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Practice Pieces

"What do you do  with your practice pieces?" is one of those FAQ that comes up now and again. A variation on the question presented itself the other day. Okay, an actual person asked, "do you do warm-up sessions before you start quilting a quilt?" I did answer said quilter directly and as a teacher I… Continue reading Practice Pieces

Benartex, Generation Q Magazine, machine quilting

Feather tutorial paper style

They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Seeing is believing. Take a look at the feathers to the left here.  I'm going to tell you a secret. Ready? Don't tell anyone but... these feathers are not perfect. That's right. Not. Perfect. And that's okay. Taking time to learn well is an important component of… Continue reading Feather tutorial paper style

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Choosing Motifs Part 2.1Serendipity

Serendipty. One of the definitions is "an aptitude for making delightful discoveries by accident". In other words it just happens, it's not planned. This little bit of a quilt just happened. The due date was quickly approaching and Mary Kerr emailed me asking if I was submitting something for her book Cutting Edge Art Quilts.… Continue reading Choosing Motifs Part 2.1Serendipity