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Eclipse

Sunday evening around 9:30 I had a date with my front porch to watch the lunar eclipse. I do love the moon, how the moon orbits the earth reflecting the light of the sun, waxing and waning, sometimes nearer the earth, sometimes seemingly far awaymoving to and fro in sync with the tidal movement The… Continue reading Eclipse

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2/2/22

In just a couple of hours I'll be teaching at Poppy Quilt & Sew. I got to thinking about the definitions of my 2022 Word of the Year: Cultivate. (What's your Word?) here are two parts of the definition: to develop or improve by education or training; train; refine:to cultivate a singing voice. to promote… Continue reading 2/2/22

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Road to California Redux

The Uber driver picked me up at the hotel Thursday morning to take me to the Ontario Airport to head back to Texas. This delightful driver, Grace, I learned has an art degree and ran an art department for a while. At some moment she needed work and ended up working for the concession stands… Continue reading Road to California Redux

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This is a bit surreal

Friends. It is a bit surreal this moment. Seeing these quilts hanging at Road to California as a display, with the descriptions and poster is simply surreal. And so I share some of the images from the exhibit (I'm not sure I got all of the quilts) without further comment, other than to say I'm… Continue reading This is a bit surreal

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And then

Sunday morning (this morning as of the time of writing) I flew from Austin to Dallas, changed planes, then flew from Dallas to Ontario. Our alarm was set for 5 AM to make sure I had time however teacher do I have everything I need is there enough time to get to the airport because… Continue reading And then

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I find it profoundly odd

that I can go for weeks without writing some witty and pithy thing here. Can you hang on for a moment, I need to go make coffee, change the laundry over and wait for a friend to come to use my Handi Quilter Moxie. Be back in a few. Copies are available at Road! My… Continue reading I find it profoundly odd

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Does this ever happen to you?

Where you finally get all the bits and pieces lined up ready to go and then a wrench gets tossed into the works, effectively derailing what you're doing? And because of what it is you can't really be mad about it first because you really have no control over it and second because that will… Continue reading Does this ever happen to you?

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A Shout Out to Alex Anderson

Oh goodness this is a throwback isn't it. This is from 2008 from a Ricky Tims Quilt Super Seminar just north of Albany New York. I was super new to the wonder-filled world of professional quilting and Alex is beginning what I've enjoyed as a delightful adventure hosting The Quilt Show, and the whole development… Continue reading A Shout Out to Alex Anderson

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The Weight of Color

*Note: I started this post a couple of days ago, realized I needed to go to bed because getting some sleep is important. This morning I taught The Weight of Color, a new class for International Quilt Festival: Begin exploring the weight of color in free-motion quilting. Using color pens and pencils, fill in the… Continue reading The Weight of Color

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From British Storytelling, to Jen Fulwiler and Tabitha Brown

Okay I saw this post going so differently then my sister sent this: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVUrjtgMWoP/ this is what came up when I searched for iron We all need that reminder. While reading on the front porch this morning from Your Blue Flame I read this: I know a youth minister who wants to inspire teens to… Continue reading From British Storytelling, to Jen Fulwiler and Tabitha Brown