Category Archives: Community

ruler-free patchwork at the alameda free library

Ruler-free patchwork will be demonstrated and performed on the spot according to suggestions received from the audience. Continue reading

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quiltcon 2017 workshops

I’m debuting three new workshops and a new lecture on flow at QuiltCon 2017. Fingers crossed you get your heart’s desire on registration day! Continue reading

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make do with me

Quilt making is a model for reclaiming the legacy of making do at a critical time of cultural, economic, and environmental transition. Continue reading

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see you at quiltcon east

I’m honored to be teaching and speaking at Quiltcon East, in beautifully gothic Savannah Georgia in 2017, with an amazing line-up of new and familiar faces. Continue reading

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Get Your Curve On 2-day workshop, May 21-22 Seattle Area

If you are near the Seattle area don’t miss this 2-day improv quilting workshop with curves. Continue reading

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February 2016 Mandala ~ Branching Fragrantly from my Center

When stuck in the YES BUTS the way I step outside my dissatisfied judgmental mind is to invoke my sense of curiosity and begin saying YES AND… Continue reading

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January 2016 Mandala ~ Simplicity Tools Basics

These old hand stitching tools remind me that life is too short to be on the computer all the time. Continue reading

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Remembering 2015

What an amazing year of meeting quilt makers where they live. Continue reading

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Sew LeWitt at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery

I discovered how much fun it was to hang out with the good folks at Adobe Books and sew with whoever showed up. Continue reading

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Curating Colors for Patchwork Installation

Improv patchwork begins by setting a few limits, including color limits. This is exactly what I’ve been pleasantly busy doing this past week. Continue reading

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Improv Patchwork Road Tales ~ Honesty

What does it mean to be honest when I create? What am I being honest about? Who am I being honest to? Continue reading

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Improv Patchwork Road Tales ~ Sweet Surrender

There was a sweet surrender to the score of the ROAD itself and it’s adventures. My traveling partner and I said YES AND to the unexpected. Continue reading

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Improv Patchwork Road Tales ~ Intro

One thing I learned early on, as I shared my story with others, they in turn shared theirs. The development of an idea is a collaborative process. Continue reading

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Ruler-Free Patchwork – Improv Theater Mashup Results

Audience members provided “ugly” fabrics, threw out suggestions, and questions as I improvised a quilt on the spot according to their prompts. Continue reading

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Improv Handbook Blog Hop

A month of insightful reviews, giveaways, process stories, and the debut of 165 test quilts made for The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters. Continue reading

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Improv Handbook X-Country Book Tour!

I’m in the initial planning stages of planning the Improv Handbook X-Country Tour (June 1-10) and I need your help deciding locations.

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18 Quilts Inspired by The Improv Handbook at QuiltCon

A total of EIGHTEEN quilts inspired by scores from the Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters were exhibited at QuiltCon 2015! Continue reading

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Improv Handbook March & April Events ~ May 5 Release

Want to get your hands on a copy before May 5? Check out these book signing events and workshops in Oakland, Kansas City and Portland, ME. Continue reading

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QuiltCon Day 4 ~ Group Flow

The prolonged experience of creative flow on their last day at QuiltCon left everyone feeling pretty satisfied. Now that’s FRESH quilting – or at least quilting that leaves you feeling FRESH! Continue reading

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QuiltCon Day 3 ~ Quilting From the Heart

How will our exposure to the Gee’s Bend Quilters at Quiltcon change the way we make our quilts, and/or our perception of what quilt making is all about? Continue reading

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