Monthly Archives: October 2012

Creative Nudge – IQA Awards – Hurricane Sandy Comfort Quilts

  What an exciting night! Tonight was the IQA award ceremony here in Houston, and eQuilter was the sponsor of the $7500 cash prize for the "World of Beauty" winner. Sophie and I got on stage to announce the winner, … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Quilt Nerd

  Our first real snow of the season will arrive early Thursday morning, and the winds are blowing away the last few leaves clinging to our trees. Many of you have started holiday projects, but we still have an excellent … Continue reading

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It’s a Small, Small World

You've heard of the term " Six Degrees of Separation"? The more I travel, the smaller the world becomes, and lately I am thinking that Earth is just a series of connected villages on an orbiting spaceship. While on this … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Shadow and Light

This is another quilt from the Moscow Quilt Exhibition. This is a closeup of the center of the wallhanging, with embellishment details that are absolutely charming. Everyone who looked at this quilt smiled. The 3-dimensional wedding couple and the lacy … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Weds Sept 26 Afternoon – Textile Academy Museum

In the afternoon of Weds Sept 26,  my new friends Victoria, Maria and  Olesya picked me up at the hotel (after my morning with a tour guide) and we made our way through the Moscow traffic to the Textile Academy. … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – An Authentic Voice

  We do our best work when we express what is close to our heart. For writers, it is "write what you know". For composers, it is "stay true to your musical voice". For artists, it is "paint what you … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Weds Sept 26 – Leo Tolstoy House

Late morning on Weds I visited Leo Tolstoy's city house. ( author of War and Peace, Anna Karenina, etc.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy http://www.concierge.com/travelguide/moscow/seeanddo/500203 http://www.frommers.com/destinations/moscow/A34510.html http://www.ehow.com/how_2313357_visit-moscows-house-tolstoy.html   This was particularly interesting to me, after seeing the 2010 movie The Last Station, with Christopher … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Weds Sept 26 – Fallen Monument Park

My first stop Weds was the Fallen Monument Park, which is a Sculpture Garden near Krymsky Most Bridge and Peter the Great Ship Sculpture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallen_Monument_Park http://www.moscow-russia-insiders-guide.com/peter-the-great-statue-moscow.html The park has an area for contemporary artists to show and sell their new … Continue reading

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