People they come togetherPeople they fall apartNo one can stop us now‘Cause we are all made of stars Moby, “”We Are All Made of Stars” When Patty Murphy (she of the awesome book Piecing Makeover) asked if I would quilt something special she had pieced, I took one look and said “YES”. She writes a […]
The Longest Threads
“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” Richard Feynman, “The Character of Physical Law” My quilting inspiration comes from my entire life: every thought, every book, every experience, every action. In my brain and in my heart, […]
A quilting design reflection
A recent customer quilt I was contacted by a new quilter recently who had just finished her third quilt ever, and was looking for a custom quilting design to enhance the story she was telling. Hilary shared with me that this was a gift for her grandparents who were celebrating a big milestone anniversary, and […]
Come take a quilting class with me at Paducah!
For my quilting friends further afield: I am delighted to share with you that I have a variety of quilting classes coming up, locally and further afield! The really fun news I can finally share, is that I will be teaching classes on both the longarm and domestic this spring at AQS Quilt Week in […]
Welcome to My New Studio at 30 Beekman!
Welcome, friends! Whether you’re here because of the Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop or coming by to see my new studio in Saratoga Springs, NY, I am delighted to show you what I’ve been up to (and why I am skipping Quilt Market this Spring). I have to start with the story behind my […]
Reflections on 2015 and my word of the year
It’s a good thing I write stuff down here in this space, because, as humans, sometimes we remember things incorrectly and we need reminders of what actually happened. It’s kind of embarrassing, but when I went back to look and see where my post was about my 2015 Word of the Year and Vision Board, […]
Big news for 2016!
It was officially announced today by Vicki Anderson, the Publisher of Modern Quilts Unlimited and Machine Quilting Unlimited, so I am free to share it here: I will be the blogger for Modern Quilts Unlimited starting in 2016! I’ve been a longtime reader of MQU, since the first issue, and I think their Machine Quilting Unlimited […]
What you need to know about batting
I think everyone is probably familiar with what batting is: nonwoven fibers that are loosely collected together to form a layer of insulation between the top and backing of a quilt. When my Grampa Townzen was a kid during the Depression, he’d card to cotton into little pads he’d hand up to the women folk […]
Busy quilting day calls for stupid easy recipes
While nothing can be easier than tossing something in the crockpot from the freezer, I’m not always that great about making stuff in the crockpot to begin with. Today’s one of those days where I think, “gee, I wish I had something in the freezer,” but alas, that is not meant to be. Instead, I […]
I miss the mix tape, so I made some
This post is part of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge I’ve been meaning to make playlists for myself for a while, and finally got around to making some on my youtube playslists. These are just the start, and I plan on adding to them, but I thought I’d share. I can’t believe I don’t […]
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