Graffiti Quilting and an Applique Feather

I saw this pattern by Madisen Hastings, called Aviary, in the shop window of Main Street Quilting Company while visiting our son in Bozeman, MT – it stopped me in my tracks! I love this! The rainbow arrangement of the colors, and the long, narrow aspect of the design make this quilt eye-catching. I knew…

Red, White and Blue is not just for the 4th of July!

I love this quilt! I want to make one for myself now too – this one was a custom commissioned work for a friend of mine, and I am so happy with how it turned out. Most custom quilts I do are baby quilts, so it was a treat to get to do a large…

Lakota Sioux Star Quilt

While growing up, my dad was a career Air Force Officer – so we lived all over the country and moved fairly often. My favorite place he was stationed was Ellsworth AFB, near Rapid City, South Dakota. I loved it there – I’ve even been back a few times and the wide open spaces of…

Long Arm Quilting Certification Complete!

I could not be more excited to receive this diploma! This is the culmination of 5 months of hard work with lots and lots of time spent quilting. The certification program was an online course through American Professional Quilting Systems (APQS) that required our completed quilts to be mailed to the teachers for evaluation and…

Nautical Flags For Two Nautical Themed T-Shirt Quilts

These two quilts were made for two sons in memory of their father – who was a was an avid sailor and sail boat owner. The father also designed t-shirts for the sail boat regattas held just across the state line at a large lake – so not only do the sons have t-shirts worn…

Traditional Blocks Set Off T-Shirts

I recently finished this quilt for a mother to give her adult son for Christmas – he is working towards becoming a Baptist minister, and these are t-shirts from various mission projects and Christian youth groups he has been involved with along the way. The only direction she gave me was to use Univeristy of…

A Boy’s Life as told by his t-shirts

I recently completed the biggest t-shirt quilt I’ve ever done – 78 shirts lovingly saved by one mom for her son. She contacted me to make the t-shirt quilt for his college graduation, so I first assumed it would be his collegiate sports t-shirts – but to my astonishment she had saved every one of…

Sweet Idea for T-Shirts

A friend recently asked me if I could make a skirt out of her favorite Key West t-shirts, and I immediately thought – yes! Another way to repurpose and reuse t-shirts! I’m so pleased with how this turned out that I’m saving some of my own vacation t-shirts to make a cute beach cover up….

A Graduation T-Shirt Quilt for Our Son

Our son attends Montana State University in Bozeman, MT – and will graduate in May. He requested a t-shirt in MSU colors – but only wanted three t-shirts in it. With that in mind  here are pictures of what I came up with. I am very happy with the way it turned out – the…