Category Archives: Books

A Passion for Color

Hello from Portland Oregon. I am here over the weekend for the International Summit of the Color Marketing Group, sharing my passion for color with other trend forecasters and designers from around the world. This is a working conference, so … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Magic of Harry Potter

Harry Potter fans – The Sorcerer’s Stone Quilt is here in magical DIGITAL detail! Go on a wizarding adventure with Harry, Ron & Hermione as you stitch up this fabulous fantasy project. Your favorite Hogwarts fans of every age will … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Remembering Quilters Newsletter

It is the end of an era. We just learned that Quilters Newsletter Magazine will publish its last issue Oct/Nov 2016. Here at eQuilter we are truly saddened by the loss of this iconic publication, because we were so fond … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – * Arctic Blast * Warm Hearts *

Here in Colorado, our hottest month tends to be July, so once we hit July 4th, I start thinking about ways to keep cool. One of the ways that I do that is by looking at my Polar Bear photos! … Continue reading

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My Centenarian Friend

I’ve just come home from a 100th birthday party for an old friend of the family! Eleanor Flanders was a mentor to me as a young woman, and an inspiration as a community leader who was always working to improve … Continue reading

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Konnichiwa!

I am back tonight from my whirlwind visit to the Tokyo Quilt Festival!….just arrived home from the airport a few hours ago. Watch for my Creative Nudge newsletter on Weds morning. I have photos of some absolutely breathtaking quilts, plus … Continue reading

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Houston Video Reviews & Interviews

Our videos from Houston are UP! Many thanks to Bonnie McCaffery for filming and editing our videos again. This year our 5 videos focus on the amazing artists of our quilting world: Marianne Williamson was a featured artist in Houston, … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Hemingway’s House

Today I’d like to share the view of Ernest Hemingway‘s study, at his Finca VigĂ­a estate in Cuba. This was definitely a highlight of my visit to this island nation, as my visit to Tolstoy’s house and study were highlights … Continue reading

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The Story of Cecil

It was hard to miss the big story of this week: the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe. As you may have picked up over the years, protecting endangered species is one of the causes I support, including … Continue reading

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Variations on a Latin Theme

It just so happens that I am soaking in a spicy bubbling salsa of Latin/Spanish/Mexican inspirations for another week. I didn’t plan it that way… it just happened! While I am still excited by my visit to Mexico City (the … Continue reading

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