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Upcoming Events & Workshops

I’m happy to announce improv quilt workshops and an exhibition scattered across the country. I may be teaching in your neighborhood soon! Continue reading

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Piñata Anchor of Hope ~ Happy Birthday Mom

Remembering a geo-psychic, temporary public art project for the city of Durham, NC, that marked the beginning of urban (and personal) renewal.
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improv from the heart ~ lessons learned in theater class

My improvisational patchwork process is getting a boost from taking an improv theater workshop. It also affirms my deepest values: discovery is the path to freedom, freedom is the path to connection, connection is the path to joy. Continue reading

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Extravagant Generosity

This one quilt “Manna” brought in $16,000. I wonder about the power, the extravagant generosity of art to move people and rain bread from heaven. Continue reading

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A Visit With Eli Leon And His Quilts ~ Part 1

Eli Leon has over 1000 African-American quilts in the improvisational style and he invited me to his home to see his collection! Continue reading

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QUILTCON ~ Day 3: Improv Round Robin

For the Improv Round Robin, we followed the cardinal rule of improv theater, no matter what fellow performers say or do always affirm and build on their actions to keep the skit going. Continue reading

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If You See Kay…

I’ve been asked to participate in The Give a F*ck Project by Cauchy09 of Completely Cauchy. In her words… “this is a communal quilt project designed… in an effort to get more quilters/embroiderers/textilefolks to exercise their potty-mouths in textile form.” … Continue reading

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The Alameda Yarn Shop Thursday Night Knitting Group

I remember the Thursday in early April that I first rode my bike to the Alameda Yarn Shop. I was bored and didn’t know anyone in the area, so I looked online for a knitting group. Sure enough one was … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving for Creative Practice

What does it mean to be an artist? It’s about the truth of who I am in relationship to my self, to others, to my craft and to my being in the world. Continue reading

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Visiting North Carolina and Penland School of Craft

Before I moved to San Francisco in 2008, I lived in North Carolina for 32 years, the last 18 in Durham, Chapel Hill & Carrboro. That’s where I am now, visiting friends and family in NC. I’m also heading east … Continue reading

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Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels

I am migrating a Passage Quilting project to daintytime from an earlier now defunct studio blog, which I used for the purpose of updating clients on their projects in progress. In 2009, Beth El Synagogue in Durham, NC commissioned me … Continue reading

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