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  • Go Patriots!!!

    Posted: 20 January 2013 at 2:39 p.m.

    Just finished this Patriots quilt.  Hope it brings good luck!!!!!

    Go Pats!!!!! more
  • Quilt is a Special Reminder of Home

    Posted: 25 November 2012 at 9:44 a.m.

    Have you ever made a quilt to go off to college with a loved one? I bet many of you have. It's definitely on unique gift and a special reminder of home that can get many a college student through the homesick blues!

    I had the pleasure of making ... more
  • Mary Ann's Challenge Quilt

    Posted: 4 June 2012 at 8:08 a.m.

    My 'Neutral Fusion' challenge quilt was definitely a challenge. If you'd like the details on the rules of the challenge, read Dora's blog "Neutral Fusion Challenge" on 5/26 below.  I decided to ignore the pieced blocks and do an intricate design over the whole section inside the ... more
  • Neutral Fusion Challenge

    Posted: 26 May 2012 at 12:04 p.m.


    Ok, how do you make something out of nothing? As quilters, we do this all the time. Take perfectly good fabric, cut it up and sew it together to make a quilt, throw, or wallhanging. The end result is something totally new and completely different than the ... more
  • Serenity

    Posted: 26 May 2012 at 6:03 a.m.

    Here's my entry in to the exhibit-"Neutral Fusion Challenge" at MQX-East, this past April, 2012.It's called Serenity because I envision myself peacefully sitting beneath that great oak tree, just taking in the countryside around me. Ahhh! A moment to relax-priceless! Check out my next blog for ... more
  • The Judge Was Speechless!

    Posted: 7 October 2011 at 10:40 a.m.

     One of the local quilt guilds we belong to, the Silver City Quilt Guild,  just had their biennial quilt show on Sept 17th+18th. Whew! A year in the planning, the show was a great success, and I continue to be impressed with the talent and imagination of ... more
  • Get Creative with A Round Robin Quilt

    Posted: 22 July 2011 at 3:42 p.m.

    Round Robin quilts are a great activity to do with a quilt guild or group. Mary Ann and I both participated in a Round Robin during the past guild year and had a great experience! If you're not sure what a Round Robin is, you create a block for ... more
  • Quick baby quilt

    Posted: 5 June 2011 at 6 a.m.
    If you ever want a relatively easy baby quilt to make, try this one. 
    Aubree Rose (Medium) Aubree Rose-closeup3 (Medium)
    I started with a Tonga treat, only using ½ the package and added some cute appliqué and voila a baby quilt.  The assembly of the quilt itself was really quick, but I found the appliqué to be ... more
  • Panels Make Great Quick Quilts

    Posted: 30 May 2011 at 3:32 p.m.

    Ever need a quick quilt and no time to really design one? Try a panel next time as your starting point. I admit it, I have grown fond of panels in recent times. There are some wonderful ones out there, for most occasions, and they can be the starting point ... more
  • Let's get started

    Posted: 10 February 2011 at 12:55 p.m.

    We now have 2 quilting machines in-house!! APQS has had some delays in delivering our new Lucey quilting machine, but were nice enough to send us a loaner to use in the mean-time. Needless to say, we are very excited with our new arrival!

    This week we held our first ... more
  • Jungle Friends Baby Quilt

    Posted: 15 October 2010 at 2:49 a.m.


    Jungle Friends Bright Baby Quilt (272x300)Jungle Friends Bright Baby Quilt-Closeup (300x225)
    Jungle Friends Baby Quilt                      Closeup of quilt showing cute jungle amimals

    Made a baby quilt in time for a family baby shower!! I know, I'm a quilter, that should be a given, right? Well, so much of my time is spent on the business ... more
  • Ricky Tims Seminar

    Posted: 16 September 2010 at 6:49 a.m.


    I can't believe how beautiful it is out today!  The weather is starting to get a bit cooler which helps motivate me to start quilting up some of the Christmas gifts I'm hoping to give out this Christmas. 

    I know I named this post Ricky Tims Seminar so ... more
  • Quilt Challenge

    Posted: 11 August 2010 at 6 a.m.

    Well, this has been a great summer so far!  Dora and I have been very busy lately. In the past few years we have joined 4 local quilt guilds and each one of them have some sort of a challenge to complete over the summer.  The last couple of days ... more
  • Flower Power

    Posted: 24 July 2010 at 7:50 p.m.

    Most everyone has at least one UFO, and the quilting group I belong to on West Island (Fairhaven, MA) is not immune to it.  I get together with these wonderful women every Monday during the summer and we have tried to put together a quilt a year to be raffled ... more
  • Rental time special

    Posted: 24 June 2010 at 11:46 a.m.

    I can't believe it has been this long since our last blog!! In our defense we have been very busy.  Our Rental program for the Longarm is really taking off.  We're running a summer special.  Rent our machine for 5 hours and get the 6th hour free. So ... more
  • Peek At Craft Show

    Posted: 18 October 2009 at 3:40 a.m.

    November 7, the date for the craft show at Mansfield High School is fast approaching and our creativity has been in overdrive! It is true to say that Mary Ann and I always have ideas floating around in our heads that have not yet made it into a quilt or ... more
  • Christmas is coming...

    Posted: 28 September 2009 at 11 p.m.

    The time has come to start making Christmas items.  This past weekend I spent time quilting two table runners, and designing some small wall hangings.  It took a lot longer quilting the table runners than I expected.  It was probably because I ended up doing alot more quilting on them ... more
  • Storm At Sea Quilt

    Posted: 10 September 2009 at 4:04 a.m.

    The Storm At Sea quilt pattern has always been one of my favorites. I love the movement you see throughout the quilt as well as the different designs that can emerge by simply changing some of the dark and light fabrics. In fact I have designed several on EQ6, but ... more
  • We get to keep it?!

    Posted: 9 September 2009 at 5:49 a.m.

    Sometimes you just want to make a quilt without so much thinking and planning; you want to create something now! Well, this was the case with my Batik Blast Quilt. After making several queen size quilts for cutomers, I wanted to sew, but something quick and easy, no preplanning, rearranging ... more
  • camera case

    Posted: 4 September 2009 at 7:25 p.m.
    Dora and I are both very busy getting a few quilts finished up to go into the Silver City Quilt Guilds Quilt show in a couple of weeks.  I don't have any pictures of my quilts yet but I do have a picture of a little camera case that ... more
  • New flannel baby quilt

    Posted: 31 August 2009 at 12:48 p.m.

    Just finished quilting this flannel baby quilt.  Unfortunately it took me a little longer than I had planned.  The tension on the bobbin thread messed up for a couple of rows in the middle so I had to rip out, reload and quilt over again. Because I was using a ... more
  • Anniversary Quilt-Continued

    Posted: 12 August 2009 at 8 a.m.

    Well, the borders are finally on this baby and were kept pretty simple, to balance out the quilt and give the eye a place to rest from all the photos. Can't wait to get it quilted and finished--neither can my husband!

    Photo quilts, like this one really do tell ... more
  • Anniversary Quilt

    Posted: 29 July 2009 at 8 a.m.

    As you go through life there are events that need to be marked and remembered by more than just a greeting card and my husband and I just reached one of those milestones. We celebrated our 30th anniversary in May. Being the avid quilter that I am, what else could ... more