When a quilt moves into “Relationship Status”
This happens on occasion, a quilt or project becomes more than just a quilt. It begins to take up a good chunk of your brain and energy. You think about it when you should be on Brain Down Time. It creates strong emotions and becomes such a part of your life that it becomes a […]
RNK changes their thread labels and, Trapunto trouble
Great news! RNK immediately redesigned their thread labels after reading last week’s post. They do listen! Look, this is the redesign: Although it will take awhile to get the new labels into stores, this is what the newest labels will look like. Yahoo! No more sticky labels gumming up the spool holder and now […]
I give up! Perseverance does not always win.
I’ve written previously about this whole cloth quilt that I am obsessed with. Just to review, this is my inspiration: This quilt was made between 1830 and 1850, probably in the area of Marsielle, France, by an unknown maker. I saw it in person at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska […]
It’s never a straight line, and, my episode on The Quilt Show airs this weekend!!!
I hope you don’t think quilters come up with a great idea and just go into their studio and create it. It ain’t so! It is always a circuitous path for me, never direct. I created this diagram awhile back: I am somewhere in that jumbly area to the left on that drawing. Even […]
Travel and Trapunto
I’ve spent my week prepping for Craft Napa. After losing a week to an annoying rash, I had some catching up to do. I am so excited to be teaching at Craft Napa again! It is an experience like non-other and I have added many new friends from my time with Craft Napa. I pinch […]