Old Dogs, New Tricks

I'm developing a new workshop called Beautiful Basic Binding for Beginners. I know; that's a lot of B's. Apparently I'm into alliteration. In preparation for my "guinea pig" class this spring I needed samples. I had originally thought of putting some really nice bindings on pre-quilted muslin squares (ick) but I just couldn't bear to … Continue reading Old Dogs, New Tricks

5 Things Will Help You Become A Better Quilter

January is always a good time to reflect, take stock, set goals, and look forward. So is October, in case you're reading this in a month that isn't January. For traveling quilt teachers, however, January is the beginning of the new teaching season, so I'm taking advantage of the rollover to 2014 to think about … Continue reading 5 Things Will Help You Become A Better Quilter

Rocks, Podcasts, and a Facelift

PUTTING TWO & TWO TOGETHER (MAYBE) On the way home from Ann Arbor where our daughter lives, we pass a small open area just after an overpass and before the train station. It's on the right hand side of the road. There's really nothing there except some busted up concrete and a bench. It may … Continue reading Rocks, Podcasts, and a Facelift

Waiting for the Repair Guy with an iPhone

I'm a busy woman. Lot's to do. Last week our garage door broke, the lawn tractor┬ádied, and the cable went out. Everybody but Sears was willing to believe me when I said I'd be home at the appointed time. Sears had to call and speak to a real person before they would drive over. The … Continue reading Waiting for the Repair Guy with an iPhone

Quilts From The Selvage Edge

I love this idea; why didn't I think of it first?! Karen Griska beat me to it, but I'm not jealous. I am in AWE. She's made "new fabric" by stitching together selvages I've been throwing away or slicing up accidentally. Her book is chock full of really different quilts, the ultimate in scraps! You'll … Continue reading Quilts From The Selvage Edge