Quilting · Sewing · Switzerland · Textiles · Uncategorized

A Day at the Textile Museum

Well I managed to finish my 12″ Dutch Rose quilt block in time for the day at the Textile Museum in St. Gallen. I am really happy with it and how it turned out. All that fussy cutting was worth it. .     The quilt making demonstration, with the block went smoothly and was a… Continue reading A Day at the Textile Museum

Fabric · Quilting · Sewing · Switzerland · Textiles · Uncategorized

Quilt Shop Hop

Last Tuesday, I finally got to go on another nice road trip including two of my ‘local’ quilt shops. Now, I am saying local, but in truth they are almost an hour away. Nevertheless I consider them local as I have so few options to choose from. My immediate area of St. Gallen and Appenzell may… Continue reading Quilt Shop Hop

Quilting · Switzerland · Textiles

Quilt Show: St. Gallen Halden Quilters

5th Quilt Show of the Halden Quilters 1. to 29. May 2016 Opening Hours: 13.00 to 17:00 Location: Obvita St. Gallen, “Wohnen im Seniorienalter” Bruggwaldstrasse 51 9008 St. Gallen Switzerland Bus Number 10 in Direction Abacus, get off at the bus stop  Bruggwald       Obvita St. Gallen (www.obvita.ch) Quilts Displayed on the Ground Floor/… Continue reading Quilt Show: St. Gallen Halden Quilters

Creativity · Food & Wine · Gardening · Quilting · Sewing · Switzerland · The Maker's Year

A Maker’s Spring

If you read my post, The Maker’s Year, you may understand the name of this post and why I chose it (you can go and read that post here if you would like), if not let me quickly explain. I have joined a special year long challenge this year, a challenge that encourages me to… Continue reading A Maker’s Spring

Quilting · Sewing

Sewing & Quilting: Back to Basics

When is it the right time to stop calling yourself a beginner quilter? It was not too long ago that I considered myself a member of this category. Since I started to learn to sew and quilt back in 2012, I have learnt many skills and techniques. I have made a total of 5 quilts,… Continue reading Sewing & Quilting: Back to Basics

Culture · Food & Wine · Gardening · Travel

Inzlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Gorgeous weather was forcasted on Thursday and so my friend and I, having not ventured from our little village, for one of our road trips, decided it was time to get in the car and drive. Two hours later we found ourselves at the quilt shop I wrote about in my previous post, read about it… Continue reading Inzlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Embroidery · Fabric · Quilting · Sewing · Uncategorized

Fabric Friday: Cotton & Color

Fridays are fabric days here on my blog, I know I haven’t done a Fabric Friday post in a long time but after my Quilty Road Trip yesterday I thought it would be the perfect post to revive that idea. Yesterday, my friend, Mrs. K and I drove to Basel to visit the Cotton &… Continue reading Fabric Friday: Cotton & Color

Addicted to the Alps · Alps · Food & Wine

Swiss Barley Soup

Graubünden (the Grisons in English) is one of my favorite cantons in Switzerland. It is also the largest and one of the most rural and underpopulated. It is the place where my husband’s grandfather and father were raised. So Graubünden is not just a favorite place to indulge in mountain winter sports but a place,… Continue reading Swiss Barley Soup

Creativity · Quilting · The Maker's Year

The Maker’s Year

Early this year, I came across this podcast from Kate on the A Playful Day Podcast. Kate is a maker, blogger and photographer as well as a single, stay at home mom, who lives in Dorset, England. She is young and hip and is interested in things like sustainability and cooking wholesome food. I was really… Continue reading The Maker’s Year