The spring of 2016 seems a lifetime ago. More than one thing bothered me about the original headline: Not Your Grandma's Quilt: Just a couple of years before I'd learned that my Nana (Grandma's mom) quilted for other people. As the sentimental one the opportunity to have one of those quilts Patchwork Blankets: so many… Continue reading Trite & Truth
Sultry befits the feel of the day; while hazy, hot, and humid are apt descriptors, sultry has a southern, slow feel. On a sultry July afternoon I ventured into the City for the Women's Jewelry Association Annual Awards Gala (July 2017) where quilter and artist MJ Kinman exhibited her work. MJ's work came to my… Continue reading A Little Sparkle in Your Day
And she said Flowers are red young man Green leaves are green There's no need to see flowers any other way Than the way they always have been seen Harry Chapin Flowers are Red https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cVpkzZpDBA The other day the topic of Community came up on the Faith blog as a result of leaving a quilting… Continue reading The Rules of Quilting
Hang with me as this is shaping up to be the first in a series of posts on education, and learning. At the outset please know that these are my opinions based in part on my experience as a student, and as a teacher, and I welcome conversation. The thinking process of education, learning, learning… Continue reading Be a Nonagon in a Square
It seems so long ago, seven years in fact. But forever ago in the world of quilting. Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims along with Jan (Magee) Mark were the brains behind The Quilt Life, a quilting magazine recognizing the reality that, as quilt makers, our lives revolve around quilting. I had the privilege of writing… Continue reading So then there was the time
I'm working on finishing an article this morning before going to work. This is my desk in the midst of the writing a Test Drive for Generation Q Magazine. I am happy. I need coffee. I am happy to be writing. Cold brew is awesome. Rejoice with me, something fun is happening in this place.… Continue reading My desk while I’m working
Over the last few days links to a Salon article have come up in my fb newsfeed. So with a little digging I found the original NY Times article. My immediate response is would this ever happen in an article on men's sports! My guess is the editor would have laughed him right out of… Continue reading So here goes!
On Friday Tracy Mooney, Associate Editor and Kitten Wrangler with Generation Q Magazine is hosting Show us Your Undies Days for Girls Sew in at the BERNINA Creative Center in Aurora, IL from 8:00 to 12:30. There is still time to RSVP on our event page you can get there by clicking on the Show… Continue reading Show us Your Undies!
Today I'm starting with links to Mandy Leins interview of quilter and quilt show judge Scott Murkin. While the focus is Modern Quilting, Scott's answers apply across the board Interview part 1 Interview part 2 On the Generation Q blog a traveling quilt teacher (me) opens her diary for all to read. #NoMeanGirls Over the… Continue reading A patchwork of posts
As I reread this post to edit and clarify what I wanted to say I remembered this youtube video. It makes me laugh and it makes a point. Sometimes there is TMI, however in this case helping young women be comfortable discussing their menstrual cycle, making sure there's good information available and that this is… Continue reading GenQ February Sew-In for Days for Girls