Category Archives: Museum

Creative Nudge – For the Love of Van Gogh

It all started with Irving Stone. First I read The Agony and the Ecstasy at 12 years old, and that naturally led me to Lust for Life. (Stone’s biographical novels about Michelangelo, and Van Gogh.) When I was 15 years … Continue reading

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Spring Break

Sophie and I managed to salvage the last few days of our Spring Break plans, so I am writing to you from New York today. The wind and rain was so extreme Friday that it ripped our umbrella to shreds … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – The Feisty Princess

Today we lost a funny brave soul who played a feisty princess and became an icon to Sci-Fi fans. I started the day thinking about writing an essay about creativity for the New Year, but then we heard that we’d … Continue reading

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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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Making and Breaking Rules

This week I am writing to you from the Quilt House – the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln Nebraska. Sophie and I drove 8 hours yesterday so we could be here today for a panel discussion about … Continue reading

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Decorative Arts in Cuba

If you are following my travels for the month of May, you may know that after my Cuba Arts Tour I stopped in Florida for a couple days, came home for a day, then went to Quilt Market in Salt … Continue reading

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Making Lemonade – Stuck in Wash DC

Guess what? I never made it home Wednesday night! Because of the big blizzard in Colorado, the airport was closed, all the flights were canceled, and I couldn’t get a flight until today! I have been “stuck” in Washington DC … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Frida’s Studio

After attending the Patchwork Expo in Mexico City Friday and Saturday, I joined a group of enthusiastic quilters for a canal cruise, and a visit to Frida Kahlo’s ‘Blue House’ Museum. You may recall that I visited her house a … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Snowshill Collection

Quilters love to collect – not just fabric – but also threads, buttons, thimbles, scissors, cats, teacups, magazines, and… well, you know what I mean! Often a lifelong art collector will donate their collection to an art museum. Sometimes a … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Unfinished Masterpieces

Cornelia got married when she was 23 years old… in 1859. She made this quilt top just before her marriage… maybe when she was 22. She didn’t quilt the piece until 1907…at the age of 71. This was one of … Continue reading

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