PreWash or Not

Today’s prompt for the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge is about whether or not to prewash fabric. No Prewash –Yes to Test Let me start by saying that I do NOT prewash my fabric. I only use 100% cottons in my quilts so this post will only discuss that type of fabric.  Some of my …

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Top Gift for a Quilter

This prompt is a really easy one.  And, it can be given any time of year. The Gift is ….Time!   If there’s a quilter in your life who has a lot of daily responsibilities and/or a JOB, then finding a few hours to make a quilt can be a real struggle.  Quilters need time …

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Proudest 2020 Achievement

Today’s Prompt is “Proudest Achievement”. Pivoting to Virtual Teaching and Lecturing I am MOST proud that I was smart enough to start planning my first virtual class back in late 2018.  I started talking with video production companies in late 2018 about creating an on demand class.  At first, I was thinking it would be …

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On the Design Wall

Day 19 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge and I’m chugging along nicely.  I hope that you have enjoyed these musings.  I’ve had a lot of fun writing them, that’s for sure.  And I invite you to CLICK to meet other Bloggers! Today’s prompt is On The Design Wall. Well, I’m editing that to …

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If I Could Sew With?

If I could sew with anyone, my choice would be to teach my sisters and nieces and nephews and great nieces to make quilts or wallhangings.  I’d love to pass along my love of the cloth to them.  Maybe one day! And, of course we would play with African textiles in a thoroughly modern way. …

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Favorite Sewlebrity

My favorite Sewlebrity is….Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi! Carolyn has been a champion for so many African American art quilters for many years.  She has been a mentor to our entire community.  We owe her a deep, deep debt of gratitude.  And, the entire quilting and art community is richer and deeper and more vibrant and …

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Why Do I Sew?

Why do I sew?  Why did I choose sewing–specifically quilt making — as a medium for expressing my creativity? Since I was in college, I have loved visual art.  I am especially in love with 20th century painters in the  Colorfield genre.  I studied the works of Alma Thomas, Sam Gilliam, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, …

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Mixed Media Masks Textile Art

I love mixed media, especially when textiles are involved.  I love the process of combining found objects, purchased objects, paint, sewing, textile, construction, and on and on.  This post is about one exploration into mixed media. (Today’s post in the Blog Writing series detours from the prompt.) Several years ago, I read a  wonderful Book, …

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