Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I am late in posting this. In the last 2 1/2 weeks I have divided my time between 3 states. I went to O'Fallon Illinois where I did a trunk show and wool on cotton workshop. Back home to Missouri and then I headed north to Waterloo Iowa. I did a trunk show and two workshops in Iowa for the Cabin Fever Retreat hosted by the Grout Museum. I send many thanks to all who attended my trunk shows and workshops in both venues. It is so fantastic to meet new quilters and share our passion. I received a super warm welcome in both places. Thanks to you all!
This is my quilt Somerset. Remember I said that I would have a big project in Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine? Well this is it.
Sorry for the poor photos. I don't have the quilt and did not photograph it before it shipped off so I had to do some magic scanning. 
Anyway, it is a medallion quilt that will be presented in a 4- part series. One section in each of the four 2013 issues. This first part gives you directions for the center applique and the hourglass borders. It is a fairly easy quilt to create. Simple pieced blocks and of course folk art applique. Breaking it down in 4 sections makes it easy to fit into your schedule as well. The magazine comes out every three months so you have three months to complete each section and will have a complete top at the end of the year.  I hope you like it and stitch along. If you do, make sure to send photos of your work! I would love to see your version.
Happy Quilting,


  1. Love your quilt! Glad you had safe travels.

  2. Love the colors! That vintage-y pink really pops against the tan. I know we just got the last issue but can't wait for the next one already!

  3. You know I like it. I like everything you do. I am still waiting on my magazine.

  4. That is a beautiful quilt and nice to have it in sections so it isn't so overwhelming.


  5. That's a beautiful quilt. I get that magazine and am excited about the 4-part installments. We get to see what we're doing and break it down into segments. It's great for those of us who do too many projects at once. Thanks for offering your quilt.

  6. I just got my magazine this morning and loved your quilt. The material requirements call for 4 yards of tan background stripe for the block backgrounds. Can you tell me what you used? I love the look.

    cjpike at indiana dot edu

  7. Great work! This issue is one of the best!

  8. I don't think there is a design by you that I dislike. You sure got the knack for what catches my eye! Congrats!

  9. I'm just swooning over this one!!


  10. I just picked up my Tetbury Kit that I won at the Grout Museum in Waterloo, IA. Love it. Thank you so much!


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