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Well this is quite the week! Click Here.

Normally on a Tuesday like this I'd be in the shower already getting ready to go teach the Advanced Beginner Class at Poppy Quilt & Sew and going to book study at my parish tonight. Instead I'm at my kitchen counter staying home with what is allergy related sinus thing (no temp, not achy). We've… Continue reading Well this is quite the week! Click Here.

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The Rules of Quilting

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 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

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The why

I watched this: Elizabeth Gilbert it touched me deeply. While trying to listen to her, and not let my mind go searching for all future quilt-related blog posts based on what she has to say, there were so many thoughts running through my head. So many quilt-related thoughts. I'm a quilter. I've landed in quilting. It… Continue reading The why

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Comparatively Speaking or If you only knew

I read "Compared to. . ." by Seth Godin and said, "there's a quilt related blog if I've ever read one." More than likely there were different words and it's barely 6 AM here, and I'm just taking my very first sips of my morning Joe I seek your indulgence for a few moments. Comparison… Continue reading Comparatively Speaking or If you only knew

in my opinion, life, quilt, quilting, Teri Lucas

Don’t get caught

With your hand in the cookie jar. With your pants down. Oh I could go on and on with this. Quilting is fun. When the fun stops it's time to think about what's going on. Usually when the quilting stops being fun for me I'm in the middle of learning something new and am banging my… Continue reading Don’t get caught

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Learning Curve

One of my friends taught me how to ride a two wheeler when I  was a kid. It was a red bicycle. I can see in my minds eye the struggle getting my feet on the pedals while balancing. I'd get one on, then try the other. The first foot would land on the sidewalk. I'd… Continue reading Learning Curve

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Paula Reid’s Craftsy class, a review

I'm working on prettying up an interview with Paula Reid that's been in the works for a while. In the meantime I watched Paula's Craftsy Class Start Machine Quilting with Paula Reid with the intent of giving it a review. You all know that I love Paula very much in part because she's just a kind woman… Continue reading Paula Reid’s Craftsy class, a review

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Telling the Story

A while back I changed the title of my trunk show from Quilting is a Beautiful and Complicated Art to Finding my Quilterly Groove. Quilting is a beautiful and complicated art there is no doubt in my mind, there never will be. From beginning to end we make decisions from size and shape to color and… Continue reading Telling the Story

in my opinion, life, machine quilting, quilting, Teri Lucas

Encouraging a different perspective

One of my very favorite conversations is "if it isn't hand quilted it isn't a quilt" or "hand quilted means putting your heart into a quilt". I no longer get my panties in a wad My back no longer gets up I just share because I've been in that group who thought and felt and… Continue reading Encouraging a different perspective