One of the unfortunate realities of teaching fabric collage is that I don’t often get to see my students’ finished work. Only rarely do students complete projects in class. They get a solid start then I send them off (usually) confident they have the skills to complete the piece. But I seldom get to see the final work. Which is why it’s … More The Finish Line: Completed Student Work 1
When one thinks of quilting meccas, I guess Kalispell, Montana, isn’t the first place to spring to mind. However, I am one of a number of quilting teachers who return to this sleepy little western town each year. The attraction is the Quilt Gallery, owned and operated by Joan Hodgeboom, who runs a first-class fabric store and … More On the Road: Kalispell, MT 2016
This month I give a rundown of my Summertime Quilt Retreat and announce that registration is open for all five of my 2017 Maine quilt retreats. … More 2016 Summertime Retreat/2017 Retreat Registration Open
What’s it like to take one of my classes? In this week’s post, my husband Tom interviews a student at my Summertime Quilt Retreat, following her progress through the four days of class. … More Summertime Quilt Retreat: What’s It Like?
I had a homecoming of sorts this past week when I taught at the Quilters Unlimited show just south of Washington, D.C.. I grew up in Wheaton, MD, just north of D.C., so I feel pretty comfortable in the area. In fact, when someone asks me where I’m from, even after 30 years in Maine, I … More On the Road: Quilters Unlimited, Northern VA
My visit this week to Prairie Star Quilters, just outside Chicago, was short but sweet. For two days we concentrated on fish, bugs, and butterflies. I like it when a class limits the subject matter this way. I found early on when I started making these small collage quilts that fish, bugs, and butterflies allowed … More On the Road: Prairie Star Quilters, IL
For me, spring in Harpswell, Maine, marks the beginning of retreat season. Mother’s Day I hosted a group of new and returning students at the iconic Harpswell Inn. … More Mother’s Day Retreat 2016