Category Archives: Design

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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Creative Nudge – Organic Mid – Century Mod

One of the fun things about going to QuiltCon is seeing a seemingly endless collection of Mid-Century Modern interpretations. This piece was quilted by Laura Bennett, theme and colors by Jessica Levitt, blocks designed & constructed by the Central Jersey … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Carnivale and Mardi Gras

This weekend I was able to check off a big one on the Bucket List – I was in Venice for Carnivale to photograph the costumes! I have been fascinated with the masks and historic ensembles that are worn by … 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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Creative Nudge – Taupe – An Appreciation

During my recent trip to the Tokyo Quilt Festival, I noticed 2 big trends: 1. More Bright Colors (less Taupe & Indigo) 2. More Machine Quilting (less hand-stitching) These trends are just comparing to what I’ve seen over the last … 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 – Mont-Blanc Beauty

As I plan my travel for 2017, I have been reviewing my photos from 2016. One of my favorite trips last year was my week in Geneva Switzerland, and my daytrip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc in the nearby French Alps. … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Mastery, Momentum, and Modernity

This week I want to continue the conversation about what I saw at the Dairy Barn last week. The “Mastery: Sustaining Momentum” is a powerful exhibit curated by Nancy Crow, which takes a bold stand somewhere between Contemporary Quilting and … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Spanish Style

This week I am writing to you from the South of Spain, in the Andalusia province. I’ve been visiting with our friends from Arte Patchwork there, and also photographing tiles and other decorative motifs here. It is a designer’s dream. … Continue reading

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Summer Projects

Have you seen the Architectural Digest article about Cuba? This is the hottest design and color trend for the next few years (just wait until the floodgates open up with US commercial flights in the late Fall) and you are … Continue reading

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