Category Archives: Creativity

Creative Nudge – Shapes Can Be Trends Too!

This week I’d like to talk about how Shapes can be a trend, just like a color or a motif can be a trend in fabrics. The trend this week is… The Blob. Well seriously it is about organic shapes … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings Time

Tonight we are providing our Bi-Annual Daylight Savings Service: Time to set your clocks ahead one hour for most states in the US. You might need a little extra coffee if you are reading this on Sunday morning! Yesterday we … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – QuiltCon Best of Show

Having just returned from QuiltCon in Savannah Georgia, to photograph the Modern Quilts on display there, I wanted to make sure you all saw the Best of Show quilt by Katherine Jones. She is from the Tasmania MQG in Australia, … Continue reading

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Bella Venezia

This weekend I am writing to you from Venezia. I am on a working vacation, doing textile research, and taking photos of Carnivale. There are many beautiful cities in Europe where the history of their wealth and culture is intimately … Continue reading

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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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