December 18, 2019

2019 is almost finished, Christmas day is a week away and my gifts are shipped, my customers have their (intended for Christmas) quilts back and I'm plunking my way through all of the quilts that were patient and generous with their time until after the holiday rush was through.  Thank you so much everyone that said 'mine can wait', I appreciate it so much.  After all these years quilting for others, it is still a major last minute rush time of year!  I'm fortunate to have wonderful quilters that understand and allow me to help others meet their goals as well.

I made some changes to the website/store for the coming year, I didn't really have too many transactions that required the store component, so the practical/frugal thing to do was to drop that part of it and continue on in other ways.

Here's a link to the latest YouTube Volg/podcast

November 17, 2019

So who has scraps? I do.  I have been saving scraps for so long it seems.  I originally had two bulk food bins with lids from the grocery store, one for lights, the other for not lights.  I made a Queen Bedspread quilt by just sewing a chunk on and making a straight edge, sewing on another chunk and sew on..... everyone loved it but I didn't seem to be emptying the scrap bin.  The most effective way to get rid of scraps was to just give them to someone else!  Shirley used to take a bunch and come back with a quilt in a few weeks.... she was good at it.  

Now that I don't have ready access to someone taking my scraps (I would have to pack them up and take them to someone), my bins are full. So are a few bags and a box or two.  I have made a few quilts out of my scrap bins, On Ringo Lake by Bonnie Hunter, and The Gypsy Wife by Jen Kingwell.  I also was able to coax my retreat ladies into making the scraps into a quilt top for our Guild's Community Quilt progr...

September 19, 2019

So, September is always a busy month.  This year is no exception!  I have been trying to get caught up on Quilts after working 16 extra weeks this summer... and get ready for my retreat this weekend and the Nelson Quilt Show next weekend!  I'll be bringing things from Poppins Quilt Parlour to the show, so if there's something you'd like me to bring along, just email me at and I'll make sure it gets packed!

Have you seen my Debra Quilts Lots Facebook page recently?  I post pictures of all of the quilts I have quilted once they've been received by their owners,,,, check it out, there's a huge variety of patterns, fabrics and techniques on there.... the biggest reason I LOVE quilting for others (the hugs are pretty good too).

July 7, 2019

Hey!  I'm home today and I've spent my morning putting together the latest episode of Debra Quilts Lots and Knits Bits where I share my quilting and knitting adventures..... so grab a beverage and your knitting or listen along as you create in the sewing room....

June 18, 2019

Almost ready to to go to Fibrefeelia Fest this weekend!!!!  I have a bagful of things to drop off in Grand Forks, another batch of deliveries that are going to be picked up in New Denver and a whole other gaggle of things to take to Castlegar for Monday morning!

I still have room for stuff to go if you're in need of anything!  

There is still time to sign up for classes at FibreFeelia too..... it would be awesome to see  you!  

It's early in the day, so I'm going to go and finish up some custom Project Bag orders and do a little quilting before I head off to Poppins for the rest of the day.  See you all soon!

October 20, 2015











I got home this afternoon from the Washington State Quilters show!  Beautiful display of talent and I even brought home a ribbon for my Treasure Quilt!









Here are some pictures that I took at the show, I had camera issues and got as many with my phone as I could until it died too.  I am terribly sorry, I did not get all of the info on each quilt, I just started snapping and this is what I came home with!





































September 27, 2015

It always seems like September is a 'starting' point in the year.  I guess from the time we start school and our kids start September represents the beginning of something..... It's been a few years since I went to school, and there's one more kid who's still in school but he manages incredibly well on his own and I have nothing to do with school any longer.  So, why is there this feeling to get back into gear when September rolls around?


I seem to have a schedule these days, complete with appointments,commitments and deadlines..... and I'm ok with that.  I do tend to try really hard to fit everything in but I am starting to realize that I cannot do everything.  For instance, in the last two weeks, there were 4 events that I could have attended.  I had to let go of the idea of the 5 day class in the midst of everything because I am NOT a Rockstar anymore.... I can't do it all - naps are too important nowadays..... 


I was able to spend a few days in Grand Forks at th...

August 20, 2015

We have returned home from our summer trip.  Car Shows in Spokane, WA and in Libby, Montana..... both excellent events where everyone is treated like gold and really enjoys themselves.  


I did stop in at Kissed Quilts to see Marlene on the way down.  After being in the convertible for 3 hours in 106 degrees farenheit, her little shop was a great stop..... I got my Row by Row and a license plate and a little something for a friend..... she has ALL of the Northcott Toscana line... wonderful colours and they feel very soft.  I plan to email ahead with my shopping list and meet her at the Grand Coulee Quilt Show, she is the Featured Quilter!


I also found a new little shop in Libby Montana,  The Quilt Cottage she's been open since June (so no Row by Row) but nice selection.  She took over a location of a previous quilt shop so if you've been there before, you can find the new one!


I took my Hexagon Millefore project with me.  I didn't make much progress because we were visiting an...

August 9, 2015


Yesterday, I went on a little (intense) Shop Hop with two gals from my night guild quilting group.  Everyone here in Penticton has been very welcoming and the night group is always coming up with things to do.  So we left here at 7am.  Stopped in shops in Kelowna, Vernon, Armstrong, Salmon Arm, Pritchard and two in Kamloops..... A lot of miles in one day and we managed to shop in all of them too.....


Because we were going to Katja's Quilt shoppe in Kamloops, I had to pick up her book 'The New Hexagon'.  She signed it for me and everything.  There's also a Facebook group called the Millefore Quiltalong and I keep seeing my friends' creations on there so I have been looking (and buying) fabric that can be fussy cut into little pieces to make hand-pieced hexagons... I tried hand-piecing a few times before but never accomplished anything bigger than a pillow....So I tried last night with some fish fabric I got at Di-Versity Quilt shop in Pritchard (worth the hunt to find her)...

July 27, 2015

We have had a cooler weekend and that makes for a pretty pleasant Monday.  Sure I have a sweater on in the house but outside on the deck, the sun is warm and the dog is doing his circuit of couch, deck, shade, couch, etc.  He is content.  So are the Quail in the yard, there seems to be a thousand of them.  I know it's not a thousand but there are lots.  They sure go from fuzzy little babies to juvenilles quickly.  A radio show I listened to said they go from nest to maturity (for meat) in six weeks.  That person grew and butchered them in her Vancouver apartment for food.  I will stick to store bought, thanx.


Saturday morning started out with a lot of rain..... not such a good thing for an outdoor quilt show.  But Summerland lived up to its name and the sun came out.  There were a few sprinkles and then enough of a breeze to dry things out.  My quilt didn't get outside, it was displayed inside the shop and is still at Cherry Tree Quilts for...

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