Monday, September 28, 2015

New Beginnings

A door closed the last Saturday of September.  A door I have passed through for 20 years, the quilt shop where I have worked and taught, owned for while, laughed and cried, and built some of the most cherished relationships of my life. It began as Nostalgia in 1993. Then a new owner changed the name to Abram House Quilt Shop in 1997. I bought it in 2002, and for health reasons, sold the shop after 9 short months and it became Lone Star House of Quilts. The shop, its customers and its place in my life will be missed. Many years of Memories remain. 
As I look for a place to teach my club, I'm certainly not lacking things to do! Quilt Market in Houston is a few short weeks away. I'm busy with market samples for the next line, Lizzie's Legacy for Moda. Named after and inspired by the rich quilting history  my great great grandmother Lizzie Carpenter wrote of in her journals. Once again, an antique quilt from my collection, provided the prints for reproduction. 
Patterns to write for market quilts.  Quilts to design, and make for upcoming books  

I recently gave a program for the Edmond Quilt Guild on Just Treats, No Tricks. What fun! And a fun group of ladies. Did you see my post on Instagram or Facebook? Here it is in case you missed it. You do follow me there right?

Perfect time to 'talk' Halloween! Time to decorate here! 
But for now, back to sewing!

Have you found the Quiltmania issue? They are available now. Will post about Eliza's Indigo next post. 

Ok, now you can't find me at Lone Star any more...but you can here, Instagram and on Facebook. 
I'm looking forward to opening another door, to continue my club and teaching. But until then, Sew many ideas, sew much to do! 
Until next time,


  1. Wishing you the best as new doors open. I'm heading to Houston! And will be looking forward to seeing your Moda line!

  2. I never knew you had owned the shop for a time, but I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your class for one year. It was lots of fun and I still hope to make more quilts out of the Gone to Texas book. I made the Gone to TX quilt after you came to the Cedar Hill Quilters Guild to present the book (which I had told myself I would NOT buy, but did). :-) It is one of my favorite books and I love the journal entries that make it so real. I'm now living in Oregon. Best of luck in your future endeavors!

  3. I didn't know you'd owned the shop for a time either but spent much time and many $$ in there!! HA Was in one of your classes as well. The shop didn't close, did it? I was in there for row by row which was just a month or two ago.