Category Archives: Mentoring

Women Who Inspire Us

Throughout my life, I have been inspired by many female mentors who have made a huge difference in my life. Tonight at the Association for Sewing and Design Professionals Conference in Vancouver BC, my teacher and mentor Connie Crawford is … Continue reading

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Warehouse Garage Sale July 9!

What an amazing week this has been! We were so honored to have the Dalai Lama visit Boulder Colorado. I took the 3 kids to the morning lecture, and it was a lifetime experience to see him in person, but … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Giving Permission….to Follow Your Heart

Mothers Day is just around the corner, and I am sure many of you feel a strong connection to your mothers and grandmothers when you quilt or sew. My mom is not a quilter, but she was always supportive of … Continue reading

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The Gift of Inspiration

I have just returned from 3 days in Aurora Illinois, at the BERNINA Ambassadors Reunion. First of all let me just say again that I am so honored and appreciative to be a part of this group. It brings together … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Japanese Quilts

from the Dec 3 eQuilter newsletter: Tonight I am writing from Aurora Illinois, near Chicago. I am attending the Bernina Ambassador Reunion, networking with Bernina national teachers, authors and designers, having fun learning and playing on Bernina top-of-the-line machines. Lucky … Continue reading

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Nobu Fujiyama Serene & A Piece of Quilting History

This week's collectible favorite is full of graceful elegance and Asian sophistication, in Kona Bay's much-anticipated "Nobu Fujiyama Serene" collection. Four years ago, we lost one of the beloved founding mothers of the quilting industry – Bonnie Leman was the … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Canada, Trends, Tornadoes & Graduation

There are so many things to write about – I don't know where to begin! First let me tell you that this is a scene from Quilt BC in Penticton Canada from last week. An hour before the exhibit opened, … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Lucky Me!

This week is my "week off" before I fly out to the quilt festival in Canada, and Quilt Market in Portland. Sophie is graduating from 5th grade and elementary school a couple days after that trip, so I am trying … Continue reading

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Prayers for Libby

Many of you have already heard that one of the icons and founding mothers of our industry – Libby Lehman – is in the hospital after having an aneurysm last week. She was feeling ill in Paducah, and this occurred … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Just Add Sprinkles

Happy May Day!It is snowing again in Colorado. As I mentioned in my Saturday newsletter, I had to leave Santa Fe on Friday, to go home for an emergency root canal…so I can't report to you on the SAQA conference … Continue reading

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