Blue Jean Ball April 10th

ACA Blue Jean Ball – April 10th

I recently joined the board of the arts organization that has given me the most support and helped me to grow as an artist over the past few years – the Arlington Center for the Arts. And, I am excited to say that our annual gala is coming up soon and will be virtual this […]

Create Dangerously book cover

Creative Play Newsletter – Create Dangerously

Happy COVID-iversary. This newsletter should have come out yesterday. In the four and a half years that I have been publishing it, I have always sent it out on the second Thursday of the month. But, I couldn’t do it yesterday. I couldn’t do much yesterday actually. I don’t think that I recognized how much […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Create Light

We have a print hanging in our daughter’s room by illustrator Peter H. Reynolds that says “There is more good than bad in the world, more light than darkness and we can make more light – together.” Our friends live near Reynolds’ bookstore The Blue Bunny and they gave our daughter the print for Christmas […]

RIP RBG

Yesterday, I sat watching the Inauguration while I put the finishing stitches into my memorial to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In fact, I was tying the final knot as President Biden walked away from the podium after his speech. Seems fitting. At 65″ long, this quilt is slightly taller than Justice Ginsburg was herself, but the […]

Creative Play Newsletter – A Fresh Start

So far, 2021 is just as much of a dumpster fire as 2020, but nonetheless, I am feeling hopeful. The year is over and there is a vaccine on the horizon so I am choosing to embrace 2021 as an opportunity for a fresh start. I’ve ripped up my goals from 2020, and spent some […]

Quilt block missing from top, shredded fabric edges and view of the blanket below

2021 UFO Challenge

I am getting started with the 2021 American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge, though I prefer to think of the projects I am working on as “Works-in-Progress” rather than UFOs. “Unfinished Object” feels like it comes with some judgment, whereas I like to think that I am merely continuing work that is already started. Still, […]

2020 Year in Review

Oof. I don’t need to tell you that 2020 was a crappy year. With all of the stress of the year, the time spent making nothing but masks, and the months when I just couldn’t get motivated to create anything, I feel like I did no quilting this year. But, when I look back at […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Resilience

And the Word of the Year for 2020 is . . . RESILIENCE! I hate to wish away time but, there are only 15 days left in this disastrous year! I know that we certainly are not out of the woods yet and that COVID-19 will still be a persistent part of our lives on […]