Monthly Archives: October 2013

Creative Nudge – Houston Quilt Festival Awards

Tuesday was an exciting night here in Houston at the IQA Award Ceremony. Melissa Sobotka took the top $10,000 prize with her gorgeous quilt "Chihuly's Gondola". Christine Alexiou took the eQuilter-sponsored $7500 World of Beauty prize, with her quilt that … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Preview- Part 1

I am writing to you from Quilt Market in Houston, after my first day on the show floor. As usual, even though this is my 15th Houston Market (and 30th Quilt Market since we opened) I still get excited when … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Ode to William

Textile inspiration comes from so many places, and I wanted to share one of the (many!) favorite inspirations from my recent trip to India. While we were in Jaipur, we visited a rug factory. One of the rugs caught my … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Prickly Kitty

Why is it that our pets know that the one way to really get our attention, is to take a nap on a current sewing project? This is Sophie's in-process project from Nancy Chong's Hawaiian Quilt workshop from the CQC … Continue reading

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Aloha from the Black Forest!

This weekend Sophie and I are at a quilt retreat put on by our state guild CQC. Nancy Chong is here teaching her traditional Hawaiian appliqu? method. You may be familiar with her Hawaiian quilt pattern designs from Pacific Rim, … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Plum Dandy

I am a Purple Person. I have always loved Purple, Plum, Violet, Amethyst, Berry, Eggplant, Mauve, Heather, Lilac and Lavender. This time of year I am really happy to drag out my plummy lipstick, purple corduroy pants, and heather sweaters. … Continue reading

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Creative Hero

I am inspired by creativity from many different mediums… not just quilting, not just fiber art, not just painting and drawing…. but also fashion, graphic design, cooking, and music. One of my creative heroes is musician Jake Shimabukuro, who is … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – A Spicy Soup

I am home, recovering from a 12 hour time difference, and mulling over impressions from my tour of India. There are so many things I want to be sure to remember…the myriad of smells and sounds on the street, the … Continue reading

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