Morewood Mystery & Lots of Changes

Have you ever sewn a mystery quilt?  I've done several and my next one will be the Morewood Mystery Quilt.  It starts next week with fabric selection and then runs through April 2021.  This is the sixth annual, free quilt along hosted by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs.  Instructions are posted to the Meadow Mist Designs blog on the first Thursday of each month with a reveal parade with over $1,000 worth of prizes in the spring.  There is an active Facebook group to quilt along with and even a sneak peek option for those who would rather the design not be a mystery (umm...that would be me this time!). Visit the Morewood Mystery page for more information about the quilt along, schedule, sponsors and prizes, Facebook group, and sneak peek option.

Also...I am sponsoring one of the prizes--a voucher to use toward long arm quilting done by me!  

Speaking of quilting, my 18" throat Juki long arm is for sale.  My asking price is $6250 and we will deliver within 100 miles of Bloomington, Indiana. Shipping is a possibility as well; the buyer would be responsible for all shipping charges. Not gonna lie, that would be a pretty expensive option. I do have the original machine head box.  It is a fantastic machine for hand-guided quilting and has rear handlebars for pantographs and also a ruler base.  It is in excellent condition, has been well-maintained, and has no issues. The frame can be set up as 5, 7, 10, or 12 feet.  Lots of extras included, some are pictured. Total retail value of everything is $12,000. Send me a message if you are interested, or pass along the info if you know anyone who may be interested. All sales final.

In other news, look what came yesterday!  I am upgrading my business equipment by moving to a 26" throat machine.  It is torture not being able to set up the new machine!  😅

I have also updated my quilting business website. It's a work in progress, but I'd love to have you take a look.  All feedback welcomed.  You may notice I've updated my logos as well.

Besides building a new website, I've been busy painting in the basement.  That's not very exciting to look at though. ha.

I did squeeze in a bit of sewing time and made more progress on my For the love of geese quilt.  I have six more days to try to reach my One Monthly Goal of finishing the current green ring and also sewing the center parts.  I'm not sure I'll make it this month; I have a ton of customer quilts to work on. I'm very thankful for all the work and totally willing to sacrifice my OMG for work.  😄
I was really near the end of my cone of Aurifil the other day and it came off the cone like this. I've never had that happen before.  I was able to use part of it before it became a knotted nest.  My Bernina handled it like a champ with no change in tension.  But I found it really strange!

Finally, a mom daughter was awarded a $1000 scholarship from NF Midwest this week.  We all are thrilled.  Find out more about NF here.

Linking with For the love of geese and My Quilt Infatuation.


  1. Love that circle of geese! It looks like a very fun project.

  2. That is a nice setup, if I didn't love my machine I would consider it myself and I love the fact the frame is adjustable. Your quilt looks great, do you know what color you will use for the center medallion? Congrats again to your daughter. I almost forgot, thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  3. Your longarm site is wonderful. So much more inviting than the previous.

  4. Hi,
    I really like your circle of colorful.
    Have a great day!