One Week Left Before Christmas Day…

One week left until Christmas Day. I hope that doesn’t strike fear in your  heart as

you read that last sentence. I still don’t have all my shopping done or wrapped and

Christmas cards didn’t happen again this year. All of my customers’ quilts did get

finished and on time too.

There are a few more pictures from The Houston Quilt Festival, 2018. I hope that you are

not getting sick of me still talking about it. I just want to share some beautiful quilts with


I love this quilt, the colors, the lady in the quilt and the stitching, of course.

But for the life of me, I can not figure out how she made this quilt.

Even the up close pictures is not helping me. I love trying to figure out

how a quilt was constructed. Any ideas?

This is quite the quilt as well. The creator hails from Japan.

A close up of the boat.

Speaking of close ups. this shows a portion of the Best of Show Quilt. Look at

all the detail and the quilting.

Jacqueline De Jonge is the designer of this quilt.

The  kids are having a blast. Brings a smile to my face every time I look at this


Lisa Calle’s Quilt

I met Lisa at her booth at the Festival. She is very down to earth and talented.

More close ups and great texture.

Too bad I didn’t get the whole picture of this quilt. I was running around trying to

get lots of interesting shots of quilts that I liked. There were so many quilts and not

enough time to see them all.

I love these boats and the colors too.

Interesting color choices.

Again, I love the colors, the picture and the quilting.

Great colors!!

A more traditional quilt. Very intricate.

An award winning Alphabet Quilt.

Betty Busby created this colorful quilt.

More close ups.

Love the colors and the lines.

Colorful Trees

Colorful Horses

This quilt had all kinds of fabrics on it: cheesecloth, wool roving, tulle. What fun to use all

of these fibers in a quilt.


Being creative is so much fun and sometimes so simple. Dots! Who would have thought.

Love the colors.

Birch trees, far away and up close and personal.

A Japanese applique quilt. It is fun to look at all the detail in this quilt.

Darlene and I in front of her third place quilt in the Large Hand Applique Category.

I am on the left in the picture.

Have a great week.

Christmas is coming…

I’m not sure about you but Christmas is coming fast and I am kind of

panicking right about now. Not to worry though. When the big day

does finally arrive, everything is somehow done and ready to go.

Anyone out there feel the same way?

Here are some more pictures from The Houston Quilt Festival.

The Japanese quilters are so funny. They are so humble when receiving their

awards and they keep on bowing. They are so happy to be there and to win.

You can see all the detail in this quilt. Makes me wonder how someone can

actually design a quilt like this.

Japanese Quilter

Another Japanese applique quilt. The colors run in the taupe family.

The stitching is always amazing.

Bethanne Nemesh made this quilt.

She loves to draw and she designs all of the animals on her quilts and then

quilts them in. She also uses silk in her quilts as well.

Alot of texture too.

The center of the blocks, very interesting.

The name of this quilt is called”Is She Ready Yet?” All the pieces were cut by laser.

Not sure how that works but it was pretty cool to look at.

The quilter who made this quilt painted the whole  picture onto the fabric.

I would love to know who she did this.

close up

I love to see the close ups of the quilt. The stitching fascinates me.Maybe that

is why I longarm. Have a great week and don’t stress too much about what needs

to be done for Christmas Day.

More Photos From Houston…

Here are more of the photos from The Quilt Festival in Houston, in the beginning of


This quilt looks like it was painted onto the fabric and then quilted. And it looks like

metallic thread to me. Very interesting.

A very abstract wall hanging.

Japanese designer

This quilt was very cute. It was so much fun looking at all the little extras on the quilt.

Teddy Bears

You have got to love the teddy bears hanging off the side of the quilt.

And there is a teddy bear hanging off the bottom of the quilt as well. Alot of hand work was

put into this quilt.

This beauty was created by several Canadian designers.It is even better up close and personal.

There was so much detail on this quilt. And I love all the straight stitching too.

You have to have a large bucket to carry essentials wherever you go, kind of like a good

purse. I grew up in Nfld and we had buckets for everything.

Have a great week.