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Process photos for Circular Rectangles

Circular Rectangles is the kind of quilt where you keep making units, and put them on a design wall. The blocks don’t get sewn to each other until the whole quilt is on the wall, and you’ve stopped rearranging it. I … Continue reading

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Two quilts finished!

This is the small healing quilt I just finished. I’d like to make a larger one, and maybe add more embellishments, like tassels to the bottom. It’s hard to see in this photo, but there are seed beads sewn in … Continue reading

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House shaped hamsa quilt

I took the hamsa I cut out in the fusible appliqué class I taught, and put it in an appliquéd archway. I think I’m going to wait until it’s ready to be quilted before stitching anything down. In this photo … Continue reading

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Fusible fabric appliqué i.e. Paper-cutting

I taught a fusible fabric appliqué class at Hello Stitch last Sunday. This was the first time I’ve taught this class as a fabric class and not a hamsa or paper-cutting class. I taught the basics of paper-cutting, but everyone … Continue reading

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Really? A hamsa air freshener?

In Mount Vernon, Wa I found this hamsa shaped air freshener. I’m amazed that hamsas have become this mainstream. Not only that, but it has rainbow stripes on it.

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A quilty stone floor

This is the stone floor in a train station in Seattle. The colors were richer than what you see in the photo. I could easily imagine it as a quilt.

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Mini fused fabric class

I taught a one hour class on fusible collage at the Netivot Shalom retreat. I called it, “Fabric Collage without Sewing,” because it was so short, and because it was for people who don’t necessarily sew. I got a nice … Continue reading

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I’m teaching Fusible Machine Applique Aug. 4th

I’m teaching Fusible Machine Applique Aug. 4th at Hello Stitch Click here for more info, and to sign up. Here’s an example:   Aug 4 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM At Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 I will teach … Continue reading

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The secret quilt I’ve been working on

As the EBHQ board member in charge of workshops it is my responsibility to organize and make a group quilt for the outgoing president every year. Since I did this last year, the responsibility shouldn’t have snuck up on me … Continue reading

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Blue and white quilt block

My friend Mary loves blue and white china dishes. She usually makes quilts and gives them away. She’s finally making a quilt for herself with blue and white as the only colors. She asked if any of her quilting friends … Continue reading

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