Mark Your Calendars for Global Quilt Connection!

I have just signed up to present at one of three virtual Meet the Teachers events being hosted by Sue Bleiweiss and Lyric Kinard. In order to help out quilt guild program chairs desperately seeking presenters who are fluent in Zoom (to which I can relate since I am also the program chair for the […]

Words "I can't breathe" embedded in rainbow stripes of crazy patchwork

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George Floyd, Eric Garner, and countless other Black people whose final moments went unrecorded, gasped out “I can’t breathe” as they died at the hands of police. The horror of that idea is only made worse by the knowledge that it is all too common, that the lives of Black Americans are not safe, and […]

Creative Play Newsletter – COVID Block

I have heard from so many fellow artists that they are having trouble creating right now. And, it’s no wonder since every single one of us is under stress unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. At the same time, many of us feel like we should be producing a lot of work because we have […]

Quilting Through Corona – Week #$%&^%$^

Do you feel like the world is going to Hell too? It was already catastrophic that we’re in the midst of a global pandemic that has claimed more than 100,000 American lives. It was already catastrophic that because of institutionalized racism COVID-19 is disproportionately killing Black and Brown Americans. And even in the midst of […]

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Quilting Through Corona – Week 9

When I started this blog series about the changes in my quilting practice because of the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, I didn’t realize that it would last more than a month, much less more than two. I’m sure many of us were blindsided by the length of this quarantine time. I also didn’t foresee what a […]

Quilting Through Corona – Week 8

We’re going to be here for a while. The Governor of Massachusetts held a briefing today to outline the plan for re-opening the state, which is great news. But, I am certainly not in the first wave of people going back to the office, or the second wave, or the third wave… I expect that […]

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Creative Play Newsletter – Crafting Strategy

Last month I wrote about how to define a vision for your creative practice. Visions are important because they define the end goal; they help you to understand where you are going. What they don’t do for you, however, is to tell you how to get there. That’s where a strategy comes in. Your strategy […]

Quilting Through Corona – Week 7

I’ve had a lull in mask-making lately so I was able to finally finish the Dear Daughter quilt that I started for my dear daughter in December of 2017. Yes, that’s right, it was a nearly 2 1/2 year project. My quilts have been taking a lot longer to finish since I became a parent. […]