Advent always feels like the beginning of the new year for me and as such for the weeks of November I'm giving consideration to and choosing the next word of the year #woty . This choosing comes on the heels of some deep thinking about the current word of the year and how I've been… Continue reading 2023 Word of the Year
Trigger warning: This post also deals with suicide, death, grief. Please read with caution. Twenty twenty and Twenty twenty-one were hard years on all of us. Grief and loss, loss and death and grief hit us all really hard, in different, uncontrollable, isolating ways. The isolation led and leads to fear and mistrust which leads… Continue reading IQF 2022 part 2
The quilt below and it's description might be triggering for some as it is about suicide. There are a couple of quilts from Quilt Festival that I'm sharing on their own, this one is one of them. I give you the trigger warning as this is a tough quilt to look at and suspect this… Continue reading Quilt Festival Quilts Part 1
Last night I had the privilege of walking the Quilt Festival vendor floor for a couple of hours before I left for home. More on that in a moment. Wednesday began with the lecture, Quilting Motifs and Color, that I was certain was at 10 but was actually at 9 and it was at 9… Continue reading The Big Ask
Happy Wednesday Friends! I posted this on one of the social media channels yesterday: Musings over coffee:Quilting is a gift filled with promise, hope, simplicity, complexity, beauty, hot messness. Each one of us gets to show the sublime uniqueness of our self, it is sometimes incredibly vulnerable and sometimes guarded like a castle surrounded by… Continue reading Coming Soon!
I'm excited to share with you a new feature on YouTube, a co-venture with Debby Brown, The Book Report. <----- click here to go watch the video. In this episode we talk about: Sew Cute Baby Animals, Mary HertelThe Big Book of Little Sparks, Carrie Bloomston Love Fat Quarter Quilts Quilters Color Wheel Carry-All Quilters… Continue reading The Book Report
One thing I share with students, if after taking my class you decide that paying someone to quilt your quilts is the way to go, then I will have done my job well. While this seems an odd way to begin a blog post there is some big truth here as where we find a… Continue reading I’m out of Practice
Oh I already let the cat out of the bag! I'm teaching at Quilt Festival in November. The links to the Beginner Free-Motion and Lecture Choosing Quilting Motifs and Color are below. I'd love to see you there. Beginner Free-Motion Quilting - 221 Choosing Quilting Motifs and Color - 355 Please take a moment head… Continue reading International Quilt Festival Here I Come
Pandemic House Party - Carolyn King Enchanted Realm - Linda Larsen N'Kisi Iron House - Mary Bajcz Manhattan Skyline - Claire Gabrielsen Teagan Simply Barns - Sue Holdaway-Hess Empty Windows - Joan Thomas Eerie Ancient Barns - Debra Danko Starry Night - Mary Bajcz Abstract Architecture - Donna Hamilton Heavenly Contemplation - Barbara Kilbourn Bridge… Continue reading Original Sewing & Quilting Expo
I decided on a whim to go to a local quilt show. My very first ever quilt show. I mean how exciting is this? A Quilt Show! What would happen? What would I see? Did you know they are having a block contest? And it's a block I can make this morning before I go,… Continue reading Did I ever tell you about the time?