Category Archives: Creativity

Exciting News!

We got some fantastic news this week – our “Love Your Mother” quilt challenge has been accepted as a juried exhibit for the International Quilt Festival in Houston for November 2018. I am so excited! Our top prize for the … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Many Ways to See

Tonight we are marking the passing of Nancy Zieman, who lost her battle with cancer Tuesday. She was a gracious and generous lady…a true icon of our industry. Gone too soon. As you may know, I have recently been to … Continue reading

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Love Your Mother – Bernina Contest

Now that Houston Quilt Festival is over, I can announce our Big News: The top prize for our Love Your Mother quilt challenge will be…the brand new model 570 QE BERNINA sewing machine which was just introduced in Houston! BERNINA … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Mummy Needs COFFEE!

I love quilts that tell a story, don’t you? This quilt by Mathea Daunheimer in New Zealand (“Mummy Without Coffee”) tells a story, and it gives me a good excuse to put 2 of my favorite topics into one fabric … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Passion to Create

Over the last 3 days I’ve been at a creative arts retreat, and one of the things I heard many artists say is that they did not feel they had permission to be an artist as a child and/or adult. … Continue reading

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Weekend in The Big Apple

For our friends in Florida, we hope you are getting your power and water turned on soon. We know several folks affected by the hurricane, and have been in touch with those who had generators. Those who had little or … Continue reading

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Love Your Mother – Quilt Challenge – Big News

The news is still coming in but we hope our quilter friends (and their quilts!) are all safe and sound in Texas. Today has been a fantastic experience at our Dairy Arts Center, with quilt artists who have come from … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Stitching Mastery

One of the quilting trends I see rising strongly, is dense creative stitching in white negative space. This is happening not just in Modern Quilts, but also in Art Quilts and Traditional Quilts. It ranges from All-White Whole cloth Quilts, … Continue reading

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A Stitching Revolution

Tonight I am writing to you from Birmingham England, after spending the last couple days at the Festival of Quilts here. It is always fascinating to see how small and large trends develop and evolve, as I travel around the … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Pattern – Holiday Grandeur

What is it about a sparkling snow-covered Christmas Tree that is so magical? Is it the quiet beauty of a winter morning after a storm, or the clean classic beauty of the Blue and White color combination? This week’s Free … Continue reading

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