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December 9, 2019 | Art Shows and Events , Inspiration

The Tiny Pricks Project

I went out to West Stockbridge, MA this weekend with a friend to see the Tiny Pricks Project exhibit at The Foundry and to participate in a workshop and the reception. I had not heard of the project until my friend emailed to see if I was interested, but it …

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August 22, 2019 | Inspiration , Quilts

Sources of Inspiration – Color

In this series on inspiration, I have written about how the designs of some of my quilts have arisen from a particular fabric or by thinking about the person for whom I am making the quilt and letting their personality be my guide. But color is also a great motivator …

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August 15, 2019 | Inspiration , Quilts

Colorado Mountains

I’ve written a lot lately about the inspiration for my quilts and the process I go through when designing quilts for special recipients. Now that my sister’s wedding quilt has been delivered, I can share the thought process behind its creation. My sister and her husband live in Colorado and …

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August 1, 2019 | Inspiration , Quilts

Sources of Inspiration – For Love, cont.

In the last Sources of Inspiration post , I wrote about being inspired by the person for whom I am creating a quilt and about thinking of particular aspects of the person’s personality or background that I want to use as my starting point. Yet, for an entire series of …

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July 25, 2019 | Inspiration

Sources of Inspiration – For Love

Last week I wrote about being inspired by a bolt of fabric to make a quilt for someone I love. Sometimes though, it is the desire to make a quilt for a loved one that comes first. In the past year, two people I care about were diagnosed with breast …

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July 18, 2019 | Inspiration

Sources of Inspiration – For the Love of Fabric

I love fabric. (That’s pretty obvious, I know. I don’t know any quilters who aren’t in love with the materials of our craft.) I have always loved fabric. My mother made clothes when I was a kid and I loved trailing along behind her in a fabric store while she …

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May 9, 2019 | Creativity , Inspiration

Creative Play Newsletter – How to Be Inspired

Image by silviarita from Pixabay I have spent a lot of the past month talking about inspiration. As part of my trunk show lecture, which I delivered to several guilds this month, I talk about my first experience with receiving inspiration from some external, somewhat mystical source and how that …

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January 4, 2018 | Inspiration

2018 Goals

2018 is here and that means it is time to think about goals for the year. I have a list of quilts that I want to get done, and of course, there’s the American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge, but I received a gift from dear friends that perfectly sums …

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