Category Archives: Edie McGinnis

February 20, 2015

My Life in Feedsacks

By Edie McGinnis I grew up in a small town near Peoria, Illinois. It was a farming community, but I was one of the town kids. And even though I didn’t live on a farm per se, I was familiar with many of the same type of chores that were the responsibility of the farm Continue Reading

February 17, 2015

Goin’ to Kansas City

By Edie McGinnis I’m goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come, They got some crazy little women there … It’s true, we do have some women here, but I wouldn’t exactly call them crazy. I’d call them movers and shakers and people who know how to get things done. This is especially true Continue Reading

February 13, 2015

Some of My Favorite Things

By Edie McGinnis This week I thought I would share some of my favorite things with you. Pardon me if I go a little off my usual topic of quilts every now and again. Here is my favorite Marie Webster quilt, Magpie Rose.   The quilt show I loved the most was Infinite Variety held Continue Reading

February 6, 2015

Star Bright

By Edie McGinnis Astronomers aren’t the only people who have a passion for stars. When it comes to quilting, stars are one of the most frequently seen patterns used for making quilts. We use four-pointed stars, five-pointed stars, six- and eight-pointed stars, and you might even find some crazy ones that have seven points or Continue Reading

January 30, 2015

Fabric Choices

By Edie McGinnis A few years ago, I attended an American Quilter’s Society quilt show in Des Moines, Iowa. I stopped off at a booth that was selling Australian fabric as well as hand-dyed cotton sateen. After making my purchases, I caught up with my friends, who were waiting patiently for me at the end Continue Reading