Category Archives: Community

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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Teaching! Spoonflower, QuiltCon and more!

On the road teaching for the next two weeks at Spoonflower, in Beaufort, SC, and Baltimore. QuiltCon 2015 workshops announced! Continue reading

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38,564 words and twelve new quilts!

It’s as if I’ve been on a boat for the last year and a half and I’ve just been dropped off on a new shore in my life. Everything is new. Everything is YES! Many thanks to all who’ve been on the journey with me. Continue reading

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50! ?

“Getting older is one of the best things that can happen to a person……see how lucky you’re becoming?” Continue reading

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Open Call For Mod Mood (Get Your Curve On) Quilts

Submit your strip-pieced wedge curve quilt based on the Mod Mood quilt for possible publication in the Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. Continue reading

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Stitch Modern ~ Improv Round Robin Workshop

I will be facilitating an Improv Round Robin at Stitch Modern on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Oakland, CA. Register now! Continue reading

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Improv Handbook Test Quilters

It’s not to late to sign up as a test quilter for the Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. Continue reading

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Announcing The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters

Contribute to the Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters, scheduled to be published by STC Craft, Spring 2015. Continue reading

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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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