Back in the late 1980’s, I met Deb Steeg when I worked for a doctor where she was a patient. It was on Valentine’s Day 1989 that she delivered her beautiful daughter Jamie and ten months later I
It’s the Dog Days of Summer and we’re feeling the heat here in the Northern Hemisphere. The “Dog Days of Summer” run from the third week of July to the third week of August coinciding with the
A glorious 4th of July to all! What a great time for fun, food and fireworks with social distancing and masks thrown in for good measure. Beyond the 3F’s it is also a time to reflect on our country
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures out there! What a special day to relax and enjoy your children whether they are young ones or young-at-heart. If you are a dad of a certain
In the early 1990’s when son Robert was young, I became a Tupperware Dealer. Using my marketing skills, in my first full quarter I was the top dealer in the seven-state region! I had a chain of parties
This Mother’s Day w
Did you miss your favorite Waynedale News writers? The downturn in the economy has left very few businesses unscathed including the Waynedale News, that didn’t publish two weeks ago. Soon, we all
Happy International Quilting Day!
This special day is always celebrated on the third Saturday of March and this year you will have a great spot to celebrate it. The Appleseed Quilter’s Guild (The Guild)
The Super Bowl game will soon be here and it looks like there may be an unfamiliar champ as regular contenders, New Orleans and New England, have already been knocked out. I recently came across four
Over the years I’ve created all sorts of Christmas stockings: golf courses, bowling pins, light bulbs, dog bones – you name it. I’ve also beautifully embroidered a few that are very special to
You read a lot of them in the newspapers and online these days: Estate auctions and tag sales with the word DOWNSIZING prominently in the title to alert the readers that whole lifetimes of possessions
Once again, I had a great time at the Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Association Show. The corn-on-the-cob still at $1 an ear was great and the quilt show was full of wonderful vibrant quilts.
It was a beautiful Friday afternoon when my friend Priscilla and I headed to Marion, Indiana to meet Marianne Fons and Liz Porter on the eve of their induction into the Quilters Hall of Fame.
I was only
On a recent Saturday morning the door at Born Again Quilts opened and in walked Karen Rydman of Ossian. Karen announced that she has been wanting to come visit BAQ for a long time since she had been
Recently I went to a garage sale promoted for people interested in fabric, sewing or quilting items: No one else need come. I was intrigued by the classified and figured it would be worth a stop. Not
Happy Mother’s Day!
A couple of months ago I received an E-mail from Liza Hazzard who attends Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Avon, Indiana with my mother. My mother enjoys sharing my Around the Frame
Over 400 quilt enthusiasts enjoyed the Quilt Fair at the Huber Opera House in Hicksville, Ohio. It was heartening to hear people tell me how they read about it in the Waynedale News!
The attendees, who
The third Saturday of March is International Quilting Day and this year a new quilter will be counted amongst us. A couple of months ago I got an E-mail from 20-year-old Chris Winters asking me if I
You may remember my August 3, 2018 article about Quilters Hall of Fame inductee Xenia Cord and her Beanie Baby bashing quilt she made for a friend. Xenia is a woman of many talents including quilter,
Happy New Year dear Waynedale Readers! By the time you read this, Meteorological Winter is half over. Winter weather hasn’t been too bad and the time keeps flying by.
I guess it is part and parcel
It was the first weekend of December 2010 that I met Therese “Terry” Mihlbauer at the Unitarian Universalist Church Craft Show. Terry walked up to my booth and upon learning I restore quilts told
This is how I met Marianne Darr Norman, a quilter, a lover of quilt hi