quilt desgin, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Superior Threads

Playing with Silk

I've been purchasing Superiors silk thread on & off for months.  As they were going through the process of announcing the thread coming out I was incredibly excited.  I've quilted with silk from two other companies and love the effect of the silk, loved how it quilted and quite frankly I love the look of… Continue reading Playing with Silk

quilting, Superior Threads

Quilt Retreat

At first I thought, "I'm bringing way too much to work on during the retreat". Then I thought I'm bringing potential. I had plans to work on two quilts, one due later this week and the next in the "Twilight in the Bronx" series.  Beyond that I wasn't entirely certain.  A couple of friends also… Continue reading Quilt Retreat

fun, lectures/trunk shows, Marcus, quilting

The Impromptu Lecture

I mentioned in this post that the Impromptu Lecture with the Village Squares Quilters went well once I'd settled down.  Jayne wanted to hear a little more so here I go. Over the last couple of years I've learned that when I get mad I can start talking really slow and very deliberately.  When I… Continue reading The Impromptu Lecture

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Advanced Machine Quilting

Wednesday afternoons in July join me at the quilt cottage 414 Mamaroneck  Ave. Mamaroneck NY for Advanced Machine Quilting (Let your Foot Loose, Be Fancy & Free). The class limit is 8 so sign up soon and join this class based on "Twilight in the Bronx". We'll cover a variety of quilting motifs including micro stippling,… Continue reading Advanced Machine Quilting

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How “Twilight in the Bronx” became cover art

A while back I shared the journey of "Twilight in the Bronx".  This quilt has been in two shows winning ribbons without me being able to see it hanging in either one. I was able to have "Twilight in the Bronx" on the set of Quilting Arts TV. And now "Twilight in the Bronx" will… Continue reading How “Twilight in the Bronx” became cover art

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“Moon Over Manhattan” & Quilt Fest NJ

Last week we had an incredible full moon that just hung so low in the sky.  From my office window - house faces south - the moon seemed to just hover over Manhattan. For some reason the image stayed with me for days and now I can recall it with that comforting...calming feeling of some… Continue reading “Moon Over Manhattan” & Quilt Fest NJ

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Teaching Schedule

I've wanted to teach hand quilting for a long time.   I love the whole quilt making by hand process although I tend toward machine work these days. Wednesday evenings in March - 3, 10, 17 & 24 @ 7PM at the quilt cottage in Mamaroneck.  We'll be using Jinny Beyer's "Quiltmaking by Hand" as… Continue reading Teaching Schedule