I love this picture of Debra Voight with her granddaughter Lucy Ann. They're playing on a quilt called "Funny Bunny, Bears and Honey" (great name)! And it's one of the patterns in my Picture Play Quilts book. Is that not the coolest thing? Just look at the two of them! I included 24 games to play … Continue reading On Hands and Knees
What a wonderful week it has been! I came a day early to hang the Alzheimer's exhibit, "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" with Sherry Whitford. We were assisted by Judy Simmons who also taught at the show. Their arms got longer handing each of the 236 quilts to me one at a time. My … Continue reading Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival
Hats off to Sharon Pederson, and her Nine Patch Media business partner Elizabeth Phillips, for putting together the Rose of Sharon project. It was premiered at the International Quilt Market in Minneapolis last weekend where quilt shop owners go for the newest fabrics, thread, books, and gadgets. The Electric Quilt Company hosted the Rose of Sharon block contest at the … Continue reading The “Rose of Sharon” Project
I've been working on more techniques and samples for my Fabric Bowling workshop. I'll be teaching it at the Valdez Quilt Festival in Alaska in September. I've been having way too much fun! The first experiment was forgetting the fabric wrapping all together. I just took the ecru-colored cotton clothesline, some bright variegated thread and had … Continue reading More Bowling
Mom does this from time to time, and I don't like it at all. The worst part is that she looks so happy about it. Mom says she's going on a teaching trip. She says it will be fun. Not for me. She says she's going to be teaching for the Crossroads Quilters Guild in … Continue reading Mom’s Leaving Me Again
I just made that up. Pretty cool, huh? From here on out, and forever more, the first Friday of every month shall be known as "Take Your Quilt To Work Day." I figure I can do that because I just googled TAKE YOUR QUILT TO WORK DAY and on all the web pages in all … Continue reading Take Your Quilt To Work Day
The words embroidered on the top and bottom inner borders of the quilt I just finished say: "You have proven that the actions of a single person can make a profound difference in the lives of others. Thank you!" I pieced the quilt and embroidered those words during the 27 days that my mother was … Continue reading Thank you, Tiffany!
I'm predicting that Monday, February 8th is going to be cold and miserable. I think I'll want soup for lunch, just to warm me up. I've already made plans to go to Ba Doy Ow, my favorite Taiwanese restaurant in Flint to have miso soup. Actually, it's the ONLY Taiwanese restaurant in Flint, but let's not … Continue reading February 8th is “Miso Soup Monday”
I was storing some quilts downstairs and came across several of the quilts I made for Picture Play Quilts. I really like that book. In it I got to share what I learned as a second grade school teacher (my first career) while exercising my creativity with fabric (my second career). It was very satisfying … Continue reading Picture Play Quilts
Today is your last chance to bid on the 37 vintage quilts (translation: "old and used") in an online auction that ends tonight. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is holding a special mid-month auction to turn these quilts into research dollars. Can you help? Bidding is easy, albeit slow. It's a silent auction, and each … Continue reading Vintage Quilt Auction Ends Tonight!