Category Archives: Edie McGinnis

July 25, 2014

Fresh Air and Sunshine

By Edie McGinnis About a month ago, I purchased a quilt top that was offered on eBay. The pattern is called Mill Wheel, and it is a beauty. The seller said the quilt is from the late 1800s. Judging from the mourning prints, neons and shirtings that were used, I think that could be about Continue Reading

July 18, 2014

A Cut Above

By Edie McGinnis You know the name Yoshio Okada, right? Maybe not, but if you’re a quilter, I’m willing to bet the name of the company he founded in 1956,Olfa, is as familiar as your own. In 1979, Olfa created the first rotary cutter and mat and changed the face of quilting forever. The job Continue Reading

July 11, 2014

Not the Teacher This Time

By Edie McGinnis I am packing up my sewing machine, a big bag of scraps, and all the little odds and ends and tools I need when I teach a class. Only this time, I’m not teaching. I’m going to be a student. I have been looking forward to this for months now. My teacher Continue Reading

July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

By Edie McGinnis This Fourth of July, I thought I’d let images from vintage feed sacks convey my best wishes for a fun and safe holiday.               Whether you live in the city                   Or in the country       Continue Reading

July 3, 2014

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

This week, Mrs. Bobbins has whipped up a really tempting treat. She is always one to find a good deal out there in the quilt world. Now she brings her amazing talents to you … with her weekly Bobbins’ Bargains! Every Thursday, Mrs. Bobbins will select one of our books and offer it to you Continue Reading