articles, learning, machine quilting, quilt, quilting, Uncategorized

So then there was the time

It seems so long ago, seven years in fact. But forever ago in the world of quilting. Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims along with Jan (Magee) Mark were the brains behind The Quilt Life, a quilting magazine recognizing the reality that, as quilt makers, our lives revolve around quilting. I had the privilege of writing… Continue reading So then there was the time

life, quilting

Happy Third Birthday!

Congratulations to Alex Anderson, Ricky Tims and Jan Magee!!!  Oh wait a moment - there are a lot of other people to congratulate as well from all of the authors and quilters to the publisher and photographers and so many people who have contributed to this magazine!  I'm privileged to have written for The Quilt… Continue reading Happy Third Birthday!

articles, quilting

Be Our Guest

I love to write. Hence the whole blog thing. I love to write about quilting and every once in a while I get published in some really cool places.  One of my favorite magazines to write for is The Quilt Life its different and fun and speaks to quilters for whom quilting is like breathing.… Continue reading Be Our Guest

articles, learning, quilting

The Quilt Life April 2011

I'm a charter subscriber to The Quilt Life and my 2nd "Be Our Guest" piece is in the April 2011 issue. The first time around I talked about mini-groups and why I love mine.  Mini-groups are hugely helpful. This time I talk about finding your own quilterly voice.  If you subscribe to The Quilt Life… Continue reading The Quilt Life April 2011

articles, EQ6, teaching

Rit Dye Project Series & teaching dates

Shibori Twist - this is the first project for Rit Dye.  I've been working with Dianne Giancola on a series of projects. This is the "Shibori Squared" pillow - the directions are on the Rit Dye Website. Everyone needs pot holders - this uses a flag fold style of Shibori. The next project is complete… Continue reading Rit Dye Project Series & teaching dates

articles, quilting

The Quilt Life

Every once in a while the quilting stitches line up and opportunity happens and making the most of it is delightfully essential.  The first issue of The Quilt Life was published in April by the American Quilt Society.  As this new venture was promoted on The Quilt Show I hesitated to subscribe for a variety… Continue reading The Quilt Life

Aurifil, quilt desgin, quilt shows, Superior Threads

Robert Kaufman’s Radiance and Hobbs Tuscany Silk

When I returned from Lancaster I blogged about Robert Kaufman's Radiance line a 55% cotton, 45% silk blend.  It's yummy.  Oh, it's really yummy fabric. I mentioned too that I purchased Hobbs Tuscany Collection Silk Batting to use with this and "Moon Over Manhattan". On Sunday I had the opportunity to play with these two… Continue reading Robert Kaufman’s Radiance and Hobbs Tuscany Silk

Benartex, quilt desgin, quilting, teaching, Uncategorized

Two great things…one busy day

Whew!  Yesterday was a busy day.  I spent most of the morning working on blocks for a pattern for Benartex.  It was fun getting them pieced! When the mail came yesterday I was thrilled to find this in the mail box. I've known for months that this new magazine was going to be issued soon… Continue reading Two great things…one busy day