I met Scott Hansen of Blue Nickels Studios when I joined the Generation Q Magazine crew. Scott was our Community Editor, aka talent scout, and I the blogger. Scott also designed for us regularly. A unique style and quirky sensibilities sum up the person of Scott, while in some sense lacking in the attempt. He's… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Blog Tour: Scott Hansen
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
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
Welcome to the 2017 Edition of Editors and Publishers Day 16 December 2017 This day started a few years ago to honor the editors and publishers who work so hard to make the publishing world go round. As a writer please accept my assurances that a good editor will hear the voice of the one… Continue reading Editors and Publishers Day
Rayna Gillman has a new book: Create Your own Improv: Modern Quilts With No Rules and No Rulers published by C&T. Rayna has been part of my quilt world forever. As the Community Editor for Generation Q Magazine reviewing books is part of the work. Head on over to the blog, read the review, and… Continue reading Something Shifted, When “no” is good
There are many, many thank you's this week. First, Trish and the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Committee, it was an honor to be invited to be the Featured Speaker. I really enjoyed spending the weekend at the show, sharing quilting, and teaching each one of the quilters who attended. Our quilts are the story of… Continue reading Thank YOU!
Remember a few weeks ago that I mentioned I had some news. I'm teaching at Connections Quilt Festival November 9, 10, and 11. And! Bonus! The Generation Q Magazine Quilt as Desired Exhibit will be there! Melinda Bula, Judy Damon, Lynn Wheatley, Tracy Zimmerman Szanto, Margaret Mew, Lynn Thibault and Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill are all headlining this… Continue reading Connections Quilt Festival
So this happened a Sizzix Big Shot Pro. It's waiting for me to cut big hexies for a project, which is part of some magazine work that needs to happen. But first there are Ads to sell, and copy to write (I'm transcribing an interview of a quilter) for the Fall Issue of said magazine.… Continue reading a moment of sharing
There's a great saying, "A high tide raises all ships". You're the ship, and I'm the tide. Encouraging, and supporting quilters in their endeavors, and watching them succeed is joyful. In February Tracy Mooney and Cheryl Sleboda spoke at VDTA on Cosplay. Having attended talks, given talks, it's rare that a room is silent, and… Continue reading And then it went WOOSH!
It's a weekly meeting kind of day. We talk business, and catch up with each other. We do this during the week as well, however this is focused. After the meeting there are more emails, and phone calls to follow up with much of what we talk about. There are some big things we're working… Continue reading Today’s a GenQ day