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no rules - no rulers

August 27, 2018

I have finally got  a free day between workshops to catch you up! I had a wonderful week with my first group of eight women. The new group has arrived but I want to fill you in a bit before tomorrow.

Just a few photos from the workshop.   As usual, I was too busy teaching and chatting to remember to take a lot of pictures:-(. 

Here's Nadine hard at work, after having made some triangles.  Later, she decided to cut them up.. She has already introduced another color

and has promised to send me pic...

August 18, 2018

I can't believe this is my fifth (and last) day in this city.

 I am staying with my cousin France and two of the days were spent visiting family.

 As you can see, we didn't enjoy ourselves very much.

One day we did ordinary things like the supermarket, so I could buy as much Amora mustard as I can carry home: six little ones,which would cost me ten times as much if I were to order them on when I got home. You can't buy Amora in any supermarket in the U.S. that I have ever seen.  

We went to...

August 9, 2018

Literally and figuratively. 

Quilt #1

This started as a bunch of string blocks, which I didn't want to use in a tradional way. So... I wondered what would happen if I cut off a corner of each block and filled it with a white triangle. didn't quite work the way I had imagined it would and I ended up with  a bunch of wonky octagons that just looked boring and weird when I put them together in rows (see top and right-hand photo).  So I wondered what if I took them apart  and made a deconstruct...

August 8, 2018

Never a good idea.  Multitasking generally means not doing  anything very well because you are so scattered.  Haha - that doesn't prevent me from doing so, because I have no choice.

I'm packing to leave for an international teaching trip on Monday.  My suitcase is half full of clothes and half full of fabric.  Tip of iceberg below.

It's not that I NEED all this fabric, but I keep imagining that I can go back into the classroom at night and sew.  Incorrigable!

I'm flying into...

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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