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Hooray! SHWS’s Gallery opening day has finally arrived! Paula Benjaminson and I have been corresponding internationally via email and Dropbox (best way ever to transport photo files) for the past few weeks in order to gather quilts from the U.S., … Continue reading
As you’ll recall in my last post, Paula Benjaminson who lives Libreville, Gabon shared some of her fabric shopping experiences in the markets of West Africa. Today she’ll give us a perspective on the types of fabrics that are made … Continue reading
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Rubber Duckies is one of 11 original baby-quilt designs from my newest book, Cuddle Me Quick, co-authored with my friend, Christine Porter. It’s brand new, published on September 10, 2012 by Martingale & Company. I’ll be signing copies at Quilting in the … Continue reading
What do the following little quilts–part of my self-imposed 30-Minute-a-Day Creativity Challenge –have in common? If you guessed beads, take your seat at the head of the class! As you can see, beads can play a starring role (the “prickles” on the cactus in … Continue reading
Kudos to the barista in a little cafe in McMinnville, Oregon, who made a cup of coffee into an art form. You made my day!
September is the ninth and last block! Not only is it an easy one, but you only have to make two of them. Next month we’ll have instructions to finish the quilt – the sashing, the cornerstones, and the border. I’m excited to … Continue reading
As you know, we are all busy getting ready for our participation in Quilting in the Garden, the upcoming event at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, CA, Sept. 22-23. In addition to the spectacular outdoor quilt show with featured artist Judy Mathieson, queen … Continue reading
With so many of us using rotary cutters for our quilting and sewing projects, I feel the need to take few minutes to share some important basics for the use and care of these wonderful cutting tools. I can’t tell you how … Continue reading