I went through a stage in life where all I did was crazy quilts. Small ones mostly, purses, pins and even fridge magnets. I’m going to post a tutorial on fridge magnets coming up soon. I love to do three-four combinations of stitches. Such as this CQA Trend Tex Challenge that I didn’t get finished… Continue reading A little crazy quilting….My Secret Garden
I first started playing around with sewing with corduroy in the late 1970’s. I did most of my sewing by hand because my transient lifestyle didn’t allow me to pack my sewing machine. So to start with, its much easier for me to work with corduroy if I sew it by hand, its amazing what… Continue reading Corduroy Quilts
Tomorrow, Sept 25th in Moricetown, a thriving Aboriginal community north of Smithers, I’m teaching a group of quilters and crafters who are interested in learning how to turn recycled sweaters into a baby quilt. Show up at the Moricetown Thrift Store behind the Gas Bar in Moricetown at 9:30 Sunday morning so you have time… Continue reading Turning Clothing Into Quilts
Life has been up and down, all around, spinning sometimes and lost in the wilderness of life at other moments. I never know when something good is going to enter my life. I can plan well, execute focused attention on those plans and even sleep well too. Sometimes my world is touched by light and… Continue reading Light and Goodness- Baby Calm Quilt
Ok, this is not a quilt, yet! But its one of my projects that are slowly turning into patterns. OMG, for a distracted quilt nut, I raise my glass to those thousands of other pattern makers! Its a tough job for one who flits around the studio with my magic wand ruler picking and poking… Continue reading Dresden Fireside Quilt
Sometimes, I’ve had other quilters tell me that they’d never put a T-shirt into a quilt. When I asked “why not?” they replied, “its not like cotton, I tried and it gets all bunched up.” I have taught classes on recycling since the early 1990’s. But fair is fair, its all about knowing how to… Continue reading Quilting with Recycled Cloth Tips!
I’m writing today while swatting mosquitoes, the first bloom of summer! Its quite OK, just so that I don’t forget to “not swat them near my quilts!” Good forbid, I would forget in my focused attempt to get the little buggers. Hopefully not! I make custom quilts for a living. So I can’t risk that… Continue reading Just a little fishy…