Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mother Superior's Blog Has Moved

We are excited to announce that Mother Superior's Blog has moved to a new location. Our new address is

Please update your bookmarks and/or RSS feeds.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Texture Magic Tuesday/ Heirloom Baby Ensemble

Make an heirloom outfit for a special baby in your life using today’s modern techniques.
Achieve the look of hand smocking in a fraction of the time by using Texture Magic™!

Heirloom Baby Ensemble by Annie Unrein
Pattern includes complete, step-by-step instructions for texturizing fabric as well as assembling gown with self-lined bodice and border trim, bonnet, and slippers.

Sized to fit infants, newborn to six months.

Beaded lace trims, beads, and ribbons make beautiful, but easy embellishments

Texture Magic works well with all fabrics, including silk.
All three pieces can be made using 1 yard package of Texture Magic.

Your precious little one will look like an angel in this beautiful gown, bonnet, and slippers.
Heirloom Baby Ensemble can be ordered on our web site.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Longarms are In!

In preparation for the School of Threadology, several of our longarm machines are now in.

We now have 5 machines that have been set up, with more on the way.

Come and play with us! Imagine a class where you can use all of our Superior Threads and try many of the major brands of midarms and longarms on the market today.

Our staff has been in training on the use of the longarms.
The men, too.

Even Bob has given each machine a try.

Make sure to check the calendar on our website for upcoming classes.
All school sessions will also be announced in Bob's newsletter.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Kinkakuji Quilt

The most famous Buddhist temple in Japan is located near one of our thread factories in Kyoto. It is called Kinkakuji which means the Golden Pavilion. The temple is situated in a small lake and the building is gold plated. When the sun hits it, the building lights up -- it glows! It is quite the site to see!
While attending the quilt show in Paducah a few years ago, we stayed at a bed and breakfast and happened to meet Trina Weller, a fellow guest who was working on some beautiful quilts.
Bob had always wanted a pictorial quilt of Kinkakuji to remind us of our 10 years in Japan and we asked Trina if she would make a quilt of this beautiful temple. She said, "Sure!"
Her friend Leona Law did the design and painting and Trina did the construction and quilting. Trina used so many different applique techniques in this quilt that I can't name them all. It is a masterpiece!
Threads Used: Metallics, Highlights, and Bottom Line. The border has Rainbows and Nature Colors.
Our Kinkakuji Quilt now hangs in an honored place in our Japanese Room.