Fabric & quilt designed by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero Hoffman Fabrics I've been friends with, the quilter for, and an admirer of Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero's for years, since we met on the set of Quilting Arts TV. In recent years she's taken up photography, working on honing that skill in a way that's truly informed her fabric design.… Continue reading On Perspective
It's Monday, the start of a great week. I'm heading home from beautiful Kansas City this afternoon. Sometimes really cool conversations happen at Market. I loved each one of those conversations. When signing in to get my Media Badge I gave my title as Chief Creative Weirdo. Rhianna changed my name tag to reflect my… Continue reading Good Morning!
This text arrived: I fainted at the HQ Booth (They caught me before I hit) How's your day? Lisa and I ditched Ken in the Pickle Pie booth and walked very, very quickly to the HandiQuilter booth to find Debby well taken care of and fine. We did, however, cut her off from any further… Continue reading Then there was that time
I have fallen in love. The Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago. After taking it out of the box, and opening the box with the dies, changing locations twice, it sat there humming a little tune looking for my attention. Well, it's mechanical, it doesn't really hum. You're a… Continue reading Where have you been all my life?
Well then there's Charles, Candy's Quilting manager. Totally loved working with him at the other shop when it was open. He's been working with Candice to get Candy's Quilting open. Check out their facebook page and instagram. They've curated a selection of books for the… Continue reading Candy’s Quilting Happy Opening
Maddie Kertay, and Cheryl Sleboda encouraged me to submit classes for Fall Quilt Market. After some thought I submitted three classes, and two are accepted. First up on Saturday October 28 is Creating Consumer Confidence—Machine Sales; the second is Sunday October 29th Creating Confidence in the In-Store Talent. Having worked in quilt shops on and off… Continue reading So, there’s this!
seven weeks ago I participated in Cheryl Sleboda's Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop. Rearranging, tidying up and making the space much easier to function in the room. One of the goals was to give myself access to the window. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that I'm short, and therefore have a limited reach. When… Continue reading Way back, a whole
As you know I participated in the Sketchbook Project with the Art House Coop in Brooklyn. I loved the process of sketching, of thinking through the process of how to get the images in my head onto paper and hopefully later onto fabric. I see the sketching/doodling process as a way to train my brain… Continue reading Sketching