new in my web store


How can August almost be gone?  So much yet to do, and Fall is just around the corner!

I’m still waiting on my order to restock the ‘Quilt Dots’ for you, hopefully they will arrive next week.

I have a couple of new items in my web-store, seems I always need another bag for a take-a-long project.  I chose red and lime green for us this time, they won’t get lost in your sewing tote.

Check them out here in my shop.

Red Project Bag

Red Project Bag

Green Project Bag

Green Project Bag

Happiness is having a couple of very successful sewing days at the studio.  Of course with the expert help of Mary and Cindy last Saturday, and today with Phyllis, was nice to wind up projects that were ‘on the wall’. A few tops/batting/backings were boxed up today and are on their way to my long arm machine quilter to do her magic.

Grilled corn on the cob tonight, better get to the kitchen and do my part.

Wishes for a great weekend!


What’s New?

I saw these cool magnets at Market, and they can be added to a pendant and necklace and worn. The Pendant could be added to a collar for closer to the throat reveal, or what else can ‘you’ think of?

The magnets are all pictures of Jo quilts!  Most are select areas of the quilt, but I think they are so cool!

The magnets can be used on your refrigerator (unless it is stainless steel) or any metal that will accept magnets, I’m using them at the studio to keep important notes up off the table (where things can get buried), saved pictures, eye candy . . .  well you get the drift.

They come in 5 sets of 9 different Jo quilts.  You can check them out and order them in my webstore here!!

I also have a few magnetic chains to wear the dots on available in my webstore.

I hears some ladies are going to use them to park their threaded needle.

Of course they will make great gifts for your stitch group or stitching friends, secret sister, etc.

What else can you come up with?
Let me know!  Jo

Isabella – can’t wait!

Isabella will be arriving in your local or favorite quilt shop come September.




I made a Whig Rose quilt a few years ago, the Fall coloring of the Floral in Isabella would be perfect for a project like this.  Of course it would be equally beautiful in the pinks.

Jo's Whig Rose

Jo’s Whig Rose

Have fun planning your next project!



‘Catherine’ bundles now in web-store

‘Catherine’ has arrived in your favorite or local quilt shop.

We have it ready for shipping if you can’t find it locally.  Has been a busy couple of days at the studio cutting and folding, Sheri was there making it happen.

I’m using bits and pieces of Catherine in current projects, no time to start something new until in August.

Enjoy the pretty picture of yummy fabrics!


Catherine bundle in wire basket

Catherine bundle in wire basket



Happy 4th of July weekend!

Patriotic Strippy Stars

Patriotic Strippy Stars


This Quilt was made in 2007, it is in my book ‘Remembrances’, classic and timeless strippy style, love to use this quilt on the wall or over the back o a wing chair in our living room during the summer.  I think of it as a happy quilt.

Enjoy the long weekend with friends and family, maybe a little sewing time, that is my plan.



‘Catherine’ fabric line

This beautiful line in 3 color ways, shipping soon to your local or favorite quilt shop.


Was schedule for June shipping, have my fingers crossed it is on its way to you soon!

A quick snap of the quilt top for the FTU (‘free to use’ pattern), before packing it up and sending it off for machine quilting.

Catherine quilt top for FTU

Catherine quilt top for FTU


Homestead, Designed and made by Candy Hargrove Click on photo to download pdf pattern

Thank you Candy Hargrove for another great project for us!  Love the elongated Churn Dash blocks, a favorite block for both of us.

Don’t forget ‘you’ can make the quilt other sizes, how about a table runner? Of course you have to do the math, make a few blocks, add the sashing and a border, easy peasy, not rocket science.  :-)

Enjoy the summer – Fourth of July is fast approaching for a long weekend of fun and thankfulness for our Liberty.  Hope to see the Boston Pops perform, on TV of course.

Happy Sewing!



Mill Run Shirtings!

Great shirtings to add to your fabric collection!

Now available in your local or favorite quilt shop, or of course in my web store here.

12 pieces - Mill Run Shirtings

12 pieces – Mill Run Shirtings

And, be sure to download Candy’s new pattern Night Lights!

(click on photo to download)

Night Lights by Candy Hargrove

Night Lights by Candy Hargrove

Must Read!

American Patchwork & Quilting (APQ), June 2015, Issue 134, page 19

Great article from Weeks Ringle – Stash Rx.

Must read article - besides enjoy the rest of the magazine!

Must read article – besides enjoy the rest of the magazine!