C&T Publishing, quilt shows, quilting, Superior Threads


Okay, I'm totally taking a conversation with the comments to heart and brain and in quilt-teacher fashion addressing the larger group of students as the information is pertinent to all. Where do I begin? How do I decide what motifs to use? How do I choose what weight and color thread? What batting do I… Continue reading Overwhelmed

B 780, machine quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas

Road to California

It's been years since I've been to California. The last time I visited the LA area was 2001. Mere weeks before. . . . I enjoyed putting my feet in that ocean and could have spent a day or two more there, on the beach, listening to the sounds of the water. I'm looking forward… Continue reading Road to California

beauty, machine quilting, quilting

The back – I love this quilt so much!

When quilting goes well the back and the front both look good. That's our goal as quilters. I love the back of Tilde. I love the subtle play of color of the gray on the yellow/orange. Did you know that my original intention was to use a bright teal blue on the back? I wanted… Continue reading The back – I love this quilt so much!


Fun stuff and teaching events

Well, last night was something of a surprise.  Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero tagged me in a facebook post letting me know that our quilt, Feather Zone, was chosen as the quilt on the bookmark for Quilt Expo in September. This is so cool. So.stinkin'.cool. Feather Zone will most likely be at Quilt Expo with Jeanie in the… Continue reading Fun stuff and teaching events

quilt shows, quilting

Quilterly Energy

I read Seth Godin's blog with great interest this morning.  And I'm also reminded of Harry Chapin's "Flowers Are Red" There are positive and negative voices everywhere. In our heads telling us we're not good enough, this quilt won't work, the quilting is awful. There are the negative voices we hear at quilt shows.  Sigh.  Negative… Continue reading Quilterly Energy

Kaleidoscope Collections, photos, quilt shows, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Superior Threads

AQS Lancaster

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

learning, quilt shows

If you happen to be in Lancaster this week

And you see this quilt hanging will you be nearly as excited as me?  Probably not.  The only thing better would be to have Keith there.  My friends and I are driving in Friday and staying until after the show on Saturday so I can bring the quilt home.  I know I'm going to need… Continue reading If you happen to be in Lancaster this week