It's National Quilting Month which means that it's also time for IGQuiltFest #igquiltfest2023 hosted by Amy Ellis. While posting I noticed something in this quilt block. Check out the circled part! Part hand quilting Part machine quilting in the same run of stitching this is the place where I was D O N E with… Continue reading When you forget to title the post SMH
The Adventures of Brown Envelope
Before joining Brown Envelope on her adventures to somewhere in the Pacific Northwest I would like to share that I am offering a lecture at Sew Much More in Austin on Friday March 31. I'm teaching at Vermont Quilt Festival as part of the New York, New England tour in June. Details coming soon. Please… Continue reading The Adventures of Brown Envelope
Cultivate, a Review & Lifting up others
A little while ago as my Sweetie and I sat on the sofa watching tv I took a moment to look up my 2020 word of the year - Imagine. As the end of 2019 approached I knew that 2020 would be different, though I had no way of imagining what that different would look… Continue reading Cultivate, a Review & Lifting up others
Quilt Festival Quilts Part 1
The quilt below and it's description might be triggering for some as it is about suicide. There are a couple of quilts from Quilt Festival that I'm sharing on their own, this one is one of them. I give you the trigger warning as this is a tough quilt to look at and suspect this… Continue reading Quilt Festival Quilts Part 1
Happy Wednesday Friends! I posted this on one of the social media channels yesterday: Musings over coffee:Quilting is a gift filled with promise, hope, simplicity, complexity, beauty, hot messness. Each one of us gets to show the sublime uniqueness of our self, it is sometimes incredibly vulnerable and sometimes guarded like a castle surrounded by… Continue reading Coming Soon!
The Book Report
I'm excited to share with you a new feature on YouTube, a co-venture with Debby Brown, The Book Report. <----- click here to go watch the video. In this episode we talk about: Sew Cute Baby Animals, Mary HertelThe Big Book of Little Sparks, Carrie Bloomston Love Fat Quarter Quilts Quilters Color Wheel Carry-All Quilters… Continue reading The Book Report
I’m out of Practice
One thing I share with students, if after taking my class you decide that paying someone to quilt your quilts is the way to go, then I will have done my job well. While this seems an odd way to begin a blog post there is some big truth here as where we find a… Continue reading I’m out of Practice
International Quilt Festival Here I Come
Oh I already let the cat out of the bag! I'm teaching at Quilt Festival in November. The links to the Beginner Free-Motion and Lecture Choosing Quilting Motifs and Color are below. I'd love to see you there. Beginner Free-Motion Quilting - 221 Choosing Quilting Motifs and Color - 355 Please take a moment head… Continue reading International Quilt Festival Here I Come
Original Sewing & Quilting Expo
Pandemic House Party - Carolyn King Enchanted Realm - Linda Larsen N'Kisi Iron House - Mary Bajcz Manhattan Skyline - Claire Gabrielsen Teagan Simply Barns - Sue Holdaway-Hess Empty Windows - Joan Thomas Eerie Ancient Barns - Debra Danko Starry Night - Mary Bajcz Abstract Architecture - Donna Hamilton Heavenly Contemplation - Barbara Kilbourn Bridge… Continue reading Original Sewing & Quilting Expo
Quilt Fest SLC part 2 and Announcement!
Drumroll please! I am teaching at Quilt Festival Houston. (the link takes you to the newsletter.) I will also be presenting at Quilt Market please stay tuned for more information. Onalaska Middle School Quilt Artists - Children are the future of the quilting industry. The students of Onalaska Middle School, Onalaska, WA, have learned to… Continue reading Quilt Fest SLC part 2 and Announcement!