As always happens there are no photos from teaching at Christie's Quilting Boutique. Except this one of Christie and me at the beginning of the day. https://www.facebook.com/FabricShop/photos/a.553158788101259.1073741838.187529171330891/1666971260053334/?type=3&theater The rest of the day - well that was teaching, learning, encouraging, reminding and enjoying. Christie and I are talking fall dates and will let you know as… Continue reading A Shop and a Show
Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition
This Saturday January 20th is Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. This will be a fun class, and not at all scary as we'll be making an Impractical Color Wheel using our own thread, and you'll be able to purchase new thread from the shop,… Continue reading Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition
What’s in Your Ears?
Music is so fun. Weird fact: I didn't listen to pop music, watch mtv, or go to the movies as a teenager. It's a long story for another blog entirely. So now, when something fun comes up I like it and add it as a station on Pandora or find a YouTube… Continue reading What’s in Your Ears?
Character: explored beauty
Melanie Testa is by far one of the most joyful, and thoughtful quilters I've ever met. A beautiful, creative soul. One of my most treasured memories is having lunch with her and Elizabeth, we were on the receiving end of some seriously disapproving looks from because we were laughing so much. This still brings a… Continue reading Character: explored beauty
Going to the Train Show Today
This morning I'm heading over to the train show with some family. It'll be the first time in a couple of years that I've been able to go. I love this show...not so much for the trains but for the incredible work that goes into creating these buildings and vignettes. And the flora in the… Continue reading Going to the Train Show Today
A way back when, that moment I invented quilting the full expectation of the breadth and scope of quilting, in all its various forms and functions I saw in full clarity. Inventing quilting was pretty hard work, well worth the effort I'd say. Watching quilters and quilt making take this delightful turn from utilitarian blankets… Continue reading Inventing quilting
Today is a phone meeting kind of day
At least 3 hours. This is one of the more glamorous parts of the quilting world. I get to talk to some really cool people and should have an announcement about a teaching gig in August. Happy Quilting Teri
Chocolate Swirl part 2
I love answering questions about the quilting process. Yesterday I was asked (on facebook) - I thought I'd share here That cross hatch (it's kinda wonky here but this isn't a competition piece so I'm okay with that) is simply marked on the cloth using a Generals Chalk Pencil and an Omni-Grid Ruler. I placed… Continue reading Chocolate Swirl part 2
Yesterday I spent most of the day working on two different projects in the quilt room. Both projects require a lot of attention to detail and are on hard time lines. I love deadlines, they make it so much easier to work. At a certain point in the day I needed to stop & play… Continue reading Creative play
New Quilt – quick photo update
Just a quick photo update of what I've been working on today...