Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Time For the Bayberry Quilt Show!

The Bayberry Quilt Show starts tomorrow, August 1 and continues thru August 3 at the Cape Cod Regional Technical School in Harwich.  For more information click here.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Marilyn Holle made this beautiful fish quilt! The different blues used in the background are very effective!  She had it machine quilted by Marietta!
Combined with the crab pillow shams she had previously made it makes a perfect Cape Cod bed ensemble!  

Terry Currey was working on this Wednesday night at the shop!

She showed us this quilt top she is making with someone special in mind!

Helen Weinman's new fabric called "Legacy" from RJR has arrived!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Barbara's Wallhangings!

Barbara Finnerty has been busy making a wallhanging for every month of the year! 
Except October.  That's because she previously made one for Halloween and gave it to her daughter, who had the perfect spot for it!

Her daughter loved it and asked Barbara if she could make one for Valentine's Day.

So, Barbara decided to make one for every month of the year and surprise her daughter with them all for her birthday.  Or Christmas.  I can't remember which one right now.

What a nice gift!  There's still time for you to make some for someone on your list for Christmas!

She is going to love them!

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Lynn Conroy used fabric with an Asian feel to it to make this quilt!
Mary Spurr brought in her finished quilt to show us - all cats in the form of vegetables!

Really fun!

Look at the kitties in a pod - I love it!

Mary Ellen Streeter made this Jo Morton wallhanging!

While Mary Ellen was in Florida she made this tablerunner!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


After three weeks of company, I am getting back to "normal"!  It's been busy but fun.  My sister Kathy stayed a few days later than the rest of the company and we spent some girl time together.  We went to Newport for a couple of days and it was great!  
I've been to Newport before and love going to see the mansions.  This time I discovered one that I had never heard of - Rough Point - the home of heiress Doris Duke!  Apparently it opened in 2000.  Who knew!  
You are not allowed to take pictures inside the mansions, but they have a lot of textiles, bed linens, lace, and even a few quilts scattered throughout them!  Rough Point was very interesting.  They are in the middle of a restoration project of a 17th century silk velvet appliqué  valence from the dining room.  You can see a picture and read about it here.
They have volunteers who have now put in over 2500 hours working on it!  The project is set up in the mansion and you can see how it is progressing.  There is an article about it here.
The gardens outside the mansion are gorgeous!  You can wander around outside and see the beautiful views of the ocean and the Cliff Walk behind it.  The cutting garden is in the front of the house and you can enter through a passageway through the hedges!

There is a large lawn with beds of flowers all around!

Down the middle is a row of rose arbors with a statue at the end.

 Lots of flowers!
 Doris Duke also had a couple of camels that lived with her at Rough Point now there are camel topiaries on the lawn!
Doris Duke's bedroom alone is worth the visit!  It's yellow and purple with lots of mother of pearl furniture and various items and hanging in the room is Renoir's painting "Girl Sewing"!!
Altogether we went through six mansions.  I wish I had pictures of the insides to share.
You have to see for yourself!   

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Xmas In July?

Anyone in the mood for Christmas?  Here is just some of the new Christmas fabric we have received in the last couple of weeks!  Some really smart organized people actually start their projects now for Christmas so they don't have that last minute frantic rush to finish in time that is the way I operate!

So, we have some Elf On The Shelf from Quilting Treasures!  Agreat present for some little ones would be a pillowcase made with this fabric and given along with an Elf On The Shelf doll or book!
We have How The Grinch Stole Christmas from Robert Kaufman to make things for any Grinch you know!

Moda's In From The Cold fabric would be great to make a placemat or mug rug and give with a mug and some packs of hot chocolate!

Robert Kaufman's Winter's Grandeur fabric has an elegant panel

and beautiful coordinates!

Hip Holiday from Blend fabric is fun!

Robert Kaufman Retro Christmas is traditional!

Moda's Aspen Frost has modern Christmas colors!

Not in the Christmas mood?  We received Moda's the Boo Crew!

Here's some World Tour by Parson Gray from Freespirit!

Summer Camp by Mark Cesarik from Freespirit is here, too, if you are in the summer camp mood!