Saturday, July 29, 2017

Summer Time Happenings

Cline Family Reunion.
 Trip to Canada - Enjoying the grandchildren

Baby Quilt I made for grandchild Vesper Willow.

Trip To Delaware
Niece Holly working at a bakery. 

 While in Delaware I had a lecture and class.  Traveled from there to NJ and taught a class.

Baby quilt I made for grandchild Leo Benjamin.

 A fun day with Mother and two of my 6 sisters.

Supper and campfire along the river with friends.

Trip to Lancaster, PA with my hubby.

Trip to daughter Autumn's home.

Hiking with my hubby to Mt. Rogers VA.

Hubby and I took a meal to two ladies that go to our church.  
We took Mother with us.

I made this interleave quilt by combining.....

the next two pieced fabrics together.

Another interleave quilt I made.

Samples of quilting class in Brasstown, NC.

Julian (nephew), Jodie and Keaton came for supper one evening.

I painted my kitchen chairs and table black for a new look.

My sister Julia is making a quilt from an inspiration of my pattern Cookie Cutter.

 One of 6 classes I taught in Mississippi.

HELP! I have 4 bushels of peaches to work.

My great nephews are using crutches for stilts.

Pizza and fresh peach pie with my sister, 
Mother, nephew and families.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Up Coming Classes
June 25-July 1
I will be teaching any pattern in my latest book
 Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars. Here are a couple of the quilts you can choose from. Smaller sizes are available.

July 17-22 
Cookie Cutter Class 
July 17, Gulfport, MS
July 18, Hattiesburg, MS
July 19, Jackson, MS
July 20, Starksville, MS
July 21, Tupelo, MS
July 22, Corinth, MS

 Here are other options to make with this pattern.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Family and Quilting

4 Grandchildren in 1 year.
 This is Adeline Rose our 5th grandchild.
 Laban, Autumn and Adeline

This is Vesper Willow our 6th grandchild 
with her sister who is our oldest grandchild Brighton.
Vestper and Brighton

Our 7th Grandchild has just arrived.  Leo Benjamin.  He is welcomed by his sister Rowen.
Benjamin, Melissa and Leo

Grandchild #8 will be coming in October.  
This Grandmom (Me) is smiling from ear to ear.

We had a delightful supper and evening with some of the uncles, aunts and first cousins on my Father's side of the family.

 A 10 day trip to Israel
I got to ride this lummox.

Half of our group was from Virginia and most of the
 other half was from Oregon.

 Terry and I at a waterfalls close to where some 
of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

Dale and Shirley were our tour guides from the US. In the background is the ruins of Capernium.

Beth She'an was one of my favorite places. It has 20 layers
 of ruins and was a city during King David and King Solomon. 

I have been traveling and teaching quilting quite a bit lately. Her is the Warsaw VA Quilt guild where I gave a quilt presentation.

 My new pattern COOKIE CUTTER.

Here is another version of the COOKIE CUTTER.  I appliqued a zigzag strip to two of the edge corners and used three fabrics instead of many fabrics.

In this quilt I was playing with triangles and 1" strips. 
 I also was using up fabric scraps.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sewing Retreat

 I am going back before Christmas to catch my blog up to date.  
Fellow-shipping around the table
 with my sister's family and our family.

 I am celebrating Brighton's birthday
 with an ice-cream treat at McDonald's
 and shopping for a birthday present.

 Over Christmas we butchered 2 pigs for our children. The grandchildren are learning how we stuff sausage.

 Chalk painted slates I made for some Christmas gifts.

 More company over Christmas.  I love this picture because the children out number the adults.

 Asher, Jack Boone and Brighton help me make donuts.

 A new granddaughter means time to make a quilt.

 This month was my family's Heatwole sewing retreat. The 4th generations even get in on the retreat.

 The cousins enjoy catching up on life.

 I sure enjoyed having my girls and grand babies close by.

 Some of the cousins that came for the retreat.

 A special birthday party with great grandmother. 

This grandma is in her glory. My sister Polly.

It was fun to see Julia and Polly figure out the 
values in these fabrics shading from light to dark to make...

 ...this quilt.

Sister Emily with her cow quilt. It was just amazing
 to see this cow come to life.

Aunt Rebecca holding niece Adeline.

Daughter-in-law Melissa made a quiet book.

This picture brings back memories of holding
 my children when I would sew. 
Rowen is Ben and Melissa's little girl.

If you are interested in seeing more picture of the sewing retreat go to my sister Polly's fb page at