Monday, February 29, 2016

Adele's Class

Debbie Cole is a frequent visitor to Adele's Wednesday classes.  Here she is shown working on a hexagon table topper.

She made this throw with a minkee backing to make it super cozy!

These next two are Marilyn Holle's, and were machine quilted by Marjatta Gladding!

Annette made this tablerunner!

Meredith is working on this Summer themed quilt!

Laura D is finishing up her placemats!

Karen Carafoli made a Patriotic Presidential Pillowcase!

 Cindy Green made a wallhanging using Jo Morton fabrics!

Joanie M is working on a cozy throw!

Agie Knowles made a cushion!!

Annette also made these ornaments with special buttons meaningful to the person receiving them for Christmas!

And of course, Adele had lots of her projects to show her class for inspiration!!

Friday, February 26, 2016


It's always interesting to see the variety of quilts that come into the store!  So many different styles and colors!!

This is Christina Hemmila shown layering her First Quilt Ever!! in our classroom!  Congratulations and welcome!!!

Kathryn Butterworth had these two quilt tops to show us last time she was in!  
Scrappy stripes!

Scrappy dots!  What fun!!

Dottie Stenner made this wonderful "Garden Tea Party" quilt and brought it in to show us!!

So many things to find in it!

This chickadee quilt was made by Susan Bushart!!

Elizabeth Bailey made these tulip blocks and her Great Granddaughter found them at her Mother's house and had Kathryn Butterworth piece them together and then it was machine quilted by Lisa

Pat Smith thread painted a beautiful Iris that she will quilt and hang up in a special spot!  

It makes me wish for Spring to come soon!! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Congratulations to Melissa Averinos!!! She won the "Best In Show" prize at Quiltcon 2016 last week for her quilt "My Brother's Jeans", pictured here!!

Here is Melissa (left) shown with Susan Houghton (right) returning Susan's quilt to her after machine quilting it for her!  

Diane Patch is working on this schoolhouse quilt and is almost finished!

Betsy Nadeau showed us her quilt, made using Kaffe Fassett fabrics and a lot of triangles!!

Ken Erdman was visiting the Cape for a quilting weekend with his wife and showed us one of his latest quilts! He calls this bargello quilt "Lightning Strikes" and it is for their bed!  

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Block 2

Here is my block 2 of The Splendid Sampler!  I wasn't crazy about butterflies so I didn't make them prominent.  Tomorrow block 3 will be posted!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Beginner Quilting

Beginner Quilting - Start a Sampler Quilt!

We have added another class to our schedule!  Ellie Held is going to teach beginner quilting!  This class is for beginners who wish to learn to make quilts and or any quilter who would like to learn or improve their quilting skills.

You will start by making simple blocks that you can arrange into a small quilt.  You will learn workmanship methods and construction techniques by making 1, 2, and 4 patch squares, and half-square triangles.

Learn about fabric choices and colors.  Blocks can be scrappy or color coordinated.

Future classes will include blocks with different construction techniques.

Classes will meet the second Sunday of every month starting March13 from 12 to 4.  Cost is $8 per class.

Sign up today!!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Splendid Sampler!!

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope everyone stayed warm and cozy!  

It was freezing cold today!  A good day for quilting!!

Today was the first day of The Splendid Sampler quilt along! And it's FREE!  Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson teamed up to gather other designers and offer a block every Sunday and Thursday to create your own Splendid Sampler!!  Over 17,000 quilters are participating with more signing up every day!  
Here is my first block, called "Hearts Aflutter" that Pat Sloan designed!  For more information or to sign up click on The Splendid Sampler button on the right side of the screen to go to

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Quilts by Laura Carlyle!

Laura Carlyle has some of her quilts on display this month at Tumbleweed!  Laura is back teaching appliqué here!! A lot of you probably remember taking appliqué classes from her, especially Baltimore Appliqué. 

Laura will be teaching a beginning hand appliqué class on Saturday, February 20.  Then on April 3 and 17 she will be teaching "A Touch of Appliqué".  This class is geared toward making a "fat quarter friendly" quilt and add custom appliqué designs on to your piecing.  On this sample, Laura used beach colors and added appliqué sea gulls to personalize it.  

So, come in and take a look!  
Hand applique is perfect for keeping busy on a nice cozy chair or couch on a cold winter evening!

Stay warm and quilt!!

Monday, February 8, 2016



Here is some inspiration on this snowy day!!  Julie Palmiere made this quilt for a going away present for a college student she knows!

Mary Carroll is a member of the Crazy Quilters Group in Falmouth and stopped in and showed us this baby quilt she is ready to finish up!

Judy Doyle made this scrappy red white and blue quilt she is making!
Meanwhile new fabric has arrived!  Here is some "Eastham" fabric by Denise Schmidt!  I love the Cape Cod connection!!

"Noe" by Erin McMorris is such a beautiful shade of blue!!

Finally!  "Flock Together" by Kathy Doughty is here!!  

It's quirky, fun, very usable, and different!!