Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!
What a memorable year we had in 2014. With the most exciting moment , becoming a Grandmother to Eloise Marie-Lynn Simpson. Yes, it is true what they. I am loving every moment.
We all know that this year 2015 will hold lots of happy times too. 
Charley loves being Aunt Charley to Eloise. If you could just see them together. Sweet Love.
Charley loves learning at SCAD. Savannah college of Art and Design, in Savannah Georgia. Her classes are becoming much more intense. Her creative designs in color and fiber are amazing!
Some of her work has been on display at a local Recycling Center  since the middle of November.
I sure wish I could have been there last Thursday evening to see her work in person and when all the students were being honored for their achievements! I'm so proud.
Now I'm going to learn how and try to keep our blog more current. I'm sure one day I will say "this is so easy!"   happy New Year!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Christmas in July

Starting off the summer class schedule with Christmas in July! We will have classes all month long that can either be made with Christmas fabrics for Christmas or made to be Christmas gifts! All are fun, fast, and easy to made for all levels of sewing and quilting! We will also have lots of sit-n-sew days for you to have plenty of time to complete your Christmas projects.


Tuesday, July 1     Yoyo demo
 Wednesday, July 2      Sit-n-sew
   Thursday, July 3         Sit-n-sew
        Saturday, July 5      10 minute block

10 minute block quilt is made using a layer cake 

Monday, July 7      Sit-n-sew
         Tuesday, July 8        Perfect Pillows

Perfect pillows are lined and have an invisible zipper!

Wednesday, July 9       Sit-n-sew
Thursday, July 10        Sit-n-sew
        Friday, July 11      Hot dog pillowcase

Hot dog pillowcases fit standard bed pillows

Saturday, July 12      T Shirt Quilt

Monday, July 21   Sit-n-sew
Tuesday, July 22  Zipper bags

Wednesday, July 23      Sit-n-sew
 Thursday, July 24    Sit-n-sew
Friday, July 25    Jelly Roll 1600

Jelly Roll 1600 is made with one jellyroll!

Monday, July 28   Sit-n-sew
Tuesday, July 29        Sit-n-sew
Wednesday, July 30      Sit-n-sew
 Thursday, July 31    Sit-n-sew

Friday, August 1    Sew Charming

Sew Charming is featured in the Quilt Sampler Magazine

Saturday, August 2      Kitchen towels, hot pads, 
                                    and no sew cloth napkins                                                                                                                                        

We have some exciting new patterns from our local designer Jan Cooper!

This quilt pictured is made with a charm pack and a sashing fabric. Makes a great baby quilt! The pattern also includes directions for you to make it with Moda Candies (2 1/2 inch squares) or Layercakes (10" squares)

Also new in the shop, cute charm pack quilt kits available to make this adorable baby quilt from the moda bake shop! Get yours while they last!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Break

It's spring break and I'm home! I will only be home in Alabama for a week and I have lots of sewing to do! First on my list is to make some perfect pillows! Come sew with me Friday and Saturday, March 21st & 22nd and go home with a finished product! These perfect pillows include an invisible zipper and lining that give them a quality, professional look and did I mention EASY! Add an appliqué or let your fabrics do the work, there are so many ways to create fun, perfect pillows!

Finals snuck up on me quick but here is a quick recap of the end of my winter quarter....

This is my 3D sculpture 

We are EXPECTING a new Simpson in the family!

I created and made my first cross-stitch for Victor for Valentine's Day!

I made cat costumes for one of my finals

This was my color theory final. Six color schemes

I had to create a book cover for my sketchbook

My first day of being home I went antiquing and found this gem.

And today we had a special delivery!

Sunday, February 23, 2014


This quarter just keeps zooming by, like they always do. I am constantly working on assignments and finally, some personal projects! I made it through midterms with flying colors and found a little time to work on some Valentines....because I have to make time for the fun stuff!

Like I said in my previous post, I got a job! And of course it's at a fabric store!
The store is Measure: a fabric parlor in downtown Savannah in this cute little peach building.
Measure carries all types of materials for every level sewer or seamstress and has a strong focus on the fashion, fibers, and accessory design students at SCAD. Maria, the owner, and Abby, the manager, are both SCAD Alumni in Fashion and Fibers and I am constantly learning so much from them. It's definitely a fun place to work and meet lots of creative people!
Follow Measure: a fabric parlor on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see what we're up to in the shop!

I made lots of tissue paper flowers for a paper project for 3D

Mom shared some of Jimmy's quilts for some inspiration!
This is his first hand quilted quilt! I am in love!!!!

This is my final product for my 3D project. My concept was cotton, from blooms to blossoms. It had to be wearable, made out of paper, and had to make Lady GaGa jealous.

Color Theory: making a color wheel

This is my project 2 in Color Theory. Transparencies
I call it Buttons & Bobbins :)

Victor came to visit me for Valentines day! We visited the SCAD museum of art and played with some interactive pieces.

My Beautiful flowers from Victor

Color theory I am currently working on. Warm and Cool colors

My dear friend Lindsey's mother made her a flag like the kits we have in the shop, and mailed it to her here in Savannah! Get yours today!

A work in progress :)

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Hello from SCAD! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! My holiday seemed too short and school came too quickly. I made it back to Savannah just in time for the cold weather! This week we have had two ice days so classes were cancelled and buses stopped running. It has been nice but it is mandatory that we make up all missed days so I will have a couple of short weekends coming up. Lots have happened since I have back in school. I have completed two projects and lots of exercises before the projects. I have also been trying to work on my own projects outside of class and it is kind of working out. Managing my time is not the easiest thing to do. I also got a job this quarter! I will tell you more about that in later posts so stay tuned! Here are  few things I have been up to!

I was able to watch the BCS National Championship game and I decorated a little in my dorm. The bees are made by Carol from the book Quilty Fun by A Bee in my Bonnet.

I went home to surprise my mom for her birthday! Carol taught a class and we had a fun party to celebrate together!

I have been mixing lots of paint.

I tried to knit spaghetti. It is possible just not that much fun.

My beautiful roommate Kammeran went to Atlanta to have headshots taken by professional photographer Derek Banks.

I had to create wearable art out of paper in class. This was only an exercise.
Victor came to visit me!

While Victor was here we visited a few quilt shops and found lots of fun things! I was also able to add to my bee collection.

I helped my roommate, Elizabeth, with a photography assignment.

And one of the worst days here at SCAD, my class was cancelled so Lindsey and I went for drinks across the street. It went from a terrible day to a not-that-bad day :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Catch-Up

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Front Porch Quilt Shoppe!
I am home for holidays and it feels great to be back at the shop with all my friends and family. 
Our Christmas hours will be: Closed Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24th & 25th
Starting today through Monday, December 21st
All Christmas pre-cuts and yardage are 30% off!
Can you count how many tomato pincushions are on our Christmas tree?  If you come in and tell us before we close on Monday, December 21st you can get a FREE FQ of your choice! 

This Saturday we will also be making this Perfect Pillows! Come and join us!  Take a finished one home with you to put under your tree!
Here is a quick recap of my last month at SCAD that went by too fast for me to post about!
My friends and I celebrated my birthday!

We passed out candy to trick-or-treaters

I used my sewing skills and a hem stitch to fix my roommate's weave
(I have to say  am very proud of this :) 

I was able to support my friend and roommate, Kammeran, in her first SCAD performance!
(She is in the middle)

Jacob and Savannah came to visit!

I finally got to sew something!!!

This is my final project in design.  I wrote and illustrated a book about the Mayberry Crewzers
(my Volkswagen car club)
This is where we presented our finals and read them aloud

My friend Lindsey wrote her book about beards :)

My friends' books!
The first quarter was amazing and I can't wait to go back for winter quarter!
Be sure to come in and say hello before I go!