Before joining Brown Envelope on her adventures to somewhere in the Pacific Northwest I would like to share that I am offering a lecture at Sew Much More in Austin on Friday March 31. I'm teaching at Vermont Quilt Festival as part of the New York, New England tour in June. Details coming soon. Please… Continue reading The Adventures of Brown Envelope
Cultivate, a Review & Lifting up others
A little while ago as my Sweetie and I sat on the sofa watching tv I took a moment to look up my 2020 word of the year - Imagine. As the end of 2019 approached I knew that 2020 would be different, though I had no way of imagining what that different would look… Continue reading Cultivate, a Review & Lifting up others
Happy Wednesday Friends! I posted this on one of the social media channels yesterday: Musings over coffee:Quilting is a gift filled with promise, hope, simplicity, complexity, beauty, hot messness. Each one of us gets to show the sublime uniqueness of our self, it is sometimes incredibly vulnerable and sometimes guarded like a castle surrounded by… Continue reading Coming Soon!
I’m out of Practice
One thing I share with students, if after taking my class you decide that paying someone to quilt your quilts is the way to go, then I will have done my job well. While this seems an odd way to begin a blog post there is some big truth here as where we find a… Continue reading I’m out of Practice
Thread of the Week
Twist! A few years ago I hosted a quilted block of the month and now I've started with the thread of the week or month depending on what's going in my immediate world. As you know I love thread, how it holds things together and how it dances over the surface of a quilt. Sometimes… Continue reading Thread of the Week
More to the Story
Before getting into todays post please pray for the repose of the soul of Joan Hawley: to say this is a stunning and heart breaking loss is an understatement. My prayers and condolences for Joan's family and the quilting community. And now please allow me to share two Quilted Features Interviews with you. First up… Continue reading More to the Story
Quilted Features: Michael Miller Fabrics & Rob Appell
This afternoon Brandy Maslowski, the Quilter on Fire will release her Christmas podcast with Rob Appell, Michael Miller Fabrics National Sales Manager and formerly of Man Sewing with Missouri Star. Rob started out this work in the quilting world as the machine tech in his mom's quilt shop in CA, learning essentially from the ground… Continue reading Quilted Features: Michael Miller Fabrics & Rob Appell
Goals, Video & Moving Forward
Friends, please join me in sharing some of the beauty of this week. While I know I still need some time to reflect and think things through there are some good highlights. I've mentioned that one of the Priests I worked with in ages past often said, "We do not need new teaching, we need… Continue reading Goals, Video & Moving Forward
Live From Houston!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CVdT-fLr4kR/ Life is good. I am short. This is awesome sauce. Right before this moment I was kind of goofy dancing in that middle aisle between my students. This will most likely be the only picture not because I have no desire to take pictures of my students and their work but because my students… Continue reading Live From Houston!
Quilted Features: Quilt Basket & Cutie Patterns
Today begins a new, long term series Quilted Features, this will cover all the interesting things I would have covered at Quilt Market. I'm slowly reaching out to companies who were going to vend at Quilt Market for an opportunity to show off their wares, new fabric lines, notions, patterns, or the quilt/sewing related things… Continue reading Quilted Features: Quilt Basket & Cutie Patterns