Monthly Archives: July 2013

Creative Nudge – Hearts and Good Wishes

Last week while I was at the Not Fade Away conference, someone asked me if we had received a 100 Good Wishes Quilt ("Bai-Jia-Bei") while we were waiting for Sophie's adoption. This is a Northern Chinese tradition of friends and … Continue reading

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The Good Stuff

Wow, I am on quilt overload! (In a GOOD way.) I am still processing all the information – visual and otherwise – that I took in on my trip last weekend. Between the 19th century quilts in the DAR Museum … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Sacred Threads

My weeklong trip to Washington DC and New York City is coming to an end, and I am still marveling at the Sacred Threads exhibit I saw near Dulles Airport. It has been set up, literally as a labyrinth. When … Continue reading

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DAR Museum Quilts

What a difference a week makes! Last week I was distributing quilts to tornado survivors, and visiting neighborhoods that were wiped off the map by the big twister. This weekend I am in Washington DC, visiting the DAR Museum, and … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Fabric, Fabric Everywhere

It is always amazing to me, how many creative things we can do with color and fabric. Just when I think I've seen the boundaries stretched as far as possible on what can be called a quilt, I go to … Continue reading

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Tornado Quilts for Moore Oklahoma

I am home from Oklahoma City, but I definitely brought back the visceral images of the tornado's destruction. After spending time in neighborhoods that had been reduced to twisted piles of rubble, and as I drove home into my own … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Tornado Quilts

Today was one of those days that I will remember for the rest of my life. Today Sam and I flew to Oklahoma City, went to the Town Hall, starting spreading out some of the 400 donated quilts, and then … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Intuitive Quilting

Today I had one of my intuitive moments. I gotthe urge to go buy some summer fruit at Whole Foods, which usually means I amgoing to bump into someone I know while shopping. I started out with watermelonand plums, and … Continue reading

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