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PIQF and SJSA

Today I spent the day at the Pacific Int’l Quilt Festival (PIQF). Even though I was there from 10 AM till 4 PM when it closed, I’m not sure that I saw all the quilts. I did see most of … Continue reading

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Finally a finished quilt!

I just finished quilting and binding this quilt. I started it as a sample for the wonky stars class I taught ta HelloStitch. I wanted to see how many stars I could fit into each other. I stopped at three, … Continue reading

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I took 2 classes with Maria Shell

I took two workshops with Maria Shell. Linear Blocks and Kitchen Sink Quilting. The finished top above is from Kitchen Sink Quilting. I took a pile of blocks I made in Sujata Shaw’s EBHQ class and/or from her book, and … Continue reading

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Jelly prints

Last month’s EBHQ workshop was jelly printing with Lisa Thorpe. I took a few real ginkgo leaves to print with, rather than using her stencils. She also had a couple combs that I used, as you can see above. We … Continue reading

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Look at all these hamsas!

My friend the hamsa expert in Israel sent me this photo of an exhibit of “Khamsas,” at the Museum for Islamic Art, in Jerusalem. it’s there right now. Unfortunately I’m not there to see it.

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I didn’t need a new project…

Today I went to the Social Justice Sewing Academy to help with an embroidery class for teens. They had lots of help, so mostly I sat and embroidered one of the fabric collages that kids had glued. They get volunteers … Continue reading

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Quilty trash cans?

I was in Oakland, and saw this very quilty mosaic star on the side of a concrete trash can. Here’s another one: I can’t decide which one I like better! They would both make good quilts.

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What I’ve been working on

This is the basket quilt I’ve been working on. It was a secret until last night when I gave it to the past president of EBHQ. She likes to make pine needle baskets when she’s not making quilts. I received … Continue reading

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New disappearing pinwheel variation

Look at this new way to rearrange a disappearing pinwheel block! To me it looks like a wrapped piece of candy. One of my students made it in the class I recently taught at HelloStitch. I’d like to see four … Continue reading

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I’m teaching 2 classes at HelloStitch on 6/10

The first class is Cathedral Window Quilt Blocks Sun, Jun 10 Jun 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA Cathedral window is a beautifully intricate quilt block pattern. Learn how to … Continue reading

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