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Welcome to the blog of the Traveling Quilter Website (QuiltingPathways.com). This is a place where I can update you on new things on the website, plus post items of interest that may not warrant creating an entire web page about, and give a space for visitors to comment, ask questions, and exchange ideas.

Jo's Quilting Studio
My Quilting Home

I’m Joanne Reinhold, an avid quilter who also enjoys traveling and RVing as a change of pace from my life as an active quilter. In my travels I enjoy visiting quilt shops, going to quilt shows, visiting quilt museums and special exhibits, and touring around finding quilt barns so I don’t get completely away from quilting even when I can’t be in my studio. The above picture is me in my quilting studio working at my Elna Quilting Dream Pro, while my Pfaff 2040 sits covered up waiting for the next time I work on blocks. I bought the Elna particularly for free-motion quilting. My husband, Ross, constructed the studio for me in the lower level of our house. He used to have a small woodworking area, but I’ve been squeezing him out as I don’t find woodworking dust a good quilting companion!

Occasionally I’ll make Ross write an entry in the blog – particularly on travel-related stuff. Feel free to write me on quilting stuff and your favorite scenic drives and quilt shops and events along these scenic drives.   quiltingpathways@gmail.com

Here are some projects I worked on recently.

wall hanging from antique flower basket blocks
heritage quilt

This one was pieced from 50+ year old blocks made and exchanged in my grandmother’s quilting guild. They were passed to me from my mom and finally they have made their way into a quilt. (In 2011 I was honored and pleased to have this quilt accepted in Wisconsin’s Annual Quilt Expo competition.)

Here is a quilt I’ve made for my Nephew, Alex. It is called “Big Houses” but he thinks it ought to be called “Robots.” I had fun putting free-motion designs of stars, waves, leaves, butterflys, and clouds in the quilting. I am calling it an “I spy” quilt challenging him to find all the pictures within the picture.

wine snuggie quilt pattern
Wine Snuggie Quilt Pattern

Free Quilt Pattern

Here is Free Quilt Pattern I developed to serve as a traveling “coozie” for a bottle of wine. I call it the Wine Snuggie. Take a look at it.