Saturday, December 31, 2011

T-shirt/Memory quilt

A special girl...a special Delta Zeta Memory Quilt.....
Dive memories of great friends......

T-shirt Memory quilts special to wrap yourself with the memories of a loved one, great times in school, college, travels, etc.....cuddle, nap, lounge and the creator it is a pleasure to bring this all together for someone....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sew Easy Receiving Blanket

Size: 34.5” square blanket
Cut: 1@30” square
1@40” square

Mark centers of all 4 sides of both pieces. Mark 5 inches from each corner of the larger piece of fabric. Match the middles and the 5” mark (of the large piece) to 1/4” from the end of the short piece. Sew each side separately. Choose one side to leave 5” opening in the middle for turning inside out.

The 4 corners should now look like this example. The 5” extra will be hanging off at the corners.

To complete the corners:
1. Match up the 2 seams at each corner and lay them on top of each other.
2. Use a square ruler and form a right angle (90) from the fold edge to the point where the stitching stopped. Draw a line.
3. Sew on this line from the fold edge and stop at the point where the stitching started/stopped.
4. Trim 1/4” from the seam.

Turn the blanket inside out through the opening.

Flatten the blanket and pull out the corners. The flange should be 2.5 ½” around all sides. Press with the seam toward the edge of the blanket.
Top stitch or decorative stitch along the seamline and this will close the opening at the same time.

** This is the same concept for making the small blankets that babies hold – for a 2 1/2” flange or binding, always cut the larger (back) section 10” than the larger than the smaller/front section. (ie: 15” and 25” yields a 19.5” blanket or 32” and 42” yields a 37” blanket)

Happy Sewing!
Marcia Henry 281.910.0026
Stitch Memories – Longarm Quilting Services

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Houston Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival

Overwhelming!!! So many new ideas...fabulous booths...awesome classes...met great folks...stay tuned and see some of the great new projects spinning off from market.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sausage Crescent Rolls

1 lb breakfast sausage (like Jimmie Dean)
8 oz. cream cheese
2 cans of crescent rolls (try the new 'seamless' cans of rolls)

In a skillet, crumble and brown the sausage. Remove from heat and add the cream cheese and let it soften. Stir to mix in with the sausage.
Unroll the crescent rolls, (Pinch the seams together), divide the sausage mixture and place it down the middle. Roll the crescent rolls lengthwise pinching the edges. Place seam side down on a baking sheet and brush the top with egg white.
Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes or until it is golden.

Cool and then slice.

*** to make smaller rolls, divide each can into 2 sections to make smaller rolls - yields 4 rolls.

This is yummy!! It is great for brunch or breakfast.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New quilt class????

We had so much fun with the last class that the my friends at church want me to do another class.....i would love to....but....not sure about what quilt to do....any ideas?...needs to be average skills that all skill levels could enjoy....
I love the renewed interest in quilting that has spread through the church!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer Coming to a Close!

I've been gone for a while!! Life has taken many twists and wonderful turns in the past 3 months!! My dad was in a serious car accident in May and I have been able to be with him and help him with his recovery as he lives with us until he is back on his feet.....retirement -yes I did it!! BUT now I am in full swing with my Longarm quilting business....I love it!!! I have joined 2 quilt guilds-Lakeview Quilt Guild and Mainland Morning Quilt Guild...completed several charity and auction quilts....I have started my first Block of the Month Club with Pinwheels and Posies -local quilt shop....and I started doing contract work back to my school district as well as continuing to take dad into rehab 3x per week with doctor appts, etc....would love to hear from you:)
call me...come see me if you want to work on a quilt or need someone to quilt it for you!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quilting Class - 'Church Lady Quilt"

What a success!! 2 classes completed - 36 quilts made - it has been more fun than i ever friends...sharing ideas...learning new techniques...sharing a passion with others...stay tuned after May 22...we will show quilts after church ...look for pictures

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter in East Texas

family, grandchildren, hunter family, gathering eggs, riding fourwheeler, fishing, picking dewberries, picking purple irises, good country cooking with grandmother's recipes, '84' with cousins, dying Easter eggs, decorating Easter cookies, sun-rise Easter service, pancake breakfast, enjoying cows, swimming and swinging, we are blessed.....blessings to all!!

Scruffily - Rachel Griffith style

Feb...San Antonio quilt guild festival....workshop with the one and only Rachel Griffith!! yes!! awesome!! ...(check out her pattern at Moda Bake Shop)... love the fabrics by moda...this is my 2nd scruffily...sure i'll have a # 3... easy, quick, fun

Oh my Stars!!

Oh my Stars!! by marcisstitchmemories
Oh my Stars!!, a photo by marcisstitchmemories on Flickr.

Yes me! winner of last month's quilt guild lottery blocks - won 9 - made another 15...and a new quilt -- love it...reminds me of my grandmother's quilts....i think she is smiling!

Texas Quilt: Bluebonnets, Boots, & Stars

100_0360 by marcisstitchmemories
100_0360, a photo by marcisstitchmemories on Flickr.

"Bluebonnets, Boots, Stars" - Auction item for the Historical Society - first major project without a pattern....lots of improvising....lots of fun...hope it finds a new home

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sofia's Magoo

100_0337 by marcisstitchmemories
100_0337 a photo by marcisstitchmemories on Flickr.

she's complete....Question??....will she replace "Baby"?......nope.....but Baby will have a new friend.....

Monday, February 28, 2011

UUMCQG - Quilt Market - San Antonio

awesome ladies; awesome quilts; awesome classes with Rachel Griffith of; awesome San Antonio quilt shops; awesome sister; awesome tours of SA downtown/Riverwalk/Alamo and Gruene, TX!

Rachel taught 3 of her quilts: Scruffily, Coin Collecting, and Pinwheel Sampler...thanks for a great time and wonderful quilts!

San Antonio fabric shopping

Originally uploaded by marcisstitchmemories
like it? do you see a Monkey? It's going to be "Melly & Me -Magoo Monkey" ...every granddaughter needs a monkey!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

San Antonio Quilt Market San Antonio for market and quilt classes with PSI Quilt - Rachel Griffith....great food, shopping, coveting doesn't get any better than this......

Monday, February 21, 2011

Love my Quilting friends

The first class was full of wonderful and gracious ladies.....lots of creativity and talent...beautiful fabric collections...beautiful quilts are budding!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Church Lady Quilt - teaching my first quilt class

...and I was just going to teach a few friends at church how to quilt.....listed it in the church newsletter....40 people later and 2 courses - we are about to begin on Monday.   I can't is wonderful to see so many people that have an interest in quilting!!!  What a great way to share, fellowship, meet new people - hope everyone has as much fun as I do!!

New Drug Avastin -story in the Wall Street Journal - My Granddaughters

My son and daughter-in-law were able to participate and be privileged to a new treatment for their daughter's eyes.  See the following link to the Wall Street Journal.   Such a miracle.
An inexpensive dose of Avastin injected into the eyes surpassed a conventional laser treatment in fixing a leading cause of blindness in babies born prematurely, according to a new study.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Binding -Double-fold & continuous

Double-fold Binding - Continuous seam 

Sew on a continuous double-fold binding with invisible ending.

Strips:  Cut 2 1/2" strips WOF.

How long?  Measure the entire perimeter of the quilt and add 15".  Divide this total measurement by 42'" to determine the number of strips.  

Sew each strip - end-to-end at a 45 degree angle.  (just like the border strips)

Press the strip in half lengthwise.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Breakfast Cheesecake

should call this Laurie's cheesecake -  it's always a hit when I take it.....actually found this in my favorite San Antonio cookbook

Breakfast Cheesecake

1 yellow cake mix (not with pudding)
1 c. large curd cottage cheese
2 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. sugar (topping)
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs

Preheat oven - 350 degrees.  Prepare the cake mix according to the box instructions.  Pour into a greased 9x13 cake pan.  In a mixing bowl, mix the cottage cheese, cream cheese, vanilla, 1/2 c. sugar and eggs.  Pour over the cake batter in the pan.  Stir the 1/4c sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside for later.
Bake for 30 min. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar and bake another 15-20 minutes or until  the center no longer jiggles.  Surprise - the cake mix and cheese mixture trade places!
great with coffee!  as dessert!!  same day!  next day!  freezes great!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

the man quilt

So my husband is finishing his first quilt.  We figured if he was going to be a longarm quilter then he needed to know all about making a quilt - start to finish.  Way to go - awesome job -

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Now that I have a Longarm quilting machine, I am ready to do lots of quilting!