When the door bell rings, and the guy in brown leaves a box, quickly turning, dashing down the sidewalk before reaching the door, let alone getting it open. Boxes bring stuff, often quilterly stuff. Unless of course, you are my Sweetie then those boxes bring other stuff, not quilt related stuff. While the excitement builds… Continue reading You Rule!
Quilt Basket, Wappingers Falls NY https://www.instagram.com/quiltbasketny/ - Saturday July 16th And Now What?! Doodle Your way to Better Quilting. <---------- direct link to sign up for the class. This all day class will have us doodling, and quilting, quilting and doodling. I'm so excited to teach in the new classroom at the Quilt Basket. Florabunda… Continue reading Join me, let’s have some fun
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 while back the Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived for use in my sewing room. I fell in love with this get-the-cutting-done-so-you-can-get-stitching-right-now machine. We were planning a project with the magazine and cutting a boatload of hexagons with a rotary cutter and ruler, while doable, wasn't really high on my list of things that get me… Continue reading A Box, and a Dream
Writing book reviews and participating in blog tours for Generation Q Magazine was an important component of my work on the website, and in our pages. While doing my best not to play favorites I did have them, usually finding the words endearing them to my heart within the first two pages. Each book brings… Continue reading Book Review Day
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
Everything changes, and sometimes it's difficult to figure out how good that change will prove over the long term. We all know that everything changes, and we all know that we fight the changes as they come along, because there is comfort in things staying the same. A few years back Quilts, Inc tightened up… Continue reading Quilt Market From a Different Viewing Place