Monthly Archives: December 2010

The potential of empty spaces

I wrote today on my personal blog, “I love how empty containers look–like they’re just waiting for something. Almost nothing makes me happier than an empty bookshelf, a vacant table top, a basket, box, or bowl waiting to be filled. … Continue reading

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Stashbusting & Resolutions

We just had a ‘fabric grab’ here in the office. Before you get too jealous, let me explain how it works. Yes, we do get samples of new fabric collections from all of your favorite manufacturers and designers on a … Continue reading

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Books, books, books!

One of the perks of editing for QN is getting to read all sorts of interesting books. They arrive almost weekly from all sorts of publishers. Some provide fodder for articles. Some are just inspirational. Some will be reviewed in … Continue reading

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Urban/Suburban Crafting

I just returned from a few days visiting family and friends in what you may think of as La La Land but I think of as home: Los Angeles. It’s where I was living when I started quilting back in … Continue reading

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A TRIBUTE

The last step in every issue produced in Golden is a final look at the magazine, a digital look via a website (no paper proofs anymore), and then a signoff that the job is ready for the press. As I … Continue reading

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A thing patched up

A few weeks ago during our lunch break, we got on the topic of the connotations of “patchwork quilt” and “crazy quilt” and how those terms are used as cultural metaphors. It seems like this time of year, most middling … Continue reading

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Winners of the Priority Alzheimer’s quilt contest

Thanks for making our contest such a success! We had 1588 votes from 883 people and our first and second place winners differed by only 1 vote! I’d like to thank all the quilters who contributed quilts to the Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Talking Indigo With Shizuko Kuroha

Think indigo–deep, rich indigo. That’s what Japanese quilter and quilt teacher Shizuko Kuroha has been doing for more than 30 years. Shizuko Kuroha, owner of Nuno Space quilt shop and studio in Chiba, Japan, has become an expert on vintage … Continue reading

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Meet Yoko Saito, Shop Tokyo

Two more great days in Tokyo–days of seeing beautiful quilts and finding inspiration for my next quilts while walking the streets of the city on a sunny, balmy mid-December day. Let me tell you about meeting Yoko Saito, a quilter … Continue reading

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Checking out the Tokyo quilting scene

Kinkame Shigyo Company, a leading Japanese fabric and notion producer, is my host in Tokyo. And wow, what hospitality! Check out the folks I’m meeting. They’re all movers and shakers in Japan’s quilt scene. My first stop was Kinkame headquarters … Continue reading

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