Get Involved!

When two young girls, Kaia Marbin and Lily Ellis in California realized that as of December, 2018, 15,000 migrant children had been placed in US detention centers, they knew that tragic situation called for action.  They decided to make 15,000 butterflies to raise awareness of the inhumane treatment of each of these children.  Why butterflies?  Because they also … Continue reading

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Wild Goose Festival!

Just wanted to say a brief ‘hi’ and whatnot Some news: we are still at it. Will upload some pics. Generally we can easier be found on Instagram or Facebook than here today we are at Wild Goose Festival, through the weekend. It is a very fun and cosmically groovy festival Patreon page is technically…

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Anatomy of a Necktie

In an older post I’ve talked about my latest commission, which is the making of a quilt using a person’s old neckties. I must say there is a lot more to a simple necktie that meets the eye. That is why I have chosen to name this post, “anatomy of a necktie.” Why would I … Continue reading

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Conquering Mitered Corners

Since I’ve never been one to take “the high road” in quilting, I’ve always tried to avoid those things that I consider to be too difficult to deal with, particularly when there are easier alternatives to achieve similar results. Such is the case of mitered corners. Most of my quilts have borders that are squared off at the … Continue reading

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The Embroidered Quilt & The Ancient Sewing Machine

I want to talk today about a cute quilt that I am creating out of old-timey looking machine-embroidered blocks that spell out the story of the Twelve Days of Christmas. My friend has a new embroidery machine and she was trying it out by creating this set of Christmas patterns. I think her initial idea … Continue reading

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