My Family

My name is Martha and I live in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon.

I've been sewing since 7th grade Home Economics class where we learned to construct clothing. I loved that class and still enjoy making my own clothing!! What a fabulous skill I learned and I am grateful to the two teachers who helped me refine my sewing skills, Mrs. VanOsdol in junior high and Mrs Graham in high school, both of Astoria Oregon!!!

So now I am a Quilter!! And I love it. Everything about it is so amazing and awesome. I love sharing what I know with others and I love learning from quilters around the world :-)

My hope is to one day design my own quilting patterns and perhaps teach others the skills I have learned.

I hope you enjoy my quilting blog :^) Martha

Meet my family:

This is Cooper, our cute as ever grand-son!!!

This is Alex (aka Bobbie) our beautiful grand-daughter!!

This is our son Drew and his wife Jess at a University of Oregon Duck football game in Eugene OR.

This is my husband, myself, and our son Josh during our recent visit to Phoenix AZ

This is Maddie, our loving lab, with Cooper and the blowup Duck!!! We are all Oregon Duck Fans here!!!

Update-2016-Coop is now 7 and little sister Hayden is
almost 3. Our beloved Maddie dog is gone to the other
side of the Rainbow, that was the saddest time!!
Our new pup, Bailey. She's been with us since Christmas,
2014. All 3 pounds 8 ounces of her!!!


  1. Wow, I love your "edge" directions. Great ideas.

  2. Hi,
    My name is Rhonda Cratty. I live in Arvada, Colorado and I recently released a new book on
    I wondered if you would help me get my new book out to your readers. Or have another idea to get the word out about my new book. I would be happy to write a guest article, blog or interview for you.

    Our Family Quilt came alive when a friend first took me to a quilting class.
    I knew the journey I wanted to take the characters on. I knew how to sew but not quilt -which was critical in the story.

    One day I asked a friend, who quilted, to give me enough information so I could write my book.

    Generously, she took me into my first quilting class, and under her wing. I went to quilting shows learning as I went, joined a quilting guild, listening to all their inspiring speakers and meeting encouraging quilters. As each friend talked to me, I became inspired to add a different dimension to both my quilting and my book.

    I not only finished the book but fell in love with the art of quilting. The needle became my pen and the thread my ink. As I wrote about Grace, a master quilter, -as she shared her creative gifts with her young granddaughter, Audrey. I was thinking about sewing with my mom.
    As I wrote about their lives unfolding around their family quilt. The love between grandmother and granddaughter was a mirror of my love for my mother and grandmother.

    Thank you,

  3. Your blog is awesome. I'm really enjoying your talent and all the pictures. (I'm in Willamette Valley too! My whole life.) Our weather needs a lot of quilts.

  4. Hi Betty!! Thanks for the visit and the kind words. Yes, I agree, our weather, especially lately, needs lots of quilts, the more there are the warmer we will be.

  5. Love your blog and quilts! Love the Astoria Column quilt! Thanks for sharing! Starr


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