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…

Slice of Heaven

By Jackie Hillman Living in a small town outside of Houston, Texas, known for growing watermelons, I was motivated to design a watermelon quilt. The center of SLICE OF HEAVEN looks complicated, but it is actually made using a bargello technique. Follow these instructions to make a fun watermelon bargello table topper. Information on making…

Quilting the Modern Quilt

By Weeks Ringle When we asked quilters to tell us the hardest part of making a modern quilt, almost all responded that planning and executing the quilting was challenging. Many who send their quilts to longarm quilters admitted to relinquishing the decision making to the longarmer, who might not understand that modern quilts are often…