The other day Megan Doughtery posted that she had a wee nip of writers block. It's awful, I can tell you. Writers block, and quilters block are real, annoying, and quite frankly weird. Like who stops creativity in its tracks and says, "You Shall Not Pass!" Understanding deeply Megan's suffering I started posting random stuff… Continue reading Sharing
My bags are nearly packed. One quilt is in the dryer for a final fresh me up. There are kits for Go With the Flow Monday, paper and color pencils for And Now What?! (Doodle Your way to Better Quilting) on Sunday . The Generation Q Magazine Quilt as Desired Lecture is ready to go.… Continue reading Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show – Quantum Leap
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
Debby Brown has a Handi Quilter Avante in her studio, and on occasion when needed she lets me use it to baste my larger quilts. Yesterday I basted two quilts Arsenic & Old Lace pieced by Keith Dommer and Supernova in Chartreuse designed by none other than Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero. A&O L has lived in… Continue reading Arsenic & Old Lace, Chocolate cake and a long arm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QzJo16Zre8 Who knew the proper way to use a seam ripper? I sure didn't. Pam Damour, the Decorating Diva and BERNINA Ambassador shows proper technique and at the same time shows how to splice cording for home decorating projects. I'd always wondered how that happened and now get why there is that need for at… Continue reading A seam ripper is a quilters best friend
There are a myriad of ways to stop and start when quilting. My preferred method is burying the thread. What usually happens is the thread snips end up on the floor around my feet. No big deal there's a mat for my office chair so I swoop them up and off to the bin they… Continue reading Quantum Stops and Starts