In an upcoming episode I'm going to share with you a photo of the floor in my sewing room underneath my new chair. But for now I thought I'd share this photo of my husband and me. Setting up this shot was a bit tricky. After so many years of faithful and loving service I… Continue reading In a bit of fun
Lisa Hagstoz Calle and I met sometime ago on facebook. We met in person during the MQX - New England Quilt Festival in Manchester, NH. Lisa greeted me with great enthusiasm and I had that, “who on earth are you” look on my face. Seriously I did not recognize her from her photo. Yiyiyi! I’m… Continue reading An Interview with Lisa H. Calle
Since the judging is over and the winners have been notified I now feel free to share Bang Head Here While I was in the middle of "@play" and "dance" I was very frustrated with the process of making both of those quilts. "@play" became the unruly teenager for a while and "dance" has been… Continue reading Bang Head Here
Oh I am a tease aren't I?! See this quilt? Well the front of it got juried into the New England Quilt Festival. Click on the link to see a full list of the finalists. Congratulations to EVERYONE. Looking through that list - there's some amazing competition, meaning that there will be a lot of… Continue reading New England Quilt Festival!!!
Well at least his quilt "Curvilinear Energy" is! MQX Calendar 2013 FINAL Isn't it beautiful! Congratulations Keith. Janet-Lee and Mary announced last night a very exciting change with MQX! MQX East is now: New England Quilt Festival and MQX West is: Pacific Northwest Quilt Festival. The links will be active shortly and when they are… Continue reading Keith is a calendar guy!
I don't always remember to take pictures in my classrooms. Truth is I get busy with my students and forget that the camera is in my pocket. They do good work and it deserves to be featured! I did get to be a student this week as well. I took Karen McTavish's class Mastering the… Continue reading
I volunteered to help hang the show today, it's hard work and Cathy Wiggins is well organized! 162 Judged quilts, Wearables, and 2 special exhibits were hung while the vendors were bringing all their amazing stuff in! I knew I'd won something, but wasn't sure which quilt, I had 3 in the show. I behaved… Continue reading Tilde
I get to teach of course and that always makes me happy. Really happy. I'm teaching 3 classes and I understand there's still room for students in them. I'd love to meet you. Yesterday afternoon Janet-Lee Santeusanio sent the email out saying "Congratulations your quilts are finalists!" I was bouncing off the walls. Well not… Continue reading MQX West just got a lot more exciting!
I'm very grateful for the opportunities that quilting brings. The opportunity to be on the faculty of a variety of shows and work with quilt shops and guilds is part of a dream come true. I look forward to meeting you and as Alex Anderson says, we quilters do meet! Over the next couple of… Continue reading Teaching & traveling
While quilting is "typically" a womans world men in our industry take to it like a fly takes to honey. And just like women men run the gamut from very traditional to art and everywhere in between. A few years back I went to the Illinois State Museum where they had an exhibition of quilts… Continue reading The men of MQX