Geoff's Mom Blog

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stars All Around

This is a quick, easy table runner you will have time to get finished before Christmas if you hurry! Norma has designed and hand quilted (Yep! HAND quilted while watching sports with Bruce). Geoff is in the process of writing the pattern. It should be done this weekend.

Have you stopped over to the Make-It-Do blog to put in a comment for our book? If not you have today left to do so. Otherwise you might miss out!
I am going to work at my "real" job tonight for United Airlines and I heard the computers have been down today so hopefully it won't be too stressful because I would love to get a little stitching done between calls. (I bet you would like my job. lol) I love my job. I make international airline reservations from my home in my jammies! Have a good rest of the day. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What is on your design wall?

Here is a picture of my design wall. I have been working on a new design.
I am figuring out the borders right now. This has been such fun. I am also making a new appliqued quilt. I will show you a few blocks in a week or so.

Callie at is having a giveaway of our new book! Go to her blog and leave comments and you might be the lucky winner. We enjoy reading her blog she has so many cute ideas and fun tips. Life is good. Enjoy the journey!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Table Topper Time

If you stopped by our Booth at Fall Market this is the table topper Norma was working on! I am working on a couple of new quilts. I will show you some blocks in a few days.
May Britt... your book is in the mail. Thanks to all our friends!

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Promise is A Promise

 Ok... Here I am on the bull. As you can see it was fun but... boy I had no idea how much fun! I didn't want to fall off. I rode the bull the first night of Market and I sure as heck didn't want to hurt myself. Norma was in a skirt or she would have been riding too. Moda had a fun dinner and they provided the entertainment.

 Here I am screaming.. notice no tonsils. Ha Ha!

Now here we are quite respectable girls! This is our booth. It was a good Fall Market. I heard the attendance was down quite a bit due to hurricane "Sandy". We loved launching our book and it has had great response. Thanks so much for all your support!
The WINNER is: May Britt..... please email your address and we will get one in the mail asap.

Friday, November 2, 2012

We are BACK!

Hi friends!
We are back from Market and had a wonderful time! I even got to ride the "Bull". Wow! I bet you are wondering what the heck? Ha ha! My girlfriend has the pictures so we will get them on the blog as soon as we can. We found an error in one of our patterns. Yikes! I hate perfection. Just shows we are certainly NOT perfect by any means. If you have purchased "It's A Grand Old Flag" the borders are cut 6-1/2". We are trying to send corrections out asap. Let us know if you need a correction. OK?

Life is so dang busy and we are so dang HAPPY! I will post tomorrow with the winner of the book!

Have a great day!


Friday, October 19, 2012

The Reading Quilt

Norma has made this darling "Reading Quilt". Click the image to purchase. We are on our last big push to get everything printed and ready. Just wanted to give you a peek! No time for long blogs from me, but do know I love to see all the visitors to our blog.
Thanks friends!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Simpler Days!

Simpler Days
Penny's Posies
We pack up the truck on Saturday and start our drive to Houston on Monday. I can hardly wait. Norma is the "truck driver" on the road and I am the "truck driver" in town. We have such a fun time. We usually take a friend or two with us to help. We stop along the way to visit the wonderful quilt shops. We leave Salt Lake early so we have plenty of time to shop along the way. I will try and do some blogging on our trip, but no promises!
Keep your comments coming friends. We are keeping track for our giveaway.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Busy Getting Ready!

Norma and I have been "nuts" trying to get ready for Fall Quilt Market. Norma has made this great new small quilt called "Star Garden" Don't you love it??? I have two more quilts in the works. Actually one is at the quilters and the other is at the photographer. Nothing like last minute details. Geoff has been busy with patterns. He has been putting a QR code on the back of all the new patterns so that if you have a "smart" phone you can scan the pattern and it will take you right to our website for purchase. Wow, he is a smart kid! I am so blessed to have him. He is my techie. I stayed up til' midnight last night starting a new applique project... want a peek? Let us know what you think.

We are considering having another giveaway after we get back from Market. Leave us a comment and we will draw for a new book on Nov. 1.

Life is busy and we are happy and truly blessed. Take care friends!

Monday, October 8, 2012

We are on our Market count down!

This is a small wall hanging I finished for my kitchen. I love, love, love Chickens! The name of the pattern is going to be "Just Sittin". I believe that is what she is doing.. just sittin.

Rosie's Quilt
This quilt was designed for my friend Rosie Gonzalez. I went to stay at her home for a visit and the bed I slept in had this wonderful antique quilt. I loved the pattern so much I had to figure out how to make the quilt. Rosie is the owner of “Rosie’s Calico Cupboard” in San Diego. It is one of my all-time favorite shops.

Click on each image to view more details about these patterns.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Having a bit of trouble

Hi friends!
I am having trouble with the website. I have the new book loaded but the picture will not load. I have contacted our web person. I think you can order the book but no picture shown. Gosh sometimes computer stuff drives me nuts!!! Can you relate? Just wanted to give you a heads up. Norma and I are having a great time. We are like new moms.

Monday, October 1, 2012

New Book for Fall Market!

Norma and I have been busy! We both love Nine Patches so much. Norma has worked so hard to get this dream to become a reality. What a great partner. I am so lucky! This will be available to the quilt shops at Fall Market. We have published the book ourselves and we know you will love it. The book will have 10 projects in it. Can't wait to get your comments. Hope you like it as much as we do!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Madeline's Quilt

Norma just finished this quilt and is making a wonderful bolster pillow to go with it. Don't you love the grey and yellow? Wow I think this quilt looks so "old" which is what we like! I will get a picture of the pillow when it is finished. We are working on a new business project. Geoff will probably kill us because it will be taking quite a bit of his time, but hey, what are kids for? Make it a good day! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

She's a Grand Old Flag!

Hi friends! Well. I have been getting a few things done around here. Finally! I wanted to show you a new pattern we are currently writing. Life here has been so busy and it has caught up with me. I now have Shingles. Yuck! I am telling you all so you will go get your vaccine! Stress isn't good! Norma diagnosed me and took me straight to the doctor. It is so nice to have a quilting partner who is a RN. I hadn't been feeling too well and my left side was killing me. Then I started getting "hives" so I thought. Well I am down now for a few weeks so I am appliqueing on a new project between my naps. Hope all is will with you friends. Take care and get a vaccine! Hugs. Joyce

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

One Of The Latest

This is a new quilt just back from the quilter. It uses lots of scraps. I will have the photographer take a better picture. Just wanted to see what my friends thought of the new quilt. Any comments?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Respect Labor

Norma has made this whimsical picture. She includes lots of interesting "bee facts" in the pattern. If you would like to get this pattern visit our website at
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


The winner of the "In The Meadow We Can Build A Snowman" is.......

Quilt Hollow!

Thanks for all your wonderful comments. We will have another drawing soon! This helps keep us creating. Thanks quilting friends for your pat on the back!
Norma and Joyce

P.S. Quilt Hollow please send us your address so we can get the patterns in the mail.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Woo Hoo! Off to Market we go!

Pineapple Pin Cushion

Norma and I have been working like CRAZY! We finally have all the new patterns written, printed, and ready to take to Kansas City. We are leaving on Monday so we will make it with a day to spare. LOL
We are putting all the patterns on the website.  Be prepared because we won't be able to ship until we return on May 23. We are driving to Kansas City from Salt Lake City. It will take a few days to return home to get shipments out.
Thanks for all your support friends!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

In The Meadow We Can Build A Snowman

This will be another new quilt pattern available after May 12. I just love this quilt Norma designed. What do you think? Love to see those comments. It's about time for another giveaway. Leave comments and we will draw a winner on May 22.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Top Of The Morning!

Top of the Morning friends! This is a new pattern that we be listed on our website and available to quilt shops everywhere. Doesn't this just make you happy? 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

We love Quiltmania!

Remember this quilt? My Hollyhock Garden. It will be appearing in the "Simply Vintage" magazine by Quiltmania. We have been so lucky to have a few quilts published in their great magazines.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Loch Lomond

This is Loch Lomond in Scotland. When I was a little girl my grandma would sing about this wonderful place. I have a fantastic Scottish heritage! Norma and I visited Scotland and went to Stirling Castle where my great-great grandfather was a coachman.

After returning from Scotland I wanted to make a quilt that reminded me of the beautiful country side with the wildflowers and all different shade of green.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


I can't keep up with Norma. She has designed this cute picture to welcome in spring. I watch outside my window to see the robins looking for tidbits of grass and such to build nests. This picture is a wonderful wool piece that looks great on any wall.
Have a great Spring day my friends!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Second Time Around

Don't you love this new quilt? It is so scrappy and you can't believe the fabrics. We now have Geoff writing our patterns and he is doing a great job! He can hardly believe what he has to do for his mom and her friend! He has done all our pattern covers so I thought, well, he might as well be doing the writing too. I am so lucky. Have a nice day friends!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Market in Kansas City!

There is going to be a shop hop at Spring Market in Kansas City and we have designed a block for the quilt. We are excited to be involved in this fun project! How many of you are going to Spring Market??? Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Coming Soon

Memories Of Scotland
This will be available at Spring Market in Kansas City the middle of May.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring is in the Air!

This is the table topper Norma designed and taught at the retreat. It was a great success. The blocks are easy applique and quick to piece. Thanks for stopping by for a quick peek.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Guess where we have been?

This was heaven for us. Norma and I attended the American Quilting retreat/ It was so much fun! 
We had 4 days of sewing, teaching, learning and laughing! We are amazed and all the talented women. We love to teach classes because we come away learning more than I am sure we taught.

This was the "free" quilt kit given to each one of us in attendance. Can you believe it? We also received charm bracelets. I will try and get a picture of it and a cute spool and pin cushion holder shaped like a Ferris Wheel.

Thank you so much Amy and our friends at American Quilting!

Sunday, March 18, 2012


This is the last block in the Seasons quilt, "Spring". My daffodils are blooming and it is trying to snow. I know that Spring is right around the corner so I have hope.
Notice the bird's eggs in the nest? I just love this block! Hope you do as well. Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What is on your design wall?

I have been working on a new project. There are still two more blocks to go. It has been such fun to have a new applique project. I am planning on a pieced and appliqued border. What do you think?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Autumn Block

This is the Autumn block!

This is another block for you to enjoy. You should see the next project Norma is working on. It is great! I just took my BOM border quilt to the quilter. I can't wait to get it back and bind it. I will take some pictures of the new applique quilt I am working on. I just love it!!! Enjoy your day!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Another new quilt in the works!!!

Norma and I are having such fun stitching new quilts. Here is a sneak peek! Keep the comments coming we are thinking about having another giveaway. Stay tuned for details.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Watch for this in Primitive Quilts and Projects Summer/2013.

Norma is quite amazing. She never stops. I am so glad to have her as a partner. This is a table topper called "Hospitality".

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Few New Projects...

We are having a great time stitching! Are you?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Summer Quilt

Doesn't this quilt remind you of a Summer Day? I think it would be a wonderful picnic quilt. Norma just got this back from the quilter. We will be teaching this quilt pattern at the American Quilting Retreat  in Midway, UT. We are so excited to see all our quilting friends!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Quilt in the Works

Memories Of Scotland Quilt
Not the best picture but this is the latest quilt I have been working on. There will be more borders and rows to come. Happy New Year! This year is going to be the best. Keep your comments coming. We love reading them. Cheers!
Joyce and Norma