Back to Work

6 11 2012

Well, after a wonderful spring and summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s time to get back in touch with reality. I have lots of new things to share with you and hope you will be as excited as I am about some new things that I am doing and offering as products.

First, in the quilting department, I am offering some new classes. Artsy Fartsy is a new class that will be offered in installments…thread art, thread painting, embellishment, quilt as you go are just a few topics included in the series.

In the dog accessories department I will be offering a custom collar and bandana combination. The collars will be in specific color combinations to enhance the colors found in the matching bandanas, which of course, can be personalized to your specifications.

Finally, I have two new products in the monogramming department. First, an adorable alternative to personalized binkie blankets: precious stuffed animals with the little ones’ birth information and name on its tummy. Animals available include lambs, monkeys, elephants, ladybugs, etc. The second product is a very fashion forward monogrammed fold-able tote…leopard, cheetah and other trims are available with this item.

Please stay tuned…I promise to do a much better job of keeping in touch!


Ch-Ch-Changes Part 2

13 02 2012

Today I would like to tell you about the changes that are occurring in my  business, ChiliQuiltes. As of the January, my focus has changed and I hope you will share with me the excitement that I feel as I venture out into new territory.

First, ChiliQuiltes, my first business venture, will be the overall umbrella for two other smaller ventures. First, I would like to introduce TAKE IT PERSONALLY, a custom embroidery business that will be a joint partnership with my husband. We will be doing custom embroidery ( for shirts, wedding accessories,baby items, hats, towels, graduation and other special event or holiday gifts, etc.) both locally and online.

Secondly, I would like to reintroduce you to my other smaller venture,NECKS 2 NOTHING. Necks2Nothing is a pet accessory business which includes unique dog bandanas (personalized), as well as personalized leads, collars, T-Shirts with your dog’s picture and personalized with embroidery, as well personalized crate covers  and beds.

What about ChiliQuiltes? What’s up with this part of the business? Well, I will be doing my teaching under this name. I will continue to teach my business blogging,  Designs within the Lines (certified through Pam Clark), and a brand new class, Artsy Fartsy, which is an introduction at art quilting and surface design techniques.  I also hope to begin giving tips for beginning longarm quilters to help them as they begin their love affair with machine quilting. BTW, I will be teaching at Quilting With Machines again this year. The two class that I will be presenting are Artsy Fartsy and Business Blogging.

In the upcoming days, I will be adding a cart and paypal capabilities to this site with further information about products and policies. In the mean time, if you have questions, please contact me at

Again, I hope you will join me and be a part of my new adventures. I would love to become a customer but just having your support will be a thrill, believe me! Happy Monday!