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Here’s the central unit of the flying geese baby quilt:
And here’s the first part of the first element of a house quilt that lives in my imagination:
Some interesting quilt/textile sites I’ve found poking around recently …
Not about quilting, but about interior decorating–an older piece by Michael Pollan in the NY Times.
The book I’m reading by Michael Pollan: A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams.
An article about vernacular architecture artist, Beverly Buchanan.
I like this little essay on “It wasn’t for me,” a great way to respond to works of art and literature that don’t really capture you even though you recognize their value. It’s from Austin Kleon’s newsletter, which has lots of great links about creativity and other interesting things.
Do you listen to the “On Being” podcast? It’s one of my favorites. On the most recent episode, Krista Tippett interviews David Brooks and E.J. Dionne, who you might be familiar with from NPR’s All Things Considered (and of course Brooks is an NY Times’ columnist). I was particularly moved by Brooks’ comments about politics, religion and grace. Really beautiful stuff.
Just finished Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. I really enjoyed it, but it might not be for you if you don’t like stories that jump around in time and are told from the perspectives of several different characters.
Oh, the Chagall guy: Simms Taback
And this is Chagall:
Thanks for listening!