Sunday, April 26, 2009

Welcome Home Dave!

On Friday our family welcomed Dave home from Afghanistan. He had been there since the Fall and we are all so happy to have him safely back home.  His oldest son Cameron piped him into the airport as we all waited to give him hugs.
(he is the one with his arms in the air) 
I thought he needed a quilt to cozy up with at home so here is a photo of my last Stashbusters quilt I gave to Dave.  It's great to have him home and we are all so proud of everything he did!

Welcome Home Dave!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Today is Earth Day ! Please take the time to think of new ways to protect the EARTH.  I know we can all be a little greener.

One great way is to make scrap quilts by using all the little pieces of fabric you would normally throw away.  

I love Heather Stewart's Stashbusters classes because they are helping me obtain my goal of using up all my stash so that I can buy more fabric. And who wouldn't love that?  I am still working though my bin of strips from the String Quilt class (it's taking a while) and here is a photo of my blocks. 

Take some time on Earth Day to quilt.........

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Country Haven Quilt

Kim Diehl's Country Haven quilt features her informal "scrap basket" approach to quiltmaking, taking the guesswork out of choosing prints and colours for your own scrappy-style quilt designs. Here are some photos of the fabrics the quilt and machine quilting. I just love quilting feathers!

This workshop and quilt kit can be purchased at Quilts and Calicos in Exeter, ON.

Time To Tidy Up

While waiting for the bus today, my daughter Alexandra wondered if my customers thought my quilting room was messy.  I tried not to comment on the mess in her bedroom and grabbed the vacuum.  I can find the floor now but still need to tidy my desk.

Don't all sewing rooms look like organized chaos?

First Ever Blog Post

Shall I keep up with the times and become a blogger? I'll try my best......

I thought I would start a blog to keep everyone up to date in the ever changing, fast paced world of machine quilting!  Here you will find news from the Mzansi Zulu Quilt Centre in South Africa as well as keep updated on new patterns, threads and everything related to Melon Patch Quilts.