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BERNINA Ambassadors: Telling our Stories

Just a few moments ago the last stitches on 3 quilts that were made over the last several weeks. These needed to be finished in time for Lancaster and I made it. Whew. It's now nearly 1:30 in the morning, as happens I'm now wide awake, and need to get up early to get these… Continue reading BERNINA Ambassadors: Telling our Stories

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Building Character in a teeny tiny way

It's so cool to find the right tools to work on piecing quilt tops. This ByAnnie stiletto is different than others in that the metal stiletto has some texture to it, giving just a little bit of extra grip. There are a few flat spots along the wooden shaft giving a comfortable grip. This morning I… Continue reading Building Character in a teeny tiny way

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You should

It's my ninth blogaversary today, therefore it's a great day indeed. Here's a link to my first post. It's been a lovely journey with friends coming, going, changing, the quilt world changing, setting out to grow and teach and be a little more. Funny thing is I still don't know what I want to be… Continue reading You should

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BERNINA Ambassador Reunion 2016 Edition

Always take an opportunity to learn something new about the stuff you love and are passionate about. This makes quilting an ever present learning process. Getting together with quilters, and professionals in a creative industry. I had the opportunity to stay with Tracy Mooney Generation Q Magazine Senior Editor and her family. We'll have a few… Continue reading BERNINA Ambassador Reunion 2016 Edition

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Inspired by

Y'all know I'm inspired by the moon, she is a recurring theme in my work. The moon makes an appearance in: Twilight in the Bronx, Moon Over Manhattan, Moon Set, and new piece, that is in need of a name (hold on, I'll show you.) As I stitched the facing on the quilt this afternoon a memory… Continue reading Inspired by

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A Tale of two Quilt Shops

This might sound a little overly dramatic and it's intended to be because drama can be so very much fun. I shopped on Small Business Saturday #smallbusinesssaturday for the fun of it. I don't need fabric, but I love it so what the heck. Shop 2: Colchester Mill Fabrics - Colchester, CT for my local… Continue reading A Tale of two Quilt Shops

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. . . a time to tidy

Oh my goodness there is always a good time to tidy. Don't you always find that it's right in the middle of doing something else? Like 9 patches. I've been cutting up all these 9 patches, and the urge hit. No, no wait, no that's not it. Not the urge. No. The necessity of it all… Continue reading . . . a time to tidy

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Enjoying and Thankful

Starting with gratitude this morning. I'm grateful for batiks. (If you follow me on Instagram this, and all the photos in this post, may look familiar.) These one and a half inch strips are being stitched to orange and purple solid to create 9 patches, that may be set on point, though I'm not quite… Continue reading Enjoying and Thankful

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Renewed

Quilt Market has something of a frenetic pace. Places to go. People to see. Meals to eat with people you get to see once, maybe twice a year. Leading up to Market there are things going on behind the scenes that have us all arriving tired, wanting to make sure all the eyes are dotted… Continue reading Renewed

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Did you ever?

Wonder what the heck? I do. So, I'm not sure if you know that the City Quilter is closing in October (as of yet there is no final date). Dale and Cathy are ready to retire. While it's hard to see another quilt shop close, leaving a huge hole in the NY Quilting Landscape, I'm… Continue reading Did you ever?