Last night I had the privilege of walking the Quilt Festival vendor floor for a couple of hours before I left for home. More on that in a moment. Wednesday began with the lecture, Quilting Motifs and Color, that I was certain was at 10 but was actually at 9 and it was at 9… Continue reading The Big Ask
Happy Wednesday Friends! I posted this on one of the social media channels yesterday: Musings over coffee:Quilting is a gift filled with promise, hope, simplicity, complexity, beauty, hot messness. Each one of us gets to show the sublime uniqueness of our self, it is sometimes incredibly vulnerable and sometimes guarded like a castle surrounded by… Continue reading Coming Soon!
Since 2014 (see photo) I've been attending Market as Media, reporting on and sharing with you, my incredibly faithful readers, as much of the new products, cool fabrics, and fascinating people as possible. With a show this size it's not ever possible to cover everything. I was, as many were, looking forward to going to… Continue reading International Quilt Market Announcement
Threads of Success When the email arrived letting those of us who are scheduled to teach know that for 2021 Threads of Success is postponed to Quilt Market 2022 I was surprised but not surprised. Twenty twenty was a lot, while things are shifting and changing some of twenty twenty has carried over into twenty… Continue reading Threads of Success, Quilting, Accountability Post
Virtual Quilt Market (link to sign up) is this week, the intreped folks from Quilts, Inc have been working hard to get this event together coordinating all the vendors, presenters, and Schoolhouses together so that we can, once again, see all the new fabric lines, notions, machines, tools, patterns and in a limited way the… Continue reading Spring Quilt Market: Virtual Style
Sometimes it feels like I'm a little late to the party making announcements or doing what the other quilt pros are doing, like making video content or podcasting. So here goes. Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh is cancelled. The link takes you to their official statement and below is an official statement from them: regarding… Continue reading On Spring Market and Other Things
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!
At Fall Market while looking for another quilter I met Tracy Lee, owner of Sew Thankful. We had a bit of a mutual admiration society with each other. We've both been following each other for a long time. And quilters she's someone I'd always wanted to meet. How I came to know Tracy's business, Sew… Continue reading An Interview with: Tracy Lee of Sew Thankful
Please welcome today's guest blogger Bill Locke of Studio Bill Locke, Montreal Canada. Bill designs, and makes quilts, has an active quilt on-line quilt shop, and an astute business sense. I stopped to look at his booth, taking a moment to realize it's his. After a quick hug we started talking. Bill shares our conversation… Continue reading Guest Blog – Bill Locke on the Importance of Quilt Market
"Bloggers are welcome." Carey Bresenhan, during the opening statement of the Premier Schoolhouse. She went on to mention a rumor started a few years ago saying that Quilts, Inc didn't want and wouldn't welcome bloggers as part of the overall media reporting on Quilt Market and the happenings of the quilting world. Bloggers are welcome.… Continue reading Wanted: Bloggers