Welcome to Precious Tyes

I have many passions in life and one of them is quilting. The others are reading, knitting,
crochet, cross stitching exercise and being a mom which are all precious tyes to me.
This blog will be about all of these things but mainly about quilting and how it is tied into my life.
The above wall hanging was designed by me and published into a pattern called Homespun Memories.

My blog is also about my Nifty Fifty Quilting swaps which are 50 state quilt block swaps that I started organizing over 10 years ago when my husband was going through depression. It helped me through a very difficult time. We have swapped over 70,000 quilt blocks during this time with many stories that traveled across the country along with our state quilt blocks. Our groups also make charity quilts for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Delaware quilt blocks

Delaware the 1st State.  All Delaware state quilt blocks are all together on one page now!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Conneticut State Quilt Blocks

Premature Baby Quilt

My niece gave birth to a little girl weighing 3 lbs 11 ozs.  She had preecylmcia and they had to deliver her early on August 3rd...both mother and baby are doing great!!!  I made a mini quilt just Maci's size...It was the first time I used the embroidery on my sewing machine so the lettering is a little slanted but I am sure she won't mind.