New YLI Hand Quilting Thread Collection

YLI Hand quliting thread collection

Now available from YLI a set of basic colors.

American National Quilt Project.

I was invited to participate in a National Quilt project.  One block from each state will be included and represent the theme:

The American National Quilt-Quilting Beyond Conflict
"Free to Create a beautiful life beyond conflict and divisioin while maintaining individual creative uniqueness in a united shared vision"
This quilt is meant to become a national and world wide symbol of this statement and delivered to the White House. The Central Home of All Americans 

The letter below is from the project developer, Michelle Costen. If you are interested in participating please contact her at the email below or contact me and I will forward your email to Michelle. 


"Dear Quilters of America,

We need at least one dedicated quilter from each state in America to give a helping hand and take part in the making of the American National Quilt. A Quilt which will become a gift and a National hands on event involving American quilters across the country and delivered to the White House as a symbol of a free American uniting joyfully and creatively and showing how it is possible that every state can join in the making of something beautiful and good without division and conflict. It is in this way we can become a living active example and show support for the Whole of our country.

If you or a group of you within each state or any quilter you know is interested in having a helping hand in the making of the American National Quilt please respond to me at My Quilt Place or at for further details and I will be happy to tell you how you can take part in this wonderful National event. For each State to get involved it will only take making just one 12 inch applique block, surly we can find volunteers from each state to do this and help build the American National Quilt.

I Look forward to hearing from you,

Sincerely and gratefully yours,

Michelle Costen

Member of AQS

Appleton Wisconsin"

Sewline Fabric Marking Pencil

Sewline Fabric Pencil with white leads

The Sewline Pencil is now available at the Quilt Shop after many requests!  Sorry it took so long. The replacement lead colors are in stock  in black, white, pink, yellow and green.

Long Island Quilters Society Show


Coming Soon...


Nancy Ellen Quilts will be a vendor at the LIQS Show.  Stop by and enjoy my show specials on wool and bamboo batting!



2012 Quilt Show

"Quilting Long Island"

March 24 & 25, 2012

Garden City Field House



Get Organized for Hand Piecing


Get Organized!

 Prepare for quilt making by getting all the tools and fabrics organized. My working area includes a sandboard, pins and magnetic pin holder, needle nest for needles, fabric and utility scissors, template plastic, mechanical pencil, white fabric pencil, dark blue thread for sewing( you can’t see it) pre-washed fabric for my block and see thru gridded ruler.



Grey Sky

Grey Sky is our new kitty.  She has recently become a friend to Kitty.  She enjoys hiding under, biting and sleeping on my quilts.