Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This is cool...I think?

I found this blog post about me and my block that I did for The Quilting Gallery's Christmas Quilt-Along but it's written in Spanish and the blogger is in Spain!!! I wish I knew more Spanish and could tell (without doing a lot of homework) whether this is a positive post or not, but either way I think its cool that someone in Spain is talking about me and my designs!


Hola chic@s!!
Hoy oss presento a una señora que hace maravillas de navidad, pero que "creo bajo mi opinión" que se ha quedado bastante cortita con su presentación en quiltinggallery. Nos presenta el trabajo siguiente:

aunque Sue es capaz de todo esto y más...

Bueno, ¿qué os parece? para descargar paper foundation de su trabajo, aquí

Y con esto y un bizcochooooo, saludines.

Here is a link to the actual blog so you can check it out for yourself

Monday, November 28, 2011

SewCalGal's 2011 Christmas Quilt Show

This is my entry in SewCalGal's 2011 Christmas Quilt Show. Its called A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. I designed it a couple of years ago. I hope you like it! Here is a link to SewCalGal's site-  so you can check out the other entries!
While I'm at it I think I'll post some pictures of some of my other Christmas and winter themed quilts.







Waiting on my winners

I chose my winners last week for the 2 copies I have of The Wedding Quilt, the latest novel in the Elm Creek series by Jennifer Chiaverini, but I haven't heard back from them. If you commented on my blog to enter for a chance to win a copy please check my post from Friday, November 18th, to see if you are one of my winners. I will give them one more week to get back to me and if I don't here from them I will choose others.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Quilting Gallery's weekly contest

Today is the last day to vote for your favorite kitchen item in The Quilting Gallery's weekly contest. You can vote for your 4 favorites. Mine is called Peppermints and if you like it I hope you'll vote for it!

Friday, November 18, 2011

I've Got My Winners!!!

I used a random number generator and chose my two winners! They are Elaine from Whitefish MT and Sharon from Chattanooga TN. I need Elaine and Sharon to send me an email to get their addresses so I can get these books out to them.

Thank you to everyone that commented on this post! It was so nice to get an idea of where some of my readers come from! I wish I had a copy for all of you!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Angel almost finished!

This is a picture of my newest project using my Lexa's Angel block. I was looking for a quick Christmas project for my regular students. I will be teaching this as a two part class on November 21st and 28th and also in December, though I don't recall the dates at the moment! In the first class we will cover the paper pieced portion of the project and as most of my regular students also have embroidery machines they will get the embroidery files to do the lettering at home. In the second class we will put the banner together and bind the edges.
If you are in the Pittsburgh area and are interested in this class but need more info (like the dates in December) feel free to call Gloria Horn Sewing Studio at 412-344-2330

Friday, November 11, 2011

Guess what I've got?!

I've got 2, yes 2, copies of Jennifer Chiaverini's newest novel in the Elm Creek Quilts series! I want to give one away now, read the other one and then give that one away too! For a chance to win a copy leave a comment on my blog and, just because I am curious where my readers come from, in your comment tell me your city and state.

BTW--I will announce the winners next Friday.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

What I'm Working On

This is a Christmas version of my design called Lexa's Angel. This is a design I use to raise funds for my friend's family. My friend Nikki lost her 7 year old daughter in a car accident almost a year ago. A young man, after having too much to drink, crossed the center line and hit Nikki's car head on. Lexa died that night and Nikki spent a month in the hospital and about 5 months in rehab. I think this block would make a wonderful holiday decoration or gift! If you are interested in making a donation to The Cleland Family Fund and getting this block design as a THANK YOU send me an email at:

Friday, November 04, 2011

Martha Washington Quilt Guild Show

The Martha Washington Quilt Guild Show is going on today and tomorrow in Washington PA. The hours are Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4. The address for the show is 267 Beau St. Washington PA. I don't have any pictures of the quilts in the show but this is a picture of the dealer's booth for whom I teach on a regular basis. The quilts pictured (clockwise starting upper left) are Country Claus, And In The Meadow and Lexa's Angel. With any luck I will make it to the show tomorrow and have some photos of the guilds amazing work. I am told someone made a quilt using my design called A Few Of My Favorite Things and its on display at the show. I always love to see someone else's interpretation of my designs!

If you have made one of my designs and would like to have it featured on my blog please send me an email at