• I get back from vacation and school starts

    My family ended the summer in style. We took a wonderful trip to St. Simon’s Island off the coast of Georgia. We hung out at the beach. We did a little fishing. We saw some very interesting art. We took in a little history. We saw some amazing needlepoint and Tiffany stained glass at Christ Church, And now my girls have gone back to school! I know most Mama’s love the first day of school, but I hate it. It’s as if in that 5 minute drive from my house to the school, my kids grow one full year. In my mind, I still had a 3rd grader and and…

  • Vacation!

    Happy Monday! I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that I am on vacation at the beach with my family this week so I won’t be online. It’s a rare opportunity to completely unplug and just focus on relaxing and enjoying my family. I will probably do some hand sewing, book reading and napping but I am going to do my best to stay off the computer. I have some things scheduled for you to see, but please don’t get upset with me if I don’t answer your comments or emails until next week. Thank you in advance and Happy Sewing!

  • Mimi G Style Conference Fashion Show

    Sulky was proud to once again sponsor the Mimi G Style Fashion, Sewing & Style conference last weekend in Los Angeles, CA. Mimi has been a great friend of Sulky and loves our products. This year, the conference added a fashion show where attendees could strut their stuff in clothing they had made using Mimi G patterns and tutorials. There is a wonderful blog post and slide show of that fashion show on her blog. Check it out here! Thanks, Mimi for letting Sulky once again participate in this great event. Happy Sewing!

  • Spring, Blog Tour and Advice Giveaway Winners

    One of the reasons I love living in North Georgia is just when I start to get sick of a particular season, we move on to the next one! At my house, the daffodils are blooming, the grass is starting to get green again and I am seeing little tiny green leaves and flower buds on the trees. This also means that I need to start thinking about Easter dresses for myself and my girls! Krissy has picked a pattern and wants to make her own dress this year. Korey says she doesn’t want to wear a dress at all. She wants to wear shorts and a tank top. I…

  • My Experience at Quiltcon!

    When I first heard about the Modern Quilt Guild I was a little skeptical. I grew up learning how to sew from my mom and her friends who are all very traditional quilters. I am a southerner, and we like traditional down here in the south. I never in a million years would have considered myself a modern quilter…until now. My early impression of modern quilts were quilts that didn’t take much time or talent to make. Boy! Was I wrong! I haven’t been this impressed by the work, the artistry or the enthusiasm at a quilt show in a long time. The modern quilter is a girl (or boy)…

  • The Sulky Stabilizer Infographic!

    Hello! I have been away at Quiltcon in Austin, Texas all last week and I am so sorry I couldn’t post. My computer decided to die while I was there. I have managed to recover the pictures from the show and will be sharing those and lots of fun moments in a post later this week. Today I want to finally share with you the Stabilizer infographic! I finally got it finished and I hope this will be a helpful. As you know, this isn’t everything there is to know about stabilizers, but I hope it will be a good basic guide to get you started. Feel free to print this,…

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    Remembering 911

    This day holds a great deal of emotion for me. Like most of us, I remember everything about that fateful day. I remember being glued to the television and I just kept thinking, “This can’t be real.” But as the daughter of a retired policeman, remembering the sacrifices of all those police, fire fighters and other public servants really hits home in a very raw and emotional way. For the majority of my upbringing, my father was an undercover narcotics agent here in Atlanta, GA. He had some very close encounters with death over the years and I was very aware that when he left the house, he may not…

  • Sulky & The Original Sewing & Quilting Expo

    The fall is full of exciting shows and one of our favorites is the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Fredericksburg, VA Oct. 2 – 4. Along with having our booth chocked full of great Sulky thread, stabilizers, books and original embroidery designs, two of our National Educators will be teaching classes and giving lectures! Diane Gloystein, long time Sulky National Educator and co-author of the latest Sulky book, “Embellish Your Life With Sulky,” will be teaching “Illusionary Bars.” Here is the class description: Nothing catches the eye more than changing the surface of ordinary fabric to something illusionary! Cut one print into strips and layer it over another for…

  • Join The Newsletter!

    Do you get my newsletter? I put one out twice a month with lots a great info and a few funny stories on occasion. The one that went out yesterday gives you a $100 discount code for the On-Line Sulky Teacher Certification class (the discount ends today so sign up here!), some great tips about quilting and shares what I learned from another embroidery mistake. Check out this issue here and sign up to start getting the newsletter in your email box here! Happy Sewing!

  • FAQs About Sulky Teacher Certification Part 2

    There is a ton of interest in our new Online Teacher Certification class. Lots of people have already signed up for the class and I am getting questions about it everyday. I answered a lot of the questions in my first FAQ post, but thought I should go ahead and answer a few more. Keep them coming! If you have questions, I am happy to answer them. How much are the supplies? That isn’t as easy an answer as it might seem. It thoroughly depends on how much you already have in your stash and whether or not you want to use the exact fabrics that are being used in…