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Everybody had better start preparing for Saturday, March 20.  It’s a big day!

I had learned that March 20 would be Worldwide Quilting Day this year, which is pretty exciting in its own right.  But, gosh, it turns out it is also the first day of spring (hurray, although nature has a lot … Continue reading

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New Year’s reflections and resolutions, 2020 version

I seem to be getting quite a few hits on last year’s New Year’s reflections during these days leading up to the New Year, so I thought I’d better offer a more up-to-date version. How did I do with these … Continue reading

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Designing memory quilts: summing up your memories in 12 squares

In November I was motivated to start a new project after reading a few inspiring quilting stories on a blog post (thanks, Country Girl!) and in the news. I knew what I would do, I would make a memory quilt … Continue reading

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A new project finally begins

A new project means different things to different people. It could mean starting a new woodworking project, a new writing project, a new painting, a new garden plot, or maybe a new venture altogether, like beekeeping. Whatever you feel passionate … Continue reading

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When Anger Leads to Art

Originally posted on Cynthia Reyes :
Imagine: you’re an attorney in New York, dealing with brutal cases and people — some of whom are your colleagues. One day, out of the blue, you discover a love for painting. At first, it’s…

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New Year’s reflections and resolutions, 2019 version

A new year is upon us; January 1, 2019 is just a few days away. My, how time flies. As far as I know, I’m the only one in my family who makes New Year’s resolutions, although I should ask … Continue reading

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Quilting projects continue, so does trial and error!

In May I posted about some lessons I learned when putting together a quilt for one of my charming young grandsons. Happily, the eventual result was proclaimed a success by its young owner. I took my own advice when designing … Continue reading

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Slow but steady wins the race

Often, as I run these days, when I’m not concentrating on my Chi body position I spend time working through ideas for writing or sometimes ideas for quilts.  We are currently redecorating our bedroom, which now features a bright red wall.  … Continue reading

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