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.
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. Of course 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 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. [email protected]
Here are some projects I worked on recently.
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.
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.