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no rules - no rulers

July 24, 2018

 At the last minute, I got a text from United that said "YOU have a new seat!" (as though that was good news). When I followed the link I discovered that not only had they rebooked me on different flights from the original ones, but the "new seats" meant NO seats.  Every seat in coach was already taken on the second leg from Denver to Tampa.

 What is a person to do?  I nabbed a first class seat,called United, and told them they had to give me that seat. They did.  So that part w...

July 21, 2018

First, the good news.  My Quilt Wyoming experience was wonderful.  Lots of laughter with new friends, Grace Errea (r.) and our fun minders, Kelly and Mo, who drove us back and forth from the airport 2-1/2 hours away and kept us company on campus.  Nonstop hilarity--we couldn't even stop laughing for the photo someone kindly took of us.

Classes were excellent, too. I'm always amazed at how much my students get done in one day, considering that they are dealing with something...

July 3, 2018

I'm not sure if the quilts are random, but yes -- the posts are on a random schedule.  That is, no schedule. Ha - that's my life.  I have mentally divided my days into mornings for chores and afternoons in the studio.  I usually stay until I'm hungry for dinner (or until the daily afternoon rainstorm is over) and evenings I mostly put my feet up and read.  Such an exciting life!

Next week I am going to teach at Quilt Wyoming. One of the things I'll be teaching is no-pattern pape...

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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