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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00


It's Work Station Wednesday at The Quilted Story and even though this picture might look like a HOT MESS...it really isn't!

I am working on a super cute display piece for my upcoming Lecture and Trunk Show in February!  Good Grief..it just might be slightly illegal to have this much fun in one day!  If you have never Paper Pieced in Quilting form...this is a must see Lecture.  It's one of those techniques, where the possibities are simply endless.  You are only limited to your imagination! 

However...for me...Paper Piecing allows me to acheive the ultimate in miniatures with some serious "block accuracy" in the mix.  How can it get any better than that?

Stay tuned as I progress in this Fabulous Display!

Quilt On!


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Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:44

altI am feeling super Fabulous today...because "Old Dogs can Learn NEW TRICKS"...if you know what I mean! 

Now that my website is back...up and running...I am adding my schedule to the calendar section...which is located on the right hand side of the screen. 

It may or may not have taken me a few days (but heck, who's counting) to figure out how the heck I did this "all the time", without fail...when this little website of mine was my whole world.

I digress...however...

I am EXCITED...to say the least!

First on the calendar of events is Monday, February 6th with my Lecture/Trunk Show at the Lake Mountain Quilters Guild located in Seneca, SC.  This Lecture and Trunk Show is one of my NEWEST added to my list...

"Spectrum of Color"...Playing with Paper!

It's all about a line of QUILTS I designed all around Machine Paper Piecing...and I have to admit...it is AWESOME!  I cannot wait to be there to share these Beautiful Quilts...I hope you can join us for this fun and exciting event!

The following day...Tuesday, February 7th will be an all day Workshop on Paper Piecing Pincushions.  Here, we will learn to Machine Paper Piece with accurate and detail orientated techniques...that will start you on a wonderful and FUN journey in "Playing with Paper"!

 Be sure to check out the calendar for the details of my events...including dates, times and locations!

See you all there!




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Saturday, 31 December 2016 22:12


After what seemed like a lifetime away from my Quilted Story website I am finally "Back in the Saddle" again!  Yes, there has been kicking and screaming... and little bit of a tantrum throwing going on...all at the same time...but Good Grief, it is great to be back and I have so many new things to share with you all... So without further ado...let's jump right in! 

Since we have just finished the Holidays and brought in the New Year, I thought a picture of my new sweet "MERRY" Pillow would be a great start!  This is one of those simple, but fun Machine Applique projects that you can make in an afternoon! 

First, I purchased an 18" square pillow cover in this fabulous red and white geometric print from my local Hobby Lobby Store and used a 20" square pillow form...simply because I like to use the rule of thumb of having my pillow form about 2 inches larger than the size of the pillow cover.  This way the form "fills" the cover completely and gives it the "perfect platform" for my panel wrap!  

Second, I Machine Appliqued the word "MERRY" onto a pretty piece of linen...just because I love the way it looks! I then took that piece of linen and made it into a simple panel wrap and used a velcro closure on the back side.  This way I can simply remove the panel wrap whenever I want to replace it with a different "look".  So in essence...I have ONE pillow cover and form...but by changing out the panel wraps, I can get a handful of diffferent "looks"...

How fabulous is that?

Thank You for all your patience regarding my website growing pains and please join us here as we move towards "Great things ahead"!


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Sunday, 06 November 2016 00:00

 santa with ho ho ho and monogram

My Sweet Matilda Jane simply could not resist in making something really cute, just for ME to wear to my latest Lecture and Trunk Show with the Prickly Fingers Quilters Guild in Anderson, SC. Since this particular venue was scheduled just before the Holidays...this adorable Swirly Santa Applique with embroidered Ho Ho Ho fit the bill!  I just couldn't resist in adding a super cute appliqued monogram on the lower right hip, just because it gives it that extra something...that I just LOVE!  Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?

Good Grief...I had so much fun...getting to talk about one of my most FAVORITE things...Domestic Machine Applique!  This lecture and trunk show was full of beautiful samples of Machine Applique from levels 101 to 103...and it also included my "Modern Day Piecing" with Dear Jane!

The following day was an all day Workshop on Machine Applique...where the possibilities are endless!  These students did F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S...everyone exceeded my expectations!  So eager to learn, they quickly "took charge" of their own Machine Applique destiny PER their particular machine!  This intense workshop is one of my all time favorites to teach...and I am so proud of each and every one of my students!



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Friday, 01 May 2015 00:00


matilda jane

 Look what followed me home...she literally "jumped" into the back end of my White Yukon!  I never in a million years thought I would go down this path of EMBROIDERY...but here I am...



in the middle of it...and LOVIN' every single minute!

My, "new to ME" 6 needle Embroidery Machine is a Brother PR655...

HOWEVER...she told me in confidence that she "dreams" of being a Janome!  What's a girl to do...


I named her "Matilda Jane" and together we create beautiful Nurses Bags, Pet Bags, Veternarian Bags, School Totes and fabulous embroidered gifts!  Shortly there after...Mattie and ME! was added to my Etsy Shop.  Gosh...I LOVE her so!

Be sure to check back and explore the many adventures with my sweet Matilda Jane!


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