This morning in my fb memories an image of me working on a quilt in memory of Yvonne Porcella popped up and reminded me of struggle. At the the time of the making there was a lot going on behind the scenes for me. We all make happy faces at one another on the socials;… Continue reading In the Struggle
Twilight in the Bronx holds within it something beautiful. In February I'm teaching Stars Over Brasstown at the John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. It is an honor and a gift. Along with creating our own Stars, there are creative exercises and a beautiful campus. I think I'll take the Picnic Quilt and… Continue reading Stars Over Brasstown
Good golly ya think you have all the stories ready to tell and then whoooosh it is four weeks later and the stories are still here, just waiting for the opportunity to spill the beans. In just a few days the course catalog for the John C Campbell Folk School goes live. I am teaching… Continue reading Wow it’s been a hot minute since I was here!
Piecing Palooza is coming! Use this link to save $20 The Summer Reading Edition of The Book Report is out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4WbGsPgow4 I'm lining up a couple of interviews for July more on those next week. I'd like to introduce you to my new logo. Michelle Freedman had Once Upon a Print Shop design her logo… Continue reading Saturday Reminders
or Today I played Frerer Jacques Shhh don't tell anyone I'm working on the draft for an article that will come out later this fall and I'm avoiding writing because I'm thinking and that takes a lot of avoidance tasks. Like reorganizing the pantry. There is something more behind that than simply reorganizing the pantry.… Continue reading On Playing Guitar and Learning
Linda Pearl the creative mind behind One Quilting Circle messaged me the other day to see if we could chat, responding to a post on facebook letting my students from Vermont Quilt Festival know that I will open the class on Zoom. Click on One Quilting Circle to see Linda's post. On my Shop Page… Continue reading Coming Right Up!
A couple of months ago Shari Leid's publisher, Capucia Publishing reached out for me to review Shari's books: The 50/50 Friendship Flow, Make Your Mess Your Message, and Ask Yourself This. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhsCWFMIyYI My book report is complete. One of the things I love about these books is the engaging, interactive style. Shari set's about meeting… Continue reading the Book Report
It's National Quilting Month which means that it's also time for IGQuiltFest #igquiltfest2023 hosted by Amy Ellis. While posting I noticed something in this quilt block. Check out the circled part! Part hand quilting Part machine quilting in the same run of stitching this is the place where I was D O N E with… Continue reading When you forget to title the post SMH
Before joining Brown Envelope on her adventures to somewhere in the Pacific Northwest I would like to share that I am offering a lecture at Sew Much More in Austin on Friday March 31. I'm teaching at Vermont Quilt Festival as part of the New York, New England tour in June. Details coming soon. Please… Continue reading The Adventures of Brown Envelope
Quilter’s Color Mixer Thursday, March 30th at 9 am Pacific (or watch recorded) Do you find yourself… Stuck trying to figure out which colors and fabrics to use in your next quilt project? Wondering how to use fabrics in your stash that you love but can't seem to figure out how to use in a… Continue reading Color Mixer & Color Club