Gemstone Quilts Creating Fire & Brilliance in Fabric, Step by StepMJ KinmanC&T Publishing $29.95 112 pagesA few years back I made my way into the City (Manhattan) to meet MJ Kinman for an event honoring her work by the Women's Jewelry Association. Desiree Habitch is/was her coach/mentor, who worked on getting me invited to the… Continue reading Gemstone Quilts Creating Fire & Brilliance in Fabric, Step by Step – MJ Kinman
Friday afternoon I had a brief chat with Shelly Heesacker, the Producer of The Quilt Show. In the course of the conversation I told her one of my, ahem bar stories, featuring Jennifer Sampou. And before you ask no I'm not a bar hanger outer, they can be really fun people watching though. As you… Continue reading Blog Tour: Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting – Teresa Coates
Before I get started on the post of the day I wanted to share with you: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDIWhV3nuji/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Congratulations Tara! On Saturday I posted:Friends! Friends! It's my Publication Day. Woot! Woot! If we were having an in-person party what would you bring? The responses: champagne, chocolate, cake, cupcakes, thread, whoopie pies (Sweet Praxis!), flavored tootsies, chocolate… Continue reading Let the Tour Begin!
And now you have an ear worm too. When I started quilting in 1993 the space and equipment for quilting were very different. I'd set my sewing machine on the dining room table when I could, I used templates made of plastic marked with permanent markers, and whatever fabric I could find, including from the… Continue reading I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for
I'm started an e-Newsletter, (click on the link to sign up please, the first one goes out sometime today. I'm in the midst of changing what I can on the website so that I'm able to put a full on link to join. I'll be offering some special, book related content and sharing with you… Continue reading Of Newsletters, Exciting Times, and Surprises
I made it to the top 200,000! Okay so as of this writing I'm ranked #157,477 on Amazon for book sales out of 8 million or so books. Not bad at all since I've been encouraging purchasing at our local independent retailers. I had a quick chat with a shop owner in New York who… Continue reading Let the Great Countdown Begin
Thirty-one years ago I met my Sweetie. We were friends for nearly two years before we started dating, and dated for about another two or so before we got married. I'm still smitten. He took this photo sometime after we started dating and carries it around in one of the books he keeps with him… Continue reading Still Waters