No, I don't want to make you a quilt. But I will show you how....

I hear it all the time. "I wish I could quilt like you. Will you just make me a quilt?"To be honest, several of my kids don't have a quilt yet. So I made it my personal mission, to share my quilting knowledge online. To create quilting patterns, and tutorials that are easy for beginners, and encourage newbies. I started a website called quiltcetera.com. I had passion and excitement and enthusiasm. Then I had two more children. Bringing the running total to 8. Yep. You read it right, 8 kids. (NOw you KNOW why I hide in my studio quilting right?)...more

Ok, that's a bit of a lie because I love quilts and would be thrilled for anyone to make me ...more

This is What Peace Feels Like

Become inspired in three minutes!  See Jane Do has captured the essence of CODEPINK's Mother's Day event and vigil in this short video.  Our team reported on the event and will feature the stories of these everyday extraorindary women who came together to promote peace on June 3rd, at 1:00 P.M on KVMR. Over 8,000 quilt squares were sewn from people worldwide to create a 150 foot quilt that read, "I will not raise my children to kill another mother's child". ...more

The Radical Act of Knitting: Mothers Warm Hearts World-Wide

Calling all knitters for peace!  Can a cozy inspire positive change?  Can it do more than warm our bodies but also warm our hearts?  Maybe not one cozy but perhaps 4,000 can.  Individuals and groups all over the world in places like; Turkey, the United States, South Africa, Chile, France, and even people in my home town are knitting their way towards a 150' quilt to drape across the fence in front of the White House that promotes peace during CODEPINK's historic Mother's Day event and vigil. ...more

I remember knitters gathering squares for quilts after natural disasters and the "wombs on ...more

Fun Quilt Giveaway to help Baby Mia get a new Heart. Ener to Win!!

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Quilting

Hello  New here today .... my major passion are my GC, running a close second is quilting. ...more

Piecemakers for Change: quilters for obama project

A group of women from all over the USA are working together to create a very special quilt for the Obama campaign. You can read about the project and find out how to secure a chance to win the quilt. Please also consider donating. http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/QUILTERSFOROBAMA           ...more

Another Project Completed!

I did not know how freeing it would be to get Becky's quilt on the road to being finished! Just the very idea that it is on the long arm machine has let me tackle other projects that have gone undone. Read More ...more

Mrs. Micah and the glorious weekend of obsessive quilting

I probably shouldn't do this too often, but I let myself get completely caught up in quilting this weekend. I made two mini-quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. One is an appliqué red flower on a cream background (2 leaves, embroidered stem). I think of it as a sort of Christmas Rose, though I see that the actual flower of the Christmas rose (hellebore) is apparently a bad poison. Hmm. Came up with that myself. ...more

Thanks Debra, I've finished piecing the All Hallows (finally) but I still have to quilt them. ...more

Mrs. Micah and the pre-labor day of creativity.

Unlike the rest of my office, I worked 8 hours today. We got a pre-labor day half-day, but I answer the phones and such (though nobody called) so I had to stay there. I was able to make peace with imperfection and find a way to be creative about it. ...more

Through trials and frustrations, Mrs. Micah opens a store!

An e-store. At Etsy. The one I mentioned? "Hand Quilted by Laurel." Laurel's my middle name. One of my middle names. The one that isn't my maiden name. I put up pics of the quilt I'm selling, "American Dream" it's called. I'm not sure why, but I don't understand a lot of quilt names. I think it's great they have names, though. Sometimes I understand them and either way I love being connected to a broader quilting community. ...more