Episode 182: Party Time Episode! 2

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“Slipcover” is the word I couldn’t remember this time. I could hear Quiltin’ Jenny yelling from Atlanta.

Here’s where I am in my four-patch donation quilt (top two rows sewn together):

four patch 1

Making progress on the VFW stars:

VFW Stars1

My new bathroom skirt:

bathroom skirt

Carmit sent me this interesting post about political quilts and QuiltCon:

Important Socio-Political Quilts

A Man Called Ove http://www.amazon.com/Man-Called-Ove-Novel/dp/1476738025/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454980066&sr=8-1&keywords=a+man+called+over

A video about the Civil Rights Movement in Gee’s Bend:

Episode 181: The Color Play Episode 11

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madestar1Latest bit of play with what I’m calling my Findlay-Wolfe stars

And here’s some more play–messing around with magazine ads:

  1. The ad itself–


2. The first drawing–


3. With color added:


4. A little more abstract–



Read Christa’s new book! (Amazon link here)


Visit her site at : http://christaquilts.com/

Hope you have a great week!

Episode 180: Re-Entry 6

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The earth, if anyone is wondering, is 4.5 billion years old. This comes up.


Some fun stuff to check out, thanks to A Quilter’s Table‘s great newsletter, The Scrap Basket:

For all you pattern designers (or would-be pattern designers):


A Craft World quiz via While She Naps:



As you may have heard, the New York Public Library has digitized its photography collections. One search for quilts leads you to this page (where I grabbed the picture above):



A list of my favorite books that I read in 2015:

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher (very funny, especially if you’ve ever worked in academia)

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Ghettoside: a True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy

Love, Nina by Nina Stebbe (nonfiction; letters; hilarious)

Bettyville by George Hodgmon (nonfiction; memoir; sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking)

Hold Still by Sally Mann (one of my favorite photographers)

My Struggle, Book 2 by Karl Ove Knarsgaard

Euphoria by Lily King

M Train by Patti Smith

The Tenth of December by George Saunders


A brilliant graphic novel everyone should read: Here by Richard McGuire

Have a great week!

Episode 179: Let’s Play! 10

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made fabric

Made fabric! It ain’t pretty, but I’ve been playing and not worrying about results. Here’s the block I just finished using the made fabric:

made fabric star

Fabric scrapbook:

fabric scrapbook 1

flannel patch

flannel patch2

The refurbished law book:

nancy page

Pins from a different era:

pins 1

Other stuff:

Kona color of the year: http://www.swatchandstitch.com/thequiltingblog/2015/12/28/announcing-the-2016-kona-color-of-the-year-highlight

Great post on the great machine quilters: http://thesaltyquilter.com/2015/11/23/feather-quilting-gurus/

If you’re a Mark Lipinsky fan (as I am), you might want to help him after his many medical travails this fall. Go here to access the Mark Lipinsky fund: https://www.gofundme.com/5yfr99vz

Episode 178: The Unprofessional Episode 10

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Was supposed to have this posted yesterday, but Christmas is wearing me thin.

Some pix–

Finished table runner:

table runner done




The finished pillow top (will I have a finished pillow by Christmas? Doubtful).


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Jack at the family Christmas party.

Happy holidays! Merry Christmas!