in my opinion, quilting, teaching

Noise

I heard something the other day. And when I heard it I had to stop. Listen. So in order to listen, a bit more completely, I need to tell a story. I started quilting over 22 years ago. As I started this journey much of the work was to learn to listen and learn. That… Continue reading Noise

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Quilterati

I'm not usually at a loss for words related to quilting for this blog. I'm not really at a loss at the moment it's just that the quilting world as it is in my life at this moment is refocusing and I'm slowly wending my way around the quilting world as it is for me… Continue reading Quilterati

articles, teaching

Coming up

Coming up over the next few weeks I have interviews with lined up 4 quilters with a few more down the line.  These quilters include: Linda M. Poole, Mickey DePre and several others.  This weeks will be very fun as this quilter is doing a big reveal later this week. I'll be updating my class… Continue reading Coming up

fabric, learning, quilting, sketchbook images

Sketching

As you know I participated in the Sketchbook Project with the Art House Coop in Brooklyn.  I loved the process of sketching, of thinking through the process of how to get the images in my head onto paper and hopefully later onto fabric.  I see the sketching/doodling process as a way to train my brain… Continue reading Sketching

fun, quilt desgin, quilting

In my Hobbit Hole aka studio

I'm on a deadline to get "Moon Over Manhattan" complete and the paperwork off to Quilt National.  This quilt is still quite vocal and I'm enjoying the process of quilting.  There are colors on the quilt that I never intended however they work and I've been pleasantly surprised by how well they work. Sometime next… Continue reading In my Hobbit Hole aka studio

quilt shows, quilting

Maine Quilts Part 2

As I perused pics from the show I realized I didn't take a whole lot.  Not because the quilts weren't striking or that I didn't find them appealing, the shutter bug in me was dozing off...I was just enjoying the beauty of the quilts. When I walked by this quilt I had to take a… Continue reading Maine Quilts Part 2

Aurifil, quilt shop, quilt shows, Superior Threads

Maine Quilts part 1

Visiting vendors at a quilt show is delightful.  The different fabrics and tools they have available are different than those lqs's near home.  It's also an opportunity to support other local quilt shops or businesses. Hand dyed fabric attracts my attention.  When I saw the Rainbow Dyes booth I knew something would go into the… Continue reading Maine Quilts part 1

EQ6, quilt desgin

Linda M Poole’s quilt

My apologies to my facebook friends as you'll be seeing this twice I offered to design a quilt for Linda M Poole for her new fabric line "Radiance". This is called: "The Radiance Quilt" I'm thrilled Linda agreed to let me design this for her.  "The Radiance Quilt" is a virtual quilt designed entirely in… Continue reading Linda M Poole’s quilt

Aurifil, quilt desgin

Golden Butterfly Awards, Linda M. Poole blog and flowers

Matt & Bradie Sparrow - This couple from Canada are quite unique in that he is the Long Arm Quilter and Bradie designs and makes patterns.  In addition to all of the quilting they do Matt & Bradie have 8 kids...no wait! Bradie's pregnant and their 9th sometime later this year!  Congratulations Erin Russek -… Continue reading Golden Butterfly Awards, Linda M. Poole blog and flowers

fun, quilting, Superior Threads

Color Fix

Finally finished a color fix. Wanna see? As I've mentioned the Linda M Pooles color fixes on her blog just get my creative thought process going.  I see them and can almost see them worked out in thread.  It's so real that I can almost touch it.  Well now I can.  I don't remember which… Continue reading Color Fix