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
The possibilities are endless, the potential is great, and I'm looking forward to figuring it out. Things are up in the air at the moment, and while there is nothing I can do about the up-in-the-airness of it all I can imagine, and dream. This is a reference to a potential home in Texas and… Continue reading Imagine
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!
Admit it, you're singing with me now. It's time to finish packing my suitcases and head back to New York. I'm going with a full heart and a lot of work to do. There are plans afoot for Spring and Fall Market. If you have a few moments and want a bit of a giggle… Continue reading I’m leavin’ on a Jet Plane and Know when I’ll be back again
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
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