Thursday, December 17, 2009


I just looked at my blog and I noticed that I have not posted in a while. Shame on me.
My only excuse is that I have been busy with Christmas. Not with presents, shopping and baking, I have been diligently working on Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt. I am way behind. I am mostly behind because I do not have the great scrap storing method that Bonnie has. I am proud that I have a big plastic bin of neutral scraps an two big bins of colored scraps. If you would like to make Bonnie's mystery quilt please go to
Yesterday I was lucky enough to go with my friends to Wanchese, NC. There are a group of ladies called the Bag Ladies Quilting Group. They hosted a Quilter's Holiday Surprise. It was wonderful! They had a delicious cookie bar, great trunk show and door prizes (which I was lucky enough to win one)!! It was a great way to spend an afternoon at the beach! I am sorry that I did not take any pictures. I brought my camera but I never took it out of my purse.
I hope that I will post again soon. I hope that you all are enjoying this holiday season.
Remember to thread your needle every day!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Time Flies...

It has been awhile since I posted last. I really don't have any quilting news. Last week I taught a Spinning Pinwheel class at A Different Touch up in Chesapeake. I love every one's color choices. They are all so different. I took some pictures of the cotton fields around here. I love it when the cotton is in bloom. They all look so soft and comfortable. I know they aren't but they sure do look like little pillows.
I also want to show you my porch. I love Halloween and I love to decorate. I really don't think I have a lot of decorations until I start to put them away. This weekend I am going to Hiddenite, NC. The guild there does a little Symposium every year in November. I have always wanted to go, so this year I am going. I am really looking forward to it. I promised you a picture of a quilt that my friends Jackie and Dee made for the hospital scholarship fund. Dee embroidered it and Jackie
quilted it. Dee is is in the picture. The other picture is one of my students who took my gingerbread house class at guild. I just love the quilt. It just makes you happy.

Remember to thread your needle every day!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nothing could be finer...

Nothing could be finer than a day in Carolina. My cat "Bunnie" really exemplifies this. It is a beautiful day here today and she is in the sun porch drinking it all in. She loves to sleep in the sun. Bunnie is deaf so when she is asleep she it OUT!

I had an hospital volunteer luncheon to go to so there was not much sewing for me today. My friends Jackie and Dee were selling tickets for an opportunity to win a beautiful quilt that Dee had embroidered and Jackie quilted. I will see if I can get a photo of that quilt. Monies for the quilt will benefit the scholarship fund that the volunteers give out to kids getting their applied science degrees.
Remember to thread your needle every day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue...
that is all that I can remember.

Today I had to spend time with my dear old friend, my sewing machine. I always write "remember to thread your needle every day" and I mean it. I love my parents and it is fun to see new places but I feel out of sorts if I do not sew a little something. I am trying to finish up a quilt that I am making for my dear brother in law. He likes to go bowling. I found some neat bowling fabric at Mary Jo's but I did not know what I was going to do with it. My friend Paulette came to Colonial Quilt Lovers to teach Deb Tucker's "Rapid Fire Hunter's Star" using one of Deb Tucker's rulers.

(If you are interested in this Deb's web site is

I had a lot of fun piecing this quilt. It was fast, fun and easy! Best of all I knew how I was going to quilt it. It usually takes my longer to figure out how I am going to quilt something than to make it. Luckily this quilt spoke to me.

Remember to thread you needle every day!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Back in North Carolina

I am back in North Carolina! I was gone for a week to visit my parents in Michigan. The Fall colors were beautiful. While I was in Michigan I went to Uncle John's Cider Mill. I used to go by it all the time when I would drive from my college C.M.U. (go Chippewas!) to my sister's college M.S.U. I thought I would share some pictures of my trip to the cider mill. I really wanted to go through the corn maze but you can see from my picture it was a little disappointing. The corn was a little low so I could see where I was going. It still was a fun day.
I am teaching a Halloween mantel scarf at What's Your Stitch n Stuff this week. I am looking forward to the class.
Remember to thread your needle every day!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Halloween is in the air

Seven Pines is very well known in Elizabeth City for being a haunted house. October is my favorite month in North Carolina. The weather begins to cool down and it is not as muggy. This weekend is Elizabeth City's annual ghost walk. Seven Pines is not on tour this year but I like to decorate because we get many people passing by. I just decorated my Halloween tree outside on my porch. I also like to decorate inside as well. This is a photo of my mantel scarf (which I will be teaching at What's Your Stitch n Stuff on October 15th)
Remember to thread your needle every day!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome to my new blog

Welcome to Sevenpines Quilting!
I am new to the blogging world and I thought that I would give it a try. My name is Robin and I am a Quilt teacher. I have been quilting for over 25 years and I love to share my love of quilting with the rest of you. This is a picture of my house which is called Seven Pines. I will be teaching at a Different Touch in Norfolk this Saturday, so today I was busy making copies for my class on Machine Quilting.