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Monday, March 3, 2014


On March 14th and 15th, the West Suburban Quilt Guild will host it's biennial quilt show entitled PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER.  It will be held at Mt. Mary  College, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI  53222.  There will be a showing of over 230 quilted items from full size bed quilts to small wall hangings, quilted clothing and accessories.  Vendors will be selling quilting related items.  You may shop a gift boutique with a large variety of handmade items.  You may attend quilting and craft demonstrations, have your quilt appraised and watch an antique bed turning.  Tickets for a raffle quilt made by guild members will be sold as well as for a Bernina sewing machine.

Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase.  Admission is $5.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


If you are interested in teaching quilting, this might be an opportunity for you.  The Joann Fabric & Craft store in Brookfield is looking for a quilt teacher.  If interested, you should contact:

262-786-6430 EXT 104

Monday, January 13, 2014


Looking at this quilt makes you think about spring.  AND, if you live in Wisconsin, that's all you are thinking about these days as it has been a harsh winter so far with more or come.

The name of this quilt is "IT'S FOR THE BIRDS".  It's the 2014 raffle quilt for the Mukwonago, Wisconsin Crazy Quilters 2014 Quilt Show.  This is their 27th annual show and they are inviting you to join them.  It will be held at the Parkview Middle School in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, on April 26th and 27th.  the show is open from 9-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.  Admission is $5.  Children under 10 are free.  Lunch is available both days.  The theme of this year's show is "Red and White".  In addition to almost 300 quilts, the above quilt will be raffled, a sewing machine raffle will be held, 20 vendor booths on site, a bed turning featuring 15 "never before seen" quilts from the Red Brick Museum in Mukwonago, a quilters boutique, quilt appraisals, on-going demonstrations, and bargain bins filled with quilting treasures.  For more information and entry forms, please visit their website  Put this event on your spring calendar.  It will give you something to look forward to as this show always has some show stopping quilts.


Friday, December 27, 2013


I spent four days retreating with five good quilting friends at Woodland Ridge Retreat facility in Downsville, Wisconsin in mid-November.  This is the new facility that opened last October and is owned and managed by Chris and Mark Daly.  All six of us were VERY impressed with the accommodations and the work rooms...adjustable tables, adjustable chairs and wonderful lighting.

Back in 1993, I had made my daughter a patchwork jacket.  She had asked me about three months ago if I would make her another one as she had lost weight and the old jacket was pretty well worn and too big.  I started this jacket that weekend.

AND, I FINISHED it a week ago.  The picture below is of our daughter in this new jacket. She will not really be able to wear it until the weather warms in the spring but I wanted to complete it and give it to her before I started my next big project.