Monday, March 9, 2009

Debbie and Grace

This is the story of Debbie and Grace, a mother/daughter team of quilters. Grace (the mother) and Debbie (the daughter) started my handpiecing Monthly Bliss 2 class in September 2007. Pooling their talents, they worked on one quilt. Working mostly from a scrap bag, colors for each block were carefully considered and Debbie's daughter Margaret helped in that department.

When the class ended in June 2008, most of the blocks were done. Debbie spent time near Christmas 2008 setting the top together. The choice of border/sashing material and setting triangles made all the blocks look gorgeous.

In February 2009 Debbie and Grace came to the current Hexagon Bliss class (also hand piecing) with the top done. Trust me when I say that the picture does not do it justice. Debbie recently completed my hand quilting class and has plans to hand quilt this piece. (Debbie, that's our story--just nod your head yes, even if that's not the plan!!!)
These are two of the nicest ladies you would ever want to meet. It makes me smile when I see them--either together or singly. And guess what? This was their first quilt--yes, FIRST! I can't tell you how proud I am of them both. If you'd like to leave comments for them, do so and I'll make sure they get them.

Alas and alack--will spring ever get here? It's been cold, blustery and rainy here in central New York. And tonight the temperature is dropping again. Are you quilting to stay warm?
I'm reading a really good book--"Julia's Chocolates" by Cathy Lamb. In places you laugh out loud and in others you want to just cry your eyes out. Well worth a read.
For those of you who may be interested, I still have a few places left for the handwork retreat. For more info, please go to and look under the retreat section.
Coming up--a contest of sorts. Stay tuned!


  1. Beautiful quilt! Congratulations Debbie and Grace on your first quilt!


  2. This is such a wonderful success story! Thanks for sharing it and I hope these two continue on. There is too much talent here to stop at one quilt.


  3. WOW--Debbie and Grace what a wonderful "eye" you have for quilting and to just scraps at that--I hope a lot of Quilting is in your future--you have the eye and the talent--Keep it going!!
    Nice story and great pictures Sharon--you just keep on teaching all these-- no---all "us" fun ladies how to quilt--thank you for sharing!
    Just, Di

  4. What a beautful quilt from such a loving partnership! The strongest bonds known to us (mother/child) are stitched into that quilt.
    They did a remarkable job, and this is their FIRST quilt? I can't wait to see what's coming next!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Mom and Mutti, I'm so proud of you!
    Love and hugs,

  6. Beautiful job - that blue and green really makes the colors pop!


  7. Debbie and Grace, what a beautiful quilt! It is always so amazing to me what lovely works of art can be created with a lot of love thrown in,congratulations!
    Cindy M.


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