What do cows have to do with quilting???

The Quilted Cow, that’s what! I am so excited to have been chosen as one of The Quilted Cow‘s Brand Ambassadors for 2022! As I mentioned in a previous post, sadly, there just aren’t many quilt shops in this area of Massachusetts. The Quilted Cow is located in Branson West (Missouri) but is owned by Jennifer Todd, who relocated there after growing up here in a nearby town, so I’m so happy to be representing a successful “local”, woman-owned small business! Plus, by shopping her website, you’ll also be supporting a woman-owned small business (with AWESOME customer service)! Maybe Jenn will grant me an interview in the near future that I can feature on the blog (and maybe even YouTube!). In the meantime, click on one of the above links to virtually visit her store and check out the Cow’s Facebook page where Jenn hosts a live shopping every Wednesday evening (Party in Your PJ’s) at 7PM Central (8PM Eastern). Be sure to also join our Facebook group, Wicked Cool Quilters!

Don’t have Facebook? Join live shopping on The Cow’s website on Tuesdays at 10AM Eastern and shop the replay anytime!



Welcome to my first blog post!

I’ve wanted to own a quilt shop for ages. Maybe someday. There’s very few left here in Massachusetts. There used to be a few within a short drive from me. Now the closest one is a 45 minute drive. Not awful, but I wish there was something closer other than that big retailer. The quilt shops just carry a much higher quality of fabric. Yeah, it’s more expensive, but these are heirlooms we’re making. And they’re nicer to work with. Plus you’re supporting a small business – they really need that right now!

I got this really cute gnome fabric for 50% off yesterday from Homestead Quilts . It’s from the Henry Glass line called Timber Gnomies designed by Shelly Comiskey. Gnomes are all the rage right now! No wonder – they’re adorable! One is a panel, and the others are coordinating fabrics from the same line. I have NO IDEA what I’m going to do with them yet, but I HAD to have them!

Speaking of gnomes, I found this CUTE gnome table runner pattern (this is an affiliate link) at Annie’s catalog. It’s part applique. The best part is that I learned how to convert the PDF cutouts to SVG for my Cricut Explore Air so I don’t have to hand cut each hat, beard, nose, and mustache! YAY! I’ll get a video up on my YouTube channel as soon as I have a chance! It will be my first video to go along with my new blog! Be sure to subscribe! I’ll update this post when it’s up and ready. Looking forward to getting to know all of you!

That’s it for now. Stay warm! Stay safe! Happy New Year! Go enjoy some quilty pleasures!