Monthly Archives: May 2011

Swept Off My Feet…by Fabric

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a beautiful new fabric comes your way and sweeps you off your feet. Here’s the one that took my breath away last week. Wow, I love all the clear colors, the fresh … Continue reading

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Feeling SHEEP-ish Enough to Make a Wooly Critter?

Blame this sheepish start on my sister Laurie. It all started last November when she said she’d photo document my Flower-Powered Quilts special exhibition at the World Quilt Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida. Did she? No. Debora Kochinsky’s prize-winning … Continue reading

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Who “Quilts your Quilts?”

My quilting endeavors begin and end with placemats, table runners and tote bags.  How do I quilt the rest of my quilts? I take them to the longarm quilter. I say this with no guilt or shame. When students in … Continue reading

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Trend-spotting: Fresh from the (Spring Quilt) Market

It’s been almost a week since I returned from Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, but my head is still reeling from all the color, creativity, innovation, and inspiration. My purpose for attending was to promote A Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue, a Martingale … Continue reading

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Connecting the (Polka) Dots

It’s been so busy here. How about you? I had a cookie decorating party yesterday with Sherry (see her beautiful cookies in my May 3rd post) sharing all of her helpful hints and tips on making “designer” cookies. A great … Continue reading

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My Quilts Have Feet

No, they don’t walk, but sometimes they do sprout feet. In this case, blue-violet high tops. That photo makes me smile because it takes me back to a time when I faithfully documented each quilt after finishing it. I’d get … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring May Flowers – Fabric Flowers!

I love fresh flowers but I’m not much of a gardener. When I go out into the yard the bugs know I’m coming and instead of running the other way like they’re supposed to, they come up and say hello. … Continue reading

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Bust Quilter’s Block…and Boost Creativity

Wow! My April 22 post about quilter’s block really struck a chord! We had some terrific follow-up conversation about causes and solutions. If you haven’t already, do go back and read the comments..some great ideas (and wisdom) there. Congratulations to Sharie-Moss Bluff, winner of … Continue reading

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I have the best friends! Look what was delivered to my house yesterday. My talented friend Sherry—who is also a quilter—knows how much I love cookies. Aren’t they the most beautiful cookies you’ve ever seen? I just had to get … Continue reading

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