encouragement, learning, quilt, quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas, terificreations

Has anyone ever written an article encouraging quilters to do math?

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?

learning, quilt shop, quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas, terificreations, the joys of working

All the started posts

  are serious. There are a lot of questions running through my brain like: when will I quilt again? This one is serious - dry spells suck, particularly after this microburst of creative energy. Whew. In eight years will modern quilting be called Mid Century Modern? Well, no because of the timing it's not mid-century.… Continue reading All the started posts

articles, fun, in my opinion, learning, life, machine quilting, piecing, quilt, quilt desgin, quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas, terificreations

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 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

articles, learning, machine quilting, quilt, quilting, Uncategorized

So then there was the time

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

character counts, learning, piecing, Sew Batik, Teri Lucas, Uncategorized

Oh I hope this works!

So, there was this one day when I picked up a few things at a quilt shop. It's been a really long time since I made garments. I used to make skirts pretty easily, but shirts. Well lets say understanding how to adjust patterns to the curve of my person is a bit of a… Continue reading Oh I hope this works!

learning, piecing, Sew Batik, Teri Lucas

Well this is pretty darned awesome-sauce

  A wee little bit ago I heard noise coming from the general vicinity of my sweetie's computer. He's not a fan of my Sunday evening television viewing, that's blog fodder for another day. So, he turns his computer in my general direction, showing me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua99zCtkOZ4 Well just wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Just watch the… Continue reading Well this is pretty darned awesome-sauce

bernina, learning, machine quilting, quilt, quilt desgin, Superior Threads, Teri Lucas, Uncategorized

2017 Word of the Year

well I guess I never decided on a 2016 word, or just kept the one from 2015: Journey. Something about keeping the same word seems full of continuity however, I've been looking for my word all year, not really finding it. In a sense I've felt a little lost somewhat like Sam and Frodo trying to… Continue reading 2017 Word of the Year