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Meet Minerva

I haven't wanted a longarm quilting machine for my entire quilting career, but pretty near. Like most things, it was on my “some day, one day” list. When my husband and I got together, I mentioned it to him, and he's always kept it on his mind. (He has a real knack for remembering things … Continue reading Meet Minerva

Two weeks at a time, half a week behind

I got such a tremendous response to my Moda Bake Shop pattern on Instagram that I didn't even mention it over here. This has been one of my favorite quilting moments so far. I am humbled and thankful beyond words. My health has been up and down. Each cycle of methotrexate, my chemo drug, is … Continue reading Two weeks at a time, half a week behind

Some good, some bad, and a quilt

My high school English teacher taught our class that Shakespeare wrote funny scenes alternately with sad scenes so that the good seemed better and the bad seemed worse. Life has a way of working good into the bad, little rays of sunshine into cloudy days. I've started this post several times, and I've struggled with … Continue reading Some good, some bad, and a quilt

How to Bind a Quilt (when you’re a toddler)

My little quilt helper wanted me to share some of his helpful tips and tricks for perfect binding. First, steal some excess binding from mama's work table. Wear it as a fashionable scarf. Then, use it as a blindfold. Walk directly into the couch. Take an Oreo break. If you follow these simple steps, in … Continue reading How to Bind a Quilt (when you’re a toddler)