2013 was a great year for me. I met lots of wonderful people all over the US. I am looking forward to even more fun in the coming year!!



Monday, March 3rd: “The Wool Appliqué Experience” workshop at Centennial Quilters, La Grange, IL

March 10th-12th: On retreat with PAQA

Friday, March 14th: Wrapped in Scraps, Quilters Quest, Woodridge, IL

Sunday, March 23rd: African Folklore Embroidery, Quilters Quest, Woodridge, IL

Wednesday, April 2nd: Prairie Star Wool Bee, St Charles, IL

Thursday, April 3rd: “Language of Flowers” lecture at Pieces from the Heart, Morris IL

Monday, April 21st: “Language of Flowers” lecture at Fair City Quilters, Sandwich, IL

Saturday, April 26th: workshop tba, FCQ

Thursday, May 8: “Lessons Learned while Quilting” lecture at Salt Creek Quilters Guild, Hinsdale, IL

Saturday, May 10: “”Add That Extra Bit of Style” workshop at SCQG

Monday, June 2nd:” Safari Through African Folklore Embroidery” lecture and workshop at Petunia City Quilters, Dixon IL

Thursday-Saturday, 19-21 June, International Quilt Festival/Chicago, Rosemont, IL

Thursday-Saturday, 14-16 August, Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Portland, Portland, OR: Faculty

Wednesday-Saturday, 10-13 September: AQS QuiltWeek, Chattanooga, TN

Wednesday 29 October- Sunday 2 November International Quilt Festival/Houston, TX

Recent Posts

Family and (new) friends.

We had a very happy Easter Sunday with the family in Rockford!

I could bore you with my 24 photos of the adorable grandchildren but instead I just chose three….

Julia organized an Easter egg hunt in her very tidy back yard. Benjamin and Ruby waited patiently, clutching their baskets.

DSC07794 Ruby picked the eggs up as carefully as if they were real ones.

DSC07799 There was nothing inside any of the eggs but I guess if you don’t know any better then you are easily pleased?!!

We went on a walk around the neighborhood. It felt so good to be outside AND warm. Here is Benjamin encouraging his grandfather after the long trek…

DSC07811 Fun times!

Then yesterday I made the short trip to Sandwich to meet the Fair City Quilters.

DSC07814 Lisa came with me and handled sales after my Language of Flowers talk,

DSC07816 while the ladies got a little more up close and personal with the quilts!

DSC07817 And look what I came home with…


A dozen fresh real Free Range eggs!

Those quilters in Sandwich are a lovely bunch but I sure hope they get a volunteer to be secretary soon…


I’m going to be traveling further afield and making more new friends before the end of the year. Here’s a hint…


Find out the details at the Sew Many Places web site. I’ll be teaching a hand work project that we can work on sitting on deck in the sunshine… Sound like an adventure? There’s still some space left. I’m thinking it would make a fantastic early Christmas present (if you need an excuse!).  I’ll be posting more about it in the next few days.

  1. Half Way Through April Already!! Leave a reply
  2. (Almost) All is revealed. 4 Replies
  3. Off, out and away? Leave a reply
  4. A quick project for the grandchildren. Leave a reply