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no rules - no rulers

May 31, 2018

I don't know what happened yesterday, but the gremlins first deleted most of my blog and next, ate the whole thing.

While I'm waiting for 12:30 so I can check in for tomorrow's flight to Austin, TX, I will just move on.  As I recall, I was talking about how I took apart a quilt that was not making me happy. An attempted zig-zag that zigged and zagged in the wrong places.

I unpicked every stitch, separated every block, and ended up with so many of these that I was able to make two new quilts from the...

May 16, 2018

It's wet in South Florida.  Yesterday, we got caught in a vicious downpour with high winds and a funnel cloud. Fortunately, we were on our way in to Whole Foods to buy a couple of vegetables.  What we hadn't bargained for was being trapped in Whole Foods for an hour as we waited for the storm to pass. Unfortunately, we were forced to spend time in the gourmet cheese department and a few other aisles with items I didn't know I needed until I saw them.  LOL - $81 later, I still can't think of a bett...

May 7, 2018

After what feels like eons of upacking, throwing out, and moving stuff around, it's pretty much done.  Yes, I wanted a snazzy studio with a beautiful cutting table in the middle of the room with underneat storage.  But instead, I have a space that looks like mine always looked.

Sigh...I can't seem to escape myself so I have decided to embrace the result: quirky, mostly cluttered, and distinctly unglamorous.  But it works.  The sewing machine is in the middle of the room facing the windows...

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a blog about improv quilts and an improv life
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