Quilt Dreams

May 20, 2023

I am working in the studio this weekend. Visit tomorrow Sunday May 21. From noon to 4PM.

The Skipjack Art Studios 329 Cannon Street Chestertown MD

There is a whole bookshelf full of used books and magazines for sale.

I am working on a hush hush wedding quilt for my daughter and her fiance. Can’t show photos until it’s finished. But you can see it in person if you stop by.

Last month I finished a memory Quilt made from my Father in Laws ties.


April 3, 2023

We have been so busy. In February we travelled to Tahiti, enjoying a 10 day cruise around the Pacific Islands. Our ship was the Wind Spirit, this ship is outfitted with huge sails, that indeed can be used to sail the ship. But on this trip they were mostly just raised ceremonially as we left port. It was a beautiful trip, we got to relax, enjoy the daily fun activities, and eat great food at dinner each evening.

In Mid March, my husband, Tom Dietz (the photographer) fell and broke a bone in his tibia. He has been on crutches and wheelchair since. He finally gets to start putting some weight on his leg this week, and hopes to regain some mobility.

Our beautiful and talented daughter, Kelly and her wonderful partner Rich are planning to be married on July 1, 2023. So we hosted a Bridal Shower for her on March 25. We celebrated with family and friends in the Studio and many were able to join in via Zoom. It was fun to get everyone together before the big day, which is coming up fast!

I am busy working on a wedding quilt for the new couple. It is a secret so I am unable to post any photos…until after they get it.

I did manage to squeeze in a little time to get the October strips finished on the Temperature Quilt. It felt good to move this one along.

Now that the website is finally up and running, I hope to be posting more often, so be sure to check in and follow Dream Castle Quilt Studio on Facebook.

Quilt Dreams

I think this title for my new blog on the Dream Castle Quilt Studio site is appropriate because it seems like I always have more quilts in my head ( and in shoeboxes) than I could ever finish in my lifetime!!

Setting up the new studio and organizing my fabric and books for packing up to move over to the new studio seems to be taking up all of my time and energy.

In addition to setting up the new studio, on Friday we met with the house design group to finalize plans for the Queen Street home.

So very little quilting was finished this week. Hopefully I can get back into gear and get something done this coming week.

January 14, 2023

This week I will be packing up my Long Arm supplies and taking the machine apart in preparation for the move. I’m so excited to be setting it up in the new studio space.

Of course I’ll also be bringing all of my books, threads, and rulers. There are three tubs full of quilts that need to be finished, some of mine and some for our charity projects.

The studio will be open for visitors most afternoons, when I’m in town. And I’ll try to put up a notice on this website.

Progress has been made on our Queen Street house. We have designs that need to be presented to the Historical Commission. Then we can connect with a builder and get the heating/cooling systems updated. We are adding both Geo Thermal and Solar to make the home as energy efficient as possible.