April First is always bittersweet. Memories flood back remembering my dad's passing. This year was a bit different as the Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild booked me to speak on Finding my Quilterly Groove. As I spoke about quilts and learning who I am as a quilter (that Groove!), one of the quilters who held… Continue reading Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild Meeting
At the Minnesota Quilt Show in Go Mini or Go Home one of my student showed me her quilt in Karen McTavish's new book Mastering the Art of McTavishing 2nd Edition. How cool is that?! The quilt is beautiful. PS I perused Karen's book, it's a must have! One of the things I loved about… Continue reading quilting rules!
Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to outline 2 classes, make a power point presentation and get ready for my first (and hopefully not only) teaching gig at BERNINA University. A side note I made Jeanne Delpit (from BERNINA) laugh by telling her I practice what I'm going to say while on my… Continue reading Desire
Yesterday was a really full day. Wake up - check Find easy peasy breakfast food - check Teach - Go Mini or Go Home ! - check Have fun! - Check! Pack up classroom - check this includes fabric, rotary cutting mat, rulers, rotary cutter, fabric I've purchased - check *note* place rotary cutter when… Continue reading a traveliing teacher has an adventure
There's something amazingly cathartic about stitching this swoop of stitching. It's not as tough as stitching black on black. It's lovely. Tomorrow there will be a photo of the back. I'm using an almost fuchsia red-purple silk on the back. Yesterday was a productive day: editing, blogging, quilting, meeting. I love days like that. Happy… Continue reading A good quilting day