Aloha! I am Tracy…a wife for 35+ years, a mom of two great (grown & married!) kids, proud GiGi to grandsons, Brogan and Beckett and granddaughter, Evelyn Grace, a quilter, a traveler, and of course, a beach loving, toes in the sand, glass of wine in my hand kind of woman!  My grandmother and aunt are quilters and my mom is an embroiderer and cross-stitch queen, so fabric and thread have been a part of my life for a very long time.  I like all kinds of fabrics and patterns and my passion is taking a pattern and tweaking it to make it my own…piecing the puzzle of a quilt top is my favorite thing!

As early 50-somethings, my wonderful husband and I were ready to chart a new course – we followed our dreams to the paradise of Hawaii in 2015! Many of you joined us as we make the journey, took on the bumps and hazards that tried to divert us, and I shared the ups and downs as we made our new home in Kauai! Quilting shows, retreats and friends made their appearances as well as the grandies!


In 2016, I was blessed to purchase a new Statler Stitcher by Gammill longarm quilting machine! “Stella” is fully computerized and I have a 14′ pivotal access table to accommodate a baby quilt to a king size quilt! Now I can create beautiful quilts, from start to finish, and fulfill another long-time dream! I have a wonderful sewing space in the front living room of our home and enjoy a lovely view of our neighborhood as I stitch! I offer longarm quilting services and custom designed quilts, whether you are a local islander or visiting Kauai. Contact me if I can make something special for you or help you complete your own quilt top!


Now, in mid-2017, we are on a new journey…living in Naples, Florida! Stella made the sea and land voyage from Kauai just fine and she is back up and running! (New photos soon!) I hope you’ll stop back by often!

I love Pinterest, too! You can check out my boards and pins here:

Questions/comments/applause welcome!






4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer Poppy
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 02:24:48

    Thanks for stopping by Island Gypsy Hawaii. How exciting that you’re making plans to move to Hawaii this year! My hubby’s in real estate here so let me know if you need any help finding your paradise home 🙂 Blessings, Jennifer



    • sbrctag
      Dec 27, 2013 @ 02:30:54

      Thanks for your generous offer! My husband is a realtor/CPA and looking into property management opportunities on Kauai. We are planning a trip in April for due diligence, vacation after tax season and to get some much needed sand between our toes!!…can’t wait!! I enjoy your blog very much and looked to it for inspiration to launch mine! Blessings in kind to you and yours, Tracy



  2. Garden Crafter
    Jan 31, 2016 @ 19:19:25

    I am pleased to announce that I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Please see the details at https://riversidegardenandcraft.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/and-the-liebster-award-goes-to/ Your blog is a “good read” and I hope that through this award it will bring pleasure to many new readers.



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