There are habits in life that well worth cultivating, an affinity for quirky literature is a good thing. The details of discovering Jasper Fforde escape me, however the long lasting memory of the telling of the life and times of Thursday Next, and the twists and turns of her life bring a smile to the… Continue reading Inspired, Character
As I started thinking about character, texture, and thread a character from about 25 years ago popped up in my thoughts. He and his wife both volunteered with local school students after school. One afternoon he demonstrated asymmetry through showing the students how his eyes, ears, arms, etc were asymmetrical. Most of this someone wouldn't… Continue reading Character Building
Piecing. It's not been very much of my quilterly life over the last few years as I've focused in on machine quilting and have in essence become a whole cloth quilter because I love to play. Oh how I love to play at machine quilting. Watching what develops under the needle is so exciting and… Continue reading Inspired to Piece
I have a confession to make: I’m having a love affair with whole cloth quilts. This passion snuck up on me, quietly whispering, “let’s see what you can do with this cloth”, “what would these threads look like on Radiance”, “did you see that thread?” Wide open spaces get me all giddy thinking about the… Continue reading Sing Your Quilterly Song in a whole cloth quilt!
In the middle of that experience of being completely drained a there were a couple of amazing things that happened that have helped to restore my sanity. Long conversations with a couple of friends! I know this term is overused in some sense, but these were priceless. In the midst of these "Bang Head Here"… Continue reading It wasn’t all bad
I'm going to make a bit of a confession here. It's challenging to admit this because although in thinking about it my facebook postings while I was in the middle of quilting "@play" gave a clear indication of where I was headed at the time. I kept talking about the quilt as "the unruly teenager"… Continue reading @play a bit behind the scenes and the full quilt
So how does one begin to tell a tale? Oh yes! Once upon a time there lived a quilter in the Bronx who received an invitation from Vickie Anderson and Kit Robinson to participate in a challenge....a whole cloth challenge arrived in my email in box. She said yes. Sandra Leichner, Terri Doyle, Lisa H.… Continue reading Machine Quilting Unlimited May/June Issue