Look at that face

Last summer (in “It’s my nature” in the August 2012 issue, to be exact) you saw the face of Iliamna, an Arctic wolf captured in fabric by Barbara Beasley. We recently learned that another of Barbara’s animal faces, this time a jaguar, won a second-place prize in the wall quilt category at the Denver National…

Send a Comfort Quilt to Oklahoma

Our hearts ache for the families in Moore, Oklahoma, suffering through the aftereffects of the horrific tornado. So now we go to work doing what we, as quilters, do best—quilting. Sharon Crozier informed the American Quilter’s Society that Ellen Medlock of the Ellen Medlock Studio Store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has started a quilt drive for…

Log Cabin – Always in Season

Consider the Log Cabin Its history as shelter and home has evolved throughout history. Once considered a luxury by those unable to access or craft wood, it became the staple image of the pioneers and western expansion. Yet, as technology and economic conditions improved, log cabins became the symbol of poor, working class farmers, unable…

Where the Boys Are

The well-known song by Connie Francis, “Where The Boys Are” conjures a myriad of emotions for those who hear it. Whether reminiscent of a sock hop, a quiet night at home, or passing the time with friends, the song endures because of its broad appeal. The first stanza seems apropos following Memorial Day and looking…