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
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
Did I ever tell you about the time?
I decided on a whim to go to a local quilt show. My very first ever quilt show. I mean how exciting is this? A Quilt Show! What would happen? What would I see? Did you know they are having a block contest? And it's a block I can make this morning before I go,… Continue reading Did I ever tell you about the time?
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!
IQF SLC Day 1 – A Quilt Festival Series
I had the better part of the morning to walk the quilts and get images before the show floor opened. The first exhibit I'm sharing is Blocks Among Friends Sponsored by Handi Quilter Stolen Moments - Amy Van Garp United - Lana Russel Finding Common Ground - Judy Hays Flutterby - Gina Siembeda Friends -… Continue reading IQF SLC Day 1 – A Quilt Festival Series
Getting Ready for Quilt Festival
Under my needle right now is an Annabell Wrigley Color Wheel panel. I'm not sure where I saw this however I reached out to Windham and am quilting this for the National Sales manager. Quilters this is a great panel for practicing machine quilting as it's 35 x 42, perfect size for a kids play… Continue reading Getting Ready for Quilt Festival
Quilt Festival Salt Lake City Here I Come
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL065zATqYg On a completely unrelated note it was both a good hair day and wow do I have humidity hair. Humidity hair in Texas, it's a thing. Bob Ruggiero asked me about it in this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdfnnMj0V0g I'm teaching at Quilt Festival in Salt Lake City. Follow this link to all classes, search for my… Continue reading Quilt Festival Salt Lake City Here I Come
Quilted Features: Brint Fanizza Famore Cutlery
Hey! Happy Thursday to you. I am happy to present you with this conversation with Brint Fanizza of Famore Cutlery. I have long admired Brint for his generosity and kindness, for his ability to hear ideas and connect people with people and then connect them with others who would work well with them. In this… Continue reading Quilted Features: Brint Fanizza Famore Cutlery
Book Review Part 1: Valerie Bertinelli Enough Already
Kindle Screenshot of Cover Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I am TodayValerie BertinelliPublisher: Harvest (Harper Collins)250 pagesHardcover $27e-book $14.39 to $14.99 When someone lives a life that is public in someway there is a tendency to presume that they are fully known and therefore open to scrutiny and criticism. This leads to being… Continue reading Book Review Part 1: Valerie Bertinelli Enough Already
I’m a terrible picture taker
Let me rephrase a bit. I'm terrible at taking pictures when I'm teaching. It's really annoying in some regard because I'd love to show you what's going on with the quilters in my class. And yet somehow I get caught up in the teaching moment and the next thing you know all the students are… Continue reading I’m a terrible picture taker