Hermitage Handmade Festival 2023
On Sept 16, 2023 I was at the Hermitage Handmade Festival in Norfolk, VA. I loaded my van the day before, which always takes all day long. I set out early on Saturday morning...
Framed "Out of Darkness" Wall Hangings

While I was creating the "Out of Darkness" lap quilt, I decided to make a couple of bird blocks that were a smaller version of the same concept of the lap quilt-

"The vision of darkness surrounding me kept playing around in my head for months, but it wasn't just the darkness- it was the two birds...

Becoming a "Masterpiece"
"Masterpiece" took many weeks for its completion. I decided to make the background pieced with all shades of white/gray. Then I carefully pieced the vase into the background. I love how it turned out.  The next step was to top quilt. I decided to do this by hand instead of machine for a different feel and effect.
My Titles...Quilter/Creator, Mom of 5, Homeschooler, Homesteader
How many roles can one have? Mine are quite a few...Mom of 5, Homeschooler, Quilter/Creator, Homesteader. Is this life overwhelming? It is fulfilling? Let's find out...
Cabin in the Woods
This scrappy style quilt uses the traditional pattern called the log cabin block. I really love how the blues and pinks change from light to dark. It was so much fun using low volume white fabrics to create this child’s quilt. The center animal prints are so cute too! They were individually cut out- each one selected for variation.  I think my favorite block is the mother duck with her little ducklings as it reflects...
How to Wash a Quilt

Learning how to properly care for your quilt will ensure many years enjoyment. Quilts require lots of time and skill to create. It can take months or even years of practice with trial and error to perfect the skill of quilting. There is also the large investment of all the supplies and notions, like a sewing machine, rulers, patterns, and loads of fabrics and batting. Considering those things the worth of a quilt should be highly valued. Below is all the directions I have curated to ensure your quilt lasts for generations.

Behind the Seams of "Guatemala Meets America"

"Guatemala Meets America" was a quilt that took me out of my comfort zone to work with colors I don't normally work with. 

The inspiration for this quilt came as a way to honor the heritage of my Guatemalan neighbors before we moved from Washington to Virginia in August 2020.

I found pictures of the traditional dresses...

Behind the Seams of "The Love Birds"
I love making the "Flying Geese" which are the triangles of pinks and magentas with the white or grey background. I love the irony of this block being a bird related block for a quilt that is all about birds. 
A Dream Realized
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