On planning and positioning

Like I’ve written here before, I had a lot of fun teaching free motion quilting (FMQ) at Rock Paper Scissors a few weeks ago. We went over the mechanics of it, practicing as… Continue reading


There’s nothing like connecting with the lovely quilting ladies of the North Jersey MQG to light a little fire under my pedal foot. I always come away so inspired and motivated to try… Continue reading

Odds and ends

I’m working on finishing a few little things so that I can really dive into some big ones. One more quilting sample: Hand-sewing the back of the binding for the blue ombre quilt:… Continue reading

Why I quilt

When my younger son turned one about a year and a half ago, I felt the itch to do something more. Being home with two toddler boys had its rewarding moments, but every… Continue reading

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Free motion fun

I was so nervous before yesterday’s class, my first time teaching. It was a workshop for members of the Newbees group to try out a curriculum for free motion quilting, something that I… Continue reading

Leaves, florals and true fabric love

On Tuesday morning, I buckled down and straight-line quilted the blue ombre. This is a sample for Rock Paper Scissors, so the lovely Beth chose the backing fabric. It’s not one that I… Continue reading

Weekend update

This weekend I got a good amount of quilting done. I took the squares I cut last week and finished the quilt top for the third and final ombre quilt for Rock Paper… Continue reading

On teaching and learning

I love teaching, but I think I might love learning more. It’s even better when I can learn while teaching. A long time ago, I taught ballet and tap to four-year-olds. It was… Continue reading