Tuesday, December 29, 2020

I Adore BOM.....

Block of the Month!   and it looks like Jacqueline Stevens will be my SECOND -- via February 2021

Bev's Quiltin -- my station in life!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Showoff - Quilt Gallery

It's a FINISH.... longarm stitch was a bit faster and I enjoyed the side border (6 inches) in a freehand loop

Total finished abt 12 squares and abt 2.5' sashing and inner borders = SIZE 67" x 68".  A familiar UNDERGROUND RAILROAD QUILT (Vaughn)  10-6-2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

Saturday, June 13, 2020

MODERN QUILT GUILD / statement supporting racial equality/human rights


Dear Quilting Friends, (6-6-2020)

The events of the last few weeks and even months have been life-changing for everyone and we sincerely hope that each of you are safe and well. MQG members and quilters around the world are never far from our thoughts.
believe strongly in the importance of these statements and will continue to identify actions the organization can take to cultivate social justice within the scope of the MQG’s mission. 

The MQG adopted an inclusion statement in late 2017 and the staff uses this statement as a guideline in all actions and decisions: The Modern Quilt Guild seeks to foster a vibrant and inclusive organization built on encouragement and mutual respect, where all feel welcome. We support the participation of all who are interested in the growth and development of modern quilting and we value the diversity arising from differences that make us who we are.

Our member-driven Diversity & Inclusion Committee developed the corresponding Community Guidelines to inform our actions in creating an equitable and safe community environment. We looked to these guidelines before making our social media posts last week. We know we have much more work to do and the work of racial equality is crucial to our mission of creating community in modern quilting.

While the MQG has taken steps over the years to improve inclusivity, the MQG must be a much more intentional platform for amplifying the voices of Black makers and other makers of color. Actions speak louder than words, and we place these words here as a measure of our commitment and accountability. We will update progress toward these goals on a regular basis via the MQG website.
We are actively working to showcase and support work by people of many communities that are underrepresented in quilting, including Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous makers. We strive towards the inclusion of all cultures and communities in the MQG. Today, we focus this initial set of goals and actions on the Black community specifically.

Goal: Support organizations that are expert in amplifying and supporting Black artists and Black voices.

Goal: Feature Black quiltmakers in MQG content with increasing regularity to the point of being a programming standard.

  • Renew efforts to seek out and invite Black quiltmakers and their work to be featured in upcoming issues of Modern Monthly.
  • Exclusively showcase the work of Black contributors in the 2021 Quarter One issue of Modern Monthly. 

Goal: Use the MQG platform to embrace the history and culture of Black textile art and artists, as well as share anti-racism resources.

  • Reserve space at future QuiltCons for special exhibits centered around the work of Black artists.
  • Reconfigure MQG Teacher Directory to include categories for teachers who focus on African-American quilts, history, and techniques.
  • Develop a page on the MQG site listing websites, books, and other resources for members and guild leaders who are starting or continuing their journey in anti-racism.

We hope that you will continue on this journey with us. Please feel free to share ideas for future actions with us at And as always, keep on quilting.

Karen, the MQG Staff, and MQG Board of Directors

RESIST RACISM in our quilt stories


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Me and my girls - R2California 2020

My Life-effecting Road To California Quilt Exhibit 2020

I learned and much needed inspiration this year --  it's always my birthday month of January and I choose to travel via a good quilt show!    Here are a few quilt friends and quilts!

Oh the ribbons, area blocked off and white glove quilt angel

this lady was so SUPER nice -- in her zone of emblishments

OK.... Black quilt guild of Los Angeles.... I want you to call me as a$1.00 winner of HOT FLASHES

Quilt art - artistic beyond galore
This fun guy.... with another award winning FACE PHOTO of a beautiful black woman/pattern!

Wicked Stitches and Tension that LOOP

Think with me for a minute.... something really wicked seems to happen to thread tension... when I stop long-arm machine for a day or two.   I travelled to the Road to California QUILT show last weekend.... not it back to customer orders.

OK. It was somewhat instinctive that I could see the top thread loose.... OH but the loopy loops when you and I peek on the underside.
Shouldn't be to hard to pull out.  and redo....  Plus I'm 5/8th's along towards the finish.!!!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thoughtfully ~ Thursday Quilt Day

I'm musing over my own well-being.  I'm formulating a couple of quilt projects for publication.  I'm pondering whether to make a road trip to a regional quilt show....

In the meantime, this is a work in progress!

A new quilt friend found me at the Centennial Quilters group -- she wants a long-rammer (should I say it as such....????smile) because she's a quick stitcher... and she has a stack of 20+ quilts

These are 20 inch sail boat blocks (4) centered and simply surrounded.
A simple meander will do.  I'll do a fairly quick one week turn-around for her

It's my birthday month..... This is my super support sister/friend !!   that smile1!!!

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