Before diving into the Craft Napa experience I want to share a couple of things. Last week I purchased a coloring book with positive, affirming sayings for myself and a friend. We might have needed the affirmation, though I'm not entirely sure. This morning is the first opportunity I've had to dig into one of… Continue reading Craft Napa Postlude
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!
First up C&T is having a warehouse sale! (Affiliate Link) This is a great time to get books or product you've wanted. Head on over and see what they've got. I do know that Gailen's Sew Emoji is there and it's such a great book. Second, I'm heading into the sewing room to shoot some… Continue reading A Quick Post on a Friday Afternoon
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
My Sweetie asked me a question, "when are you going to open your own quilt shop?" I'm not. But this got me to dreaming. Dreaming is good, it leads us to innovation, solutions, realizations. Having worked in a couple of quilt shops, traveled to so many over the years, attending Quilt Market, and all I've… Continue reading Dreaming as Creativity
Twenty twenty is off to an amazing start in ways that I'm looking forward to sharing over the next several months. What I can share with you now is that I'm teaching at International Quilt Festival in Houston, I have two classes Beginner Machine Quilting and The Weight of Color (a drawing style class). As… Continue reading Twenty twenty, Imagine and Beauty
Friday January 17, 2020 I'm teaching a beginner/intermediate machine quilting class with the Village Squares Quilters from 9:30 - 3. Location is on the Village Squares Quilters website. Please contact Donna VSQ@villagesquaresquilters.com VSQ@villagesquaresquilters.com; for all the information including class fee and location. I'm going to approach this class in a specific format quilting a particular… Continue reading Local Quilting Class
Every once in a while Tracy Mooney will post a question on the big social media site asking questions for whatever publication she's working on. Recently she asked about sewing on the go, and I got to respond with...head on over to The Quilting Company to see, and while you're at it give the podcast… Continue reading A Matter of Perspective and Experience
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?
I am really looking forward to spending the day at the Quilt Basket at their new location in Wappingers Falls, NY. Please visit their facebook page. Once a week Sarah hosts a facebook live, talks about new lines that have come in, upcoming classes, and places the are visiting. Here's her most recent: https://www.facebook.com/quiltbasketny/videos/1732977390119428/ I'm… Continue reading Quilt Basket July 14th