Sneak Peeks are fun. When I think of the word "prompt" there are several things that come to mind: 1) feeding a line to an actor to nudge the memory2) offering hints or clues to help bring a memory to the surface or help a person remember3) a word or phrase used to evoke ideas… Continue reading A Sneak Peek: Summer of ’79
Virtual Quilt Market (link to sign up) is this week, the intreped folks from Quilts, Inc have been working hard to get this event together coordinating all the vendors, presenters, and Schoolhouses together so that we can, once again, see all the new fabric lines, notions, machines, tools, patterns and in a limited way the… Continue reading Spring Quilt Market: Virtual Style
Upcoming Poppy Quilt N Sew ClassesApril 12: Demo Day - I'll be at the shop in the classroom to demo free-motion machine quilting and a bit of ruler work. There are plans afoot to show some of this live. Classes: all are 10:30 to 2:30April 24 & May 1 - Beginner Free-Motion Quilting April 27… Continue reading Upcoming, Instagram Share and Reminders
We all have troubles in life some that we speak of, some that we don't. Our life experiences help form and shape us unto the people we are today. Some memories are wildly hard, some are delightful, some are neutral, some stay with us, some don't. At some point in my growing up I took… Continue reading When I was growing up
It's been a week and it's Wednesday, and had to check that by hovering the cursor over the time on the laptop. Last week I dropped something off with a friend here locally as I left her house on my next errand a small rock kicked up and hit the windshield causing a star right… Continue reading Okay, so here’s what Happened and Then
Wednesday morning at 11 Central/9 Pacific for https://www.instagram.com/p/CKhJEXQHTFt/ Coffee with Paula Reid on my Instagram Account. Please join us. We've got some news to share and would like to share it with you. I am not able to quilt live again this week due to another commitment. There are moments when I'm grateful for the… Continue reading Tune in!
As a general rule I don't cover hot topics in this part of my quilting world. Hot topics were reserved for the magazine blog & social media spaces. Then someone of note in the industry said/did something that not only did I disagree with it was in fact demeaning and demoralizing. I wrote this Op… Continue reading Holding Space
You might remember, or not, that I spent most of my growing up years in Maine where we have a local caffeinated, carbonated beverage. You might be surprised to learn that I have never had this particular non-adult beverage that I in anyway recall. Then there's the totally awesome definition of Moxie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWoHiCvC26Y From chatting… Continue reading Some News!
Dear Friends, While I am a looker backer, reviewer, and an over thinker when it comes to Christmas card writing (which we did this year!) I (we) tend toward including personal notes rather than a long missive sharing the highlights of our year. I think I tried this a couple of years however this takes… Continue reading Twenty-twenty, A Christmastide Letter
Before digging into the main point of this blog post I want to share two things: First: in my last post there is a photo of one of the Handi Quilter Education team who seems to not have their face covered. Kitty Wilkin has hearing loss, reads lips, and due to our current collective life… Continue reading Taking Another Look