Category Archives: Travel

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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Creative Nudge – Travel Scrapbook Quilts

One of the things we do as quilters, is to document events in our lives, or the lives of our loved ones. Weddings, graduations, babies, memorial quilts…and Travel Scrapbook quilts! A Travel Quilt can be based on a special trip … Continue reading

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Creative Catalysts

This weekend Sophie and I went to her high school’s production of RENT, which is set in the East Village in New York, during the same time when I lived there. During the years after I left the Garment Industry, … 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 – Long Ago and Far Away … in Tokyo

For the last few weeks I’ve been showing you Modern Quilts from QuiltCon, so I thought I’d do something completely different this week! Here is an incredibly detailed applique quilt by a Japanese quilter (her name in Kanji characters in … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Redwood Express

All Aboard for this week’s exclusive Free eQuilter Pattern, ready to transport you to another time and place on the Redwood Express. You can almost hear the high-pitched “choo-choo” of the steam whistle, and the chugging of the engine through … 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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Free Pattern – She Sews Sea Shells

Take a trip to the seashore with Janet’s whimsical vintage collection, in this week’s Free Quilt Pattern. This 42″ x 59″ quilt makes a fun wallhanging, featuring a central panel with ladies in swimming costumes, and concentric borders using coordinating … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Light and Shadow – QuiltCon

As I work through the photos I took at QuiltCon, I find that the thing that stands out the most is the use of Color. It is no longer just a MidCentury Modern color palette. It is certainly not just … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Lighthouse Wonders

This week’s Free Quilt Pattern is actually 2 versions of a scenic Lighthouse view: ‘Sunshine’ is a walk along a rocky coastline at Sunrise (or Sunset!) with brilliant colors shining in the sky, and reflected in the waters. ‘Stormy’ is … Continue reading

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