Sunday, May 17, 2009

My sister, Meredith England, and I design quilting patterns, and quilt for others using our Gammil Statler. On this blog we'd like to share ideas and solutions to quilting problems, talk about how we choose designs for quilts, how we overcome problems, and how we design our patterns. It will be an advertisement for our patterns, no apologies, but that's just one part of it. Whenever we are confronted with a problem and overcome it, it's good to tell others about the experience. When we invent and use a pattern succesfully, it's a good thing to share so that others can have access to the same pattern. And there are longarm quilters out there, who may be too busy to network with local groups, but might enjoy keeping in touch with us and seeing what we get up to.

Meredith and I have been talking about setting up this blog since the arrival of our Statler, Millhouse, 18 months ago. There is so much to learn when quilting for others, and even though we have both quilted for more than 30 years there are still surprises. Just when we're about to get complacent something crops up that we've never seen before, or challenges us in new ways. That's why quilting never gets dull.


Marty said...

Hi Keryn and Meridith,

I was excited to see you had started this blog as I have frequently used your designs. I am looking forward to seeing how you have overcome your quilting challenges!


srclark said...

I'm looking forward to following your blog. You never know when and where you can learn something. Like your quilting designs also.


quiltymom said...

I am looking forward to reading your blog as well. I, much like you read on the Statler sister forum, but rarely respond. I have two businesses, a full time embroidery shop (with 6 employees) then my quilting business -- which is just me. Add to that a husband, a senior in HS and a Junior in college...well lets just say I am busy.


Sharla said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! I started a blog last fall as we began planning our new quilt shop. Come visit us at We received our Gammil the same time the shop opened, so slowly we are learning how it operates. Will enjoy learning any tips & tricks you may share on your blog.


Deep Creek Quilter said...

Hi Keryn,
great to see your new website and designs.Congratulations on your new blog also.

Neta said...

Hi Keryn,
I love to read blogs, so I am glad to see one just for Statler and longarm patterns. Your patterns are great and I have used them throughout my longarming. I'll enjoy hearing what you and your sister have to say.


Cami said...

First, I really like the photo at the top of your blog! I bought your 2ez collection when doing a sampler quilt and really like it so always look forward to seeing your new patterns. Good luck!

GeorgiaQuilter said...

Thanks for thinking of us and setting up this blog. I learn more from my "sisters" than any where else. I look forward to having another opportunity to learn.
Best of luck and keep those patterns coming.

Willow Lake Stitches said...

Hi Keryn & Meredith !

Welcome to the world of Blogland ! I'm happy to see you have joined us. I am a little behind in mine, been busy with graduation & wedding quilts ! I will be happy to see your new designs, and am looking forward to any tutorials and hints you girls will be sharing. You are so right. . . quilting never does get dull !

Thanks again, Beth

Nan said...

Congrats on your new blog! I'll stop by often to see what you have going on.


ardisyoung said...

Keryn thanks for all your help last week. I'm glad you started this site for all of us who love to be nosey, and see what others are thinking and doing. Ardis young (

Kerri Youngdale said...

Your other blogs are a regular favorite read for me. This blog sounds great and I look forward to reading and learning.

As a Simpsons fan, the Millhouse ornament on Miss Millhouse just cracks me up every time!


Anonymous said...

Hi Keryn,

I'm always interested to see how other Statler owners solve issues that arise. I'm looking forward to reading your blog.

Nancy S.