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no rules - no rulers

February 27, 2018

I really did not take many photos, compared to most other people at QuiltCon.  But here are two of my favorites -- followed by my picks of the fabulous and moving quilts in the Youth category.

 The exhibit across the way from the main hall showcased remarkable quilts made by children -- or at least, young people.  Here is one about the maker's family that I just loved. Deliciously whimsical, isn't it?

 Then there were the quilts on social justice that were from one particular school.  I couldn'...

February 27, 2018

It has been great making new friends and seeing old ones, and I am still not on quilt-overload, believe it or not.  There are some spectacular ones here, and some real (what I call) head-scratchers. But there is no accounting for taste and that’s what makes the show so interesting.

This is the winner in the negative space category and notwithstanding the category, I think the design and color choices are outstanding.

Here is a quilt by Carolyn Friedlander I kept coming back to, and I’m not sure why....

February 23, 2018

Wandered the vendor isles and didn’t buy a single piece of fabric. We’ll see what happens today.  Started to look at the quilts — ahd a bit of trouble finding my own, but finally did. Not a good photo of either the quilt or the maker, but oh well.  I was happy to see what good company I was in.

Here are a few that caught my eye on a quick, preliminary run-through.

The first and my most favorite, is this stunner from Marianne Haak.  I’m sorry to say that I didn’t get the names of the other makers - b...

February 16, 2018

I've been slaving away at the studio - putting fabric into bins and moving furniture around.  It's getting there...slowly but surely.

This is the view from my big old chair on the other side of the room.

These rolling thingies are filled with mountains of fabric that won't fit into the plastic boxes on the shelves.  They can't stay where they are, since this is where I am considering putting my design wall.  Previously, the metal shelving was there, but I have moved it to the other side of the room....

February 6, 2018

Hope you'll forgive my silence; I've been buried in cardboard boxes!  Too much stuff, too little space, and many trips to Goodwill later, we are starting to make a dent in the unpacking after three weeks.  Not one single room in this apartment is clutter-free, but one side of the guest room is getting there.  Do not ask to see the other side - LOL.

 Phil has been here to help me with the heavy lifting, but he is leaving tomorrow to go back to New Jersey for a month.  Meantime, we have fin...

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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