I sat down with Giuseppe Ribaudo at Quilt Market for all of five minutes. While I wanted more time to look at other lines, the five minutes was all I needed. I'm totally smitten with his new line, Quantum. I'm smitten. Serilously smitten. I think this is a smart line with so many ways to… Continue reading Fabric Review: Giucy_Guice
Come stitch with me at the Quilt Basket in Wappingers Falls, NY Saturday July 14th from 10:00 - 3:00 for And Now What Doodle Your Way to Better Quilting. This is one of my favorite classes to teach as it combines two ways of practicing machine quilting. I'd love to see you there. Next up… Continue reading Come Stitch with me
When the door bell rings, and the guy in brown leaves a box, quickly turning, dashing down the sidewalk before reaching the door, let alone getting it open. Boxes bring stuff, often quilterly stuff. Unless of course, you are my Sweetie then those boxes bring other stuff, not quilt related stuff. While the excitement builds… Continue reading You Rule!
Several years ago Melanie, Elizabeth Rosenberg and I met for lunch. We ended up laughing so hard and so much that we annoyed the family at the next table. Which was hilarious in and of itself, and only got us laughing more. Florabunda!, Melanie's first line with RJR Fabrics #quiltwithlove, is all of what is… Continue reading Florabunda! Melanie Testa, RJR a bit of magic
A while back the Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived for use in my sewing room. I fell in love with this get-the-cutting-done-so-you-can-get-stitching-right-now machine. We were planning a project with the magazine and cutting a boatload of hexagons with a rotary cutter and ruler, while doable, wasn't really high on my list of things that get me… Continue reading A Box, and a Dream
A friend moved over the weekend. And I helped. Oh if only my brain could recall the commercial where the kid says, "And I helped"! She's a bit further away, but closer to another friend of ours. Depending on traffic they're about 90 minutes away. This is New York, there's traffic. Eh, whatever. Friday afternoon we… Continue reading We get by with a little help from our friends
Everything changes, and sometimes it's difficult to figure out how good that change will prove over the long term. We all know that everything changes, and we all know that we fight the changes as they come along, because there is comfort in things staying the same. A few years back Quilts, Inc tightened up… Continue reading Quilt Market From a Different Viewing Place