book, C&T, C&T Publishing, Color Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon, Color Thread and Free-Motion Quilting, International Quilt Festival, Quilt Market

Let the Great Countdown Begin

I made it to the top 200,000! Okay so as of this writing I'm ranked #157,477 on Amazon for book sales out of 8 million or so books. Not bad at all since I've been encouraging purchasing at our local independent retailers. I had a quick chat with a shop owner in New York who… Continue reading Let the Great Countdown Begin

book, Book Review, book tour, C&T, C&T Publishing

Love Your Creative Space Blog Tour

gratuitous quilting photo I first wrote about Lilo's book here. Because of something else we ended up talking on the phone for about an hour while I was in a furniture store pondering sofa's, recliners, side tables, and color. Lilo reminded me that this area has lots of shops with secondhand furniture that might be… Continue reading Love Your Creative Space Blog Tour

#imagine, book, coffee, Color Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon, Color Thread and Free-Motion Quilting, impractical color wheel

On Crunchy Coffee & Cilantro

I think my favorite shared-on-the-blog experiences are the Blue Goo, and the Squirrel in the House at Christmas stories. What I didn't remember is that my brother had a bird in the house? How does that even happen? Open doors and windows I suppose. Every now and again coffee mishaps fill this page. In the… Continue reading On Crunchy Coffee & Cilantro

book, C&T, C&T Publishing, Color Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon, Color Thread and Free-Motion Quilting, creative, Superior Threads, Teri Lucas, terificreations, thread, Threads of Success

Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting

Color So y'all know life is weird, and when it's really weird I get quiet. Welcome to 2020. In many ways this is a great year. My Sweetie and I are in TX, we're together, our original house sale fell through about a month ago, Quilt Market went virtual, and Threads of Success is moved… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting

book, Building Your Quilting Community, C&T, C&T Publishing, Color Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon, Color Thread and Free-Motion Quilting, Quilt Market, Teri Lucas, terificreations, Virtual Quilt Market

Virtual Quilt Market, and Quilt & Tell Podcast

The last week has been a bit busier than I thought it would be, so I didn't get to post this a second time. Today is Virtual Quilt Market and I'm presenting on Building the Quilt Shop Community. I've learned how to, and updated Zoom for the presentation. I need to remember to turn off… Continue reading Virtual Quilt Market, and Quilt & Tell Podcast

book, book tour, interview, machine quilting, quilt, quilt desgin, quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas, terificreations

Dreaming as Creativity

My Sweetie asked me a question, "when are you going to open your own quilt shop?" I'm not. But this got me to dreaming. Dreaming is good, it leads us to innovation, solutions, realizations. Having worked in a couple of quilt shops, traveled to so many over the years, attending Quilt Market, and all I've… Continue reading Dreaming as Creativity

book, C&T Publishing, machine quilting, quilting

A Word of Encouragement

Over the last several days email after email, and social media announcement after social media announcement buzzed across my desk. Quilt related business after quilt related business making serious changes in an effort to keep their customers, and themselves well with this virulent virus going around. It is rough all the way around. Let's Support… Continue reading A Word of Encouragement

book, C&T Publishing, Color Thread and Free-Motion Quilting, learning, machine quilting, quilt, writing

On Following Directions

You know I'm moving, right? I've mentioned it on social media and on this post. Even in this time of active social media news sometimes travels slowly. My Sweetie found a position near Austin TX, accepting mid-January. Our house sold quickly and I'm in the process of packing up. Over the weekend my sister and… Continue reading On Following Directions

book, C&T Publishing, color, Color Thread and Free-Motion Quilting, impractical color wheel, Teri Lucas, terificreations

Upcoming Events & More

New Jersey Shop Hop April 24th - May 3rd Pennington Quilt WorksThe Quilted NestMouse Creek QuiltsEarly Girl QuiltsThe Pin CushionThe Village QuilterThe Pin CushionCultured ExpressionsSew JerseyNine ShopsTen DaysSew Much Fun Then there's my book coming out July 25th. I've seen the sample pages, I get to see the entire book next week. It's available for… Continue reading Upcoming Events & More

book, C&T Publishing, Color Thread and Free-Motion Quilting, machine quilting, quilting, Teri Lucas, terificreations

Cover Reveal: Color, Thread, & Free-Motion Quilting

Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon Keith Dommer alerted to to this being on Amazon for pre-purchase. Keith is so much part of this book. So of course the first thing I did was do a couple of social media posts. While with Generation Q Magazine I loved doing cover reveal posts as what went… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Color, Thread, & Free-Motion Quilting