Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I received my autographed copy of Kaffe Fassett’s new book Heritage Quilts and I am fascinated and thoroughly enjoying the pictures and the readings. As I turn the pages and see the bright array of colors I can feel myself getting happy and excited. It is a strange feeling I have never felt before by just looking at pictures. Now that’s powerful stuff!! In the gallery of quilts there are 15 historic quilts spanning three centuries! Each historic quilt has the dates of origination as well as interesting information about each quilt. Kaffe Fasset takes those quilts and interprets them in a contemporary fashion by using his wonderful fabric collection giving the quilts a whole new life! It truly is amazing the transformation each quilt takes yet the original beauty is still captured. He also includes patterns for each quilt!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Helloooooo Everyone!  I know its been several months since I last blogged but I promise I will try to blog more often.  I am excited to share my long arm quilt retreat experience I had 2 weekends ago.  It was a weekend retreat and I got to play with the Handi Quilter Avante which is the long arm machine I want to purchase.  I had so much fun learning new things and meeting other quilters.  I was especially excited meeting the one and only Debby Brown!  Her quilting is absolutely STUNNING!! She is my quilting Goddess!  Here are a few pics from the retreat!

Me and Debby Brown!

Me and some of the other quilters at the Retreat

HQ Avante - Isn't she a beauty!

A couple of Sweet Sixteen machines.

HQ Fusion!

Some of Debby Browns stunning quilts!



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day.  Check out these lovely reversible Table Runners - Measures 40.5 from point to point. Sale: $20  (2 runners for the price of 1)


Quilter's Candy Shop is proud to be making personalized Doggie Bandanas.  Check out these lucky dogs!

I made a baby quilt for a co-workers new grand baby!  I was told the nursery colors were yellow and gray.  I made her this as a surprise and it turned out the colors I picked is a perfect match to her nursery.  Who knew?  I feel psychic!

NY has been getting slammed with extremely cold weather and lot and lots of snow.  I have had to miss work but that gave me some time to sew sew sew!!  I finished Quilter's Candy Shop Quilt Along January Hearts project and I am very happy with it.  I embroidered it with my Singer Quintet and used my Pfaff CV to do decorative stitching.  To finish it off I embellished it with a few flower buttons!  I think it turned out pretty cute.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hello Bloggers!!!! I'm back!  I know its been several months since my last blog post and for 2015 I promise to be more consistent.  I will let you know that I post daily on my Facebook Page www.facebook.com/quiltnstitchny.  I am also still running my Facebook Monthly Quilt along projects.  If you are interested in joining here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1452738218302566.  It's a lot of fun and the best part is you have a finished project every month!  I had a great time seeing all my finished 2014 projects hanging proudly aound my home!  If you want to join and just follow along that's completely fine as well.  No one is obligated to do the monthly projects.  Sometimes it's just fun to see what the project is and then see pictures of those who have completed them as well.  2014 was a great year!  I have some of my merchandise at a wonderful little boutique in Wappinger Falls, NY called Created With Love Boutique and I did a couple of craft shows at the end of the year!  I will be coming out with a NYC themed line of merchandise which I will also be selling on my website.  This year I am excited to announce that I will finally be teaching quilting to small groups!  I am super excited and look forward to coming up with new items and hosting my monthly quilt along. So there is a lot in the works!  I am also determined to complete some UFO's I have stored in bins.  I have about 6 quilt tops that are complete and need to be sandwiched and quilted!  I have completed four so far this month so I am on a roll!
Here are the four quilts I completed.
Friendship Quilt I made for my friend Harriet

Baby quilt for Quilts for Kids Organization

Book Shelf Quilt - September's Quilt Along Project

Around the Strip Quilt

Close up of the long arm quilting by Catherine Kessel of American Works in Washington DC