My friend and fellow quilting instructor Kathy Kansier showed me her "Redneck Tape Measure" when we recently taught at the same quilting conference this summer. Apologies to Jeff Foxworthy. She takes a few inches of 1/4"-wide masking tape and wraps it around the thumb of her dominant hand. Instant measuring tool and literally stuck to you … Continue reading Redneck Tape Measure
Sue R. from Novi, Michigan sent me two photographs from her travels through Ireland last year. Imagine that! If you live visit or live in a "quilty' town, or one that conjures up images of patchwork, sewing, or other stitchy pursuits, send me a photo and I'll add it to the blog. No "PhotoDhopping" allowed. … Continue reading My Favorite Adjective is a Town!
A special request today! Please copy and paste this into an email and send it to any quilters or quilt lovers you might know! Help me spread the word. Tell me how you helped in the COMMENT section below. Thanks, Ami :) WORLD QUILT FEDERATION SMACKDOWN* Four Quilting Heavyweights Face Off To Fight Alzheimer's In … Continue reading WORLD QUILT FEDERATION SMACKDOWN*
I had the honor and priviledge of being interviewed by ArtScene host and producer Erika Funke at NPR affiliate WVIA in Pittston, Pennsylvania this past June. I was teaching for several guilds in the area. Erika was willing to stay late at the station, and the quilters toting me around were willing to make a … Continue reading I Was On The Radio
We have a new restaurant here in Flint that is absolutely fabulous. It only took me about six weeks to be able to say the name without stumbling, but you may be more linguistically agile than I am. Say it just the way it sounds: Ba (rhymes with "la") Doy (rhymes with "boy") Ow (like you … Continue reading Ba Doy Ow (That New Taiwanese Place)