Good golly ya think you have all the stories ready to tell and then whoooosh it is four weeks later and the stories are still here, just waiting for the opportunity to spill the beans. In just a few days the course catalog for the John C Campbell Folk School goes live. I am teaching… Continue reading Wow it’s been a hot minute since I was here!
It's National Quilting Month which means that it's also time for IGQuiltFest #igquiltfest2023 hosted by Amy Ellis. While posting I noticed something in this quilt block. Check out the circled part! Part hand quilting Part machine quilting in the same run of stitching this is the place where I was D O N E with… Continue reading When you forget to title the post SMH
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
I decided on a whim to go to a local quilt show. My very first ever quilt show. I mean how exciting is this? A Quilt Show! What would happen? What would I see? Did you know they are having a block contest? And it's a block I can make this morning before I go,… Continue reading Did I ever tell you about the time?
Let me rephrase a bit. I'm terrible at taking pictures when I'm teaching. It's really annoying in some regard because I'd love to show you what's going on with the quilters in my class. And yet somehow I get caught up in the teaching moment and the next thing you know all the students are… Continue reading I’m a terrible picture taker
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
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
Quilts Inc for coordinating, hosting, and running a great show this week. No doubt ever crossed my mind that this would be not only challenging but different, and it was and each of y'all handled things with grace and kindness. Bob Ruggiero you deserve a special thank you for so many things but most especially… Continue reading Thank You
She didn't exactly make me cry in the sense that I was in her physical presence and she said/did something that made me cry. Nope. I'm reading her book Your Blue Flame Drop the Guild and do What Makes you Come Alive. The kindle version of the book opened up to chapter 8: You can… Continue reading Jen Fulwiler Made me Cry and Why I’m a Better Quilter for it
Welcome to this Friday edition of TerifiCreations! Today I'm sharing the first in a series of interview of quilty people, some interviews will be specifically geared toward all things Quilt Market. Today I talk with Lee Chappell Monroe the creative genius behind May Chappell. We cover everything from her new book and the first thing… Continue reading An Interview With Lee Chappell Monroe