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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Time to catch up!

 The last several weeks have been a whirlwind. Time to catch up.

First, we had a great family reunion when all the kids were home for the 4th.

Here's all the grands together, Texas and Story City.

July 5 was a reunion with the McLaughlin side of the family. That's daughter Brook (Chicago) in front of me and her boyfriend Craig in front of her, right down the middle of the pic. Dad, Dennis McLaughlin, is on the left. Daughter in law, Brooke, stayed home this day with a little that had tummy troubles.

On the way back to the airport with the Texas kids, we had breakfast with my sister Dawn and her husband Rick. And that's a quilt in the bag I'm holding - - - of course!

The next day began our spring Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat!

Here is some show and tell from the retreat. What a nice time we all had.

New Backs coming in daily!

Now in stock, Moda's new Speckle backing in 6 colors. This is a very nice quality fabric.  Order at

Also in stock now, Flannel Wide Backs in 9 colors. I just noticed 
the bright yellow is missing in this photo. 108" wide.

Coming soon - 10 bolts of batik wide backs and the entire selection of Circle Play in 10 colors!


Sunday, July 25, 2021


Go to to subscribe for email updates from our online store featuring wide backs.  The selection is growing with several more on order now.

Friday, July 23, 2021

The future of quilting - - -

Nancy Johnson helped her granddaughter make this T-Shirt quilt - - - or was that the other way around? Nice job!


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Our Finale

Videos do not upload well to the blog but here are a bunch of screen grabs from the show last Friday.