Week 1: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along


My name is Maggie and I will be guiding you on this Sew Along to create a table runner or a table topper, whichever you desire.

17” x 62”
table runner x

table topper x37” x 37”

Here are the weekly lesson plans for both Sew Alongs:


Follow the directions below for either the Table Topper or Table Runner.… Read the rest

Plano ASG Sew Along & Show Off

What’s better than one Sew Along? Two Sew Alongs!

Plano ASG is calling all quilters and garment sewers alike to participate in a Sew Along beginning Friday, February 7th. Over the six week event, participants have the option to quilt a table runner or table topper. Or if fashion is your passion you may elect to sew Vogue 8897.… Read the rest

From craft to art: Richardson quilter brings home the gold

Special Contributor of Dallas News
(original article)

When Melissa Sobotka quilts, there are no pinwheels, no wedding rings, no log cabins.

There are, instead, sinuous waves, Christmas-like ornaments filled with swooping whorls and re-creations of painted masterpieces.

Sobotka’s quilts are art, hanging in private collections and galleries.Read the rest

Quilting in Space

A follow-up on Karen Nyberg’s story, the NASA Astronaut who quilts in space.


NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg hosts quilting bee from space station

With her long blond ponytail floating above her inside the International Space Station, astronaut Karen Nyberg calmly explains the challenges of quilting in weightlessness.

“Now that I’ve tried my hand sewing in space,” she said in a video released Thursday by NASA, “I can say one thing with certainty: It’s tricky.”

As if being a mechanical engineer and astronaut isn’t significant enough, the avid quilter brought sewing supplies including fabric, scissors, thread, five needles (but no pins) to create a quilt block in space.Read the rest