Modern Log Cabin Quilting

Susan Beal is absolutely having a moment.  One here in Portland and one on a much larger stage.  She’s got her hands in all sorts of creative projects–Designer Fat Quarter Bundles at Bolt, Quilts for Quake Survivors with Daniela, and all on the heals of her latest creation, Modern Log Cabin Quilting. This is a … Continued

Quilts for Quake Survivors

When devastation happens, it is difficult to know where to begin, how to help, and where to direct your efforts. For the last 10 days our hearts have all been in Japan, thinking of the lives lost, worlds turned upside down, and suffering of the survivors. There will never be too many things that we … Continued

Making new Friends: The Needle Shop

Recently, Michelle and I had the chance to spend nearly two weeks in the greater Chicago area. As you may have noticed from our facebook page, we were in BERNINA land. There were a total of three weeks of training, loads of wonderful people, the most amazing sewing machines ever made, and very c-c-cold weather. … Continued

Sally’s Wish List

By Sally Hess! 1. Bernina 440QE As far as material THINGS go, I am pretty well covered. I have a family of wonderful women who also sew and who totally appreciate good tools. There really is nothing finer than sewing on a great machine (I have the Bernina 440QE and love it more than anything!) … Continued

Making a List

It’s the time of year for list-making; maybe for yourself or for the crafter in your life.  Here at MD we’re so lucky to have such a wonderful and knowledgable staff and group of teachers.  And what better way to compile your list of must-have work essentials than to get their top choices.  We’ll be … Continued