Category Archives: Art

Creative Nudge – For the Love of Van Gogh

It all started with Irving Stone. First I read The Agony and the Ecstasy at 12 years old, and that naturally led me to Lust for Life. (Stone’s biographical novels about Michelangelo, and Van Gogh.) When I was 15 years … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Artworks Mermaid

Enter the enchanting world of Mermaids with this week’s Free Quilt Pattern, as this mermaid perches on a rock reading…. perhaps the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale “The Little Mermaid”? Start with a lovely central panel, beautifully detailed in this digital … Continue reading

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Creative Catalysts

This weekend Sophie and I went to her high school’s production of RENT, which is set in the East Village in New York, during the same time when I lived there. During the years after I left the Garment Industry, … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Alexandria

This week we are inspired by the flowering of the Egyptian Arts, and the riches of Cleopatra’s era, in our exclusive eQuilter Free Quilt Pattern. Egyptian-themed collections are very Rare, and we’ve combined designs from 2 of our suppliers, to … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Long Ago and Far Away … in Tokyo

For the last few weeks I’ve been showing you Modern Quilts from QuiltCon, so I thought I’d do something completely different this week! Here is an incredibly detailed applique quilt by a Japanese quilter (her name in Kanji characters in … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Light and Shadow – QuiltCon

As I work through the photos I took at QuiltCon, I find that the thing that stands out the most is the use of Color. It is no longer just a MidCentury Modern color palette. It is certainly not just … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Window Shopping in Seville

Last summer I visited Andalucia in Spain, and I’d like to share one of my serendipitous photos from that trip. (And a few coordinating eQuilter fabrics in this collage.) This was taken at a shop window in Seville, and the … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Best of Show

Tonight was the IQA Award Ceremony here in Houston. It is like the Academy Awards of the quilting world. Here is the Best of Show – a Marina scenic quilt by Cynthia England called “Reflections of Cape Town”. Cynthia won … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Angels & Ombres

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty tired of the news lately. Tonight I wanted to give you something peaceful and uplifting, so I picked two of my favorite kinds of fabrics: Angels and Ombres! The central photo … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Love in Paris

Your Free Exclusive eQuilter pattern features Quilting Treasures‘ captivating Paris panel, portraying a romantic couple on a cozy stroll near the Eiffel tower. This alluring panel is cleverly placed within Hoffman’s exquisite and colorful Wanderlust Parisian print, creating a window-like … Continue reading

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