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The Scoop on Historic Quilts in McKinney

June 18, 2014 – 1:30 am |

McKinney Quilter and Historian Carolyn Miller is sharing her knowledge and expertise with quilters at Happiness is Quilting in McKinney.
Carolyn, an avid collector, presents at the shop monthly, and her lectures are beautifully illustrated with …

Quilt Depicts The Last Supper

March 4, 2014 – 3:03 am |
Last Supper Quilt Exhibit

“The Supper” quilt by Don Locke, D.D.S. of Waxahachie, was displayed at The Jefferson Regional Quilt Alliance’s Quilts on the Bayou Show in Jefferson in January.  It was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper” and contains …

Cleaning and Decorating for Spring!

February 14, 2014 – 6:58 pm |
Table Cloth Quilt

by Rose Ann Cook
While much of the country is deep in the throes of winter’s sleet and snow, Texas is blessed in that we can toss open our windows early and welcome the freshness of …

Tea Mail – Texas Quilters

October 23, 2013 – 3:35 pm |
Quilter Crafter

Hi Tea in Texas, Thanks for your support last year, we had a blast! Kathy Sellstrom (purple shirt) was our “announcer” over the intercom for the day.
Sandy Welch and Renee Ledbetter stood in front of …

Quilting Helps Preserve French Heritage In Louisiana

October 16, 2013 – 4:42 pm |
Quilting Group Preservers French Heritage

by Stephanie Miller
Quilting has a way of bringing people together and inspiring community.
And that’s what’s happening with “Les Courdres Point” Quilting Circle in South Central Louisiana, where a group of women are learning the art …

Bid on this Quilt and Meet Your New Best Friend!

October 8, 2013 – 1:55 pm |
Shelter Animal Quilt

Operation Kindness has dozens of prospective new best friends for you to meet, and the adorable animals at this shelter inspired this delightful quilt.
The quilt was actually made by the talented children (ages 9 – …

Quilting to Stay Young

September 21, 2013 – 7:06 am |
Janet Pool and Martha Coleman

Martha Coleman A Century of Quilting!
By Janet Pool
Like many quilters, Martha Coleman has enjoyed a lifelong love of quilting. However, one thing distinguishes Coleman from most other quilters. With the recent celebration of her 108th …

Crafter’s Corner

January 13, 2013 – 2:55 am |
Crafter’s Corner

Turn a cupcake chandelier stand into a stellar teacup centerpiece for your next party. Available at Marshall’s, Homegoods, or TJ Maxx ($120-$130), this piece was transformed by Sandy Holland and Kay Duke of Memorial Baptist …

2012 Quilting Trends

September 13, 2012 – 5:50 am |
2012 Quilting Trends

Every year that Tea in Texas puts together its Quilting Issue, Texas quilters amaze us with their creativity and talent.  Our quilters inspired us to explore the latest trends in quilting, so we sat down …

Painted Pony n’ Quilts: A Pearl off the Upper Galveston Bay

September 13, 2012 – 5:42 am |
Painted Pony n’ Quilts: A Pearl off the Upper  Galveston Bay

If you quilt, you know that Texas has as many quilting stores as a Trip Around the World quilt has squares. To be among the best, a store has to carry a wide variety of …

European Quilts Have Unique Appeal but Share Some Common Threads with U.S.

September 13, 2012 – 5:34 am |
European Quilts Have Unique Appeal but Share Some Common Threads with U.S.

The International Quilt Festival in Houston brings some of the world’s most exquisite quilts together for an event that has been called “The World’s Fair of Quilts.”
Tea in Texas checked in with Nancy O’Bryant Puentes,  …

Internationally Recognized Texas Quilter Demonstrates Time-Saving Technique

May 2, 2012 – 6:30 pm |
Internationally Recognized Texas Quilter Demonstrates Time-Saving Technique

An internationally known quilting expert and author met with a large group of quilters in McKinney recently to share her revolutionary piecing and cutting technique that saves time and improves results.
Jodi Barrows, who created the …