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!
Linda Pearl the creative mind behind One Quilting Circle messaged me the other day to see if we could chat, responding to a post on facebook letting my students from Vermont Quilt Festival know that I will open the class on Zoom. Click on One Quilting Circle to see Linda's post. On my Shop Page… Continue reading Coming Right Up!
A couple of months ago Shari Leid's publisher, Capucia Publishing reached out for me to review Shari's books: The 50/50 Friendship Flow, Make Your Mess Your Message, and Ask Yourself This. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhsCWFMIyYI My book report is complete. One of the things I love about these books is the engaging, interactive style. Shari set's about meeting… Continue reading the Book Report
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
Quilter’s Color Mixer Thursday, March 30th at 9 am Pacific (or watch recorded) Do you find yourself… Stuck trying to figure out which colors and fabrics to use in your next quilt project? Wondering how to use fabrics in your stash that you love but can't seem to figure out how to use in a… Continue reading Color Mixer & Color Club
Last night I had the privilege of walking the Quilt Festival vendor floor for a couple of hours before I left for home. More on that in a moment. Wednesday began with the lecture, Quilting Motifs and Color, that I was certain was at 10 but was actually at 9 and it was at 9… Continue reading The Big Ask
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?
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
This week I'm starting with a couple of Thank you notes: Sharlene Rodewald & Lori Baker Heartland Quilt Guild Thank you both so much for your generosity, kindness and thank you to all the guild members who took the class. I enjoyed our time together, especially at the restaurant!Bonnie, Gale & Linda Nitzen Flying Geese… Continue reading Reminders
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