Nancy’s Quilt

Nancy just sent me a photo of her finished quilt! Here’s what she wrote: Hi Marguerita, A few months back you helped me when I was in a panic over having made my blocks too large. After much thinking, figuring and praying, I took a deep breath and did some trimming. Everything turned out to […] Read more »

Gloria’s Quilts

Gloria graciously sent me pics of three of her quilts, made using our quilt-as-you-go techniques. Thank you so much for sharing your quilts Gloria! Here are her pics and notes: I made this quilt for my grandson’s 8th birthday. The appliqued blocks are all of the things my grandson loves; fishing, his dog and cat, […] Read more »

Sharon Nadeau’s Owl Quilt QAYG Adaptation

Sharon sent me a pic of her Owls Quilt – called Look Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed, by Susie C Shore Designs – that she adapted to be quilt-as-you-go, as shown in my book “Finish (almost) Any Quilt“. Here’s the note Sharon sent: Hi Marguerita, I am attaching a photo of my recently finished […] Read more »

Meet Susan Wilcox Ingersoll

We live at opposite ends of the North American continent. She’s from New Brunswick, Canada and she’s an organic soapmaker and entrepreneur. We’ve emailed a few times, starting with this conversation about the decorative stitch quilting process: I received Crazy Shortcut Quilts for Christmas and am enjoying the book greatly so far. I am working […] Read more »

One of These Things Doesn’t Belong Here….

I love Sesame Street! My youngest sister, Nicole, used to watch it when it first came out and my daughter Sarah watched it 27 years ago and now my granddaughter Audrey watches it. Hurray for PBS! They used to have this song, about one of these things not belonging….I can’t get it out of my […] Read more »

Is it spring yet?

This is the second halibut boat I’ve seen leaving the bay today. It’s warm (for Seward) 37 degrees or so. The snow is melting and the bunnies are usually waiting for me on the doorstep when I get home from work. I am working on moving things around (spring fever?) and cleaning and sorting stuff. Read more »

Your Way

I just watched a video of a quilter who insisted a quilting technique is bad and wrong and doesn’t make any sense. BLEH. This “video quilt show wanna-be” has been quilting for just a couple of years, at best. I’ve been machine quilting, teaching, professionally quilting and been published for fifteen years – and I […] Read more »

Teach Crazy Shortcut Quilt Classes in Your Town!

I really want to share our success with you, Crazy Shortcut quilters who enjoy making these quilts, and who would enjoy teaching this method in classes at your local quilt shops, community schools, sewing centers, guilds or privately. I invite you to teach Crazy Shortcut Quilting! I’ve spent a major portion of the spring and […] Read more »