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November 14, 2017

I had a great end to the birthday week!  Phil and I went into NY and headed to Brooklyn to see Jessica, Tommy, and Miss Emma.

Walking from the Port Authority bus terminal to the subway on Times Square is always interesting, and yesterday I was able to get a photo of these guys washing the windows: while they were still near the ground.

Nous avons passé une excellente fin à la semaine d'anniversaire! Phil et moi sommes allés à New York et puis à Brooklyn pour voir Jessica, Tommy et Miss Emma La route...

November 10, 2017

TODAY, Friday  November 10, C&T is going to kick off the blog tour for my new book.  (Yikes!  by the time you read this it is probably Nov 10).   But not to worry! The blog tour will run through December 8 (ending with this very blog) and you'll have multiple chances to win a free e-book of Create Your Own Improv Quilts if you stop and comment on all the blogs in the tour!!

AUJOURD'HUI, vendredi 10 novembre, C & T lance la tournée du blog pour mon nouveau livre. (Au fait, au moment o...

November 10, 2017

Really?  What kind of person makes two cups of espresso at this hour? (One who has more work than hours in the day).

Vraiment? Quel genre de personne fait du café à 23h? (Une qui a plus de travail que du temps).

And with the Tim Tams that my friend Annie brought me from Australia  - yum. You can never go wrong with dark chocolate!

Et avec les Tim Tams que mon amie Anne m'a apporté d'Australia - yum. On ne peut jamais faire une erreur avec du chocolat noir!

The chocolate is to celebrate that my worksh...

November 8, 2017

This year I celebrated my birthday by staying home and doing what I love: experimenting in my studio and reading.

Cette année, j'ai fêté mon anniversaire en restant à la maison et en faisant ce que j'aime: expérimenter dans mon studio et lire.

While I was writing my book I fell in love with triangles, and I had the idea to improvise a quilt with lightning bolts.  I wasn't happy and I took it apart.

That happens periodically when you don't use patterns; I'm used to it. It's ok. That's how you learn.


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Rayna Gillman flunked
7th grade sewing becuse she couldn't sew a straight seam. Now it's an asset. 
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2020 teaching schedule


December 2017-April 2018

West Palm Beach, FL. while I'm airfare &

book me to teach in FL

Feb 22-26, 2018

QuiltCon 2018

Pasadena, CA

( C&T booth book-signing)

March 24, 2018

Palm Beach County QG

West Palm Beach, FL

June 2, 3, 4, 2018

Austin Area Quilt Guild, Austin, TX

July 13-15, 2018

Wyoming State Quilt Guild:

Quilt Wyoming, Casper WY

August 19-25, 2018

Clos de Lande Vallée

Pont l'Abbé, Brittany, FR

(class filled)

August 26-Sept 1

information and sign-ups

(limited to 10)

October 5 & 6, 2018

North Jersey Modern QG

Cedar Grove, NJ

October 15 & 16

Garden State Quilt Guild

Chatham, NJ