Thursday, December 8, 2011

Back to try my hand at blogging...

It's been months since my last blog so now I have to learn this process all over again.

The little red churn dash blocks that I was working on in my last post turned into a cute little wall hanging that I called Little Red One.  I decided to make a whole series of little red quilts and so far I've finished Little Red Two and Little Red Three.

More little red quilts are in my head so look for more designs in the next few months.

I loved these one inch leather buttons and decided to design a little quilt using them.  I came up with Miss Rose's Garden:

I named this after my newest little granddaughter.  Her name is Isla Rose but my daughter always calls her "Miss Rose".

These patterns and kits (and a few others) were added to our website today so be sure and check it out at

We're busy packing for our last show of the year this Saturday in the small neighboring town of Clearbrook, MN.  Its a small but very nice quilt show held in an old theatre.  The building has so much character and the girls of the guild do a teriffic job of decorating and showcasing the quilts.  I look forward to this show every year.

I've also been getting registrations sent in for the 2012 shows.  We plan to go back to many of the same shows that we vended at this past year (Cincinnati, Loveland, Fargo, Des Moines, and Houston).  We're also planning on some new shows so check our calendar and events page on our website.

I need to get back to packing.  I'll try to get back here in a few days with pictures of the Clearbrook show.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Hello and welcome to the Red Button Quilt Co. Blog. I can't believe I am doing this (blogging, I mean). I'm so not "techy" and to me this is really "techy".
The past couple of months have been just a whirlwind. We attended and had a booth at quilt market in Salt Lake City. That went very well and what a beautiful state Utah is! As soon as we got back to Bemidji, we closed the deal on the sale of our store, Emily's Country Cottage. So now I should have all kinds of time, huh? Not! Just getting everything moved home that needs to be here has been just crazy. I'm trying to get my sewing/work area all set up and there is just never enough room. We had one huge yard sale and it looks like another one is in the real near future.
I have also been concentrating on my new company, Red Button Quilt Co. I am selling patterns and quilts online and designing patterns for the wholesale market. Our website is now live, thanks to all the hard work by Cheri & Penny at Innovative Business Solutions. Now my job is to get the word out there to everyone to check out the website.  
Around the Block
I have found a little time to sew in the past few days. Jim got called to Minot (his hometown) to help with the flood situation there. I am just finishing the binding on this little quilt and will get it up on the website in the next day or so. I struggled for a name for this one, and ended up with "Around the Square".  The colors are my favorites as of late-brown and red and typically for me the flowers are done with wool.

I also have these little red churn dash blocks laid out on my sewing table. The blocks are just 3" finished so the quilt will be pretty small. I have the idea to put some tiny button flowers in the center of each churn dash. We'll see how that goes and I'll keep you posted.