Before diving into the Craft Napa experience I want to share a couple of things. Last week I purchased a coloring book with positive, affirming sayings for myself and a friend. We might have needed the affirmation, though I'm not entirely sure. This morning is the first opportunity I've had to dig into one of… Continue reading Craft Napa Postlude
You might remember, or not, that I spent most of my growing up years in Maine where we have a local caffeinated, carbonated beverage. You might be surprised to learn that I have never had this particular non-adult beverage that I in anyway recall. Then there's the totally awesome definition of Moxie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWoHiCvC26Y From chatting… Continue reading Some News!
Yep that's right. I flew from Austin to Salt Lake City on Sunday afternoon. I'm in Utah until Wednesday doing some training with Handi Quilter on the Moxie long arm. I am a member of the Handi Quilter Moxie Inspiration Squad. Woot. I'll be blogging, and doing other social media. I'll be sharing with you… Continue reading I’m in Utah!
First up C&T is having a warehouse sale! (Affiliate Link) This is a great time to get books or product you've wanted. Head on over and see what they've got. I do know that Gailen's Sew Emoji is there and it's such a great book. Second, I'm heading into the sewing room to shoot some… Continue reading A Quick Post on a Friday Afternoon
Just before I married my Sweetie, who was working in a rectory at the time with a couple of Priests and a Seminarian, we were around the kitchen table in between things and were having a conversation about something, and the Pastor said to us while shaking his head at my exuberant & joy filled… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting – Round Up
I met Scott Hansen of Blue Nickels Studios when I joined the Generation Q Magazine crew. Scott was our Community Editor, aka talent scout, and I the blogger. Scott also designed for us regularly. A unique style and quirky sensibilities sum up the person of Scott, while in some sense lacking in the attempt. He's… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Blog Tour: Scott Hansen
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
Would you like the really cool news first? you might have guessed by now In late August I'm going to tape for The Quilt Show. I joined January 1, 2007 right as I was beginning down this path to here in this moment. It is on TQS that I met Keith Dommer beginning mutually informative… Continue reading Book Tour/Blog Hop my Stop and some really cool news
Sharing her own insight and wisdom today is quilter and author Jenny K Lyon also known as the Quilt Skipper. We've been following each other on the blog rounds and friends on Facebook forever, and one afternoon walking down an aisle at Market we actually met each other, though I don't believe there to be… Continue reading Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon the day after tomorrow
https://www.instagram.com/p/BT9xco2B4RA/ Oh wow, do you know when a quilt feels like yesterday and it's not, it's three years ago! W O W. I remember making this quilt and going for some particular feel of quirkiness. I'm pretty sure I unlocked quirky there. What I loved about Susan's Hello! fabric line with Michael Miller Fabrics is… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Blog Tour – the next day