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no rules - no rulers

March 28, 2018

You know the kind -- when it starts out wrong and goes downhillf from there. As you know, I moved to Florida about eight weeks ago.  Today I found a letter from my healthcare carrier threatening to end my insurance if I didn't verify my new address.  After an hour on hold, settled.

Moving to Florida will cost me more than $100/month in premium increases because of all the old people (of which I am one, I suppose). Sigh...  but my prescription insurance went down by $4/month.  Yippee - what a d...

March 22, 2018

Yep. I thought it was time to see if the self-cleaning part of my range works.

Nothing else around here self-cleans, and my live-in help (guess who?) is about to give notice. But tomorrow is my day off, so I may reconsider after a break.

I have a tiny kitchen, compared to what I had in NJ (below) - but it is very efficient. 

 The oven is self-cleaning as we speak.  I can't open the window to let out the fumes because the screen is broken and the little lizard-y creatures will come in to visit....

March 13, 2018

While you are designing on the wall, do yourself a favor and take pix of everything as you go along.  You never know when you will need them, even if they are ideas or arrangements you rejected.  Trust me on this. 

As I was experimenting with "what if?" and writing, I shot pictures as I worked -- just for the record. Here's one of the blocks that went into the quilt that is on the cover of my book.  When I photographed this experimental block, I didn't know where it would end up -- but I...

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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