Monday, June 6, 2016

Color Me a Rainbow... Quilt Market

Here are a few snapshots from International Spring Quilt Market, held right here in Salt Lake City where I was able to work (have fun) in the Riley Blake Designs' booth.  Don't mind the goofy smile.

Isn't that Crayola box the cutest thing you have ever seen???  At first glance it looks like a box of sidewalk chalk. Then you open the lid.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

It's time for the annual Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival!

Looking forward to teaching these classes next week in Panguitch, Utah.  "Pecking Up the Pieces" is the theme of this year's show, and it's always a hoot!  Can't wait!  What a great way to kick off Summer!  If you are in the area, check out the classes and events at

Laser-cut kits for the Owl quilt are available on my Website, and you can find the other patterns on Craftsy or Etsy.

I love small towns where quilting is a big deal.  The little town of Panguitch is one of my favorites.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Owl Always Love You

"Owl Always Love You" 44" x 54" Wall Hanging/crib size quilt.  Now available:  PATTERNS & KITS 
 My latest quilt finish.  It was so nice to have all the little pieces laser-cut by Barb @ Quilted Works when I visited her studio in St. George last January.  The silhouette on mine is the view of Mt. Timpanogos, here on the back side of the Wasatch mountain range of the Rocky Mountains.  I love it! 

I'm getting ready to teach some upcoming classes on raw-edge applique' techniques, one of which is chenille-strip applique'.  See my upcoming class schedule HERE.  There's still time to sign up for HMQS and Panguitch!  Can you see the chenille?  This is the perfect little quilt to practice applique' techniques.

This little cutie ↑ is a smaller version of this adorable ↓ quilt.  The original is a 60" x 72" Lap Quilt.

My niece Aubree was living in New York area a couple of years ago and asked for a quilt for Christmas.  She wanted "Sweet dreams and good night, my daughter" quilted in Spanish on the tree (I added lettering on the picture because you can't really see the quilting).  The New York skyline makes it a sweet memory of her time there, not to mention that she wrapped up in it every night.  She loves her quilt!  Here's that story:  Sweet Dreams.

My sweet Aunt Marjorie saw Aubree's quilt and immediately went to work to make a couple of quilts for her own granddaughters.  She had never made a quilt. (!)  Auntie M liked the idea of quilting "Owl Always Love You" into the tree, and using the Teton mountain range as a skyline silhouette - her granddaughters' favorite mountain view from the Idaho side.

Aunt Marjorie and Uncle Jack were troopers!  With her shaky hands, Aunt Marjorie wasn't sure she'd be of much help, but she did most of the stitching on the applique'!  Uncle Jack grabbed the scissors and went to town.  I showed a sneak peek a few months back (see post), but now that the quilts have been given away, here are pics of the finished quilts.

Gracie's.  If you look closely, you can see the words "Owl Always Love You" quilted in the tree.

Olivia's.  You can't see the words in the busy print, but they're quilted below the baby owl in the tree trunk.

Each of these quilts are quilted with Cuddlesoft plush fur on the back.  Mmmm, they are definitely warm, huggable quilts of love, whether for granddaughters, a niece, future grand baby... 

And Aunt Marjorie's next quilt?  She wants a bear and an owl:  "Bear in mind, Owl always love you!" Nothing's going to stop Auntie M now!  Stay tuned!

p.s.  I love this quilt so much, just had to share this story over at Quilt Story!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

OLFA Designer Spotlight

The folks at OLFA invited me to participate in a Designer Spotlight, to make a project using a few of their products.  The Olfa company invented the very first rotary cutter in 1979.  My Olfa 60-mm cutter with the retractable blade is one of my very favorite tools in my sewing kit.  You can read all about it here:  OLFA-Designer-Spotlight-Deonn-Stott

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