Monthly Archives: February 2013

Creative Nudge – QuiltCon Report

* This is a detail shot of Pamela Johnson's quilt "Paper Shredder" from QuiltCon in Austin, presented by the Modern Quilt Guild. My trip to QuiltCon in Austin Texas was rather surreal – traveling through snow to leave town – … Continue reading

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Report: Weekend Distribution of Hurricane Sandy Relief Quilts

For our friends who have donated quilts to Hurricane Sandy victims – here is an update from Joy, who delivered quilts this last weekend:   Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luanarubin/sets/72157632121717400/   Friday went really well.  I went to the Shorefront Y in Brighton … Continue reading

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Howdy from Central Texas

As I am writing this, it is Friday night and I have really only been at QuiltCon for one day. This is the very first conference for the Modern Quilt Guild, being held in Austin Texas. It is a small … Continue reading

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First photos from QuiltCon on my Flickr page

Ok you guys – here is the first batch of my photos from QuiltCon. I also went to several lectures today so I haven't photographed the whole show yet! Feel free to share! http://www.flickr.com/photos/luanarubin/sets/72157632836689184/   Below is a closeup of … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Venice, Tokyo and Cairo

This last week I've been very distracted looking at all the fabulous masks and costumes at Carnivale in Venice. You may recall that in September I gave 2 presentations at the US Embassy in Rome, thanks to my American friend … Continue reading

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Serendipity and Collaboration

Sometimes you have to throw all the pieces up in the air and start fresh to have a creative breakthrough. Sometimes you have to throw the dice… or the colors….on the table and then let someone else play around with … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – The Yin and Yang of Quilting

    Dear Fabric-Loving Friends, First of all, I want to wish you a beautiful Valentine's Day, full of fabric, chocolate, old movies, or whatever it is that makes your heart go pitty-pat! If your sweetie is at a loss … Continue reading

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Busy Busy Busy – Spring is Coming!

This last week has been spent trying to catch up after my trip to the Tokyo Quilt Festival. I came back to 5 different project deadlines looming over the next few months, so after a stress meltdown earlier in the … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Hexagon Madness!

In case you haven't noticed, there's a new quilt trend exploding all around the globe: Hexagon Madness! It's been slowly creeping back – we've seen those English paper-pieced hexagons in 30's reproduction prints – then they started to show up … Continue reading

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