I am giggling as I write this because it's just funny. Way back in 2007 I wrote a piece on how to have a productive quilting day. The giggles bubble up as I can see the puddle of blue shampoo seeping under the cabinet in the bathroom, and knew, just knew this was going to… Continue reading I had PLANS
Hey! Happy Thursday to you. I am happy to present you with this conversation with Brint Fanizza of Famore Cutlery. I have long admired Brint for his generosity and kindness, for his ability to hear ideas and connect people with people and then connect them with others who would work well with them. In this… Continue reading Quilted Features: Brint Fanizza Famore Cutlery
While I did work one day I spent most of last week (May 23 to 27) on vacation. We had special company visiting us. We visited a couple of quilt shops, more on those in another post, The Alamo, Magnolia, and The Texas Quilt Museum. There are three exhibits right now: The winners from Fall… Continue reading Vacation & The Texas Quilt Museum
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?
A couple of months ago Michele Muska of Oliso Fame introduced me to the effervescent Brandy Maslowski the Quilter on Fire. This name is representative of her work as a quilter and as a firefighter. And her work, WOW. Our conversation was thoughtful and fun. I am looking forward to sharing the interview with you… Continue reading Did you know
You might remember, or not, that I spent most of my growing up years in Maine where we have a local caffeinated, carbonated beverage. You might be surprised to learn that I have never had this particular non-adult beverage that I in anyway recall. Then there's the totally awesome definition of Moxie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWoHiCvC26Y From chatting… Continue reading Some News!
I'm started an e-Newsletter, (click on the link to sign up please, the first one goes out sometime today. I'm in the midst of changing what I can on the website so that I'm able to put a full on link to join. I'll be offering some special, book related content and sharing with you… Continue reading Of Newsletters, Exciting Times, and Surprises
I've started walking around the hotel parking lot while listening to Pokey Bolton's Instagram conversations with quilting peeps. Hotel parking lot you say? Why yes. The physical move from NY to TX is about 1/2 complete. We arrived in Texas on Thursday evening after four days on the road. While at one hotel I'd made… Continue reading Moving, a Journey
While talking with a friend and shop owner this post from 2014/2017 came up in conversation. I wrote: I hereby propose that the word “JUST” be permanently removed from the Quilters Lexicon. I’m just a beginner I’m just a traditional quilter I’m just a new paper piecer I’m just I’m just I’m just We are… Continue reading Village Squares Quilters & a Reminder
Oh wow! So I posted in the Quilted Block of the Month group for the first time in over seven months. I thought it was longer, so win! The intervening months have been full writing, quilting, and sales related road trips all over New York state & New Jersey covering my territory. I have a… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month