"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most"
-- John Ruskin

Saturday, May 28, 2011

All Dolled Up quilt

As part of the group of designers that participated in the "All Dolled Up in Salt Lake City" event for quilt market, I designed an applique block for the quilt that was on display.  The majority of the blocks are available now for free at though this blog:  http://alldolledupinslc.blogspot.com/  Check it out, if you'd love some free instructions for the quilt!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I know I'm a little slow on the uptake for the latest cool stuff online, but I'm getting there!  I'm thrilled that I've just discovered and been invited to Pinterest.  It's a forum for cataloguing favorite images and ideas from the web.  Take a browse... I can't wait to get doing it myself! www.pinterest.com 

Please, share your boards with me if you have them!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

U2 concert last night!!

This is a little diversion from the other blog posts about fabric, family and design.  But I have to gush about the great U2 concert last night!  I almost didn't go because I have so much design work to get done this week, but I'm so glad that I did!  I squirmed my way into the very interior section of the stage-- so close that I made eye contact with the Edge!  I only wish I'd had my camera because my iPhone just didn't take great photos or video.  Even so, here are a few...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Quilt Market photos!

Quilt market seemed to be quite a success for Riley Blake Designs--at least based on my brief visit to their booth on Friday morning, not to mention the madness going on at sample spree on Thursday night!  I had the good fortune to head out on a trip to Hawaii with my husband the same day that market opened.  I'm sad that I missed the excitement of it being in my hometown, but I can't complain about my visit to Maui!  Here are a few shots of my "Pirates!" display in the Riley Blake booth contrasted with a few shots from my vacation...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

recent scrapbook designs...

Each month I prepare a new digital scrapbook kit for MyMemories.  They are an amazing online scrapbook site, and I feel privileged to be a designer for them!  Here are some of my recent designs...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

my new quilt posse!

I had the privilege this week of having my friend Melaine Morris ("Felicity" pin cushion lady) bring some of her quilting friends to my home for a little tour of my studio.  We really hit it off-- they are a great bunch of women!  I look forward to having them as part of my team to give me suggestions, support, and to make quilts for me!

(kind of a mess right now, as I get ready for market!)

Here they are giving me a thumbs up on a few recent ideas that I've produced!  From left to right, Mary Porter, Holly Alden, Melanie Morris, and Cynthia Schindler.  I look forward to featuring some of their beautiful quilt projects... Thanks so much, ladies!!