Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Mermaid Embroidery

(This is a the picture of my mermaid embroidery that I designed awhile back. It is a preliminary stitch out that still needs some editing but I wanted to get some opinions on it before I put any more work in it. I know the satin stitch is too heavy in some places but I would love to hear what others think needs to be changed (I think).

Friday, December 23, 2011


I have a lot of people who get to my blog by searching on the word "mermaid" so I am wondering if there is an interest in my mermaid embroidery design. It was digitized over a year ago but needs some fine tuning but since I don't digitize myself I have had to put it on the back burner.

It is an applique design that I will post a pic of later!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Just Finished!

I just finished my own Christmas Angel for my front door! I have made 3 others for some of my friends so far but I wanted to  make sure I had one too. Now I do! You can't see it in the picture but it is hanging from the coolest wire hanger that is in the shape of Christmas lights. Its from Ackfeld Wire Company and I will post a better picture later. I would hear about your Christmas/Holiday projects! If you have a blog post a link as a comment.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Working on my 2012 Teaching Schedule

I am trying to get my teaching schedule together for 2012. I have a lot of dates open right now but I am hoping to fill some of them in soon! I have classes scheduled for January, February and April so far and plan to teach a series of classes close to my home in Pittsburgh all year long. But I also have a cottage in Western New York on Lake Erie so I am easily able to teach in Erie PA and Western New York.

My favorite technique is paper piecing but I also teach a beginning quilting course for Community College. I have taught numerous classes in making different purses and home dec items and even though I prefer to teach my own designs am willing to teach other designs as well.

I have taught in West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina but would be willing to travel to Oshkosh, Wisconsin to spend some time with my sister, too, if possible.

My designs have been published in 12 magazines to date, including Quilters Home, Quiltmaker, QM100 Blocks from Todays Top Designers, Quilt and a couple of others.

If you are interested in a workshop with me contact me via email:

Sunday, December 04, 2011

SewCalGal's 2011 Christmas Quilt Show-TIME TO VOTE!!!

This is the weekend to vote for your favorite Christmas or Winter themed quilt at SewCalGal's Quilt Show. My quilt is #35 and I hope if you like it you'll vote for it but there are SO many amazing quilts in the show it will be very hard to choose!

Here is a link to the contest: