Primitive Quilts and Projects

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine

A premium publication dedicated to the primitive quilter, rug hooker, stitcher and more! Each issue features at least 15 projects from some of the most admired designers in the primitive fiber arts world.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Happiness is Good Music, a Warm Quilt, and …. A Football?

Here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, we had a cuh-cuh-cuh-cold weekend!

Snow Clouds in the WV Mountains

My husband (Dave) and I spent the weekend at our little mountain cabin, and it was super cold and super windy.  We even had some snow.  And I loved it all because I’m still a child at heart…I relish playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate, and snuggling up in a warm quilt.

I spent most of the weekend snuggled in the “Somerset” quilt I made last year while working on blocks for “Floral Abundance.”  16 Blocks of 32 are complete, and 2 more are in process.  Dave entertained me by playing groovy music from our youth:  Gene Parsons (of The Byrds), Joni Mitchell, Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt…before you know it, we were online ordering more CDs:  Pure Prairie League, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Yes.  Based on that information, can you guess my age?

This picture shows 1) my blocks for “Floral Abundance,” and 2) a quilt Mom gave me a few weeks ago.  She made several quilts over the years, and recently decided to give them to her five “kids.”  Look how pretty this quilt is, and how perfectly it matches my décor.  Do you recognize the scene?  This was the photo shoot location for our "Antique Garden" Moda quilt as seen in the Summer 2015 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.

Blocks for Floral Abundance and Quilt that Mom Made
Back to the subject of snuggling in a warm quilt, here is my grandson, Julian, snuggling with quilts I made for him, and with his new football.  Sweet dreams, little fella.  He warms my heart like crazy!

Good Night, Football

On Thursday Jeni, Gretchen, and I will fly to Houston for International Quilt Market and Festival.  If you go, please stop by our booth, #2136.  We launched a “Primitive Folk-Art Quilt Exhibit” at the show, and are extremely excited to see it in person!  It showcases 23 amazing quilts, featuring all styles and techniques from hand-pieced to machine-created. Our goal with the exhibit is to spread awareness of the primitive design and give recognition to the many gifted artisans in the quilting world. Pictures of the quilts are in the image gallery of our website; we’ll post pictures of the Quilt Festival exhibit in the next week or two.


  1. Have fun in Houston and take lots of pic's to share with us here in blogland. Thanks

  2. Hope Market Rocked!!!! To the amateur quilter is always sounds like Hollywood and the North Pole with Santa all rolled into one!

    1. Hi, sure did rock! And I think you got it right with Hollywood and Santa...on steroids!

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