Category Archives: Creativity

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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Hello from San Jose

Tonight I am writing to you from San Jose, California. I lived here when I was 4 years old! Tomorrow I will be giving my power point lecture on “International Quilt Trends” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & … Continue reading

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Bark Cloth Makes a Comeback

This week we restocked our Bark Cloth department, which has been empty for many years, but now our suppliers are offering this vintage textured cloth again and I am thrilled! The origins of this type of fabric are actually from … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New, Something Sassy

This weekend I am writing to you from just outside Washington DC, where I am attending the Sacred Threads exhibit, and the Not Fade Away conference. Friday I went on the per-conference bus tour. We had a fabulous private white … Continue reading

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Our Colorful Tribe of Kindred Souls

You may not realize this, but many of the quilt exhibits around the country, and around the world, are sponsored by eQuilter. The next 3 trips I take will be to quilt shows, where eQuilter has contributed sponsor funds to … Continue reading

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