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Sign Up Now for Global Quilt Connection on 9/9!

Is your guild looking for ways to keep your membership connected and engaged while adhering to social distancing guidelines?   Global Quilt Connection’s virtual meet the teachers events are an opportunity for your guild program chairs to meet teachers from all over the globe who are offering live virtual online workshops and lecture programs.  Global Quilt […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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New Lecture – “Let’s Play!”

Last week, I presented at the New England Quilt Museum‘s Meet the Teachers Day, but I was also there wearing my second hat as part of the programming committee for my guild (the Rising Star Quilters). I talked with a few other program chairs about the challenges we face filling workshops. Thinking about that challenge […]

Thanks to the Cornerstone Quilt Guild

Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to present my “Quilts in U.S. History” lecture to the Cornerstone Quilt Guild in Charlton, Mass. Not only did I see some stunning quilts during Show and Tell but one guild member also brought a top from 1876 from her collection to share. I mentioned a few things during […]

Thanks to the Quinobequin Quilters

Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to deliver my “Quilts in U.S. History” lecture to the Quinobequin Quilters in Needham, MA.  The guild members asked some great questions and there were a few that I wasn’t able to fully answer in the moment that I wanted to follow up on: What led to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 22

Week 22 of my journal quilting project in 2011 was a fun one for me. I’d long had on my list to attend a Quilt Restoration Workshop with Nancy Kirk and I was finally on my way there.  I flew to Omaha, Nebraska where the workshop was held and when I went to pick up […]