Okay, I'm totally taking a conversation with the comments to heart and brain and in quilt-teacher fashion addressing the larger group of students as the information is pertinent to all. Where do I begin? How do I decide what motifs to use? How do I choose what weight and color thread? What batting do I… Continue reading Overwhelmed
Road to California
It's been years since I've been to California. The last time I visited the LA area was 2001. Mere weeks before. . . . I enjoyed putting my feet in that ocean and could have spent a day or two more there, on the beach, listening to the sounds of the water. I'm looking forward… Continue reading Road to California
The back – I love this quilt so much!
When quilting goes well the back and the front both look good. That's our goal as quilters. I love the back of Tilde. I love the subtle play of color of the gray on the yellow/orange. Did you know that my original intention was to use a bright teal blue on the back? I wanted… Continue reading The back – I love this quilt so much!
Road tripping is always a delight. Road tripping with 3 friends is priceless. Our first stop: Ladyfingers Sewing in Oley PA. Well our first "stop" was Wegmans for provisions, ie chocolate and fruit. I just missed Gail, however I did not miss one of my very favorite fabric lines, Robert Kaufmans Radiance. I picked up… Continue reading AQS Lancaster
If you happen to be in Lancaster this week
And you see this quilt hanging will you be nearly as excited as me? Probably not. The only thing better would be to have Keith there. My friends and I are driving in Friday and staying until after the show on Saturday so I can bring the quilt home. I know I'm going to need… Continue reading If you happen to be in Lancaster this week
I so want to share with you
As I work on the design and quilting of the a couple of current quilts I'm at once frustrated that I can't share with you and quite honored that I can't share with you. In looking back over my blog I often shared just about everything with you my dear quilter friends. And in a… Continue reading I so want to share with you
I feel so blessed to have made it to Houston this week. Because of my sweetie's schedule I ended up at the airport at 5:30 AM and managed to get on the very next flight out of town - the first flight out of Newark since the beginning of the storm. Thinking I would not… Continue reading Quilt Festival
Friends and Teacher Ribbon
Saturday afternoon I sat down to check email and facebook Angela Walters sat with me to enjoy her bagel and some witty banter. She's quite funny. Angela sat at a table with some very happy quilters the evening before and I told her the truth. As they were taking pictures I very nearly raced over… Continue reading Friends and Teacher Ribbon
I volunteered to help hang the show today, it's hard work and Cathy Wiggins is well organized! 162 Judged quilts, Wearables, and 2 special exhibits were hung while the vendors were bringing all their amazing stuff in! I knew I'd won something, but wasn't sure which quilt, I had 3 in the show. I behaved… Continue reading Tilde