10 signs you may be going through sewing machine withdrawal

1. Your sewing machine broke less than an hour ago, but you’re already at the craft store because you have an overwhelming need to organize seven years worth of photos … Continue Reading →


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Teaching my mom to be a quilt addict

My mom is learning to quilt. If you ask her, she’ll say she’s learning how to make table runners and she doesn’t want to make large quilts. But I just … Continue Reading →


Rainbow lonestar quilt

2013 will be the year of the UFO

One of my biggest issues with quilt addiction is my constant need to start something new. I call it Quilters ADD, but my joke is becoming a problem. I just … Continue Reading →


Snowball and nine patch quilt in blue, white and gray

Dining room tables are for quilting, not eating

I had one of those, “I think I might have a problem moments.” I’m not talking about a quilt construction problem, I’m talking about a quilt addiction problem. My schedule … Continue Reading →


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I’m going through quilt retreat withdrawal

I spent last Thursday through Sunday at quilt retreat and now I miss it. I look forward to the semi-annual retreat for months. It’s a great opportunity to make a lot … Continue Reading →


Christmas New York Beauty

Quilt retreat is coming!

In two days I’ll be on my way to Quilt Retreat in rural DeWitt, Iowa, for four days of quilting, eating and sleeping. That’s it. There’s no laundry to do, … Continue Reading →


Jennifer Chiaverini answers your questions

Jennifer Chiaverini’s 19th Elm Creek Quilts novel, “Sonoma Rose” will be released on Tuesday, Feb. 21. I got a chance to talk with her in a phone interview from her … Continue Reading →


Naming a sewing machine is no easy matter

I think my sewing machine needs a name. I’ve come to this conclusion because I recently read a blog post by a friend who confessed that she calls her sewing … Continue Reading →


Is there such a thing as too much fabric?

Today is my birthday and my sister got me the lovely sign above. She understands my quilting addiction. My husband, however, doesn’t get it. When he read the sign he … Continue Reading →


I’m going through sewing machine withdrawal

I sewed one too many sweater mittens this winter. Last Thursday my sewing machine let me know it had ingested one too many lint particles from the felted sweaters and … Continue Reading →