Tag Archives: Quilting

And the Winner Is . . .

What a fun week it’s been.  I had a few more blog readers, more comments, and more re-tweets than I expected!  Thank you all – they were fun to read and I hope to see you back here again, now that I won’t be spending all my time on contest posts and college classes.  (No, I’m not done, but I only have one final exam left for this semester.) Not only that, but I hope some of you checked out Samantha Warren’s blog, who started this whole thing with a Blog Scavenger Hunt for her birthday.  I found several new bloggers I liked, and I even won a prize one day!  As a participating blog, I couldn’t play on the days my blog was featured, so I wasn’t eligible to win the Kindle Mini, but some lucky person did. Speaking of which, the winner of Susan Wiggs’ The Goodbye Quilt … Continue reading

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Writer Meets Quilt: the Quilt is Winning

This really shouldn’t be hard, should it?  I mean, I’m an intelligent woman.  And I’ve sewn off and on through my life: my daughter’s dresses, a few shirts for my husband, skirts and shirts for me, and even a jacket.  And while I haven’t pieced a quilt before, I have tied many, so I should be able to combine the two skills, right? It all started when we spent a Friday evening up at Kim’s and she mentioned she was starting a block-of-the-month quilt the next day.  “Why don’t you come, Mom?” she asked.  Too much to do, a 45-minute drive up there – lots of reasons not to.  But by the end of the evening I was considering it, and by morning I had made up my mind.  It would be fun to do together and I could do it a section at a time, instead of spending several … Continue reading

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