Specimens

Can’t make it to the International Quilt Festival in Houston to visit my “Specimens” exhibit? Well, don’t fret. I’m thinking of you. Here are some photos from the show. I know it’s not exactly the same, but I’ve also created a virtual version of the show. I don’t think I’ve shown all eleven quilts (plus one: … More Specimens

Happy Anniversary: The Best of the First Year

A year ago next week I published my first ever blog post. Next week will be number 52. Fifty-two, folks! Whoo-hoo! That was the goal—a post a week, every Saturday, every week. And it’s been a fantastic ride. A couple months ago I realized that this anniversary would fall on the weekend I would be in Houston for the premier of my … More Happy Anniversary: The Best of the First Year

In Progress: Introducing “Kaloli Moondance”

Whew! After an intense few weeks with little sleep and a lot of leaning on my family, the quilt of Chloe the Marabou Stork is finally done. I won’t make you scroll to the end. Here she is. The title “Kaloli Moondance” was given to recognize the Ugandan name for the marabou stork—Kaloli Bird—and the beautiful harvest … More In Progress: Introducing “Kaloli Moondance”

Quilt Stories: Golden Temple of the Good Girls

“Golden Temple of the Good Girls” is the last quilt (besides the final installment of Marabou Stork) to receive the Quilt Story treatment before it and ten other “Specimens” quilts are shown at the 2016 International Quilt Festival in Houston in just a few weeks. This quilt of three of our pets—budgie Kiiora, dog Kali, and cat Djinni—has … More Quilt Stories: Golden Temple of the Good Girls

The Finish Line: Completed Student Work Volume II

My first post featuring completed student work was so popular I’m certainly going to make it a recurring topic. I never really know which of my posts is going to strike a chord with readers, but I assume that in this case seeing the work of their peers made it obvious that fabric collage is something almost any quilter can do. Some, at … More The Finish Line: Completed Student Work Volume II