But first. In the next couple of weeks I will have a couple of quilter interviews including Elizabeth Rosenberg. Elizabeth had a great influence on my early quilting life, and still does in many ways. The link is to her new facebook page and new venture The Quilt Whisperer. Please take a moment and give… Continue reading A Couple of Shop Events
This post is a reflection, focusing on recent drive time thinking of the difference between building new vs rehabbing established based on my Word of the Year, Build. It's very quilterly, and rather nostalgic. Thirty years ago now, oh it feels so long ago, I was in the middle of a volunteer service year at… Continue reading Building vs Rehab
One of the most beautiful experiences as a quilter is this moment when we gather together to use our best skills of compassion and quilt making to care for people in need in some way. When tragedies strike, we quilt and give. When babies are born, we quilt and give. When our friend marry, we… Continue reading Quilt. Share. Care.
A big Thank You! to Alyson Jean and Jean Ruvel for the invitation to speak at the Huntington Quilters Guild on Tuesday night. I really enjoyed sharing the quilt stories with you. Over the few days in the car prior to the Trunk Show thoughts of what I'd say flew through my mind and often… Continue reading Huntington Quilters Guild & Quilts are Made of Memories
A beautiful side effect of traveling as a sales rep is that I've had the opportunity to spend some time with friends I don't get to see often enough, friends who know me well. To have this time now is priceless. Ocean Park, Scott Hansen, Banyan Batiks Every now and again there is an opportunity… Continue reading Quilting, Creativity, Vulnerability, Good Friends
I kinda geeked out a few weeks ago when visiting Calico Gals in Syracuse NY. This is the home of the one and only Row by Row Experience. Row by Row is a nation wide shop hop for quilters. Shops design a row based on the theme, Taste the Experience for 2019. Once the theme… Continue reading Travelogue part deux point cinq
A relatively long time ago I decided to "go into business". I had no idea what the heck I was doing. But here I was trying to make things to sell and doing an okay job of it. But it wasn't quite right. So when a friend and quilter asked me if I'd thought about… Continue reading Quilts, Inc. Threads of Success