Kaleidoscope Collections

An Interview with Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero

Knowing that I wouldn't be quilting for a while post surgery I interviewed 2 fab quilters and will have a guest blog. My first quilter is Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero of Kaleidoscope Collections.   I met Jeanie in the green room while we were both in OH to tape for Quilting Arts TV.   Shortly after our… Continue reading An Interview with Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero

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Take Me Right Into The “Feather Zone”

I've quilted for Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero of Kaleidoscope Collections since shortly after we met on the set of Quilting Arts TV in 2009.  As I stitch I'll send Jeanie photographic updates of the quilting as these quilts are decorating her booth, inviting customers in for a closer look.  I work at being mindful of her needs… Continue reading Take Me Right Into The “Feather Zone”

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Bernina Stitch Regulator part 2 & Sketch book cover

When the BSR first came out on the market I decided to wait for a while to get the new machine just to see what other quilters thought about it.    The reviews at the time, as they are now, were mixed with lots of quilters loving it and lot's of quilters struggling it. When… Continue reading Bernina Stitch Regulator part 2 & Sketch book cover

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Bernina Stitch Regulator

Last summer when I went to Cleveland to tape episode 503 for Quilting Arts TV I met Jeanne Delpit, Director of National Events for Bernina, USA.  With about 5 minutes of education and 10 minutes of practice I learned to love the Bernina Stitch Regulator . I've shared before how amazed I was and still… Continue reading Bernina Stitch Regulator

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Journaling with Natalya Aikens

I had the privilege of meeting and spending some time with art quilter Natalya Aikens last summer when we were at the taping of series 500 of Quilting Arts TV.  Natalya taped episode 509 with Pokey Bolton and taped a workshop called "texture transformation". Natalya posted last week that she was a teensy bit scared… Continue reading Journaling with Natalya Aikens

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How “Twilight in the Bronx” became cover art

A while back I shared the journey of "Twilight in the Bronx".  This quilt has been in two shows winning ribbons without me being able to see it hanging in either one. I was able to have "Twilight in the Bronx" on the set of Quilting Arts TV. And now "Twilight in the Bronx" will… Continue reading How “Twilight in the Bronx” became cover art

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i can’t believe I’m going to say this…

I posted this the other day on facebook and want to share with you that When the opportunity presents itself for me to get a new sewing machine I want one BSR capable.  Truly I want the Bernina 820. First - the space from needle to right side is huge 12"Second - the bobbin holds… Continue reading i can’t believe I’m going to say this…