Here's another look!

Kim Greenfeld (on the left) brought in three quilt tops to show us!  This one is a Happy Japanese Yellow Brick Road.

 Next is a Bethany Reynolds Kaleidoscope,
and this last one is Bento Box!  They were on the Cape for the "Brown Baggers" weekend retreat!

Judy brought in this quilt called "Swoon" to show us!
She made it in two color ways - Love it!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

We have power!

Tumbleweed has power and is open at 10:00 AM on Monday for business as usual, so come on down!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Clutches For a Cure!

Take a look!  Here are a few of Willie's wallet clutches that she has available for sale on her etsy site.  Her daughter Katie is running the Boston Marathon to raise money for Dana Farber and to help her cause (without running) Willie has made wallets to see and all proceeds go to Dana Farber.  
 So, you can purchase a wallet that is beautiful and help out a good cause at the same time!  Without having to run a marathon like Katie!
 Go take a look and support a good cause!
For your convenience there is a link to click on the side of the screen.

Monday, February 4, 2013


Cheryl Kelley made this beautiful blue and white Irish Chain quilt and hand quilted it!  
She quilted it over a period of about 18 months and now it's done!  The quilting designs are done using a variegated thread and really look great!

Cheryl (on the left) and her proud Mom, Ursula, held it up so we could see it in it's full glory!

Ursula is also a quilter and had a couple of bright table runners for us to see!  

Marion Dooley has a couple of table toppers finished and

one that may be a tabletopper or it may "grow" into something else!  Time will tell!