Wednesday, April 22, 2009


On a road trip to the AQS Show in Paducah.
to be continued...........

Saturday, April 18, 2009

North Coast Needlers

This is where you'll find me all weekend! Stop by if you can!!

North Coast Needlers 11th Biennial Quilt Show
“To the Nines”

Saturday, April 18, 2009 (10 am to 6 pm)
& Sunday, April 19, 2009 (10 am to 5 pm)
Westlake High School 27830 Hilliard Blvd. Westlake, Ohio
Donation: $5 Seniors: $4 Ages 6-12: $4
Handicapped accessible. Rubber soled shoes requested to protect the new gym floor.
FEATURING: 200+ Quilts, Vendors, Raffle Quilt, Challenge Quilts, Hoffman Challenge,
Quilt Side Cafe, Door Prizes
!! Bras for a Cause, An uplifting Auction to Support ! ! Breast Cancer Patients

Monday, April 13, 2009

Quilts of Valor

I received the following letter in my email on Saturday. If anyone is interested in helping I'm sure it would be appreciated!

Hi Linda,
I have recently been contacted by Quilts of Valor and they are in desperate need of 600 - 700 quilts to be donated to the Warrior in Transition Battalion at Ft. Bragg, NC. Quilts of Valor is a volunteer organization which provides quilts to wounded warriors to help in their recovery. This is a wonderful organization and I am honored that they have asked me to help them.Here are the details about the quilt(s) needed for donation:
Finished quilts can be of any piecing pattern.
Red, white and blue fabrics would be their first choice, but any kind of fabrics are fine, but please, no children's fabric.
The recommended size of a donated quilts is 54 x 67 inches.
The quilts can be a maximum of 72 x 87 inches and a minimum of 50 x 60 inches.
Please, no quilts that look like flags. Flag quilts are used to cover coffins.
Because this is a request for quilts to be donated to a specific program, the Warriors in Transition Battalion, the finished quilts need to be mailed directly to Sue Wolf, a point of contact for the Warrior in Transition Battalion. Her group, The North Carolina Stars of Hope Quilters present the quilts to the wounded soldiers in person. Please contact Sue Wolf at for information on how to send your quilt to her. If you have some quilts which meet the above requirements and can be used by a wounded service person (including many women) please donate it to this worthwhile cause. The name of each person who donates a quilt from this email will be put into a drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate from Longarm University!Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who would like to help.On a personal note, my son-in-law is career soldier stationed at Ft. Brag. He is serving a second tour in Iraq and I pray for his, and every other soldier' s, safety every day. I was also a wife for 31 years to a Vietnam vet. Our service men and women NEED our support. A quilt is a very small price to pay for what our military does everyday to defend this great country.
Cindy Roth Longarm

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Joan's Wildflower Quilt

We have a quilt shop in the area that also sells machines. They are big on all of these embroidered quilts. I've had quite a few of them come through my studio lately. Very pretty! On the last one I did, I chose to match the thread colors to the fabrics. There were lots of thread changes. On this quilt, Joan had chosen an amazing varigated thread that worked beautifully with the multi-colored batiks.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Anna-baby!!

This is Anna, my "middle child". She is 19 today.
Happy birthday honey, I love you.

Disappearing Nine Patch

This is another disappearing nine patch quilt. It is a monster! 112 X 112. I quilted swirls all over to create some movement in the squares.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Baby Quilts!

Spring is in the air, and babies are everywhere! I made these quilts for two of my friends. The picture above is the backing for the blue quilt down below... The flowers I quilted onto this one is one of my favorite patterns.

I thought this quilt went together rather quickly, until I figured out that I could have sewed it faster if I would have done one of those disappearing nine patches. The only difference is sashings would have been smaller.

I quilted animals all over this one. It turned out too cute!