Monthly Archives: November 2010

Greetings from Yokohama, Japan!

I can’t believe I actually attended the International Quilt Week Yokohama 2010. So many beautiful quilts, so many exciting merchants, so many friendly and talented quilters! I am sorry it’s taken me a few days to get this blog up. … Continue reading

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Make this cute, quick, Christmas quilt

Did you realize that Christmas is just four weeks away! Make this cute, fast wall hanging to decorate your home or to give as a gift! You can whip it up in no time! Midnight Clear is featured in Quilters … Continue reading

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Go to Your Studio and Make Stuff

I imagine that most who might read this are looking forward to using some of the long Thanksgiving weekend to sew—I know I am [Note to self: remember to 1) give thanks for having a job that 2) offers paid … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of my marriage to my husband, Bill. It is also the anniversary of my introduction to quilting. We drove to Grand Island, Nebraska 31 years ago to announce our engagement to my husband’s mother and aunt … Continue reading

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Music from the Cutting Table & more

A quilt shop in Minnesota that transforms its cutting table into a concert stage, an exhibit of jazz-inspired art quilts, and street theatre with a patchwork backdrop Continue reading

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Hanging with the Artistes

I’m taking a break from blogging this week. QN’s former art director, Kath Wright, is providing the content with her fabulous pictorial quilt, Babine River Run. This quilt and Kath’s technique was featured in the April/May 2009 QN in an … Continue reading

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Quilt stolen at Festival

Have you seen me? We received word late last week that this antique compass quilt was stolen from John Sauls’s booth at International Quilt Festival.  Please keep an eye out for it and spread the word.  And let John Sauls … Continue reading

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So What Month Is It?

  Magazine publications have a long timeline. We start an issue in one month, finish it in another and by the time it is mailed or on the newsstand, we are deep into another issue. We have spreadsheets for the … Continue reading

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The Bible Quilt as American Icon

Last week I blogged a bit about podcasts (btw, I’m still interested in any and all recommendations for quilting and/or arts & culture podcasts!) and mentioned that one of my favorites is Studio 360. I love plugging in my iPod … Continue reading

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Quilt Market update – day one

I’m still recovering from Quilt Market. Not only is all that walking physically tiring, but constantly being “on” and knowing that I represent the magazine takes a lot more out of you than I had anticipated! Still, I would not … Continue reading

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