Thursday, December 30, 2021

Project Quilting Season 13

It's time for Project Quilting's 13th Season! It's a three month on-line event that challenges participants to create a quilt in one week, with a week off in between. You can participate in as few or as many as you like. Participants are entered into random prize drawings and at the end of the season there are grand prizes awarded. The more challenges you enter, the better your chances.
I've participated in every year in some form or another (and I was the overall grand prize winner of Season 2). Some of my favorite quilts that I've made were Project Quilting challenges.

The schedule for when the challenges start is:
- Challenge 1: January 2
- Challenge 2: January 16
- Challenge 3: January 30
- Challenge 4: February 13
- Challenge 5: February 27
- Challenge 6: March 13

Each challenge is posted at noon CDT and due exactly one week later at noon CDT.

The challenge will be posted on the "Persimon Dreams" Project Quilting blog and you can also find links about past seasons there.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Custom Quilts made in 2021

This year I made two large custom art quilts, which I've already shared but here they are again, anyway. Plus a t-shirt quilt that was made as a Christmas present, a table runner, and someone saw one of my mini art quilt cats but it had sold, so when I offered to make another one for her, she suggested changing the cat from white to orange, since that was the coloring of her cat.

Touching the Sky, 30" x 48"

Serenity, 69" x 49"

T-shirt Quilt

Orange Cat Love

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Last Minute Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers

If you are in need of some last minute gifts or stocking stuffers, look no further! If you're local to Yellow Springs, Ohio, most items are available at Village Artisans, 100 Corry St. or contact me ( to arrange for pick up. If you need shipping (prices not included), the USPS suggests shipping by Dec. 17 to arrive in time for Christmas. (Mugs can only be purchased directly from me and are not available for shipping.)

Wine Glass Coasters, set of 4 for $8, many colors and themes (including Christmas) are available.

This table runner is 14" x 32", washable and dryer safe, and double sided! The purple and gold side is pieced with six fabrics from the Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer "Midnight Sky" collection and the backing is a piece of Island Batik with light purple and blue sunflowers. The binding is a purple fabric with tiny gold dots. $50 (with free shipping).

These fun artist trading cards are only available at Village Artisans or by contacting me. They are 2.5" x 3.5" and made of fabric. $5 each.
Quilted postcards are also made of fabric but are 4" x 6" and really can be sent through the mail. Many options to chose from including mermaids. $10 each, with more options at Village Artisans than online.

Rainbow colored quilted bookmarks are 1.5" x 8" and are great for marking your spot in your favorite book. $6 each.

Mugs with images of my quilts are only available directly from me and need to be picked up. They are $15. 

(You can get any of my quilt images printed on a mug or other items from and they will ship them, but you're not likely to get it before Christmas).