This morning scrolling through social media I learned of the passing away of hand quilter extraordinaire Elsie Campbell. Her accomplishments in the world of quilting include award winning hand quilter as recently as Road to California (scroll to the bottom), author, and teacher. Elsie's latest quilt honored her fifty year marriage with her husband, Ken.… Continue reading Quilterati: A New Look
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
Sunday morning (this morning as of the time of writing) I flew from Austin to Dallas, changed planes, then flew from Dallas to Ontario. Our alarm was set for 5 AM to make sure I had time however teacher do I have everything I need is there enough time to get to the airport because… Continue reading And then
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
For years I'd attend quilt shows and like a magnet was drawn to this one booth, dripping with color, and full of gorgeous fabric, with a tiki hut - SewBatik. I'd chat with the owners Bruce or Diane when they weren't busy. When I was teaching I'd have dinner with them or help them with… Continue reading Quilted Features: SewBatik Diane Magidson
Teaching:Quilt Festival Beginner Free Motion Quilting Road to California: All Classes and I'll have a Special Exhibit and opportunities to sign Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting. Stay Tuned for more information on both shows. ____________________________________ KNOCK! KNOCK! This is opportunity knocking on your door: Sometimes opportunities happen at just that right moment. Richard Kennair of… Continue reading A Wee bit o this and that
Not really. Kind of but ya know, I was. Linda Hahn messaged me a couple of weeks ago to be interviewed on It's Sew Road as one of the first teachers interviewed for Road to California in person in January, 2022. I had a great time talking with Matt & Linda, showed a few samples… Continue reading I was a Little, Shall we Say, Nervous?
Mornin' Quilty Peeps The Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show is quickly approaching, October 7 and 8. It's hard to believe that this is just around the corner. I'm tweaking handouts, getting quilts together, and looking forward to this show. Paula Reid will be in the Sew and Vac booth demonstrating the Westalee Ruler Foot on the… Continue reading Quilt Shows and a bit of other stuff
This one section of the Quilted Block of the Month that starts on Saturday. I just want to point out that my lines aren't perfect. Sometimes when quilting I get to thinking about things, or looking through the wrong part of my lenses. If, and only IF this were a competition quilt I'd rip that… Continue reading A wee nip o’character
About Pinwheels and Friends in Mt. Kisco the weekend of February 3 and 4? Location: Holiday Inn, One Holiday Dr. The Generation Q Magazine Quilt as Desired exhibit will be there. The same block, quilted by different quilters, in different ways, by hand, home sewing machine, sit-down longarm, and long arm. Exhibiting this will be… Continue reading So…do you know?