Category Archives: Community

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. Continue reading

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Summer Heirloom Tomato Pizza

I sliced them up — so juicy and delicious! Happy end of summer to all of you. Savor these last days!
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Sunny Edwards Memorial Quilt ~ Hand Quilting

To improve your hand quilting, aim for straight and even stitches, even if they start out big. They will naturally get smaller with practice. Continue reading

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For Whom The Bell Tolls ~ Remembering Kathreen Ricketson

Through her daily living she translated the importance of slowing down, and rejoicing in the simple pleasures of craft and relationships. 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 2

Eli Leon has collected over 1000 African-American quilts in the improvisational style but have you seen the seven quilts he’s made? Continue reading

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QuiltCon ~ Day 2: Get Your Curve On

Today I taught an improv curve piecing workshop to another awesome group of quilt makers. This isn’t an easy process but they shined through! Continue reading

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QuiltCon ~ Day 1: Modern Block Improv

The most valuable thing I learn from students, is how they meet and overcome the internal challenges arising from the improvisational process. Continue reading

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Arriving at QuiltCon

I’ve been meeting people right and left and everyone is so happy and excited to be here. Including me! Continue reading

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QuiltCon Bound

This is the first time I’ve ever attended a national quilt expo –in the 20 years I’ve been making quilts. Continue reading

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howdy! let’s meet at quiltcon!

Five things you may not know about me… Continue reading

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shooting corners

I’m going to survey regulars who live and work here: What creative thing could be done to change patterns of neglect and violence on our corner? Continue reading

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Día de los Muertos ~ and why I’m voting for Obama

Celebrating the Day of the Dead reminds me that human worth based on financial wealth is a fiction that I don’t have to buy into or vote for. Continue reading

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retreating into community

Groups of knitters are fantastic, funny, and so appreciative of the effort anyone makes to knit. The love of yarn and craft is an instant bond. Continue reading

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visual influence ~ east oakland graffiti

The visual influence of east Oakland is already impacting my color sense, as well as the energy tone, and forms of my quilt patterns. Continue reading

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surprise vacation

I’ve been secretly on vacation since last Tuesday. Saturday was my father’s 70th birthday, but since he reads my blog I couldn’t mention it. Continue reading

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a band of woven community ~ giveaway

Passing along the bounty of community. To enter the giveaway all you need to do is comment with the city, state, country in which you live. Continue reading

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Portland was fun!

I don’t know how bloggers post when they are on vacation. I’m home now and here is a rundown of my Portland adventure. Continue reading

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Portland Bound

Dear readers tell me about the places, neighborhoods, shops, restaurants, landmarks, sights… I MUST visit and explore while I’m in Portland! Continue reading

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