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Free motion quilting

I took Mel Beach’s EBHQ workshop on free motion quilting a week ago. Here’s one of my 2 samples, above. I was very out of practice. It’s been at least two years since I did any free motion quilting. Since … Continue reading

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Circular Squares and Rectangles Class!

I taught a class recently at HelloStitch called Circular Squares and Rectangles. Here are some of my samples: And here is some of my students’ work:   A great time was had by all!

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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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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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Some quilty tiles in Berkeley

This is the tile floor of an Indian restaurant in Berkeley called Nameste. It’s also a quilt pattern called the exquisite.  I think it’s more interesting when it’s made in a wonky fashion with the triangles all different sizes. I’m … Continue reading

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Some nice star patterns

The photo above is from the wall of a couscous restaurant, on our penultimate day in Paris. It has my favorite 8 pointed star. Heres another. Same star, different pattern, from the same restaurant. This was part of the sidewalk. … Continue reading

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More tiles that could be quilts

Both of these are tile floors at the Paris Opera Garnier. I enjoyed seeing my favorite 8 pointed star there. There’s even a nine patch! And here’s the ceiling by Chagall, just because.

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Sheila Hicks retrospective

Today I went to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and saw a retrospective of Sheil Hicks’ work. She has taken tassel making to a whole new level. I’ve only used tassels once in my current work, on Traveler’s Mizrach. You … Continue reading

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Even more quilty ideas

Here’s a tile floor from the castle at Azay Le Rideau. Very quilty! How about this window from the same castle? Or this window, from the abbey we visited yesterday? Also quilty. It was because we saw this amazing roof … Continue reading

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More quilty ideas from non-quilts

This is a tile floor from the abbey where Eleanor of Aquitaine is buried. If it were a quilt we’d call it snow balls, or robbing Peter to pay Paul. Here’s an effigy of Eleanor of Aquitaine, reading a book! … Continue reading

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