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?
Beauty Beyond Bones is one of my fave non-quilt related blogs. Caralyn speaks honestly about anorexia, recovery from anorexia, and more. In the linked blog post she's speaking of a trip to Spain to travel the Camino de Santiago. Her description of the whole-head, clear eyed fish served for lunch in their hotel. This reminded… Continue reading A Most Memorable Date
I spent last weekend at a retreat, not quilt related, but one that seriously bolstered my commitment to building up the Quilting Community. In one of the talks we heard a saying from Trinidad that goes something like, "It is not my business what you think of me". Weirdly both my pens and phone were… Continue reading From a Retreat to You
A couple of weeks ago I posted this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlgEoVlj_4f/?taken-by=terilucas Something of an unofficial hint. Last night I had phone call with one one of the folks with C&T, while there are a couple of details to work out (mostly timeline) I am writing a quilting book. Giving up writing my first accepted book was and… Continue reading On Second Chances
A Name and a Purpose is taking shape and form. Meet "Lenny" in process. The overall look will change over time as the overall idea takes shape. Thread spools sit next to the machine excitedly waving for attention at each thread change. Sometimes they get picked, sometimes I head to the drawer for another color. They'll… Continue reading Quilting This Week
The spring of 2016 seems a lifetime ago. More than one thing bothered me about the original headline: Not Your Grandma's Quilt: Just a couple of years before I'd learned that my Nana (Grandma's mom) quilted for other people. As the sentimental one the opportunity to have one of those quilts Patchwork Blankets: so many… Continue reading Trite & Truth
Hang with me here friends this is going to take a moment to work through. Sometimes the swirling, whirling inside my head makes it impossible to work until I can see the thing I want and need to do in my head. https://www.instagram.com/p/BlgEoVlj_4f/?taken-by=terilucas Sometimes the quilts just show me who they are. Sometimes they show… Continue reading A Name and a Purpose