Sewing & Quilting Update

Sorry to miss the QOV Sew Day; still in recovery from the retreat at Tabor City.

Everyone had a great time and probably gained a pound or two.  Carolina Charm is not just for quilting; they cater to scrapbooking and so much more.  Frank unloads your car,  delivers your suitcase to your room and delivers your sewing supplies to your sewing space.  When it is time to leave, you will find your luggage sitting by your vehicle and Frank ready to pack up your sewing machine and load your car.  Besides the food, THAT was one of the things that will bring me back.


The entire house is decorated with quilts and antique sewing machines.

DSC_0347I did get a binding sewn on a Quilt of Valor made by Joy Peterson.  While I might not have attended the Sew Day, I did work on QOV stuff.  Several other bindings are sewn together, it is just too hot to turn the iron on and press them.

This is Joy’s quilt.  And I must add that my corners are quilt show precision, thanks to Joyce Greer.  Your simple suggestion has made a world of difference!

Quilted by Donna Royson.



Most Fridays are Sit and Sew days at St. David’s  and today was no exception.  Everyone is welcome, even if you just want to sit and talk.

Using a pattern designed by Donna Royson for Logan Quilt Guild charity quilts, I cut and stitched 12 tops a few weeks ago.  I think Donna, a Certified Quilt In A Day Instructor, incorporated some “Eleanor Burns” in to this pattern as it is simple and easy to put together, even for a beginning quilter.  I’m making so many to build confidence quilting with my walking foot.

Today I pressed the tops and cut batting.  Rose Marie offered to take three of them home to quilt, leaving me with nine.  It is so hot outside, I do not mind attaching the walking foot to my machine and quilting away.  Anything to stay inside!



Carolina Charm Quilt Retreat

At times, it feels as if all we do is eat.  There is some sewing and quilting going on; but, Frank, our personal chef, is constantly in the kitchen preparing gourmet meals for us.  We have tried to resist his culinary temptations, i.e., Godiva Chocolate Cake, but are now in the mindset we will return home a few pounds heavier.