This week I'm starting with a couple of Thank you notes: Sharlene Rodewald & Lori Baker Heartland Quilt Guild Thank you both so much for your generosity, kindness and thank you to all the guild members who took the class. I enjoyed our time together, especially at the restaurant!Bonnie, Gale & Linda Nitzen Flying Geese… Continue reading Reminders
Let me rephrase a bit. I'm terrible at taking pictures when I'm teaching. It's really annoying in some regard because I'd love to show you what's going on with the quilters in my class. And yet somehow I get caught up in the teaching moment and the next thing you know all the students are… Continue reading I’m a terrible picture taker
Twist! A few years ago I hosted a quilted block of the month and now I've started with the thread of the week or month depending on what's going in my immediate world. As you know I love thread, how it holds things together and how it dances over the surface of a quilt. Sometimes… Continue reading Thread of the Week
In just a couple of hours I'll be teaching at Poppy Quilt & Sew. I got to thinking about the definitions of my 2022 Word of the Year: Cultivate. (What's your Word?) here are two parts of the definition: to develop or improve by education or training; train; refine:to cultivate a singing voice. to promote… Continue reading 2/2/22
The Uber driver picked me up at the hotel Thursday morning to take me to the Ontario Airport to head back to Texas. This delightful driver, Grace, I learned has an art degree and ran an art department for a while. At some moment she needed work and ended up working for the concession stands… Continue reading Road to California Redux
that I can go for weeks without writing some witty and pithy thing here. Can you hang on for a moment, I need to go make coffee, change the laundry over and wait for a friend to come to use my Handi Quilter Moxie. Be back in a few. Copies are available at Road! My… Continue reading I find it profoundly odd
Where you finally get all the bits and pieces lined up ready to go and then a wrench gets tossed into the works, effectively derailing what you're doing? And because of what it is you can't really be mad about it first because you really have no control over it and second because that will… Continue reading Does this ever happen to you?
She didn't exactly make me cry in the sense that I was in her physical presence and she said/did something that made me cry. Nope. I'm reading her book Your Blue Flame Drop the Guild and do What Makes you Come Alive. The kindle version of the book opened up to chapter 8: You can… Continue reading Jen Fulwiler Made me Cry and Why I’m a Better Quilter for it
A long time ago in a far away place I pieced and quilted Split Complimenterity. Quilters, as a general rule, explore the wonderful world of color in a variety of ways, sometimes with great intention desiring to understand how and why color works. In an of itself color is another language we learn with nuances… Continue reading I’m Quilting! I’m Quilting!
Baking is my first creative love beginning with the staff of life, bread. Oh how I enjoy kneading the dough until it's just the right consistency then there's that yeasty build up from the moment it goes into the oven when dough and heat combine preparing the bread for consumption. Waiting until the bread has… Continue reading Ruined: The Angel Food Cake Saga