Quilting & Life: When going on an adventure be prepared to depart from plans. I planned to make this quilt one round at a time, so that I could see all the rounds together. So, here’s round two: LOL! I hadn’t done more than audition a few long diamonds for round two before I HAD […]
About life & quilting: maintenance is always easier than repairs. I installed this patchwork floor in August 2013. I knew it would benefit from a light sanding and a few more coats of polyurethane at the end of its first year. However, time and energy flew by. I didn’t get around to maintenance until this […]
About quilting and life: Beauty can shine through imperfections….Thank goodness! The process is simple, but time consuming. I prepared the floor, cut the fabric, glued it down, let it dry, and then put on 16 coats of polyurethane. It took every bit of 5 long days. If I’d had more time I think it would […]
About quilting and life: you can work with what you have and a small budget and make something beautiful. First I made a sample to test both the technique, which was an experiment, and a design. I sanded a finished board I found in our garage, used a small brush to apply the glue, then […]
#1. The forest or the trees? Everyone has their own way of working. Do you make the parts and then see how they fit together? –or, design the whole and then fill in the parts? I am a whole-parts-whole person. In 2014, when my guild (PMQG) did a medallion quilt over 10 months, I found […]
I’ve been working on my research, writing and quilting for a book about our money system. This means I’ve been getting by on very little. I’m living in my family home, which my parents purchased over 60 years ago. It was built in 1929. In the 1960s they remodeled the kitchen, putting in new cabinets […]
I am passionate about finding a way to improve our democracy and I love to quilt. Just as quilting puts together a wonderful assortment of different fabrics into a beautiful and functional whole, I believe we can learn from quilting and find a way to piece together a positive future.