Benartex, friends, machine quilting, Northcott, quilt, quilting

Quilting, Creativity, Vulnerability, Good Friends

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

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Travelogue part deux point cinq

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

Quilt Market, quilt shows, quilting

Quilts, Inc. Threads of Success

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

lectures/trunk shows, Northcott, quilting

Speaking Gig

I'm visiting with the Huntington Quilt Guild in East Northport on Tuesday February 5th. I met Alyson at the City Quilter a few years ago, striking up a conversation with her, and her mom. We were still doing the magazine and I thought the idea of parent/kid quilt duos were a neat story idea. It… Continue reading Speaking Gig

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Blog Tour: Inspired Free-Motion Quilting

Inspired Free-Motion QuiltingBill VolckeningMandy LeinsC&T Publishing $25.95; e-book $20.99 One hundred and fifty years from now when a resurgence in quilt making begins yet again Inspired Free-Motion Quilting: 90 Antique Designs Reinterpreted for Today's Quilter will serve as a resource for new quilters and quilt historians. These quilters will, following the tradition of quilt making,… Continue reading Blog Tour: Inspired Free-Motion Quilting

2019 Word of the Year, piecing, quilt, quilt desgin, quilting

Build – Day 1

Over the last few days I've been in my sewing room making four patches from Northcott Microchips, 2 1/2'' squares, and piecing a quilt top using some Michael Miller 5'' squares. I'm not quite sure yet what I'm doing with the four patches or the small quilt top but what I do know is that… Continue reading Build – Day 1