Mending Ways

I am home sick today with a very sore throat, tonsils the size of basketballs and scratchy like sandpaper. I tossed & turned all last night, fever-dreamed, and kept my boyfriend up with… Continue reading

Wild Geese

A new quilt is born! Well, almost. Really I’ve got fraternal twin quilts gestating right now. One is a queen-size, flying geese quilt for my comrade-in-arms, Ashley “Down Cellar” Benson and her terrific… Continue reading

Down Cellar (Quilt) Happenings

Have I mentioned that my friend, Ashley & I just pulled off an outdoor pop-up restaurant gig yesterday evening? For 20 people? In Ashley’s beautiful backyard in York, Maine? And with such wonderful… Continue reading

Quilting to the Sound of Brits

Once I’ve reached the hand-quilting stage of my quilts, I have a few favorite routines that help settle me into a quilting groove. I tend to keep the quilt I’m working on right… Continue reading

5 Quilting Lessons from Madre

Important things Mom’s taught me about quilting: Pick & quilt with the fabrics you absolutely love… You can always soften your busy fabrics with plain fabric. Let your heart be your guide! The… Continue reading

Pink Critters Crib Quilt

Pink critters abound for Baby Cece!  This summer, I made a pink & yellow (& grey & purple & hedgehog) quilt for my friend’s baby girl, Cecelia. Every time I see Cece, she… Continue reading

Owls, Squared

In 2007, I graduated from UNH with a BA in English, minor in Vocal Performance. Forgoing a Master’s degree in Shakespearean studies at UMASS-Amherst (*phew!*), I decided to move from New Hampshire to… Continue reading

Block Party

I finished another quilt! Will post pictures soon after I’ve gifted it. Until then, take a gander at these different blocks I was messing with last year:

Easy Baby Dress

I made two baby dresses for my friend’s three-month old, Cece. Each one only took me two hours to create! Baby Bunny: Gift Fox Woods:  

Generations of Quilters

My grandmother, Patricia Ellen Foley McGrath (“Grammy”) was incredible at all hand-crafts. She could knit, sew, quilt, crochet… you name it, she could do it. A great cook and baker, too. She grew… Continue reading