Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Birmingham Quilt Festival is the largest quilt gathering in Europe, which is why I love to travel to the UK in August. There I meet quilters from Norway to Normandy and the Netherlands, and I discuss quilting with Russians … Continue reading

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Birmingham Videos Online

One of my favorite parts of my "job" is to travel to international quilt festivals, to take photos and produce videos. Bonnie McCaffery and I met at the Birmingham Quilt Festival, and filmed several reviews of the quilt show, plus … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Make it Your Own

In my Saturday night newsletter, I mentioned a quilt in the Birmingham Quilt Festival with a Scottish Thistle. Today I want to show you a detail of that quilt, because of the amazing quilting in the background. One of the … Continue reading

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My Highland Fling

 I am just finishing up a 10 day trip to the UK ? with 3 days filming at the Birmingham Quilt Festival ? and a week touring Scotland. Back home in Colorado, over the last year my mom and I … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Group Ideas

This week I am writing to you from the UK: I just finished a whirlwind 3 days at the Quilt Festival in Birmingham (making several videos with Bonnie), and now I am in Scotland on a cross-country tour. Next year … Continue reading

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Trend Report from Birmingham Quilt Festival

  I am writing to you this weekend from my hotel in Birmingham England, after attending the largest annual quilt festival in Europe. Bonnie McCaffery met me here, and we've walked the show and filmed several videos, reviewing quilt exhibits … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – A Story to Tell

Those of you who have older kids have probably experienced "story fatigue" – when you tell a family legend and they roll their eyes and start reciting the tale along with you. But hey, some stories are worth telling again … Continue reading

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