Monthly Archives: July 2012

Quilt collecting advice from the experts

For the August/September 2012 issue of QN I had the pleasure of writing about quilt collector Bill Volckening of Portland, Oregon. Volckening started buying quilts over 20 years ago simply because he liked them. As time went on, he learned … Continue reading

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Chocolate Anyone?

Some days it just doesn’t pay to turn on the sewing machine. There are days when you’d be better off reading a good book or eating lots of chocolate. I had a day like that Saturday. I am working on … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

  Mystery quilts are an act of faith, really. Maybe you don’t like the proposed fabrics or the small images we tease with of the actual quilt, so you strike out bravely on your own, guided by our suggestions, choosing … Continue reading

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Quilt Colorado

Friday I spent some time admiring the artistry of quilts on exhibit at Quilt Colorado in Loveland. It was a wonderful show. It’s part of my job to go to quilt shows so when I tell my friends and family … Continue reading

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Simple Things

When I got out of my car at work this morning, the thing I immediately noticed was the fresh piney smell. It rained over the weekend and it was fairly cool this morning. What a delightful fragrance. Sometimes I think … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, USA

Happy birthday, USA. I’m planning a quiet morning on the 4th but then we’ll head south to Colorado Springs for a barbeque with family friends. It should be great fun. With all the fires in Colorado, there will be no … Continue reading

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