Quilting Through Corona – Week 5

I am a week behind. We’re actually in Corona Virus Week 6, but I didn’t get my post written last week because I continued to be busy cranking out masks. My current total completed stands at 54. But, I did want to write about a project that I completed last week. In November, at the […]

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Quilting Through Corona – Week 4

There wasn’t as much “quilting” going on in my studio this week. Instead, there was a flurry of mask-making, 17 to be exact and I have the same number on my To Do list for this week. Last Saturday, after the CDC recommendation came out that we should all be wearing masks in public, I […]

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Creative Play Newsletter – A Clear Vision

I think I have mentioned that when I am not spending time on my own creative practice I work as a Digital Strategist. That means that I have spent 20 years developing visions and strategies, roadmaps and plans, for corporate customers. Imagine what a head-smacking moment it was recently when I thought, “I should use […]

Quilting Through Corona – Week 3

Is it really just week 3 of this? It feels like it has been so much longer! But, I have now gone through all of the stages and come out at Acceptance. I’ve gone from thinking, “I’ll just soldier through for a few weeks until this is over” to “Well, it looks like we’re in […]

Joan Shay's African Violet Pattern

Quilting through Corona – Week 2

Of course I have plenty of projects from which to choose as I hole up in my house and practice more social distancing than I normally do. But, I decided today that I wanted a change of pace. So, I dug into my UFO drawer (oh yes, I have plenty of those too!) and pulled […]

Dear Daughter quilt under the sewing machine

Quilting Through Corona – Week 1

A week ago, I was all shiny and enthusiastic about the prospect of being at home for weeks. Yes, I was going to still be working and yes, I’d be at home with an energetic 7 year old, but she would be having school. I made a pile of quilting projects and thought about all […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Taking Stock

I’m still in my period of planning and assessment, trying to figure out what my new studio practice looks like now that I have a full-time job and a commute (though it seems like it’s only a matter of time before the order to work from home to avoid the Corona Virus comes down). And […]

In the Gallery

My exhibit of the Victims Quilt Project opened last week at the Francesca Anderson Fine Art gallery in Lexington, MA. But, Francesca hasn’t only hung the memorial quilts. In addition to the incredible paintings by other artists that she has paired up with the quilts, she has also hung my newest works, a series of […]

Thread Painted Photo Tutorial

I’ll be sharing this tutorial at my guild meeting next week (Rising Star Quilters), but here’s a sneak peek. (The original thread painting is currently available from the Francesca Anderson Fine Art Gallery.) Why Thread Painted Photos? A photo gives you a place to start. You don’t have to create a design first, but can […]