Another Cool Classic Ride

Takin  y’all back to school!  “Cool Classic Rides 2″ coming in 2016. First show kicks off at Mid Atlantic  Quilt Festival February 25-28, 2016, in Hampton,  Virginia.  Memories of crazy fun field trips in one of these sweet “Rides” Hope you have a chance to catch at least one or more of the shows. Thrilled that I’ll be at many of the shows to meet you and chat about the “Rides”  Dates/time frames soon.  Working the remainder of this year on the finishing touches with each ride. Absolutely loving the process!  Huge shout-outs to Quiltfest, Valdani Threads and to Deborah Stanley.  Stay tuned!  Keepin it real…..


Back to school CCR22016

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Video Summertime Fun With Deborah!

A slight detour from my “Cool Classic Rides 2″.  Havin a little Summer birdy fun using products that I love! “Whimsical Birds” A quick tutorial creating whimsy birds from Valdani wool, Valdani variegated rayon threads and June Tailor’s fabulous fray Block. A huge thanks to Deborah Stanley, who always manages to work the camera brilliantly.  Thank you Valdani Threads and Lorie Valle from June TailorGreat products!  #handsonmybobbinwork  Hope you enjoy the video!  Stay tuned.

Note: Notice the beautiful sheen in the rayon threads!


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A Very Cool Convertible Chevy

The entire “Cool Classic Rides 2″ collection will debut at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival February 25-28, 2016 at Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, Virginia.

Possibly my favorite of the entire fleet! Still work to do and about a couple of days out.  Really enjoying the process!  Hope to meet and chat “Car Talk” with you at one of the shows. Thrilled that I will be at many of these venues! Time frames/Dates coming as we get closer in!  Huge shout outs to Mancuso Quiltfest,  Valdani Threads  and to my amazing curator Deborah Stanley. Keepin it real and always fun!  So much more to come! Stay tuned!

Another cool one!

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This Funky VW Bus Is Still Rollin On!

Yay! Just Shipped this cool ride to Sacred Threads Exhibition. On it’s way! Was thrilled to receive the news that my VW Bus was juried in. Had this crazy idea back in 2010; “Cool Classic Rides” What if cool vintage cars from back in the day, all created in left-over scraps, wool and vintage men’s ties along with plenty of Valdani Threads! I mean, wouldn’t this be a cool thing to see. Bold, colorful and most importantly hard bodies that people remembered in their lives and connected to. Sacred Threads Exhibition, July 10-26, Herndon Virginia. This VW Bus was part of my first collection that traveled via Mancuso Quiltfest circuit last year. Stay tuned for my 2nd collection also traveling via Quiltfest. CCR2 sponsored by Valdani Threads and I’m absolutely thrilled to have Deborah Stanley back as curator. Very cool things ahead! Stay tuned. Keepin it real and always fun!

VW Bus

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61 Thunderbird

Another cool classic for sure! 1961 Thunderbird!  About 24″ in width.  Just breaking away from the window area.  Starting to stitch the body of this ride.   Lovin Black Night- M91  and 0120 Stormy Sky.  Variegated cotton and 35wt.  Both are used in the hood area.  Love the nice contrast in tones.  Valdani ThreadsCCR2 in 2016 via QuiltfestBack to work!  Keep on rollin…….

Stitchin the  61 Tbird

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Rockin the Rides for 2016


Up next! A very cool 1970 Dodge Super Bee.  Gotta love the funk in this cool classic.  Thought it would be kinda cool to show you the size, 24″ across.  Even as I’m holding it you still can’t see the full length but I think you get the idea. Going to be a great collection! CCR2 in 2016.  Be sure to follow Mancuso Quiltfest for all news!  Stay tuned!

CCR2 in 2016

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Get Stitched



Lovin this cool ride at first blush! Just had to add to the mix a very funky 1920 classic Harley with sidecar. This will be another fun one to stitch!  Cool Classic Rides 2 coming in 2016.  Stay tuned!   Keepin it funky with Valdani Threads.

Get Stitched With Valdani Threads




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