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. […]

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 […]