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An invitation

Teaching free motion machine quilting is one of the greatest pleasures in my life. When a quilter relaxes into quilting, the breathing changes, the focus changes, the rest of the group fades from the room. There is a very distinct memory of a quilter doing just this, in the middle of a very busy shop,… Continue reading An invitation

B 780, bernina, machine quilting, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Superior Threads, Teri Lucas, thread

Whole Cloth Challenge

    Yesterday I finished the quilting on Moon Set, the name of my nearly completed whole cloth challenge quilt. Binding or facing will be completed, probably on the plane to Chicago later this week. The determining factor for binding or facing will be when I trim it down, the quilt will let me know… Continue reading Whole Cloth Challenge

art, bernina, fun, machine quilting, quilting

Chocolate Swirl

Sunday was a fruitful day indeed. Let's go back to Saturday, okay let's go back a bit further. After making @play I knew I wanted to make another quilt loosely based on that design.  It's been on the inspiration wall for quite a while and this chocolate-brown Radiance in my fabric stash about that long.… Continue reading Chocolate Swirl

art, articles, beauty, fun, quilt desgin, quilting, Teri Lucas

Sing Your Quilterly Song in a whole cloth quilt!

I have a confession to make: I’m having a love affair with whole cloth quilts.  This passion snuck up on me, quietly whispering, “let’s see what you can do with this cloth”, “what would these threads look like on Radiance”, “did you see that thread?”   Wide open spaces get me all giddy thinking about the… Continue reading Sing Your Quilterly Song in a whole cloth quilt!

Kaleidoscope Collections, quilt shows, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics

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

art, fabric, quilt shop, quilting

Olde City Quilts – Twisted Journey, from Inspiration to Whole Cloth

Twisted Journey, From Inspiration to Whole Cloth was a rousing success in my view.  See today's class was an experiment, a first class and the students had a great time and I have a better handle on the format of the class and how to encourage the students along in the process. One day very… Continue reading Olde City Quilts – Twisted Journey, from Inspiration to Whole Cloth