Saturday, June 12, 2010


I've been away for awhile! Time has been precious these last few months and between surviving Tax Season, a daughter's graduation and subsequent engagement, in addition to the creation of a new organization, I've completely neglected my quilting facebook friends and my blog.

I'm back, however and want to share with you the blog for Comforting Quilter's. Comforting Quilters was created to create quilts for those needing comfort. We've had a plethora of fundraisers and are currently raffling off a quilt to help raise funds for supplies such as batting and thread.

These quilts are freely given with love and tenderness put into every stitch! We meet every month at the Byron Depot and encourage anyone in the area to visit us! Even if you've never sewed a stitch, we'll find something for you to do!

Visit the blog at, or come by the Depot on the third Friday from 7 -9 & Saturday from 9 - 3. We'd love to see ya!

Have a question? Email me for more information!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Airing of the Quilts!

Airing of the Quilts                                                                                                                                   

History Revisited!

My daughter who lives in Fort Scott, KS sent me this wonderful news piece.  I have provided it below for you to consider in your own community.  What a magical display will this be!  Thanks Jody! 
The Airing of the Quilts

     What a festive sight in historic Fort Scott all of March, recreating a long time tradition bringing winter bedding outside to bask in the sunshine and catch the fresh breezes welcoming springtime to the Prairie. Celebrate Women's History Month with Voices from the Quilts.  Toss quilts over balconies, banisters, fences & clothes lines to tell our story from the Voices from the Quilts!
     The entire month of March centers around the Fort Scott National Historic Site bringing Civil War Quilts and memorabilia for all to appreciate and admire:  "Reflections on the War: Women and their Civil War Quilts"   The Sutler of Fort Scott has contributed authentic Civil War sewing tools and accessories to be on display all month. 
      See  Quilts telling the stories of local families at Lyons Twin Mansions  daily  and free of charge.  Downtown shoppes have their windows and walls full of quilts.  Window shopping is a delightful experience in historic Fort Scott . . just like in the olden days!  Come on downtown and experience the magic!

 Lyons Twin Mansions B&B, Spa, Corporate Center
620.223.3644          1-800-78-GUEST
Visit historic Fort Scott

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Newsletter

The Newsletter is up and posted!  It was no easy task, but after reading a few geeky blogs, I figured it out!

Simply click on the Title or head over to the Newsletter page.

Enjoy!  We sure had a GREAT time!  Thanks Ladies!

Monday, March 1, 2010 Quiz

Here's a fun quiz at  See how many quilt blocks you recognize!  Don't recognize any?  That's okay because now you can learn their names!

Share your score here and we'll see who got the highest one!

Have Fun!
Hello Everyone!  The weather here in Georgia was spectacular on Saturday this past weekend, and I spent it in the house attempting to keep the flu from invading my personna!  It really stunk, but I sure got alot of quilting done!

I've been busy working on Comforting Quilters and have a special surprise for all of our gals for our next meeting in March.  I'll be sure to post some photos of the meeting and give updates on the progress of our quilting ventures. 

Marjoram - A Symbol of Comfort, Peace and Hope

Being ill has not allowed me to surf the blogs for anything of interest.  However, I did find a very nice fabric bag that I really liked!  You can see it on the news feed to the left of my blog.

All for now, but keep posted, the newsletter is almost complete and I'll be posting more photos of our projects.



Saturday, February 27, 2010

Contact me!

I'm in the process of creating a monthly Newsletter for Comforting Quilter's. I'm looking for photos and work in progress photos from our first weekend quilting session.

Keep posted! As soon as I learn how, I'll get that newsletter posted for you all to read. If you have any tips and tricks to share, please send your articles to me by clicking the Contact Me link above.

The deadline for the April Newsletter is March 15th.



Thursday, February 25, 2010

Free Motion Quilting

Free Motion Quilting

Free Motion Quilting is sometimes daunting, but with patience and practice your quilts can become a work of art!

CQ Event Calendar

Be sure to view our
New Comforting Quilter's Event Calendar 
for upcoming events!  
Click the page above for more details!

Our "Antebellum" Renovation

I am finally getting around to sharing my second passion...Old Houses.  Mike & I have several addictions, he works on fast cars, I quilt and we both renovate Historic Homes!

This home in the Deep South of Georgia, is our second home to renovate.  We have been here for about 6 years now, and the main floor of the home is very close to completion.  We do most of the work ourselves, and my husband, Mike, has done a fabulous job with the woodwork and ceilings in the place.
The amount of work that we have done on the house has caused a huge accumulation of photos.  I'll be posting photos as I go along for you to enjoy.  We love our home and we hope you enjoy it too!

Search for historic preservation

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Comforting Quilter's Happenings!

I've had a great day!  It would appear, however, that the comment boxes are finally being diagnosed.  I've had some issues with them on all of my blogs today. 
Have a comment?  Send me an email and I'll be sure to post it when Blogger gets back up and rolling.

I've found a few books that may be of interest to some of you.  Comforting Quilter's will be dealing with grief, sorrow and stress of families awaiting the passing of their loved one.  In addition, these quilts go to those whose time is short here. 

My apologies for the inconvenience.  Happy Quilting!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Comforting Quilter's Happenings!

Comforting Quilter's Happenings!


Well, the maiden voyage of "Comforting Quilter's" was a fabulous success, and I wanted to get these photos posted of  the great time we had!
Some were experienced quilters, others had never even touched a pair of scissors and we even had a wonderful man who took over the ironing job!

Everyone learned something tonight and tomorrow morning promises to bring at least two finished quilt tops and the completion of two more quilts ready to stitch!

Thanks to Comforting Quilters supporters!  We're off to a great start!

Memory Quilts

Have you ever wondered what you do without your grandmother's quilt?  Whether you have it hanging on your wall, draped on a quilt stand or still use it to snuggle up with on a cold winter's night, the memories of your grandmother's fresh baked bread, kind smile or gentle touch come to your mind each time you look at it.

I would love to help you create a comforting memory for your children or grandchildren.  Leave a legacy of comfort and fond recollections with an heirloom quilt created just for them.

Contact me to make arrangements to create your very own heirloom quilt.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

 I recently joined through an invitation from an office acquaintance.  I signed up out of sheer curiousity as I had no idea what it was.  After receiving several invitations, I decided that I needed to check this place out!

I started with my work information and hit the group directory looking for groups that I could network for the Law Firm where I currently work.  I found some great groups in Legal Marketing, Taxes and Personal Injury information that helped me to improve my job.  Already I have taken two Webinars are marketing law firms and am anxiously awaitng my third tomorrow on blog writing for search engine optimazation.

While this is all very interesting, I decided to check out my hobby!  What a blast!  There are numerous quilting groups that are active and informative.  I have all three of my emails listed under one login, so when I join a group, I can choose which email I would like to receive comments.  A great addition to my busy life with Quilting a Memory, my personal email and my work email!

Now let me bring you to my point of this writing.  I joined a great group moderated by Pat Snyder of  There are currently 38 members in this group, "Machine Embroidery for the 21st Century".  I love's designs, and didn't hesitate to join up!

Unfortunately, sweet Pat is having some family issues with her autistic grandson and has sent out a message to the group pleading for a moderater for this group as she simply can not handle the group at this time.

If any of my readers has an interest in helping Pat out, join now and contact her throught group directory.  I know that she would appreciate not losing such a worthwhile group.

Pat's blog is amazing as well and I encourage everyone to visit her blog and follow her.  Simply an amazing designer!

Monday, February 15, 2010

It Snowed!

Wonders will never cease!  Being a die-hard Westerner and living in the South has had it's share of challenges!  After 6 years in Georgia, I can honestly say that I have grown accustomed to this magical place.

     However, (and there always seems to be one) there will always be a special place in my heart for the mountains, and the beautiful snow that the winter season brings.  Here in the South, snow is normally an unimagineable occurence, but this past weekend, we had a surprise visit from the cold Northern skies!
      Yes, it's true, the soft, white fluffy stuff fell from the sky and left a lovely blanket of peace and silence in our part of the world.  Our Camilia's and trees were covered with a fresh layer of that memorable and dearly-missed element from my youth.  Children laughing, building snowmen and coasting down the hill on a homemade sled, while adults with the camera's in hand took snapshots and videos of this memorable moment!
     There were even reports of car accidents on the roads, not due to bad roads, but simply drivers whose attention looked to the heavens in amazement, failing to notice that they had just run a red light!
     The snow is now gone and all that remains is this bitter cold.  Is Spring coming soon?