A New Beginning

When I started blogging as Quilting Lodge, my path was very different.  I was certain I wanted to have an online store and sell lots of beautiful fabric.  Then my awesome dad bought Roscoe {my Gammill} for me and I fell in love with quilting.  I quickly decided selling and packaging fabric wasn’t near as much fun as quilting.  I love quilting.  I love the creative outlet it gives me.  And that’s how this all began.  The little voice of change started as a whisper and became louder and louder.  I knew I couldn’t ignore it, even though it was super scary.  I’m so happy I listened to that inner voice because I can now officially say….

Hello!  And welcome to my new home, Orchid Owl Quilts!

I’m so excited and very proud of my new home.  I hope you love it as much as I do.  I spent a lot of time the last 2 – 3 weeks transitioning to the new site.  Although, I really didn’t do much of the hard stuff.  I found an awesome person, Sarah from Spunmonkey, to help me.  I highly recommend her if you need help moving from Blogger to WordPress.  She is truly awesome and super friendly!  For real.

I think we need to celebrate the launch of my new name and new site by having a giveaway!  Don’t you think??  One lucky follower will win a layer cake of Sphere by Zen Chic.


Please leave a comment for a chance to win this awesome layer cake.  You can earn an extra entry by clicking the Facebook icon on the right and liking my new Orchid Owl Quilts page.  It’s a brand new page so I still have lots of work to do.

One more secret.  I’ll be hosting a second giveaway on Instagram.  You really want to check that out!  I promise you will love the prize.

Both giveaways will run until June 22nd at 11:59 PM CST.  I’ll announce a winner on June 23rd.

I can’t wait to start this new adventure!


135 thoughts on “A New Beginning”

  1. Good luck in your venture. I love the quilted owl you did. Perfect layout on your website too. Charlene The Cotton Farm

  2. I love you new site! Best of luck on your new adventure! Of course, I’m almost your biggest fan so I love all of your creative ventures.

  3. The new site is great! I love that the photos of quilts you’ve quilted take you right to the link describing them – so nice to not have to search for info.

  4. Your new site looks wonderful! I always followed your posts on Quikting Lodge and your new website will be no different! Love the giveaway prize as well 🙂

  5. Hi, I’m new to your site but I have to say I love your name! I am all about OWLS!! Love them, so anything entioning owl gets my attention. Hope to learn more about you and your adventures.

  6. I happened upon your new site just in the last few days. It’s lovely! I just finished a quilt yesterday that used your Little Bird House pattern.

  7. Congratulations on all the Awesome changes!! Praying Lots of Blessings over your new adventure!!! Soooo exciting!!

    Thanks from all of us that choose NOT to do Facebook, etc etc too…that we can also participate in your Give-a-Way!! Special Hugs to you!! 🙂

  8. Wow, Vicki! I really love the new name. Best of luck in all your new adventures.(Thank you for the giveaway.

  9. Oooooh I do love that name and would like to congratulate you on this new venture!!! How exciting!! I will be following you to keep in touch!!

  10. Seeing your Bloggers Quilt Festival entries really brings home the “rightness” of both your new name and your new direction. Congratulations!

  11. marianagalvagno

    Congrats on your new beginning! It’s challenging and full of expectations and I hope you’ll fulfill all of them! Good luck in your new adventure! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Congratulations, these kind of adventures are always awesome somehow. I love the Orchid Owl header on your FB page Good luck all the way around

  13. Congratulations on getting your new site up and going. It’s great to be able to do something you really love.

  14. congratulations! Please share some of your custom quilting with us in the future.
    I love to see the way quilting enhances the piecing

  15. Congratulations and Good Luck! I am considering the purchase of a longarm after I retire (12-1-14!!!) because I want to quilt more. Space for the machine is my sticking point.

  16. Congratulations on your new venture. Those little voices really should be listened to. I don’t facebook or instagram but thank you for the chance.

    just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

  17. It was worth all the hard work the past couple of weeks. It looks great, of course I might be somewhat bias. Hugs and kisses Mom

  18. So happy I found your site- it’s lovely and some of your tutorials are now on my “to do” list. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Congratulations. Moving is always full of excitement and fear of the unknown. Your new site came out looking great and I’m sure you will enjoy it even more than the last one.

  20. Vicki
    God Speed to You. You’re already successful and it can only become more promising as you have the support system there.
    Love the Swirly Twirly Dresden mini quilt…especially the back w/the density of the pebbles, swirls.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to partake .
    What branch of the military does your spouse serve? We all know you serve our Country too and I thank you for that:)

  21. Best of wishes on your new direction. I hope it fulfills your inner soul and that scary voice quiets down. When I saw the new name on my Bloglovin’ list it confused me. I didn’t remember following a new blog by that name. There are many things I don’t remember these days. I’m happy it was you. Now if only my super sweet hubby would gift me a Gammill…

  22. Beautiful website and good luck with your new venture! I know you will do well as your quilting is fabulous, will you keep your store open?

  23. Look at you! Following your dream, how awesome is that? I’m sure you’ll have great success. Congratulations.

  24. Congratulations on finding something you love doing and being able to pursue it as a creative business. Thanks for the opportunity as well. Notwendy gmail

  25. Things usually happen for a reason — and your path is taking you exactly where you want to be. I’m so happy for you. Thanks for passing on all your experience and wisdom!

  26. Michelle Olsen Sasak

    Congratulations! I love your blog name (owls are the best!) I’m following you on IG (@michellesasak)

  27. Congratulations on your new adventure. Who doesn’t love Zen Chic? I don’t know where get all their ideas for such cute designs. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  28. Debra Kay Neiman

    Congratulations on the new site. I already follow you on Bloglovin. Good Luck and best wishes. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  29. Debra Kay Neiman

    I am a new follower on Facebook. Congratulations and I love the purple owl quilting. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  30. Congrats on your new website. I love this blog!!! And the fabric well I have a obsesion with fabric so I Love it!!

  31. I liked on FB. I tried to follow on bloglovin, but the button just took me to my feed, not to your page. 🙁

  32. Congratulations on your new name and your new adventure, your quilting is gorgeous!

    Awesome giveaway, Thanks for a chance to win.


  33. A layer cake giveaway – WOO! Thanks for your help with the pinwheel quilt and introducing me to a new method for making HSTs. Can’t wait to begin working on it. 🙂

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