2019 Word of the Year, 2020 Word of the Year, Color Thread and Free-Motion Quilting, machine quilting, Quilt Market, quilting

Moving, a Journey

I've started walking around the hotel parking lot while listening to Pokey Bolton's Instagram conversations with quilting peeps. Hotel parking lot you say? Why yes. The physical move from NY to TX is about 1/2 complete. We arrived in Texas on Thursday evening after four days on the road. While at one hotel I'd made… Continue reading Moving, a Journey

#imagine, 2020 Word of the Year, Color Thread and Free-Motion Quilting, machine quilting, quilt, quilting

Imagine

The possibilities are endless, the potential is great, and I'm looking forward to figuring it out. Things are up in the air at the moment, and while there is nothing I can do about the up-in-the-airness of it all I can imagine, and dream. This is a reference to a potential home in Texas and… Continue reading Imagine

blog hop, C&T Publishing, machine quilting, piecing, quilt, quilting, Teri Lucas, terificreations, thread

Revisiting & Celebrating

Over the last few weeks I've worked on piecing a quilt top that has a tight turn-around time, and needs to be done well as it's a magazine quilt. It is exactly the quilt I wanted to make, and it's not exactly the quilt I wanted to make. And I can't show you yet, I… Continue reading Revisiting & Celebrating

machine quilting, quilt, Quilt Market, quilting, Sew Batik, Superior Threads

The Stuff of Gratitude

So Quilt Market. Wow. So many moments of Gratitude. So many. This will not be in any way complete however this full heart can not help but express the gratitude, an honor, I've experienced. This Quilt Market has been amazing. There are so many people to thank both directly and indirectly. First up my Sweetie,… Continue reading The Stuff of Gratitude

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My Quilt Market is Complete

Today Quilt Market officially opens. Yay!!! I'm in the Northcott booth, 522, today. I have appointments with some of my shops, however stop by and see what we've got going on. Patience Griffin, Tiffany Hayes and other cool celebs will be there promoting their lines. I'll get a photo of the quilt I made with… Continue reading My Quilt Market is Complete

Benartex, Northcott, quilt, quilt shop, quilting

Travelogue & Upcoming

In just a couple of weeks Debby Brown will be the featured speaker at the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show. Debby is funny, a great teacher, chopper of wood, and a lover of chocolate. She is the queen of ribbon candy bending it to her every whim. This morning (Sunday 9/29) I am off to Pieceful… Continue reading Travelogue & Upcoming

Benartex, bernina, machine quilting, quilt, quilt shows, quilting, Superior Threads

On the schedule, come join me!

September is shaping up to be a full month. I'm inviting you to join me at the Quilt Bug Saturday the 14th. I'll be showing batik quilts from Benartex and demoing piecing, and quilting with these delightful fabrics. Sunday the 22nd I'll be at The Quilted Nest in Collingswood NJ at the official Kick Off… Continue reading On the schedule, come join me!

Benartex, Northcott, quilt, Quilt Market, quilt shows, quilting

May Travelogue

This weeks travelogue traverses northern NY state. Let's start with The Old Creamery in Ellisburg NY. This shop has a retreat center on the upper floor and the back of the quilt shop. The center includes a fully functioning kitchen, living room, tables for quilters to stitch, rooms with beds and can hold up to… Continue reading May Travelogue

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Reminded of a Time When

Sometimes social media reminds me of ''a time when..." something amazing was born from something difficult. Scrolling through my news feed this morning a reminder popped up of a time when as a quilting community we posted regularly on the beauty of other people in the quilting community. I especially appreciated Kim Brunner's thoughtful posts… Continue reading Reminded of a Time When

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Blog Tour: Inspired Free-Motion Quilting

Inspired Free-Motion QuiltingBill VolckeningMandy LeinsC&T Publishing $25.95; e-book $20.99 One hundred and fifty years from now when a resurgence in quilt making begins yet again Inspired Free-Motion Quilting: 90 Antique Designs Reinterpreted for Today's Quilter will serve as a resource for new quilters and quilt historians. These quilters will, following the tradition of quilt making,… Continue reading Blog Tour: Inspired Free-Motion Quilting