Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free Spirit Quilt Guild Workshop

Last night I was invited to the Free Spirit Quilt Guild to do a presentation about free motion quilting. What a great group of ladies! I really enjoyed myself! My friend Lynn kindly took some pictures for me to share with you!

Here is a photo of me demonstrating some free motion techniques.

Here are some of the ladies in the guild. They are gathered around as I demo.

Sometimes I worry that all this quilty stuff will go to my head and I'll get a big head. But, I really don't have to worry about that......When I got home from the guild presentation, I discovered that one of my cats had hurled all over the quilts on my bed!!!!! :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I wonder who invented taxes......

Sadly, I am a creative person and numbers and forms are not my strong point. However, every year I put myself through the agony of using tax software to do my own taxes. So far, I seem to be able to accommplish this amazing feat, but that doesn't make the process any easier. Lists and receipts.....

Perhaps if the tax codes were in a quilt format, it would all make sense to me. Can you imagine how big a tax quilt would be?

Keep smiling!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

Hello! My name is Tricia Lynn Maloney and I am The Orphan Quilter.

What is an orphan quilt? You might ask..... An orphan quilt is made up of orphan quilt blocks, or blocks that never made it into a finished quilt. I LOVE ORPHAN QUILT BLOCKS! New, old, in good condition, or poor -- I love them all. In fact, I love orphan blocks so much -- I WROTE A BOOK ABOUT THEM!

Orphan Block Quilts: Making a Home for Antique, Vintage, Collectible, and Leftover Quilt Blocks.

My book will be out 30 August 2010!

So stay tuned for more orphan block fun!