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, […]
Thoughts on Learning New Things
Learning how to piece and quilt can seem a monumental task, but it doesn’t have to be.
Book Review and Giveaway: Piecing Makeover by Patty Murphy
I didn’t always care about perfect points and seams, but when I first started longarming my own *ahem* very special quilts, I realized my quilts would be easier to quilt and my artistic vision would be better served if I figured out how to piece really, really well. I stopped longarming and gave myself six months […]
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 […]
Trimming Your Quilt with Tools from the Hardware Store
This post does not contain affiliate links. Despite our best efforts–or perhaps because of them if we’re improv piecing!–our quilts are not always square. This happened to me recently as I was working on a quilt from scratch. I was not paying attention and miscalculated a few blocks, so there were some dangling bits and […]
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 […]
Spring is coming! At the end of a long, cold winter, the promise of Spring is tantalizing, isn’t it? The winter encourages us to feel dormant, hibernate, retreat. Winter is a good time to take stock of what nourishes the soul! This winter, I thought, what is it that nourishes me? Making my own quilts […]
And now, introducing my new logo and site!
I talk about my choices for my quilting related logo and website design,describing what my logo means to me and the people who helped me get there.