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Sacred Threads 2015 Acceptance

For several years, I’ve been a member of a wonderful group called the Fiber Artists of Hope.  We originally came together together because of our shared interest in using our voice as artists to support social justice.  We are an artists community that is self-sustaining and self-organized.  Any member may propose a theme.  Any member [ …Continue Reading ]

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Modern Quilt Pattern–Sneak Preview

Hello Everyone, I was one of several quilt designers chosen to make a modern quilt pattern for Fat Quarterly Magazine–an ezine that you can also buy in print!  The challenge theme was Curves and we were given free rein to make whatever we liked using that theme. I decided to use curves in piecing my [ …Continue Reading ]

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Pantone Marsala Quilt Challenge

Ahhh, Marsala!! The deadline is now coming fast so I’ve put this project on the top of my to do/must do NOW list.   This challenge is being hosted by Anne and her team at Play Crafts and Adrianne on the Windy Side. The color–Marsala–is quite a challenging one.  I dug into my stash and found [ …Continue Reading ]

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How Quilters Save Lots of Money

I read a great post by Laura Stepien on 52 Quilters  on how to start quilting inexpensively. I thought I’d add a few other ways to get started for (almost) no money. How to learn to quilt for (almost) no money! FREE Books on how to learn all quilting techniques can be found at your [ …Continue Reading ]

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Modern Quilting Workshops in Florida

Hello Everyone, I have a few workshops upcoming in Florida that have openings. I will be running a very special improvisational quilt workshop in Orlando later this month. The workshop project is linked to my quilt that is in the current quilt exhibit at the Orlando County Regional History Center.    Here are the details on [ …Continue Reading ]

Some of the free SWAG I got at QuiltCon2015

QuiltCon 2016: Tips

Hi, Hotel Registration is already open for 2016 and 2017,  and I know that many people are planning on attending QuiltConWest 2016 in California or QuiltConEast 2017 in Savannah.  One suggestion:  Registration opens first for the members of the Modern Quilt Guild.  You can join as an individual member or as a member of an [ …Continue Reading ]

QuiltCon 2015–Where to See the Show

Hello everyone, Well, I’m back from Austin (with a slight QuiltCon cold…smile….) and starting to reflect on my QuiltCon Experience.  I attended the entire conference, starting out as a volunteer to help hang the show.  My job was on the team that was putting the signs on the quilts, which gave me my first chance [ …Continue Reading ]

QuiltCon Region 4 Attendees!

QuiltCon Region 4 Attendees!

Hello Everyone in Region 4 at QuiltCon!! Well, I’m almost packed (and my housesitter has arrived). Yes, this is my first QuiltCon so I’m hoping to learn all the secrets.  And, I can’t wait to see the Show! I’m hoping that you will find me to get a pin, say hello, trade stories, rest our [ …Continue Reading ]