Last year was The Year of Writing. Like any huge undertaking it had its trade-offs. It was all consuming, the equivalent of making several successful competition level quilts in one year as far as I could tell. It filled my brain and my days. It was isolating. It will be all worth it and I’m […]
I’ll be in Long Beach this week so this will be a shorter post. I want to share my fix for rounded corners when free motion quilting. Here’s what I mean: It’s common to get these kinds of rounded corners or angles. Even though you absolutely stitched that corner, your machine rounds that corner off. […]
I am having so much fun working on my black whole cloth quilt top. It has become a lot more involved than I thought it would be which seems to be par for the course. I do. not. know. how to keep it simple! Right now I’m auditioning background fills. I’ve mocked up a few […]
How do I describe Craft Napa? It’s fun, exhiliarating, encouraging, inspiring and maybe a wee bit fattening! You meet new friends, see friends from previous years, enjoy spontaneous lunches with people you didn’t know before, peek into other classrooms and immerse yourself in creativity. I was struck by the vibe I got from walking around […]
Well this is it-I’m on my way to Craft Napa and I can’t wait! I’ll post about my experience next week. Onward!
I thought I would have time to post the rest of my PIQF photos but that was not to be. I also thought I would have time to make a donation quilt for the Festival fundraiser-that was also not to be. But I am ready to teach, mingle, learn and be dazzled by the quilts […]
Yes, I definitely learn from my students! I recently visited the Ridge Quilters’ Guild in Paradise, California. We had a great time working in my “Daisy Table Topper” workshop. Of course, I did not get as many photos as I would have liked. I loved the way everyone’s project was coming along: I love this-Gail decided […]
I get asked this question all the time in class: “What machine should I buy?”. Well, if you sewed and quilted the same as I, had the same space restrictions, the same budget and the same husband as I, then you would have the same machines as I do! But of course you don’t, so you’re […]
I am not a huge user of ruler work on my domestic machine, but occasionally my quilt will call out for it. Let me be clear, I am not calling myself an expert on ruler work. And I actually like the look of an imperfect line. But I’m working on a project that does “need” […]
I’m in Cleveland taping for Quilting Arts TV! So from upper 70’s in northern California into the snowstorm, 19 degrees and wind blowing a gale. Wish me safe travels to and fro and that I stay healthy with all this travel. I’ll have lots to say when I return. I’m sooo excited!! Stay tuned!