Category Archives: craft show

Well, Hello!

Well, Hello!

It has been almost one year since I have posted. It was a most depressing year with a quarantine, political unrest, remote learning, vaccine development, and mask wearing.

You’d think with all that home time, I’d have done a lot of crafting. Not so. Moving to our second home in Charlotte, homeschooling, and clearing out Mama’s house have been my main occupations.

I went a year without seeing my friend, Laura. Now, we’re able to visit, and we are still planning to work a craft show.

Envelopes from magazine pages

My current project is making gift envelopes from magazine and catalog pages. Laura and I will use these to package jewelry that we sell at said craft show.

This one is from a quilt catalog

This is my favorite video on making envelopes:

This one is from the same quilting catalog

I’m enjoying this quite a bit!

Quilt Show Favorites!

Quilt Show Favorites!
Quilt Show Favorites!

I attended the Forsyth Piecemakers and Quilters Guild Show last Saturday. Here are a few of my favorite quilts. I’ll add more and commentary a little later. This Carolina Lily was my personal favorite. It won “Best Hand Quilting.”


This purple starburst quilt won “Best of Show.”


Several of the quilts I liked were appliqued:

I love chickens!

Don’t faint!

Don’t faint!
Don’t faint!


There’s a quilt show AND a bead show in Charlotte this weekend, and I have decided to go home! Adrianne, my daughter, said last night that if I lived to be 90+ and just made stuff out of my stash, I probably wouldn’t get it all done. She’s probably right! If I go to either show, I’ll just hit the vendors. I confess, I am a craft junk junkie!

Christmas Came and Went!

Christmas Came and Went!

and I still don’t have everything done! I met my friend Laura in Martinsville, VA today. We took in the last day of the Piedmont Art Center’s “Art of the Quilt” exhibit. It was divine! When we got home, I called Laura, and we compiled a list of all the ideas we got from the exhibit. I need to get out my sewing machine right away!

This is Scott Murkin’s Strata X: Spring has Sprung, exhibited at the Piedmont Arts Center: