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Talking Quilts with Eli Leon ~ Signature Quilt

With its visual field of deep black velvet and twinkling white stitches this African-American signature quilt is as powerful and mysterious as the universe. Continue reading

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Sunny Edwards Memorial Quilt (1918-2011)

Because Rowan’s hands chose Sunny’s clothes, cut them apart, pieced them back together and participated in the slow process of hand-quilting, the result is not only a memorial to Sunny, but it also embodies the living relationship between them that resides in Rowan’s heart. Continue reading

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Sunny Edwards Memorial Quilt ~ Improvisational Patchwork

The improvisational patchwork process mirrors the re-orientation of bereavement. Continue reading

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For Whom The Bell Tolls ~ Remembering Kathreen Ricketson

Through her daily living she translated the importance of slowing down, and rejoicing in the simple pleasures of craft and relationships. Continue reading

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Sunny Edwards Memorial Quilt ~ The Gift of Clothing

Sunny’s western shirts, Wrangler chambray and a few Pendleton wools are his gift to his grandson, and the score for our quilt improvisation. Continue reading

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Bereavement Work

I can’t imagine the depth and pain of a client’s loss, but I can connect with it compassionately when I’m stitching on their quilt. Continue reading

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Good Friday Prayer

It’s Good Friday, the day of Christ’s death and burial, so I chanted a little prayer to Jesus while I was stitching today. Continue reading

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ready for quilting

The Dolores Wolfe memorial quilt is basted and ready to be quilted. Ruth Anne, Dolores’s daughter, will be joining me in June to begin the hand quilting as part of her bereavement process. Ruth Anne also wants to explore adding … Continue reading

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a new quilt taking shape

I’ve been asked to create a memorial quilt for Ruth Anne from the clothing of her mother, Dolores Wolfe. Ruth Anne began this quilt herself in the Passage Quilting™ Workshop that I taught in Cincinnati last fall. She asked me … Continue reading

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Mini Keepsake Quilt-Along ~ Passage Quilting™ Tutorial ~ Part 1

I am so impressed with all of the comments about ideas and materials for keepsake quilts, by those of you who entered the Whip Up Mini Quilt Book Giveaway. The possibilities are endless. Choosing Your Materials If you have gathered … Continue reading

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Walter F. Kenney, Jr., February 2011

Walter F. Kenney, Jr. 2011, 54″ x 48″, machine and hand-pieced, hand-quilted, from the clothing of Walter F. Kenney, Jr. Lauren Kenney asked me to make a memorial quilt out of her father’s clothes as a gift for her mother. … Continue reading

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Passage Quilting™ Bereavement Workshop in Cincinnati

In December I was invited to lead a bereavement, memorial quilt making workshop in Cincinnati. Six people attended, each with the loss of a child, parent, or close friend.

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Veteran’s Day Virtual Sewing Circle

Even though the war in Iraq is supposedly over, deadly emotional ramifications continue to persist. Join me for a virtual sewing circle in honor of Veteran’s Day. Help stitch the names of soldiers who have died in the Iraq war as a meditative act of petition, prayer and compassion. Continue reading

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Making Memorial Quilts from the Clothing of the Beloved

Announcing a Passage Quilting Workshop in Cincinnati, OH. This is a hands-on bereavement process, making memorial quilts from the clothing of the beloved. Continue reading

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