book, machine quilting, quilt, Teri Lucas, terificreations

Clearing my Head

My sewing room hasn't been functioning well for a little while. A non-functioning sewing room isn't a good place for any quilter. We want so much to be in a space that simply doesn't work. While on a vid call a few weeks ago I showed part of it, stuff I'd been working on and… Continue reading Clearing my Head

quilt, Quilt Market, quilting, Uncategorized

New Stuff

So, ya know, after a while the stuff in our sewing room, that we use for making quilts needs to be replaced. At Fall Quilt Market I sat down with Alex Anderson to see her new line of rulers and cutting mats. I knew that as soon as possible my long term mats would be… Continue reading New Stuff

quilt, quilt shop, quilting

Doing the (Prep) Work

The conversation usually starts this way, "I'm a newbie quilter, and I don't want to mess this up. Help me, please." Of course I'll do what I can to help you. To the best of my ability, I will walk with you through choosing a pattern, fabric, and tools. I will watch you go through the… Continue reading Doing the (Prep) Work


The Great Rotary Cutting Incident of 1995

This story begins with my very first rotary cutter that I handed over to the TSA on a flight back from Minnesota Quilts after a way fab teaching trip. I miss that rotary cutter. A lot. Okay not so much really, but it was my first 28mm rotary cutter. And it is with this rotary cutter… Continue reading The Great Rotary Cutting Incident of 1995

gratitude, learning, machine quilting, quilt

Someone asked and I finally figured it out

I shared this photo on fb, the inevitable question, "what are you going to do with the fabric?" cropped up.  I ask that question myself of quilters and of myself. "I don't know" is a perfectly acceptable answer. As is, "I'm adding to my fabric stash" and "Who the heck knows, I just need it… Continue reading Someone asked and I finally figured it out

life, quilting, teaching

a traveliing teacher has an adventure

Yesterday was a really full day. Wake up - check Find easy peasy breakfast food - check Teach - Go Mini or Go Home ! - check Have fun! - Check! Pack up classroom - check this includes fabric, rotary cutting mat, rulers, rotary cutter, fabric I've purchased - check *note* place rotary cutter when… Continue reading a traveliing teacher has an adventure