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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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Patchwork Scrap Doodling

Scrap Doodling is a playful improvisational patchwork process utilizing fabric scraps without concern over the outcome. It’s like drawing but better! Continue reading

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working on the floor

Sometimes the nitty gritty happens on hands and knees. Working on the floor is a big part of my process. It’s where the difficult, the technical, the tedious happens… I like the shift in perspective.

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Mod-Mood Quilt 7 ~ Get Your Bias On

In step 7 of the Mod-Mood Quilt craft-along, quilt-along with me and learn how to use bias-cut strips to machine piece the curvy corners of your moody modern quilt. Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 6 ~ Get Your Curve On

In step 6 of the Modern Mood Quilt craft-along, quilt-along with me and learn how to machine and hand piece curves without a template. Continue reading

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Torah Mantel #1

Follow my process re-posts of the Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels. October 26, 2009 I like the way it’s coming out but I’m surprised the piecework is going so slowly. Only about a third of the composition will be visible … Continue reading

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Patterns with Kippot

Follow my process re-posts of the Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels. October 22, 2009 Drawings: Arranging shapes (lots of fun): Reality – things change quite a bit when the design gets sewn together: End of day shot:

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Beth El Piecework & Vivid Colors

Follow my process re-posts of the Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels. October 20, 2009 Many hours spent cutting and piecing 1/2″ to 1″ strips from clothing donated by congregation. Also mixing prints with solid silk shantung that was purchased for … Continue reading

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String Piecing Beth El Materials

Follow my process re-posts of the Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels. October 16, 2009 Strips are cut irregularly without a ruler from Beth El clothing and silk shantung purchased for the project, 1″ to 1/2″ wide. I’m making sheets of … Continue reading

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Inspired by Beth El Kippot

I was inspired to make Torah mantels from kippot donated by the congregation at Beth El Synagogue. Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 4 ~ Get Your Line On

In 1992 I took my first quilt making workshop with Nancy Crow. It was on improvisational process and one of the first things Nancy said to the class was, “You don’t need a ruler to cut and sew fabric together.” … 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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Mod-Mood Quilt 3 ~ Get Your Pattern On

Step 3: Get Your Pattern On Once you have identified your moods and chosen corresponding colors in step 2 what are you to do? It’s time to choose a pattern. A. For your Modern Mood Quilt you can choose any … Continue reading

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