Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tyler's quilt

What's a mom to do with all those team t-shirts 
when the kids go off to college?  
Make memories. 
Here is the latest memory quilt I made for a local young man.
Another memory quilt done with 4+ more to go.
If you are interested in having a memory quilt made
for yourself or a loved one 
please contact me at
please use "memory quilt" in the subject line.

Tyler's memory quilt by

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Mady's quilt....."It's pink"

I haven't posted to my blog in a while.  I've been busy with life, work and trying to catch up with sewing projects.  During the summer I don't sew that many quilts or do much sewing of any kind.  Yard work seems to keep me busy. I did make more bow ties and pumpkins that were listed in my shop. 

Now that cooler weather is here I can spend more time sewing some of the custom quilt orders I have waiting and begging for my attention.

Here's the last quilt I made, it was for a dear friend.  It is a memory quilt made with Madison's clothing.  Madison was not even two years old when she lost her battle with a brain tumor. I made two memory quilts, one for Mady's mother Rachel and one for her grandmother, Teresa ... my dear friend. This quilt turned out so nice, just the right size for a nap, 71" x 55".  A nose to toes quilt. Just right for those naps on cold winter days.  

A funny story about this quilt.  I had it hanging on my shelves in my sewing room waiting to stitch on the binding.  I asked my son to step in and take a look at Teresa's quilt.  He walked into the sewing room, sat down on my chair, looked at the quilt and said, "It's pink", in a serious tone. I had to remind him it is "Mady's quilt" made with Mady's clothing for Teresa.  The whole idea behind a memory quilt is to evoke memories, and well pink will remind Teresa of the sweetness of her little Madison. 

I have 3 more memory quilt orders; one from a group of elementary school teachers wanting a memory quilt made with t-shirts from years of school events as a gift for a retiring teacher.  Two more memory quilts for a customer who has all of his high school coaching shirts that he wants made up into lap/nap size quilts.  I think I will be busy this winter keeping the wood stove stoked and sewing/quilting. My plan is to gather photos of current and past memory quilts to post listing in my Etsy shop and my website for custom memory quilts.

I had to share Mady's quilt........."It's pink".  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

todays pumpkin harvest

Here's the next batch of pumpkins in the shop. 

Bottom right set of pumpkins are SECONDS SALE for the minor flaw in the seam.  See more information in the shop.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

more pumpkins

Life has kept me busy lately.  My daughter surprised me with a trip to NY.....and she had invited my dearest oldest friend and her husband there as well.  Between work, a wonderful trip and keeping up with life I've let other things slide.  At least I have my pumpkins.  

Latest harvest now in the shop .

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Fall fashion mens,boys,toddler bow ties

I've been making several custom quilts and decided to take a break from all the quilts and quilting to tackle a custom order for "orange" bow ties for a little guy.  Once those were done I decided to make more to add to the shop since they looked so good, and orange is one of my favorite colors. These also put me in the Fall mood even though it is still in the high 80's and 90's here in the Ozarks.

The latest batch of bow ties.
New Fall colors and prints.
Great for those Fall weddings or 
Fall gatherings.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

more bow ties

More oxford cloth bow ties now in the shop, 
forest green and 
teal join the purple bowties.
Can be found at

Saturday, July 4, 2015

bow ties ... batch #2

When I'm on a roll...........  
These have been added to the shop

I'm not done with bow tie making but will be taking a break to tackle a several custom quilt orders.

Friday, July 3, 2015

bow ties ... batch #1

It's been a while since I posted anything on my blog. I have been sewing, small stuff and life has gotten a bit busier.  
Here's my latest projects...
see more at

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mission Main Street Grants ... update

I'm at 77 votes, no where near the 250 needed  by Friday, 6/19.  
It was a good try.  
Next year.

If you still want to vote go to this 
and click on "vote"

Thanks to everyone who voted.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mission Main Street Grants

 I have applied for this Grant in order to grow my quilting business.
I HAVE 33 VOTES SO FAR Whoohoo!! 
All in one day. Thanks to all of you.

So I need 217 more by June 19th.
What a great start. 
Please continue sharing this with all your FB friends.
This is a Grant for small businesses. 250 vIotes are needed by 6/19 to even be considered for one of the 20 Grants.

Please be sure to SHARE this with ALL of your FB Friends. 
simple dream quilts....should already be in the search box
Click on ......Facebook VOTE on the right side, middle page

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I am happy to be attending the 
Baker Creek Seed Company
north of Mansfield, MO
May 3rd and 4th
Be sure to look for me under the big tent.

I will have more new quilts for sale.
They can be seen now in the shop, simple::dream::quilts
If you have a chance to attend my quilts
will be discounted for the festival.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Art @ the Mill

I plan on attending the Spring craft festival at Dawt Mill next weekend, April 18th and 19th. Fun for the whole family.

This venue is a beautiful location right on the river.  You can enjoy crafts, music, entertainment and good food all in one place. Please go to  or for more information and directions.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Bakers Creek Festival

This week has just flown by since the Bakers Creek Festival, in Mansfield, Missouri last weekend.  I've been meaning to post these photos of my booth. We were right at the stage and enjoyed music all day long. The weather was cold, overcast and windy.  The rain started around 3:00 so we closed up before the quilts got wet, by then the crowds thinned down and other vendors left as well. We will try again next month for the 2-day festival, May 3rd and 4th. Be sure to stop by for this large annual event.  Fun for the whole family.

Check out their website...

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bakers Creek Festival April 5th

I plan to be set up at tomorrows Bakers Creek Festival.  
If you would like to see my quilts in person stop by.
There are lots of vendors, good food and a great environment 
for the whole family.  Plus, lots of seeds to get a 
jump start on this years garden.

More items in the shop.

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Friday, March 20, 2015


The placement of 5" squares looks patchwork at first glance.
You don't see the gradient color range until the quilt 
is quarter folded. That is the beauty of this design.

greens, oranges, browns...

black, grays, reds...

browns, greens, gold...

navy, blues, greens and burgundy.

The back is Robert Kaufman "widescreen", cross hatch print in yarrow or golden yellow with a checker board design spliced in near the top from additional 5" squares.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015


A 10% plus off sale now at
table runners
pillow covers
now on sale....

Image of indigo maze - nap quilt - 72" x 61"     Image of indigo + oatmeal nap size quilt - 67" x 58" - framed square design - farmhouse quilt

Image of old + new quilt, nap size quilt, 72" x 59", picnic quilt, bed throw,      Image of Full size quilt - 94" x 74" - tumbling block design - farmhouse quilt

Image of NAP SIZE - 68" X 57" - CHAMBRAY STAR, FRAMED SQUARE PIECED DESIGN - FARMHOUSE QUILT     Image of quilt - full size - 90" x 72" - farmhouse quilt - framed squares design

          Image of table runner - 33" x 15" -  kaleidoscope design reverses to chambray with star design     Image of table runner - 40" x 13" - tumbling blocks design reverses to pieced mustard, burgundy

.......and more...check out

Friday, March 13, 2015