Creative Play Newsletter – The Second Mountain

Image by kimura2 from Pixabay Life works in mysterious ways. I had already planned a different topic for this newsletter, but I decided to postpone my mailing when I realized that you’d just heard from me. So, I postponed my writing too and that gave me time to read David Brooks’ piece in The New […]

“Disarming” Exhibit Opens April 20th

An exhibit of my Victims Quilt Project quilts, entitled “Disarming: Memorial Quilts for Mass Shooting Victims” will open April 20th at the Arlington Center for the Arts, located at 20 Academy Street in Arlington, Mass. Opening Reception: April 27th, 4 – 6 PM at ACA The exhibit will include all 14 memorial quilts for shootings […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Your Creativity Journey

I have been thinking a lot about my own creativity journey lately. Whenever I think about it, I imagine it as an epic journey, like Cheryl Strayed hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (see Wild). Though I am never going to actually hoist a huge pack to my back and set off into the wilderness, I […]

Creative Play Newsletter – What Do You Love?

There’s a lot of focus today on whom you love, but it’s a great day to also think about WHAT you love. Understanding what you love (and equally important, what you DON’T love) is a key part of unlocking your voice as an artist. Knowing what you love is also an important part of understanding […]

2018 Year in Review

Eleven finished quilts this year! It’s hard for me to believe that 20 years ago when I started quilting, it took two years for me to finish one quilt. Of course, that was before I had a sewing machine so adopting modern technology certainly helped. These quilts include several made as part of my Victims […]

Shenandoah Album

The rum cakes are out of the oven, the bread is rising, and my family is out doing some last Christmas shopping so I have a few minutes to catch up on the blog and share about my final quilt for 2018. For five weeks, beginning on the 3rd of November, I put all other […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Finding Joy

I’m struggling to get into the holiday spirit this year because my work has really been getting me down. I put a hold on my Victims Quilt project over the last five weeks to work on another project – a comfort quilt for a close cousin of mine who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer […]

Halloweenies Quilt

Last week, I shared the other quilts I have made recently from patterns by McKenna Ryan. Here’s the last one I finished, called “Halloweenies.” I finished it just in time too, at about 11 AM on October 31st. With this one completed, I have a quilt for every season to hang in my stair hall. […]