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4 Best Quilting Sewing Articles I've read lately

I love making quilts and I love reading about them. I think quilters are the best people on earth and adore learning new things that they do. This past week I have read some fabulous pieces that I just had to share them with you.  I hope you enjoy the best quilting sewing articles I’ve... Read more »

Kim Jong Un of North Korea compared to Quilters

Sometimes I just need to write a goofy post with maybe a serious message at the end. You’re in luck, this is one of those times. I happen to think Quilters are some of the absolute best people in the world and I was musing about who would be their polar opposite. It just popped... Read more »

Newspaper headlines about Quilting and Sewing

Here is the real one. It shocked me and then I was off and running.
Quilters and Sewists are my people. We talk, write, sew, quilt and eat chocolate as part of the sewing community. I was stunned, therefore, when I spotted an article about a sewing instructor suspected in a crime. My first reaction was “Say it ain’t so” then I thought, or should it be sew? After that I... Read more »

Babies and life and death and love

I wrote previously about a special quilt I made to remember with love my son who died as a tiny infant. I made it to donate and actually had a bit of trouble finding a local hospital which had a program that wanted or needed this quilt. I wanted it to go someplace where it... Read more »

Maya Angelou and Quilters

Maya Angelou died on Wednesday, May 28 at the age of 86. She was truly a national treasure known for her books, poems, teaching and politics. Maya Angelou and quilters share a bond as well because she also was an actress and performed  in the movie How to Make an American Quilt. Because of this... Read more »

Moms Demand Action Quilting Bee at St. Sabina Church in Chicago

There were volunteers to help with the sewing. Besides Wayne the main sewing helpers were  Alice Hutchinson, Kate Klein, Lana Geselbracht, Celine Woznica, Sami Flanagan, Amy Settich, and Deanna Pacelli. Great job by one and all.
Quilts are many things in life and sometimes they are a call to action. Such is the case with the recent Moms Demand Action Quilting Bee at St. Sabina Church in Chicago. I did not attend the bee but I received a lovely email from Wayne Rhodes asking me if I would write a post... Read more »

Quilt which shows too many US women are dying in childbirth

When I first entered Mother Me, the quilts jumped out at me.
Mother’s day weekend is a joyous yet complicated time. Husbands, daughters and sons honor their mothers and it’s beautiful to behold. Other people hurt as they are missing children who died, their own mother or their children that never were. And in other homes, babies and young children miss their mothers who died in childbirth.... Read more »

Learn to quilt and keep your brain sharp

NPR published an article that 4 different people sent to me in different ways. The article’s point was that you should learn to quilt and keep your brain sharp. I am really hoping that multiple people forwarded this to me because when they see the word “quilt” they think of me. There is the possibility... Read more »

The Homicide Quilt at the Beauty and Brawn Gallery in Chicago

I think this power of this quilt is to view it first in its entirety. Let the neighborhoods and the names make an impression on you. Then examine the individual names and think about the people who stitched those names and the humanity behind them.
Quilts are part of what life is all about. They provide an outlet for artistic expression, beautify homes, keep families warm and are an emotional comfort as well. The Homicide quilt at the Beauty and Brawn Gallery is providing a multi layered experience for the city beyond that of most quilts. Thanks to Rex Huppke... Read more »

12 fun facts about Quilting

Quilting is my hobby and passion, something I share with woman all over the world. We buy fabric, make quilts and keep our loved ones warm and happy. We love the process and the product but maybe it’s time for this quilter to do a bit of research on her passion. I’ve been poking around... Read more »
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