A while back Wednesday mornings meant heading to a local coffee shop for knitting and chatting. This hardcore machine quilter loved the company, and getting out of the house once a week was priceless. It was a way of connecting with friends, and with some handwork, knitting and crocheting. Attending guild meetings, sharing quilt stories,… Continue reading Connect: color
This note is an honest-to-goodness handwritten note card saying thank you for the postcards. I sent two, one to keep and one to give. And honestly, if someone chose to give the postcard I sent, that'd be fine with me. It's a gift, no strings attached. Oh, perhaps I'd better rephrase that...no expectations of keeping.… Continue reading I got a Thank You note the other day
By Teri Lucas Community Editor, and quilter Quilting for others is something I rarely do. However, when Diane Magidson of SewBatik asked me to quilt a beautiful red and oatmeal batik quilt for the SewBatik booth at the recent Road to California show, I was, well, giddy. While simple in color, the complexity of the…… Continue reading Reblog – In the Zone: A Quilting Process Tale
spontaneous quilting. With a warning like that on the box, diving in made perfect sense. Allow me to back up a little bit here. Kimberly Moos of Cotton Cuts asked if I would be willing to review the Cotton Cuts subscription box. While reviewing books and product for Generation Q Magazine is something that happens frequently,… Continue reading Caution: Opening box may lead to. . .
First bit of Inspiration: Head over to Generation Q Magazine today. We've got a book review for Wanderlust Quilts by friend of the blog Mandy Leins of Mandalei Quilts. I offered to be the official "quilt holder upper" during her schoolhouse at Quilt Market. I did my best to hide behind the quilts, though my… Continue reading Inspiration in two ways
I remember looking up from the window in my quilt studio, grabbing the camera and taking a series of photos of this particular sunset. There is something about the color that intrigues me in an "I want to spend more time here" way. The beauty of this particular moment sustains, refreshes, and renews. I love… Continue reading Retreat
Waking up early has it's benefits. I'm sitting at my dining room table sipping coffee, looking out my kitchen window and watching a beautiful sunrise creep up over the trees and telephone wires. The winter colors are much more subtle than summer but beautiful and inspiring none the less. Color ranging from a light to… Continue reading Thank you!
in·spi·ra·tion - [in-spuh-rey-shuhn] noun 1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration. 2. something inspired, as an idea. 3. a result of inspired activity. 4. a thing or person that inspires. 5. Theology . a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. b. the… Continue reading Pondering: inspiration
I had the privilege of meeting and spending some time with art quilter Natalya Aikens last summer when we were at the taping of series 500 of Quilting Arts TV. Natalya taped episode 509 with Pokey Bolton and taped a workshop called "texture transformation". Natalya posted last week that she was a teensy bit scared… Continue reading Journaling with Natalya Aikens
Thread inspires me. I love thread. I love the color, texture and possibility thread offers as part of the quilting process. I think I've mentioned before that I'm a huge fan of Superior Threads. King Tut and Masterpiece have been main stays in my thread stash for a loonnnng time. Masterpiece is incredible for piecing… Continue reading Inspiration part 3