Wednesday, November 18, 2020

 Please join us on our new blog:

Tara Lynn Baisden's Blog

We have also closed our former website: Quilters Ridge.

Please join us on our new website

We look forward to sharing our journey as an author with all of you on our new pages. 

Follow us as we visit Lewisburg, West Virginia - a real town in which our books take place. Where there's a little bit of Mayberry and a lot of love.

Bluebird Falls will be the first book in the series.

Blessings to you!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

It's time for change.....

Greetings, from Wild Wonderful West Virginia!

I haven't written on this blog for some time. Those of you who followed me on FaceBook and Instagram - pretty much the same. I had taken a break from all social media. I had been checking in and reading things here and there, but I didn't post.  The QuiltersRidge page on FaceBook has already been shut down and my personal page will remain.

My life has changed in so many ways in the last five years. Some good, some sad, some horrific changes, and some so absolutely fantastic moments in the past five years ---- but all have led me to where I am today. I still love living in the mountains. I'm still doing a little sewing here and there, for myself personally.  I will no longer be designing for the public. 

My website offering all of my published designs will be closed by mid-November. Any designs of mine will only be offered on as PDF downloads.




This blog is in the process of transferring over to my new website. I'll post the new link here when it is ready and I invite all my friends and post followers here on the blog to come and visit my new landing spot.

While quilting will always be a part of my life, I need a change. I have had a burning desire for something different. I will be using my new website and blog to share my journey to becoming an author. Sure, I'm already an author as some of you know, I have several published quilting and/or rug hooking books already, 




and I've been blessed to be a part of a few collaborated books that have been published.....



and I've been so fortunate that my designs were chosen to be published through the years by two of the best magazines in the Quilting Industry..... here's a few from American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine and also Primitive Quilts and Projects! (to see all my designs that were in these two excellent magazines you can follow this link to my website, while it's still available online ---




but I have a story to tell --- several actually. To be honest, I've always had a story to tell. I've always had a quizzical and adventurous mind. Always asking why and what if. Always imagining characters and stories to go along with my quilt designs.

I have always loved reading - almost every genre. I've enjoyed adventures through the words of some fabulous authors. I've learned new things. I've met a few authors. 

My What If --- is now leading me to write my own novels and adventures.  Actually, I have been writing on the first novel in the series for a few months now and I'm enjoying my time creating wonderful characters in a world partly imagined and but mostly real. The setting of my first (in a series)  novel is here in West Virginia, a small wonderful town named Lewisburg in Greenbrier County. My main character Grace, has found herself moving back to her childhood home in Lewisburg and her journey is.......well, I'll tell you more about that later!

I have no publisher, no agent, no nothing at this time except a document with thousands and thousands of words. I'm so very excited and curious about where this next adventure will lead me.

Won't you join me on my journey to becoming a published author? The year 2021 will be the year I search for an agent who can represent me and find a publishing house that will be a perfect fit for my novels.

I will post links to my new website soon. The blog will be on the webpage and I'll post on it every now and then. I will be doing an overhaul on my Instagram and Facebook accounts also. 

I hope you will continue to follow me. I have so much to share. You'll be invited into my world, I'll share photos of my cabin in the mountains and the little town I now call home....

the gorgeous views I have from my mountaintop home,


share my writing space, probably still share quilting adventures and projects I'll work on for myself. There's my gardening to share. I love to cook --- so don't be surprised by recipes I may share with you that are some of my favorites!

My fur children, Dalilah and Daisy (the dogs) who share their home with Hank and Hazel (the cats).

I'll for sure be sharing tons and tons of photos around Lewisburg and surrounding towns in Greenbrier County ---  and probably some historical facts.








I'll introduce you to Grace and probably Jake, and of course, you have to meet Aunt Lou and Uncle Joe. Then there's Walt - oh my he's a character you won't want to miss and you'll never forget him. And then there's sweet Mary with a heart of gold and Miss Wanda who tells it like it is and has the most hysterical spinster life..........But I'll just stop there for now. Oh, but I cannot wait for you to meet them all!


Be nice to me or you'll be in my next book! (I just love this quote!!!)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Splendid Sampler 2 Day!!

Welcome to our blog! Today is my day on the Splendid Sampler Sew-a-Long and above you see my block, Majestic Mountains which can be found on page 33 of the Splendid Sampler 2 book!

I've enjoyed quilting along with everyone on the Splendid Sampler group on Facebook for the past several months and hope each of you has enjoyed yourself also!

I love being surrounded by beauty and peace. That beauty includes gorgeous fabrics to spark my imagination, beautiful scenery in the Appalachian Mountains where I live and work and sparkling people with phenomenal personalities. The mountains where I live inspired my "Majestic Mountains" block for The Splendid Sampler 2.

When you are prepping to make this block, trace your templates very carefully and cut directly on the sewn lines. I also recommend you lay out the quilt block pieces in each row prior to sewing them together - this will help to sew them in the correct order in which you want them to appear. 

I also recommend you lightly draw your 1/4” sewing lines on the back of each shape. I enjoy doing this with my block because it gives me a reference line to follow when I pin my pieces together prior to using the sewing machine. But the biggest reason I recommend this - when you draw your 1/4” lines on the wrong side of each of the fabric shapes - you have now given yourself a spot on each of the shapes to easily match up to its partnering shape and ensure you have lined everything up correctly!!   For example:

Notice how I have laid the fabric shapes on top of each other in the photo above? Also notice the white “hands” pointing to the upper and lower points of the triangle shapes? These are two excellent “points” you will match up on the top and bottom fabric shapes. Use a pin and insert it through the top fabric entering right on the “point” where the drawn lines neat on the top of the shape and then also do the same for the points on the lower portion of the top and bottom shapes. Once pinned - Sew! Repeat this for each of the shapes and you will have perfectly matched shapes!

To thank each of you for following along on this fun Sew-A-Long we have a special treat for you today!  We are offering 25% off of all of our patterns on our website from now until April 27, 2019.  Visit our website at:

and use coupon code:  splendidsampler

The code can be used as many times as you like from now until it expires.  (please note if you order printed patterns that we need to ship to you - please know it may take us up to 5 business days to ship your order - we live very remotely in the mountains and we do not have a postal delivery route. With that being said - PDF file patterns are faster for you to access!)

Here are today's four blocks introduced on The Splendid Sampler Journey:

Cath Hall: Stars Above
Tammy Vonderschnitt: American Spool
Jane Davidson: In The Hoop
Tara Baisden (me): Majestic Mountains

Have a wonderful Day!

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