Friday afternoon I had a brief chat with Shelly Heesacker, the Producer of The Quilt Show. In the course of the conversation I told her one of my, ahem bar stories, featuring Jennifer Sampou. And before you ask no I'm not a bar hanger outer, they can be really fun people watching though. As you… Continue reading Blog Tour: Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting – Teresa Coates
Sometimes when you meet a person there is something that simply clicks. I met Linda Nitzen, who was with Sizzix at that time, at a Quilt Market in Houston with Jake Finch, and Tracy Mooney. After a bit of texting between Jake and Linda, we, Tracy, Jake and I went down to the lobby of… Continue reading An Interview With: Linda Nitzen
While talking with a friend and shop owner this post from 2014/2017 came up in conversation. I wrote: I hereby propose that the word “JUST” be permanently removed from the Quilters Lexicon. I’m just a beginner I’m just a traditional quilter I’m just a new paper piecer I’m just I’m just I’m just We are… Continue reading Village Squares Quilters & a Reminder
Please hang with me here as I'm going to share of my own failures in Junior High and High School, the moments where the dime dropped, and how I can now do a lot of quilty math in my head. I'll begin with breaking down the question and clarifying my intent. While I failed math… Continue reading Has anyone ever written an article encouraging quilters to do math?
You got this. Perfection is highly overrated. Keep going. Let it go. So and so is excited about this. You're doing a great job. I appreciate you. I appreciate how hard you're trying. Every stitch you take, every quilt you make will lead you forward. Take the risk. It's worth doing that project. Keep writing.… Continue reading Words of Encouragement