Sunday, August 31, 2008


Save the date and get registered: June 26 to July 3, 2010. You have plenty of time to save your pennies! Good time for planning, call a few Quilting Sisters and come join the fun! My new fabric line, The Sisterhood of Quilters, has been selected as the featured fabrics by the wonderful people at Pat and Len Tobin gather great teachers and quilters to make their cruises a desired annual event for quilt camp enthusiasts.

This is a 7-day cruise from Seattle aboard Holland America's ms Zuiderdam. It includes all on-board meals, 2 private cocktail parties, presentation by me (Jody Houghton), a group photo, and all taxes and government fees. Contact information and to register contact: Rosemary Strand,, 1.800.683,0593, or 360,464.2472.

Let your creativity be inspired by incredible Alaskan scenery while your skills are sharpened by top quilting instructors!

There is a copy of the flyer attached to this post, print it and post it, pass it out! Please join us, we will have so much fun!

Monday, July 28, 2008


The Country Register Newspaper is published every two months. It is published by editors in your own area. Check them out! The HOT STUFF news flash is that The Sisterhood of Quilters fabric and Faith, Hope, and Charity are on the cover of the Arizona, Oregon, and Washington publications for August/September. It is being delivered as we e-speak! I also write a column in the paper entitled "Girlfriend Wisdom". I keep it fun, heart-warming, and I offer a color file for readers to download for sharing with girlfriends. If you don't subscribe personally - and you might like too, you can ask your local antique shop, tea room, quilt shop, or gift shop if they carry it - it's free! Let me know how you like it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Welcome to the Sisterhood Newsletter! My intention for this blog is to keep you informed of all the exciting development of new ideas, fabric collection, plans and projects for The Sisterhood of Quilters. The creation of a framework for quilters to gather together and share their time and talents. Show & Tell their own sewing projects and share their joint-efforts by supporting heart-felt needs in their own neighborhoods, churches, and communities. When we give a gift made by hand, the love that goes into that project is felt by the receiver. The motto is: BBB - Be a Bigger Blessing!

My whimsical, wise ladies, Faith, Hope, and Charity are your founding members of this "gathering framework". I have called it a "membership" for the simple reason that a membership is an expression that we believe and support the same principles ~ acts of kindness, generosity of spirit, what we give we receive, and wish to express these characteristics through quilting projects. These actions contribute to the greater good of our world - in our own hearts, in others, and it makes the world a better place to shine a brighter light.

Start your own "chapter" of the Sisterhood of Quilters. Name it "The Sisterhood of Quilters _________Chapter". Make up your own chapter names. I have Membership Certificates for you to download to make it official. You can check out for more details and official attire like the Membership T-shirts. Ask your local quilt shop owners if they would like to host your Sisterhood Chapter, or Quilting Church group, you're creative - you'll know what is best for your group.

Take care of yourselves first. It was actually Dr. Phil who reminded us, "You can't give away what you don't have", or the airlines instructing us to put on our own oxygen masks first before we can help others. The gathering of like-minded women is one of the best ways to get inspired, be stronger and more joy-filled in our own hearts and minds. Gather your girlfriends and talk about it, then post your plans and ideas here on the blog. We will all look forward to an exciting adventure and uplifting stories.

It's all about BBB ~ Be A Bigger Blessing! Quilting Sister FAITH has appointed herself as V.P. of Projects. She believes in all projects seen and not seen, Faith can visualize great things! Quilting Sister HOPE has appointed herself as V.P. of Perseverance. She will hang in there until the job is done. Hope always sees the brighter side of life. Sister Hope is perfect for the call of perseverance. Quilting Sister CHARITY has appointed herself as V.P. of Heart-felt Service. Charity carries the heart and soul of every project. We simply couldn't survive without Charity's abiding love.

OK, it's your turn now. Let me know if you have questions, if I don't have the answers I know our Founders (or Board of Directors - give yourselves an empowering title too) FAITH, HOPE, or CHARITY will have all the answers we need.

Joy In Your Day,