Category Archives: My Creative Process

curve improv quilting and the uncertainty principle

Position and momentum can not be known simultaneously when you are dealing with modern improv curved piecing! 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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a bomb went off in my studio cave

I’m totally busy with my creative professional life right now! What happened? Continue reading

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bias and diamond improv patchwork evolution

Watch my most recent bias and diamond modern improv quilt evolve on the studio wall. Quilt in process! Continue reading

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Color Channeling

My creative space becomes animated when work is flowing. So many subtle influences are at play. Continue reading

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I Ching Modern Quilt-along: 10 ~ Continuing

It was uncomfortable sewing TEN unbroken dark lines in a row. I wanted to CHEAT and control the random process, but continued with integrity! Continue reading

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Scrapping

Jumping on the scrap quilting bandwagon – modern improv style! Continue reading

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Cutting Aftermath

I Ching Modern Quilt scraps on my studio floor. Continue reading

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Good Friday Prayer

It’s Good Friday, the day of Christ’s death and burial, so I chanted a little prayer to Jesus while I was stitching today. Continue reading

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Improv Monday ~ I Can’t Get No Satisfaction!

As quilt makers we live in a culture rife with choice. So many choices lead to greater expectations of achieving the perfect outcome.

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Improv Monday ~ Pausing to See

Many hours of pausing to look at this quilt were required before I could commit to sewing the pieces together. Pauses are part of seeing.

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Stuck!

I’ve been working on this quilt since mid June and the progress is SLOW… think of the pioneers crossing uncharted terrain.

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I’m Back! Sort of…

I continue to cultivate the spirit of community I felt at Penland, but I also want to include time for silence, study, reading, and meditation.

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A Quilt Maker’s Memoir of Rules

I had the freedom not only to measure without a ruler but to question every single internalized rule of sewing and quilt making.

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THE RULES of Quilt Making

As modern quilters we are ready to redefine the role of rules in our work.

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Is Improv Quilting for Beginners?

Cultivating Soshin or “beginner’s mind” is essential for modern improv quilting.

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Improv Requires Courage

Improv theater is like improv quilt making on speed and in multiple dimensions. I’ll go back for more. My experience in one informs the other…

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Linen Swatches

The start of a new commission, a modern improv quilt made from linen.

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ready for quilting

The Delores Wolfe memorial quilt is ready to be hand-quilted. Her daughter will be quilting with me as part of her bereavement process.

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the remains

I like a messy work room when I’m working. It is comforting to see the remains lying where they fall. How about you?

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