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Twenty twenty, Imagine and Beauty

Twenty twenty is off to an amazing start in ways that I'm looking forward to sharing over the next several months. What I can share with you now is that I'm teaching at International Quilt Festival in Houston, I have two classes Beginner Machine Quilting and The Weight of Color (a drawing style class). As… Continue reading Twenty twenty, Imagine and Beauty

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2020 Word of the Year

The other day I picked up the Teresa Duryea Wong book Magic & Memories: 45 Years of International Quilt Festival as I'll review it soon. Quilt Festival is so much part of our quilting culture now that it's hard to imagine quilting life without this annual event. It is without a doubt a, with this… Continue reading 2020 Word of the Year

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Build – Day 1

Over the last few days I've been in my sewing room making four patches from Northcott Microchips, 2 1/2'' squares, and piecing a quilt top using some Michael Miller 5'' squares. I'm not quite sure yet what I'm doing with the four patches or the small quilt top but what I do know is that… Continue reading Build – Day 1

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2019 Word of the Year

Please allow me to congratulate Susan Spiers and Carole the winners of my Half Century give away. I will contact you for addresses shortly. A Look Back Connect is an apt Word, and Descriptor for 2018. As I mentioned here it's a word that will last into 2019 and beyond, for many reasons. I connected… Continue reading 2019 Word of the Year

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2018 Word of the Year

As a word of the year Gratitude was a good one. I am grateful for the experience of 2017. Creativity is slowly returning. The Quilted Block of the Month Started (with big plans to continue in 2018). A few teaching opportunities. Learning about embroidery. Having a spouse who loves me deeply. One of the considerations… Continue reading 2018 Word of the Year

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Expressing Gratitude

For quite a while now I've been trying to thank people, quilters most specifically, who are just special to me in some kind of way. People who have waited on me, checked out my groceries, answered phone calls, any kind of customer service experience. Gratitude, like kindness, an affordable luxury. Taking time for gratitude and… Continue reading Expressing Gratitude

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Word of the Year and a little more

  Gratitude is my word of the year for 2017. Contemplating over the last few weeks what the Word of the Year might be "gratitude" kept coming to mind in the midst of many other words. Creating a word cloud seemed appropriate and fun. There may be a few words added as the year goes… Continue reading Word of the Year and a little more