If you’re anything like me you have a fair number of project-starts, WIPs, and UFOs laying around your quilting space. Half-done log cabin, random assortments of pinwheel blocks, funky attempts at improv quilts. Anyone? I love all my projects in their half-baked existence. I love them as much as I did when they were just
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.
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
Do you ever find yourself leaving a quilt store with fabrics in shades of your favorite colors over and over again? It’s a common quilter’s dilemma, loving lots of colors but too often sticking to a cherished few. I hardly know I’m doing it until I get home and I find myself adding to my
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
Savor Each Stitch: Studio Quilting with Mindful Design, by Carolyn Friedlander invites quilters to explore the unique artistic possibilities of quilt making and celebrates the infinite diversity of our creations. Organized around a series of design principles, the book provides meaningful insight and project ideas that instruct and inspire in a unique way. Each chapter
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
I sometimes wonder if people first started celebrating around mid-winter just because that’s the time of year when we seem to need it most—when the weather is coldest and the days are short and dark. I think that at this darkest of hours we spin our own magic with twinkly lights, feasting, decorating, and being