Category Archives: Edie McGinnis

December 12, 2014

Considering the Children

By Edie McGinnis There are only 13 days left before Santa comes to call. Twelve, if you open gifts on Christmas Eve.  That’s not much time left if you’re making gifts, especially those of the quilted kind. When I watch my grandkids open their gifts in a flurry of wrapping paper and ribbon, I am Continue Reading

December 5, 2014

Tops and Blocks and Pieces, Oh, My!

By Edie McGinnis I much prefer the phrase works in progress, or WIP, as we so conveniently shorten it, to UFOs (unfinished objects). Somehow, WIP seems more positive, even though I may not have touched a particular project in 10 or 11 years. And, who knows, maybe more time than that has elapsed since I Continue Reading

November 21, 2014

Inspector 21 Does Not Approve

By Edie McGinnis Lone Star quilts are some of the most striking quilts ever made. It is easily one of the most recognized quilt patterns and goes by many names. Hearth and Home titled the pattern An Aesthetic Quilt. Ruby Short McKim had more than a little trouble deciding what the quilt should be called. Continue Reading

November 14, 2014

Getting Ready for Retreat

By Edie McGinnis I’m taking a busman’s holiday this weekend and going to a quilt retreat. My sewing machine is in the case, and I have the tools I don’t think I can live without in my carrying bag. I have my AccuQuilt GO all packed up, and a new die is tucked in the Continue Reading

November 7, 2014


By Edie McGinnis There is something about string quilts. Not only do they catch my breath, but they seem to speak to me. I can almost hear them whisper, “Come closer. Look deeper. Miss nothing.” Inspecting each block is akin to browsing through a library, a library of fabric representing the era in which the Continue Reading