The Quilter’s Stash (and Maintenance)

We quilter’s love (LOVE!) to collect fabric. For each new piece added to our stash there is a limitless list of possibilities and endeavors. Fabric is a quilter’s passion – well, next to quilting. Every few years I cull through my insanely large stash and refold and reorganize. Since I have recently returned from vacation,…

The Dilemma with Gorgeous Large Print Fabrics

As I was laying out fabrics for my next set of mug rugs, I had set aside this beautiful blue large print fabric along with a couple of complimentary fabrics. I go through 2 phases of fabrics selection — well most of the time – sometimes 2 phases isn’t enough! The first phase is just…

Love of batiks

I grew up appreciating art and artists. You see, both my parents are artists though now mostly retired: ┬ámy mom with her sewing and fabric, and my dad with his ink-line drawings. My dad, when he wasn’t helping my mom with the tailoring business, would sit and draw. My parents had a huge appreciation for…