Category Archives: Inspiration

One Quilter’s Summer Break: Making Colorful Food + An Announcement

Other than no rain, which is a real problem here in California, we’re experiencing a beautiful summer:  clear blue skies, mild temperatures, and soft breezes. Sometimes it’s just too pretty outside and I have to stow my tools and ignore … Continue reading

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Quilts by Okan Arts

Patricia Belyea, a self proclaimed Japanophile, imports vintage yukata cottons. Patricia is the owner of Okan Arts, a design studio and micro quilt shop, in her home in Seattle, Washington. As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, Yukata – The … Continue reading

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Adding Special Touches to Wedding Accessories & Giveaway

  With less than five weeks to go until the big  day, we are wrapping things up here with some small projects. As much work as it’s been, I’m excited by the attention to detail that my daughter has put … Continue reading

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An Empty Spools Scrapbook in Words and Photos

I think the downside of keeping many balls aloft is trying to launch another one without creating mayhem. That’s probably why quilting classes and retreats are rare for me:  they are difficult to slide into my routine. Although when they … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Gift for a Special Friend, Diana McClun

I’ve know for several months (or should I say years?) that this past month would mark a landmark birthday for my dear friend, Diana McClun (see a follow-up post here.) Wanting to give her something extra special, I spent time thinking about … Continue reading

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Spring Arrives with a Bounty of (Fabric) Blooms . . . and a Giveaway!

We’re more than a month into spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, and the evidence–both cultivated and wild–is emerging (and in some cases, exploding) around us in a shower of color and scent. Today, to celebrate this “blooming” season, we’ve planned a special giveaway. Lark Crafts has … Continue reading

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Kim Andersson – Part 2: Other Stitchy Projects

  In the last post I spoke about my journey to quilt making. Today,  I’d like to share a bit more about some of my other projects. I sew clothes for my two young boys, but not as much as I’d … Continue reading

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Kim Andersson – Part 1: A Journey to Quilts

I would like to introduce you to Kim Andersson of  I. ADORE. PATTERN! Kim and I belong to the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild. She is talented, fun, and she bubbles over with creativity. We have asked Kim to be … Continue reading

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An interview with Sandy Klop: The American Jane Story

Grab a cup of coffee, find a comfy spot and enjoy a visit with the ever-talented Sandy Klop of American Jane Patterns and fabric. I started quilting in 1979 when I made my first quilt for my son . Quilting … Continue reading

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Sandy Klop of “American Jane”–A Signature Look

A few weeks ago, I visited the home of Sandy Klop, owner of American Jane Patterns and Fabric. Sandy was hosting an Open House in her Northern California home, selling some of her wonderful fabrics, patterns, and quilts. I have know … Continue reading

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