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September Quilted Block of the Month

It's Still Saturday! Ha! At least for a little while yet. So I've been thinking about this kaleidoscope quilt, how to quilt it and what colors to use. Before I got there bear with me for a moment. https://www.facebook.com/Terificreations/videos/10214339078259258/ Shadowing = learning for me. There are things to do. so watch this space for things… Continue reading September Quilted Block of the Month

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well, then there was the trip to Oak Ridge

But really I went to Knoxville. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM Every once in a while, when I take a trip there is added adventure. Mysteriously my room was not available when I arrived at my hotel very late on Eclipse day. Knoxville was in the path of totality so many people added to the local economy staying in… Continue reading well, then there was the trip to Oak Ridge

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I couldn’t have taught Home Ec, and why it matters

I'm spending the day getting ready to go for training with RNK Distributing in Knoxville, TN. I'm excited. There's a bit of paper work I need to fill out, I'm waiting for one bit of information that I should have later this afternoon. I need to print out what my schedule for the next several… Continue reading I couldn’t have taught Home Ec, and why it matters

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An educational perspective

Shortly after I joined facebook Jean Ray Laury sent me a friend request. It took a little while to learn WHO she is in relation to the quilting world, one of our Quilt Mothers. Holy Wow! She worked towards laying the groundwork for where we are now in the vast, diverse world of quilt making,… Continue reading An educational perspective

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Character Counts

Sometimes I look at my quilts, see things I don't like, and thoughts of sending the quilt to the great quilt yard in the sky, would be the best. thing. ever. Between teaching, and working with quilters in shops I know that quilters want perfection from the first stitch. Doing it "right" the first time,… Continue reading Character Counts

life, machine quilting, quilting, Teri Lucas

Giving Quilters Pemission

As I scrolled through my newsfeed the words "Quilt Police" with a familiar red line crossing out the words stopped me. It's a conversation I have all the time with myself, with students, with other quilters. No Quilt Police. We might have an inner critic who provides great information. Alternately we might have an inner… Continue reading Giving Quilters Pemission

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Go With the Flow

As a quilter I know it's important to listen to the needs of the quilts as I'm working piecing and quilting them. It takes time to learn how to listen and trust that the quilt is giving us good information. Reality is it's learning and informing our brains to know what works and what doesn't,… Continue reading Go With the Flow