Category Archives: Museum

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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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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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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