A Preview of Quilts and Color

Log Cabin, Barn Raising Variation Quilt	Mrs. Herrick	American, Massachusetts, 1879	Foundation pieced top of cotton and silk in variety of structures including silk velet with silk embroidery, silk plain weave 	backing quiltied to unknown material	*Pilgrim / Roy Collection	*Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Today, I had a wonderful experience. I was invited to the press preview for Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, … [Continue reading]

Zakka Workshop Patterns


I love learning about local businesses that are crafting/sewing related. An editor from World Book Media recently contacted me. As it turns out, they … [Continue reading]

Selvage Whirlwind Quilt Top

Selvage Whirlwind Quilt Top by Amy Friend

I'm excited to share my completed Selvage Whirlwind Quilt top! Thank you to all my friends and fellow guild members who contributed selvages. I … [Continue reading]

Topiary Bag Tutorial

Topiary Bag by Amy Friend

Do you remember this bag I shared a few weeks ago? The promised tutorial is now available on the Therm O Web blog. Take a look! … [Continue reading]

Garden Party Dress in Hope Chest

Garden Party Dress in Hope Chest

I just finished making Penny a sweet spring dress using the new Oliver + S pattern called Garden Party. The fabric is the last of my stashed Hope … [Continue reading]

Sew Fresh Kokka-Echino Stash Club


Are you a Kokka and Echino fan? Sure you are, who isn't right? Well, Peg from Sew Fresh Fabrics has just introduced a new Kokka/Echino Club that … [Continue reading]

Retreat Finishes

Wee Wander Geranium Dress by Amy Friend

I didn't accomplish as much as I thought I would at retreat. Perhaps it's because I was more chatty than last year. How could I help it? I was … [Continue reading]


sewing table

I just got home from our annual guild retreat and found that my husband had not only finished the sewing table he was making for me but he decorated … [Continue reading]

Selvage Whirlwind

Whirlwind Selvage Block by Amy Friend

I have been collecting selvages for about 3 to 4 years now and have had a little help from my good friend Jeannie who has sent me her collection as … [Continue reading]

Nautical Skirt Tutorial

Nautical Skirt by Amy Friend

Today I am sharing a tutorial for this Nautical Skirt to help Jo-Ann Fabrics celebrate National Craft Month.  There are so many spring trends in … [Continue reading]