Starry Sky

I started sewing this quiltie at the October quilt retreat.  I made it from a kit that I bought at Sew Many Treasures.  It was fun to sew and contained many different components to make it a great sample of different techniques.   The first components were the snowflakes, or the three large pinwheels made […]

Christmas Contest!

I have entered the weekly quilting contest at Quilting Gallery!  I chose my Friends for Christmas quilt, so go on over now and vote for me!  You can vote from Friday until Sunday at 11:59pm!


I made this little “quiltie”  (I borrowed that term for tiny quilts from Quilt Nut Creations) in October 2010 out of Moda’s Fruit Cake fabric.  Brenda, at Sew Many Treasures, asked me to make it to hang as a sample in her store and I obliged. It went together in one evening and I quilted it […]

Bargello Table Runner

I made this Christmas table runner while I was in university.  probably in 2002 or 2003, I can’t exactly remember now.  I had a quilt shop that I liked in the little Mennonite town of St. Jacobs, just a 15 minutes drive from where I lived.   I loved this quick and easy pattern.  Cut, […]

Monsters in the Closet

Last fall (2009) I started a quilt called “Monsters In The Closet” by Whistlepig Creek Productions.  It is from a panel that I got at Sew Many Treasures and I thought it would be the perfect quilt for the spare bedroom… you know because I figured that Donovan would love it!   So basically I cut […]

Christmas Ragtime Quilt

Ragtime quilts are very popular quilts for beginners.  You just cut out squares of the prescribed size and sandwich each small square and then sew all the squares together.  This eliminates the big job of sandwiching a large quilt and quilting the whole thing at once.  You basically make a whole bunch of tiny quilts […]


This year I made a new advent calendar with a Nancy Halverson panel project.  It has 24 parts and characters of the Christmas story and each one has a button.  You hang them each day until Christmas when the whole story is revealed.  But the whole story has already been revealed!  I couldn’t wait I […]


On Sunday November 14th, 2010 at 9:24 pm my Opa, Walter Schwandt, past away.  It has been almost 3 weeks now and it is so strange to know that he not here anymore.  I know that my Opa was content with his life and he loved his Saviour and he is now spending eternity in […]

Friends for Christmas

Since it is the season of Advent I have saved all my Christmas projects to share with you during December.  The first quilt that I want to share is one that I made in 2007.  And by “2007” I mean that is took all of the year 2007 to finish!  It was a class that […]

Field of Flowers

Last year I decided to sew quilts for each of my receptionists for Christmas.  They are fantastic employee’s and I really wanted to give them something special so that they would know how much I value their hard work.  I found this pattern, Fields of Flowers by Pieces of my Heart, and it seemed like […]