Creative Inspiration ...

Looking for creative inspiration? Be sure to check out Pat Sloan's radio show on Pat conducts a live show every Monday but you can go back and listen to past shows anytime. Shows are available for up to 2 years ago! These radio programs are packed with inspiration! Interviews with designers, quilters, quilt historians, authors, etc. It is so wonderful to listen to while creating quilts, or anything that requires creativity!
My First Quilt Retreat
     A Luxurious Treat!

Each guest room bed is covered with a homemade quilt. Old world, luxurious comfort!
I experienced my first quilt retreat this past weekend. It was nothing less than luxuriously wonderful! The retreat was hosted by Quilt with Judy. 14 quilters gathered in this beautiful historic mansion known as Jones Mansion in Mineral Point, WI. I had such a wonderful time and met such nice women that I can't wait to go back! I'm definitely hooked on this quilt retreat!
View into the upper hallway from my room
Fireplace in one of the bedrooms

The entire 3rd floor is the sewing area with room for 14+ quilters and their machines. There are 3 cutting and ironing centers. Big windows flooded the area with natural light during the day.
The Making of a Heartfelt Quilt

This past fall my sister-in-law, Sue, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. During her treatment I invited both sides of Sue's family to come together to make a quilt of our love. I sent out fabric squares to each family member for them to write her a message of love and encouragement. As the squares started coming back, I assembled the blocks, then the rows and finally the quilt.
It was only a couple weeks ago that we were finally able to give Sue her quilt. This was truly the most meaningful project I've ever worked on. Thank you to everyone for sharing your love for Sue with me so that we can wrap her in our love together! Read more....