good morning,

I just sent the smile box, we had such a wonderful time at the retreat. Snowed on the way home but it was a great week in Shipshewana.I came home with plenty of beautiful fabric and a new antique quilt top which I plan on reproducing. I came back really inspired, The holidays are a really busy season here with the children and grandchildren but I have plenty of things I’m thinking about for January to work on.

As far as binding I was caught up, but I did receive three more quilts to work on so I guess I am behind again. A never ending process. I did finish these.

         I am also making Progress on my 10,000 pieces Tumbler quilt. 1000 pieces of month was my goal, I’m now up to 2000.
 Also after much contemplation about fabrics for my passacaglia along with many starts, I decided to go with Disney and Kaffee fabrics.  Every rosette will be a different Disney fabric. 
Hope that this post finds you stitching, I would also like to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Hope it is filled with much love and plenty of family fun. Happy Thanksgiving and happy quilting, Rosemary

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We always have a blast for the Halloween season, especially with eight grandchildren.I thought I would share some of our pictures this Halloween. 

Happy Halloween,



Good afternoon,
I love the fall season, this year we’re actually having a lot of wonderful fall days instead of going from 90° into winter. Leaves are turning colors, pumpkins are carved, I think I love Halloween so much because I know that Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner.

I finished putting together my Sophie’s garden, I have a granddaughter whose name is Sophia and this quilt just might have to go to her someday.    

 I also put the binding on four more quilts. 
 I still have more to bind but at least my pile is shrinking. 

Hope you enjoyed the photos and I hope you have a wonderful day today. Happy quilting,

Good afternoon,

I hope that you are starting to enjoy the beautiful weather, hard to believe that the fall season is finally here for those of you in the states. I love October, I love when the leaves start to fall and the weather is cooler.

What am I up to? I am doing a another Tumbler quilt, I have always wanted to make a quilt with 10,000 pieces, plan on doing one in 1930 reproduction and one in Civil War reproductions . My goal is to try to piece together 1000 tumblers each month. Reached the goal in October, definitely not sure that will happen once the holidays roll around in November and December. 

Plus I have put the binding on six quilts and I hate to say I have at least six left. LOL

 I bought this new book from quilt mania and I cannot wait to make a passacaglia, going to use bright fabrics, kind of out of the box for me. 

 I am patiently waiting for some templates to arrive from Australia plus I really want to finish my Lucy Boston quiltand that has kind of come to a standstill, I am hoping that next week I will get back to the Lucy Boston  quilt.

Enjoy your weekendHappy quilting,




Good morning,
I’m so thrilled that the summer weather is going to be disappearing. I love summer because I get to spend so much more time with the grandchildren because they don’t have school but I do not like the hot and steamy humid weather we have had this summer. 

I’m in the mood to start a completely new project, just not sure what I want to start which is unusual for me. I have plenty of things that I could start but nothing is really speaking to me right now.

I finished up my circle and star project that I started at the beginning of the year. 

I just love the simplicity of a simple star block. I’m also working on the Barbara Brackman stars and decided to combine them with my Lucy Boston blocks. Love the combination and when my two-year-old grandson was over and stepped on the quilts and said Wow, it became his wedding quilt. 

He is only two so he won’t be getting married anytime soon LOL

Also finished a couple Halloween project, a Halloween quilts and a flag decoration.  

And if you’re wondering if I made much progress on the pile of quilts that need binding, not much but one is actually finished.

So I hope you enjoy the fall season, it is definitely my favorite. I will send soon send pictures of whatever I decide to work on next. 

I will close with a couple of my favorite pictures from the summer, my granddaughters and I were returning on the ferry from Mackinac Island and we just could not stop laughing.

Happy quilting,


Good afternoon,

I finally have the computer problem fixed and I was able to create a smile box this morning using the pictures from the AQS show. The smile box starts with a red and white exhibit and then goes into the exhibit from the tentmakers of Cairo.

The AQS quilts are featured next, of course it wasn’t possible to take pictures of every quilt but I certainly tried to get pictures of all the winners and larger quilts. Before each quilt  there is usually a close-up and the name card so you can see who made the quilt. I hope you enjoy the slideshow, sit down with a nice cup of coffee or tea and be inspired.

Happy quilting, Rosemary

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