Blue and Pink Spring

Spring has arrived here in the Sacramento valley. A few weeks ago the trees were bare and now some are aggressively pink. Pink and blue was a common color combination when I learned to quilt in the early 1990’s. I still have a variety of old fabric in those colors. The color yellow must be added to […]

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Appliqué Academy 2

The Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy is really a remarkable event. Never before have I met a group of quilters that are afraid of nothing. No amount of complexity, curved piecing, Y seams or hand work raises their eyebrows. Well, OK, they are afraid of one thing. That their eye sight or arthritis will keep them […]

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Appliqué Academy

The Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy is held in beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia. I attended as an Artist in Residence. For months I prepared for my trip. Elly Sienkiewicz creates lovely Baltimore Album quilts and teaches her patterns and techniques at the academy. While I would love to create a Baltimore Album quilt, I design and create appliqué […]

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Williamsburg, Virginia

I visited Williamsburg, Virginia over the week of Valentines day. I quickly realized that living in California has insulated my world from a depth of history that much of the East Coast enjoys. Colonial Williamsburg has docents in period costume explain the history and way of life. While touring the Governors’ Palace I was told […]

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The Ideal Day

It was clear to me when my alarm rang that this was the ideal day to stay in bed with a good book. The sky was dark with storm clouds and leaves cascading down from the Brandon Oak outside my window. But I have 10,000 things to do today including my class proposal for Quilt […]

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Fortissimo

On Friday, November 2 I am teaching the Fortissimo pattern at Quilt Festival in Houston. I involves simple piecing and two types of appliqué. It is amazing to me how different fabrics change the look of this quilt. I choose very lively and bold prints for the first Fortissimo. They are so bold that they hide […]

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Modern Color

Quilt Festival in Houston has invited me to teach in their Modern Quilter classroom this November. One of the classes is called How to Cheat at Color. We will cover a wide variety of ways to choose color combinations. Of all the classes I teach this is my favorite. Perhaps it is the group setting, […]

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As the Quilt World Turns

I am fascinated by the variety of styles within the quilt world: Baltimore Album, Civil War, 1930’s, Amish, Art quilts, Cute quilts, Landscape quilts, Hawaiian, Traditional, Modern. These are just a few of the different recognizable styles of quilts and more are emerging every year. It is wonderful to be a part of this growing and changing […]

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