Happy Easter. Easter is a season of hope, new life and joy. Spring is a season of hope, new life and joy. Having my colors "done" helps me to appreciate even more the two seasons that I just adore during the year. Spring and Autumn. When reviewing the photos that I take these two seasons… Continue reading Easter, Life and New Classes
Road tripping is always a delight. Road tripping with 3 friends is priceless. Our first stop: Ladyfingers Sewing in Oley PA. Well our first "stop" was Wegmans for provisions, ie chocolate and fruit. I just missed Gail, however I did not miss one of my very favorite fabric lines, Robert Kaufmans Radiance. I picked up… Continue reading AQS Lancaster
it's been an entire year to the day, the actual date is Friday, since I had the hysterectomy. I can not tell you how much better I feel overall. So many quilters were so amazingly encouraging and supportive through the process. A few were interviewed or wrote blogs for me including Maggie, Janet-Lee, Jake, Lisa, Rayna… Continue reading I can hardly believe
As a quilting instructor/pro quilter/award winner it's hard sometimes to complain about the process of a quilt in progress. I have guild members and friends but the blog, the blog takes a different tone. Everything goes all Miss Merry Sunshine when it sometimes it feels all Little Shop of Horrors. And this is one… Continue reading Don’t think “strange” think epic!
Principle: it takes 50 hours to become comfortable with machine quilting it takes 500 hours to become proficient in machine quilting it takes 10,000 hours to become a master machine quilter While the principle comes from a work of fiction (Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell) the essence of the truth remains the… Continue reading I figure I’m about 1/2 way there
It seems lately it's either I have nothing to say or everything to say. I am truly grateful that my blog readers bear with me. As promised in my October Free Motion Quilting Challenge on the SewCalGal site the December Bonus Tutorial is up. It's primarily based on the Kaleidoscope Collections Feather Template pack that… Continue reading Meeting Stephanie and more
Jeanie gave me some of this years projects to quilt at the AQS Show in Lancaster. We had a while before the projects needed to be finished which gave us time to think through what these kaleidoscopes would become. Jeanie and I decided to change things up a bit and make quilted items along with… Continue reading Kaleidoscope Collections work
I'm impressed with the students in Houston. Both of my classes ended up full. My teachers pets, Maggie and Frances were such a great help! Really, truly impressed. These quilters worked and worked. In my Beginner Free Motion Machine Quilting class all of the quilters stitched out feathers by the end of class. Every single… Continue reading Quilt Festival Houston!
Twenty years ago my sweetie and I married. Part of me wonders where the time went and part of me is filled with memories of love, growth and love. We celebrated with a lovely dinner at Ruths Chris Steakhouse. I love him now more than ever and am grateful for the gift of himself. I… Continue reading Celebrate and quilt back
I'm very grateful for the opportunities that quilting brings. The opportunity to be on the faculty of a variety of shows and work with quilt shops and guilds is part of a dream come true. I look forward to meeting you and as Alex Anderson says, we quilters do meet! Over the next couple of… Continue reading Teaching & traveling