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Quilting This Week

A Name and a Purpose is taking shape and form.  Meet "Lenny" in process. The overall look will change over time as the overall idea takes shape. Thread spools sit next to the machine excitedly waving for attention at each thread change. Sometimes they get picked, sometimes I head to the drawer for another color. They'll… Continue reading Quilting This Week

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Inspired by

Y'all know I'm inspired by the moon, she is a recurring theme in my work. The moon makes an appearance in: Twilight in the Bronx, Moon Over Manhattan, Moon Set, and new piece, that is in need of a name (hold on, I'll show you.) As I stitched the facing on the quilt this afternoon a memory… Continue reading Inspired by

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2017 Word of the Year

well I guess I never decided on a 2016 word, or just kept the one from 2015: Journey. Something about keeping the same word seems full of continuity however, I've been looking for my word all year, not really finding it. In a sense I've felt a little lost somewhat like Sam and Frodo trying to… Continue reading 2017 Word of the Year

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Whole Cloth Challenge Update

Lisa posted a couple of Whole Cloth updates on her blog. I appreciate her honesty and admire her tenacity in learning how to free motion on her BERNINA 750. I'd feel quite the same on the long arm, in part because no matter what kind of machine we quilt on there is a learning curve… Continue reading Whole Cloth Challenge Update

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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

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Machine Quilting Unlimited May/June Issue

So how does one begin to tell a tale? Oh yes! Once upon a time there lived a quilter in the Bronx who received an invitation from Vickie Anderson and Kit Robinson to participate in a challenge....a whole cloth challenge arrived in my email in box. She said yes.   Sandra Leichner, Terri Doyle, Lisa H.… Continue reading Machine Quilting Unlimited May/June Issue

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Cutting Edge Art Quilts by Mary W. Kerr

I met Mary Kerr a couple of years ago in a business class for quilters she taught at Maine Quilts.  Very shortly after this Mary sent out an invitation to a number of quilters to submit quilts for her new book now titled "Cutting-Edge Art Quilts" being published by Schiffer in the spring of 2013.… Continue reading Cutting Edge Art Quilts by Mary W. Kerr

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AQS Knoxville, the next chapter

Have I ever shared with you that I love Superior Silk?  I think I may have once or twice.  If I'd had more room in my luggage there would have been more but alas I had no more.  The thread and some silk batting by Hobbs, yep that would have come home too..oooh I really… Continue reading AQS Knoxville, the next chapter

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An Idea is Developing!

An idea is developing for this quilt and I'm really excited about it. The idea is similar to "Twilight in the Bronx" and "Moon Over Manhattan" with a little bit of a fun angle. I'm going to draft it out on paper and practice with some silk thread that I have from a couple of… Continue reading An Idea is Developing!