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Let the Great Countdown Begin

I made it to the top 200,000! Okay so as of this writing I'm ranked #157,477 on Amazon for book sales out of 8 million or so books. Not bad at all since I've been encouraging purchasing at our local independent retailers. I had a quick chat with a shop owner in New York who… Continue reading Let the Great Countdown Begin

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Dreaming as Creativity

My Sweetie asked me a question, "when are you going to open your own quilt shop?" I'm not. But this got me to dreaming. Dreaming is good, it leads us to innovation, solutions, realizations. Having worked in a couple of quilt shops, traveled to so many over the years, attending Quilt Market, and all I've… Continue reading Dreaming as Creativity

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Moving, a Journey

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

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Upcoming Events & More

New Jersey Shop Hop April 24th - May 3rd Pennington Quilt WorksThe Quilted NestMouse Creek QuiltsEarly Girl QuiltsThe Pin CushionThe Village QuilterThe Pin CushionCultured ExpressionsSew JerseyNine ShopsTen DaysSew Much Fun Then there's my book coming out July 25th. I've seen the sample pages, I get to see the entire book next week. It's available for… Continue reading Upcoming Events & More

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Revisiting & Celebrating

Over the last few weeks I've worked on piecing a quilt top that has a tight turn-around time, and needs to be done well as it's a magazine quilt. It is exactly the quilt I wanted to make, and it's not exactly the quilt I wanted to make. And I can't show you yet, I… Continue reading Revisiting & Celebrating

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The Stuff of Gratitude

So Quilt Market. Wow. So many moments of Gratitude. So many. This will not be in any way complete however this full heart can not help but express the gratitude, an honor, I've experienced. This Quilt Market has been amazing. There are so many people to thank both directly and indirectly. First up my Sweetie,… Continue reading The Stuff of Gratitude

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I’m a short, fat, quilter

Today's post is going to be a bit shall we say, vulnerable. I'm going to share two things that are near and dear to my heart. They are, without a doubt, quilt related. So hang with me friends. The psychiatrist is in Someday I will do it. I will get a booth at Quilt Market,… Continue reading I’m a short, fat, quilter

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Fall Quilt Market ready for Schoolhouse

https://www.instagram.com/p/BprVcHPHRgb/ The sun isn't yet beginning to shine light on this new day. Houston is already buzzing with the sounds of a city waking up, cars honking, the shooshing of early morning traffic, buses stopping, the city is humming. In just a couple of hours the quilting professionals converge on the convention center to see… Continue reading Fall Quilt Market ready for Schoolhouse

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National Poetry Day

For the Rotten Poet The Rotten Poet spoke of Thanksgiving and Christmases bespoke of children far and near knowing full well they'd bend an ear when focusing a gazing eye the moment the email came through with the latest rotten poem followed the reading therein he followed not function or forum or really poetic decorum… Continue reading National Poetry Day

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From a Retreat to You

I spent last weekend at a retreat, not quilt related, but one that seriously bolstered my commitment to building up the Quilting Community. In one of the talks we heard a saying from Trinidad that goes something like, "It is not my business what you think of me". Weirdly both my pens and phone were… Continue reading From a Retreat to You