Sunday, June 28, 2009

Star Class with Edyta Sitar

Took a workshop with Edyta Sitar. Her company is called Laundry Basket Quilts (link to her site - click on title). WOW - it was great! We worked on the dresden plate with star points. It is a folding technique and we used a template. Her classes are wonderful - she supplies all you need in a kit, pattern, acrylic templates, and fabric from her batik line!

The second half of the class, she demonstrated her method of set-in-seams. No bias edges on the outside edges of the block. It was very informative and I had never done it before - so I was quite impressed.

If you ever get the opportunity to take one of her workshops - sign up, you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Retreat weekend at my favorite retreat spot in the midwest -- Homestead Cabin Retreat! I finished one quilt top from start to finish - how satisfying! Plus a small table runner made from a 5"charm pack. I really don't care for those charm packs. Maybe because I haven't found the right use for them yet.

There was an Amish Auction in the area, and some of the ladies purchased two fabulous king-sized, hand-quilted quilts! Beautiful.

It is inspiring to see what everyone else is working on and creating. Go to Patsy's Middle of Nowhere Blog (see my blog list) to see all the beautiful quilt tops that were created that weekend.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Interesting quilts I've been working on....(quilting for customers). The blue one is an original design by Joan Dolinar. She made it for her son - beautiful blocks!