Why You Should Take More Risks

Why You Should Take More Risks

I am not a risk-taker. Not at all, but I am becoming a risk-taker. Here’s something to remember – risk is easier when you take what you know and put it to use. Let’s use quilting because, well, that’s what I know! I’ve learned over the years that when you are...
This 13 Year Old Nailed Quilting!

This 13 Year Old Nailed Quilting!

I am quilting a pieced block quilt that looks horrific to a quilter but is so full of love. This type of quilting would be thrown out in public school home economics class.  The stitch length is all wrong. The white fabric sewn with orange and blue threads. ...
Quilting rules – to break or not to break?

Quilting rules – to break or not to break?

“Thou shalt make thy seams ¼.”“Thou shalt press they seams to one side away from the dark.”“Thou shalt use a ruler when using a rotary cutter.” These are types of quilting rules that most new beginners follow. Rules can be good. They give us boundaries and can set us...
Finding my Voice

Finding my Voice

I am a singer. Well, not professionally but I took 6 years of voice lessons in high school and college. I sang in plays, choirs, church, and classes. I love singing. I absolutely love to sing in the car and the shower. I even taught singing lessons for a short while...
Hawaii

Hawaii

Had the blessing to visit Maui in January. Talk about inspiration for art quilts. I took a lot of pictures of flowers and waves.  One of the fun activities I was able to do is visit a great fabric store, Sew Special in Kahului. I was quite impressed with the amount of...