Whether you are a master quilter, a beginner or still just thinking about starting to quilt, we're glad you found onemorequilt. No matter what your level of quilting, it is our hope that you will share your tips, techniques, pictures, stories, successes, mistakes, questions, answers, advice, ideas, favorite tools/notions, and love of quilting will all of us. We can all learn from each other and perhaps, if we're lucky, enjoy a laugh or two along the way!!

Quilting Therapy-Speech

Quilting is theraputic in many ways.  My grandson and I are adding our own little twist to this!!! 

He has a bit of speech trouble and during the school year works with his speech therapist several times a week, his classroom teacher daily and we work with him at home.  During the summer months, he gets to work with his speech therapist about every other week and we try to come up with some interesting ideas to do at home.

Quilting Therapy - Physical

Quilting is theraputic to many people in many ways.  Quilting, by hand or machine, can possibly help some people with their recovery from an injury, ailment or surgery.  Many people have told me stories about how they believe quilts and/or quilting has helped them recover from a physical difficulty.  I would like to share a few of these stories with you.

...And a Quilt Please!

The tooth-pillow was a success!!!  My grandson's first tooth fell out and the Tooth Fairy was very happy to find it tucked neatly in the pocket on the front of the pillow.  My grandson was thrilled to find his treasure right where he expected it -- in the pocket on the front of the pillow.

Now he has a second loose tooth that is only hanging on by a thread.  The tooth-pillow had to go everywhere with us today so it was available "just in case" the tooth fell out.  The pillow had to be close at hand so the tooth could immediately be tucked into the pocket if it actually fell out while we were out and about.

Tooth Fairy Projects

It's always nice to know when a project you've made is remembered by someone.  It's even nicer when you realize that your project made an especially happy memory for one of your own children.

I was out shopping ( OK, I confess it was fabric shopping! ) when my daughter called me on my cell phone and told me I had an additional project to stitch when I got home.  My grandson had his first loose tooth and she said it was time for him to have his own tooth-quilt or tooth-pillow.  I hadn't thought about these in a very long time. It did my heart good to know that something so simple to make was remembered fondly after all these years.

The Mascot Challenge

I was given an interesting challenge to make a quilt of a school mascot.  I was presented with a picture of a tee-shirt with the mascot on it and asked to make a quilt for a graduation gift.  The mascot --- a red hawk.   For a while I wasn't sure what I wanted to do.  I had a multitude of ideas and had to pick just one.  I actually chose to use applique!!!  I probably design applique less often than any other method of quilting.  Like I said,  it was a challenge.  I wanted a beautiful and unique quilt to be given as this special gift for this young woman to remember her high-school experience.  It was a success.

Balancing Act!

I absolutely love my life and what I do...however...there are times it is a balancing act. Many of you know exactly what I am talking about. You know what it is like to tread as quickly as you can to keep your head above the proverbial water.

Graduations, Reunions, Weddings, Birthdays etc...

As the weather gets nicer, more and more invitations start pouring in for events that we are sure to attend. The next time you get an invitation for a graduation party, a family reunion, a class reunion, a wedding, a birthday party or an anniversary celebration ..... think quilts!!!

Countries Quilt

I was beginning to worry a bit about my project. Collecting fabric from around the world was beginning to seem like a task that was harder than even I expected. But, WOW, Spring has sprung!!! I opened the mailbox and found one, then another!!! Thank you!

Memory Quilts

Loosing a loved one is always difficult. Whether they are young, old, sick, or healthy-- taken by illness or an accident -- death leaves an awful emptiness in our heart. If you have lost a loved one or know someone who has, you should consider making a memory quilt.

Cricut Quilting, Wow!

Have you seen the Cricut? I couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I ordered the Cricut Expression from the informercial (I like the extras they offer) and am more than impressed with this machine. It is well made and easy to use. The Cricut machines are a line of electronic cutters advertised as a scrapbooking tool. The ads show snipits about glass etching, classroom use ideas and cutting a piece of fabric for applique.....that did it for me and I had to have one!

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