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
UPDATE: From a Random Drawing the winner is #42 Laurie. Congratulations! Welcome to the: I am a journal keeper from a long time back alternately documenting life, processing information and praying. Just before leaving NY most were shredded. I spent some time reading before shredding but most of them just gone. image courtesy C&T Publishing… Continue reading Quilters Project Planner Social Media Tour
Just before I married my Sweetie, who was working in a rectory at the time with a couple of Priests and a Seminarian, we were around the kitchen table in between things and were having a conversation about something, and the Pastor said to us while shaking his head at my exuberant & joy filled… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting – Round Up
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
Friday afternoon I had a brief chat with Shelly Heesacker, the Producer of The Quilt Show. In the course of the conversation I told her one of my, ahem bar stories, featuring Jennifer Sampou. And before you ask no I'm not a bar hanger outer, they can be really fun people watching though. As you… Continue reading Blog Tour: Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting – Teresa Coates
My first big teaching gig happened with AQS Knoxville in 2011. I'm going to pause here for a moment and share with that the Golden Hour is about my favorite time of the day. And it's bigger in TX. Now back to our regularly scheduled program There are a few big highlights: I met Karen… Continue reading Blog Tour: Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Presents Paula Reid