I met Scott Hansen of Blue Nickels Studios when I joined the Generation Q Magazine crew. Scott was our Community Editor, aka talent scout, and I the blogger. Scott also designed for us regularly. A unique style and quirky sensibilities sum up the person of Scott, while in some sense lacking in the attempt. He's… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Blog Tour: Scott Hansen
Friday afternoon I had a brief chat with Shelly Heesacker, the Producer of The Quilt Show. In the course of the conversation I told her one of my, ahem bar stories, featuring Jennifer Sampou. And before you ask no I'm not a bar hanger outer, they can be really fun people watching though. As you… Continue reading Blog Tour: Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting – Teresa Coates
Sharing her own insight and wisdom today is quilter and author Jenny K Lyon also known as the Quilt Skipper. We've been following each other on the blog rounds and friends on Facebook forever, and one afternoon walking down an aisle at Market we actually met each other, though I don't believe there to be… Continue reading Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon the day after tomorrow
https://www.instagram.com/p/BT9xco2B4RA/ Oh wow, do you know when a quilt feels like yesterday and it's not, it's three years ago! W O W. I remember making this quilt and going for some particular feel of quirkiness. I'm pretty sure I unlocked quirky there. What I loved about Susan's Hello! fabric line with Michael Miller Fabrics is… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Blog Tour – the next day
Before I get started on the post of the day I wanted to share with you: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDIWhV3nuji/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Congratulations Tara! On Saturday I posted:Friends! Friends! It's my Publication Day. Woot! Woot! If we were having an in-person party what would you bring? The responses: champagne, chocolate, cake, cupcakes, thread, whoopie pies (Sweet Praxis!), flavored tootsies, chocolate… Continue reading Let the Tour Begin!
I started writing this post while I was in the middle of moving from New York to Texas. As happens there are often things that crop up that put some posts on hold for a while. I'm going to finish this post writing as I started it But first who ever would have imagined on… Continue reading Imagine, Promise, Hope and Quilting
I'm started an e-Newsletter, (click on the link to sign up please, the first one goes out sometime today. I'm in the midst of changing what I can on the website so that I'm able to put a full on link to join. I'll be offering some special, book related content and sharing with you… Continue reading Of Newsletters, Exciting Times, and Surprises
Okay friends. FEAR Fear is something as quilters, as artist types, as people that we get to live with. At least some of us do. I do. Fear of rejection. Will they like it or hate it? Will they use it, or let the critters use it? Will it end up in a charity shop?Will… Continue reading When Saying Yes is the Best Thing Since Sliced Cheese