Category: Inspiration

Breaking the Rules with Freddy Moran

I recently took a class from well-known quilter Freddy Moran. Freddy is an artist, teacher, and author of Freddy’s House: Brilliant Color in Quilts. Much of Freddy’s work is quite different from the tradition of squares and triangles and fixed patterns. Her quilts are stunning works of art, bursting with color and movement and joy.

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Making Do with Old Clothes and a Pair of Scissors: a workshop with Sherri Lynn Wood

Today I’m excited to invite everyone to an upcoming workshop taught by Sherri Lynn Wood on Saturday May 20, 2017, hosted by the San Francisco Quilt Guild…(that’s my guild!) Discover the satisfaction of transforming old clothes into striking functional quilts that carry meaning and message. Learn deconstruction strategies for preserving elements like pockets, plackets, necklines, and

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Dreamy Spring Time Color Inspiration from Design Seeds

The world outside is green, and wet, and doing spring with a vengeance today which has me pondering new spring time quilt creations. Design Seeds has the perfect color inspiration for quilters any time of the year, especially when considering how to capture the ephemeral color beauty of blooming trees, billowing clouds, and flowers in their fullest

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Inspired by Nature

If you’re like me, your quilt inspiration comes from a lot of different places. Maybe you get that rush of new ideas and enthusiasm to create something new from pretty fabric, fashion, fine art, beautiful quilts, quilt books, or even other quilters. I never leave a quilt show without a dozen new ideas swirling around

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