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On Becoming a Machine Quilter

A sultry summer day in the City with quilting friends leads to sharing stories over coffee and cookies. The how of being where we are as quilting teachers is often humorous. The image on the left holds within it's stitches the beginnings. My Sweetie's Quilt took a wee bit longer to make than intended. It… Continue reading On Becoming a Machine Quilter

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Something shifted

In such an amazing way: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhcSii2DaPO/?taken-by=terilucas It all started with getting a Herculean task done. And then: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhcZRiCjbIN/?taken-by=terilucas A New Moon Rises https://www.instagram.com/p/BhccwjOjuxr/?taken-by=terilucas It's really difficult when Creativity ebbs, especially when it ebbs because of every day life. It's glorious when it returns. Rejoice with me quilters. I have ideas swirling in my head for… Continue reading Something shifted

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An invitation

Teaching free motion machine quilting is one of the greatest pleasures in my life. When a quilter relaxes into quilting, the breathing changes, the focus changes, the rest of the group fades from the room. There is a very distinct memory of a quilter doing just this, in the middle of a very busy shop,… Continue reading An invitation

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Doing the (prep) Work, the next part

At some point in my quilting journey I knew that teaching was a next step. How did I know? Well, another quilter asked me one day, "Teri, when are you going to start teaching?" Well, I guess . .  soon. It took me a bit, but I figured out that I wanted to teach machine… Continue reading Doing the (prep) Work, the next part

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Feather tutorial paper style

They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Seeing is believing. Take a look at the feathers to the left here.  I'm going to tell you a secret. Ready? Don't tell anyone but... these feathers are not perfect. That's right. Not. Perfect. And that's okay. Taking time to learn well is an important component of… Continue reading Feather tutorial paper style

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Last night on the way home I was thinking about quilting

I think. A lot. Sometimes that thinking will lead me down paths of thinking I need to give up what I'm doing. (I won't I promise, I can't) This thinking wasn't that. In a couple of weeks I'll have some exciting news to share. I'm excited. Really excited. This news and a conversation with a… Continue reading Last night on the way home I was thinking about quilting

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Making progress

Every once in a while I have a Southern Comfort Manhattan in memory of my mother-in-law. The other day was one of those days where her memory was very present in my heart. Here's to you Joy! Now back to our regularly scheduled program...QUILTING!I'm continuing to work on "I feel enormous in your Lilliputian world"… Continue reading Making progress