Category Archives: Travel

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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Quilt Con in Savannah

This weekend I am writing to you from QuiltCon in Savannah Georgia…the quilt conference for the Modern Quilt Guild. You may recall that last year this conference was in Pasadena. Last night we hosted a cocktail party as the show … 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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Bella Venezia

This weekend I am writing to you from Venezia. I am on a working vacation, doing textile research, and taking photos of Carnivale. There are many beautiful cities in Europe where the history of their wealth and culture is intimately … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Japanese Mola Master

We had SO much fun this weekend at our Bernina Sewapalooza. We had 51 people (50 ladies and one husband) and 34 machines packed into our new classroom. It was Awesome! Stay tuned for future workshops and creative retreats….to be … 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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