Good evening,

There are so many projects I want to work on next year, I feel like I need to make a list almost. I’m going to try things out of the box or different things for next year.

I have been collecting Di Ford fabrics and yes I do have more than those in this photo, I want to try some Broiderie Perse and make a quilt using many blocks of that technique. I have tried it in one other quilt so I’m really anxious to try it again.

I ran across this pattern and I just love it, going to use some new fabrics I bought in Shipshewana that are called Bee Basics and backgrounds. Just love the fabrics and definitely will be different from the Civil War fabrics I’m used to using.

Afternoon delight pattern by Sue Garman has been on my list for a long time, Finally have started pulling the patterns and tracing the designs to get started on it next year.

I have loved this antique quilt for a long long time, would love to reproduce it just like the original. I have been wanting to work on a hexagon project and this just might be it.

I am working on the birds of liberty, just one block a month and will continue that into next year. There’s just so many beautiful quilts I want to start on, many more on my list, it will be interesting to see how many more I add to my list by the end of next year.

Hoping you are all having a wonderful time preparing for the holidays. Shopping is almost done, I am waiting for snow, plenty of snow so I have to stay in and sit at my sewing machine.

Happy stitching,



Good evening,

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We celebrate ours as a family on Sunday. That way all of my children can go on Thanksgiving day to celebrate with their spouses family. I think we’ve done it for over 20 years so then they don’t have to decide where to go or eat two Turkey meals in one day.

As I talked earlier in the year, I’m going to be closing down the website by the end of this year. Right now everything that is left online is priced from five to $10. I will still keep some books in stock for teaching and other opportunities after the website is taken down December 31. I also will be happy to ship for you for secret Santa’s or secret pals too.

A priority mail envelope is $6.65 and can hold a couple of books and patterns. Any shipping internationally is $23.95 per envelope. Please feel free to pass this information onto your friends and if you’ve any questions, email me anytime. Ryquilter1@msn.com

Happy holidays and happy stitching,


Shipshewana purchases

Good morning,

I sent the link to the show and tell, All you have to do is paste it and put it in your browser. We really had a wonderful time, came home so inspired with so many new ideas.

Here are some of our purchases.

I took three different quilts for show and tell,

I probably have 20 more quilts that I want to start now. Amy and I had so much fun, basically all I worked on was a couple of tumbler quilts.

Yes those fabrics are definitely out of the box for me, there actually all scraps and there will be about 3500 in the quilt when it is finished.

More to follow, wishing you a great day with some Time for stitching.

Happy Stitching,


Good morning,

Just returned the Jane Stickle Retreat, here is the smile box from show and tell, the surrounding area and all of the shops that we shop in.

AQS exhibit