“Photo” Friday – Moon Shot

The same friend of mine who is running the BirdZeed creative community  has started a community art project called the Cancer Moonshot Ribbon Quilt. She’s collecting blocks with circles that represent the moon that she’s constructing into a cancer ribbon like quilt as long as a Saturn 5 rocket. (So she needs a lot and you […]

New Name for “No More Names”

I have come up with a good alternative name for my previously-named “No More Names” quilt. I am thinking of calling it simply “Victims.”  I decided that I don’t need to make the overt statement about the purpose of the quilt by calling it “No More Names.”  Instead, I can let the victims speak for […]

This time next week…

This time next week, I’ll be on my way to the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA for their annual Meet the Teachers day. It’s a day for local quilt teachers to promote their lectures and workshops and for guild programming chairs to learn about the teachers located nearby.  I’ve been busily finishing a […]

Creative Play Newsletter, Issue 4 – Write it Out

There is a thread that runs through the book I mentioned last month (Jane Dunnewold’s Creative Strength Training) and another book that was a lifeline to me as I climbed out of my pit of creative despair. That book was The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and the thread was the importance of writing as […]

Design Wall – Extreme Piecing

This week I am working on a table runner that will be a sample for a class that I am developing called “Extreme Piecing.”  The class will cover creating templates that allow you to then piece anything you can draw, even if it’s complicated. (I almost said, “no matter how complicated”  but you all might […]