Category Archives: Creativity

A Good Time Was Had By All

As this newsletter goes out, we are just concluding our first BERNINA workshop – a 3-Day “Sewapalooza” with 51 participants – in our new Classroom/Event space. What a blast! Based on the enthusiastic response, there is no doubt that we … Continue reading

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Launching Our New Event Space

No matter what is happening in our lives, in our homes, with family and friends, and in the world… we have our quilting and sewing to make a space for peace and quiet contemplation. Being creative is a way to … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Tokyo Florals

Yes! I am back from the Tokyo Quilt Festival! Wow, things have really changed over the years that I’ve been traveling to photograph this show. In the beginning there was so much Indigo and Taupe, and it launched a trend … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Spanish Tiles & Kaleidoscopes

When you read this newsletter, I will have just landed at Narita Airport outside of Tokyo, and will probably be on the long bus ride into town. I am on my way to the Tokyo Quilt Festival, and yes, I … Continue reading

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Fire Quilts & Sewapalooza

Many thanks to those of you who sent quilts for the victims of the Gatlinburg Tenn fires. I’ve posted some photos of the 60 donated quilts here, and I wanted to share a letter from Kathy at Mission of Love: … 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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Crazy for COLOR

Last month Pantone announced their 2017 Color of the Year – a rich mid-tone called “Greenery“. Last week Robert Kaufman Fabrics announced their 2017 Color of the Year – Pink Flamingo. What fun! Can you guess what these Tropical Mid-tone … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Dreamscapes

This week’s exclusive Free eQuilter Pattern is a quick and easy quilt, with one of the most stunning digital panels we have ever seen! This fabric design was one of Luana’s favorite things at Quilt Market, because of the exquisite … Continue reading

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More Houston Videos, Comfort Quilts for Gatlinburg & Nepal

This weekend we have more videos from Houston Quilt Festival: * Linda Pumphrey tells about the 9/11 memorial quilt display, from the Intl Quilt Study Center & Museum. * Artists talk about their work in the touring exhibits of Quilt … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Wisteria Maiden

Tonight I am writing to you from the Chicago area, where I am attending the BERNINA Ambassador Reunion. Every year this very special group of teachers and artists gather to network and play/learn on our favorite sewing machines. I always … Continue reading

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