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 […]

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 […]

Creative Play handprints

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 […]

Upcoming Victims Quilt Project Exhibit

The Victims Quilt Project will be on view at the Rising Star Quilters Guild Quilt Show. Dates: October 4 – 5, 2019 (Friday and Saturday) Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM Location: St Brigid Church,1995 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA For more information about the Victims Quilt Project or to sponsor a block, see the Victims […]

#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 21

You will have noticed that I skipped Throwback Thursday last week. I wanted to talk about the quilts that I had finished for the Rising Star Quilters Quilt Show instead.  Of course, that makes this week’s throwback journal quilt even more timely. This week in 2011, as  Asst. Treasurer for Rising Star, I helped with […]

My Authentic Self is Complete

Well, the quilt anyway.  I expect that my authentic self is going to be a WIP for quite a long time.  For the quilting on this quilt, I let each different fabric “speak” to me and chose a quilting design that reflected the fabric itself.  Each quilting design is different, but I was surprised by […]

Arabesque #2

I am putting the final touches on a few quilts this week, readying them for my guild show this weekend.  (Come see it on Friday and Saturday at St. Brigid’s Church in Lexington, MA.)  I’ll have two quilts in the show, in addition to the many samples that I pulled together for our special history […]