Craig and I have been thinking of downsizing and moving the mountains for awhile. We started looking at houses in Hendersonville and it didn't take long until we found a cute little ranch that we love.
We have been here a little over a week, tired of unpacking but love the quiet and beauty of this place.
I will still be taking orders for memory and t-shirt quilts. You can mail your clothing\fabric to me or we can meet on my return visits to Raleigh.
My sewing room is almost up and ready. I am embarrassed to confess how much fabric I have collected over the years...it is a sin! I donated a lot before I left Raleigh...but clearly not enough! I am waiting to join the local guild to see if they will take some off my hands.
I have been busy making Santas for the Handmaid Holiday Market at Cary Quilting Company.
I hope to see you this Saturday, 11/16/19, from 11 am to 5pm. It will be a great opportunity to get a start on holiday shopping and pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts.
Recently I completed this memory quilt.
It is a modern quilt made with jeans and dress shirts. Check out the nice graphic quilting done by Kennedy Quilting.
It was a very busy and productive Christmas season. I continue to be thankful that so many families trust me with their cherished memories.
Below are samples of two of my recent memory quilts made from jeans and dress shirts. It still amazes me that clothing transforms into such beautiful quilts.
I just finished this custom Memory quilt. It is made from men's dress shirts, jeans and khakis. These are beautiful shirts that match perfectly with jeans.
I love the pops of yellow!
This will be given to a special little boy in remembrance of his father.
I have always loved curved quilt blocks. Now I have a new "Quick Curve Ruler" to play with. Years ago I made a red and white quilt named "Robbing Peter to pay Paul", in which I used a template and appliqued all of the curved pieces. I love the quilt but it was a labor of love; it took me forever. This new ruler has made curved blocks so much easier, quicker and fun to make.
I just finished this practice table runner, and love how it came out.
Below is a pic of my "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul" (one of my favorites) that I finished in 2010.
I have recently completed three Memory Quilts and a Memory Dog . They are all made from men's clothing and will be a loving tribute to a great Dad and Husband.
Happy New Year to all of my clients. I have enjoyed working with you, and thank you for putting your trust in me.
It continues to be a busy winter. I am sewing up a storm (but can do without any more snow).
Before Christmas I was asked to make an apron out of a dress shirt. My client sent me a shirt that belonged to her father. It was a nice black and white checked shirt, and we added embroidery. Pockets were made out of the shirt cuffs.
This came out so nice that I decided to make an apron for my grandsons. I found some fishy dress shirts at the thrift shop and added some kid-sized utensils.