Archive for May 2017

I wish I was not a sugar addict

It is blogapalooza time again. Our community manager gives us a challenge topic and we have one hour to post about it. Here is tonight’s topic. “Write about something you hate to use or rely on but can’t do without.” That’s pretty easy for me, I hate the fact that I am addicted to sugar.... Read more »

What makes a quilter a VETERAN quilter?

A while ago I published a post on what makes a teacher a veteran teacher. The word veteran has been on my mind since then. I recently attended a workshop where the teacher had us declare how long we had been quilting. Some of the participants labelled themselves as new quilters but that seemed to... Read more »

12 Illuminating Facts about Art Quilts

I do not sew art quilts. It’s not because I do not like them but because I love comfy quilts which you can wrap up in. I also like those kinds of quilts which you can put on the wall to warm up the room. Since I do not make them, I do not know much... Read more »

I finally started my Modern Courthouse Steps king size quilt

Have you ever had a project that sortof just looms over you? You know you have to do it and you will. You just need to buy a few more fabrics. And oh yes, there’s that other small quilt or gift you need to make. Before you know it, a couple of years can pass... Read more »

Catherine Redford has a new book and a one woman show at International Quilt Festival 2017

There are such fun and creative ideas in here. Personally I want to use them all and some day, conquer her circle. It's stupendous.
I’m lucky to call Catherine Redford my friend. She was one of the cofounders of my Modern Quilters Guild and ran it for years. Now I only get to meet up with her when she is not traveling the world teaching classes, recording videos and conquering new quilting horizons. What’s new in her world? Catherine... Read more »

7 Warning signs that you need to quilt more

Recently I have made time to sew more and I feel better. I whistle and sing a bit around the condo and even though the neighbors politely asked me to knock it off, I am still in a great mood. I have always thought that quilting is important for my mental health. I ignored some... Read more »

My take on the recent public controversy in the Quilting Community

I am a quilter and I love the quilting community. I have taken wonderful classes, attended superb quilt shows and met kind hearted people. I am generally so darn proud to be a quilter. Today, however, I was not. I had non quilting friends posting about the recent public controversy in the Quilting Community and... Read more »

Updates on posts from the past

I have some updates on posts from the past, aren’t you pretty darn excited? Yay, because I just had to share changes that had occurred since I first posted about some events in my life. Let’s get to it, shall we? First of all, do you remember when I posted about my deck? Of course... Read more »

I made a political quilt to benefit a good cause

I have been creating quilts for 33 years and this is the first time that I have made one with a political message. I wasn’t opposed to the idea but I am not the speediest of quilters. I always figured that whatever the cause was it would be gone and forgotten before I finished the... Read more »

How does a teacher become a veteran teacher?

We watch a fair amount of baseball around this house and the words rookie as well as veteran are often heard. It seems that there is no in-between, no equivalent of “middle age” and there needs to be. I think in other fields there are various distinctions and since I know teaching well I will... Read more »