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 […]
Quilting is a learning process, and the lessons often apply to life as well as to the quilts we put together. These are thoughts about life inspired by my quilting…
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 […]
#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 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.