Several years ago Melanie, Elizabeth Rosenberg and I met for lunch. We ended up laughing so hard and so much that we annoyed the family at the next table. Which was hilarious in and of itself, and only got us laughing more. Florabunda!, Melanie's first line with RJR Fabrics #quiltwithlove, is all of what is… Continue reading Florabunda! Melanie Testa, RJR a bit of magic
A friend moved over the weekend. And I helped. Oh if only my brain could recall the commercial where the kid says, "And I helped"! She's a bit further away, but closer to another friend of ours. Depending on traffic they're about 90 minutes away. This is New York, there's traffic. Eh, whatever. Friday afternoon we… Continue reading We get by with a little help from our friends
I'm not usually at a loss for words related to quilting for this blog. I'm not really at a loss at the moment it's just that the quilting world as it is in my life at this moment is refocusing and I'm slowly wending my way around the quilting world as it is for me… Continue reading Quilterati
Seriously. Get Inked. Get it? Get Inked Lynn Krawczyk's new fabric line with Red Rooster. Hopefully soon to be at quilt shops across the nation, no the world. I'm hoping for world fabric domination. Okay not really but I love this line of fabric. I finally met Lynn at Quilt Market in the fall. She's… Continue reading Get Inked!
Yesterday I finished the quilting on Moon Set, the name of my nearly completed whole cloth challenge quilt. Binding or facing will be completed, probably on the plane to Chicago later this week. The determining factor for binding or facing will be when I trim it down, the quilt will let me know… Continue reading Whole Cloth Challenge
I love teaching machine quilting. Each student and each machine gives me something to think about and a new approach to how I teach. This morning two of my students had these beautiful "Aha!" moments as Sarah Vedeler calls them. I always talk to my students about speed, that a good even, medium speed will… Continue reading It bears repeating…I love teaching machine quilting!!
Nancy from the quilt cottage in Mamaroneck called this afternoon letting me know that "Quilt Scene" arrived today. When I told my sweetie we had to take the trip there to pick up a copy. *Edit* a friend pointed out that I forgot to mention that I wrote an article on machine quilting tips for… Continue reading International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene