Category Archives: Community

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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QuiltCon Day 2 ~ Hot Shots

Daring students tackle Bias Strip Piecing on the Curve. My books sell out on second day! But no worries there are more on their way. Continue reading

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QuiltCon Day 1 ~ Riding High

Learning from the Gee’s Bend Quilters, lecturing, signing books, making mistakes, all in the midst of community! Riding high on the mechanical sewing machine in the sky. Continue reading

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Got QUILTCON!

Got Pins, Got Cards, Got Book, Got Fabric, Got QUILTCON! Here’s where you can find me at QuiltCon this week: Thursday February 19 9AM-Noon – Gee’s Bend Workshop 2PM – Lecturing in main hall: Improvisational Process and Patchwork 3:15-4:15PM – … Continue reading

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Camp Stitch-Alot and Chicago MQG Here I Come!

Packing for Camp Stitch-Alot! I’ve got my long johns, heavy boots, winter coat, and lots SCRAPS for the cozy cabin quilting retreat! Continue reading

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Improv Round Robin ~ Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association

The Improv Round Robin workshop was super fun. I was so impressed by the cohesiveness of the group. They listened and responded with skill and courage! Continue reading

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QuiltCon Choices – Which class to take?

Wondering which QuiltCon workshop to take? I’m debuting three improvisational workshops and a lecture based on projects featured in my forthcoming book Continue reading

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