Guest on American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast!

I had so much fun as a guest on Pat Sloan’s American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast today! We talked about my book, Artful Improv: Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting and the fact that Pat and I belong to the same large multi-chapter guild here in Northern Virginia! We chatted about color, using simple…

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Artful Improv Review in Quilting Arts Magazine

I’m pleased that Quilting Arts Magazine gave a nice review to my new book–Artful Improv–in its December 2016/January 2017 issue now available in mailboxes and on newsstands! In case you can’t read the type in the image above, here’s the text of the Quilting Arts review: “Do away with patterns and embrace your creative spirit…

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Thoughts on Quilt Festival

Quilt Festival was a blast! I’ve been back a little while and have been able to process my thoughts about the experience while getting several “must-do” things taken care of in the studio–finished and delivered one commission and made progress on two more. I spent four days with my Artful Improv Special Exhibit in Houston,…

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Final Day of the Artful Improv Blog Tour

It’s the last day of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting and it’s my turn! My central message for Artful Improv is the first line of the book: “I’m convinced that everyone has the ability to create.” Sometimes that ability seems like it’s…

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Artful Improv Blog Tour: Day 7

It’s Day Seven of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting. Today’s featured blogger is Teri Lucas at Generation Q magazine. I’ve been a fan of Generation Q for a while, and I’m thrilled that Teri is part of the tour! I love this…

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Artful Improv Blog Tour: Day 6

It’s Day Six of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting. Today’s featured blogger is Heather Kojan at heatherkojan.com I met Heather several years ago at an art show in Maryland. She’s the founder and first president of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild, so…

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Artful Improv Blog Tour: Day 5

It’s Day Five of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and today’s featured blogger is Sujata Shah at therootconnection.blogspot.com I haven’t met Sujata in person yet, but I’ve been following her blog for years and I love her approach to quilting. She’s also…

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Artful Improv Blog Tour: Day 4

It’s Day Four of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and today’s featured blogger is Yvonne Fuchs at quiltingjetgirl.com I haven’t met Yvonne in person yet, but these statements on her blog got me right away: You are creative. Nobody and nothing is…

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Artful Improv Blog Tour: Day 3

It’s Day Three of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and today’s featured blogger is my friend Rayna Gillman, artist, teacher, and author of Create Your Own Free Form Quilts, also from C&T Publishing. I’ve been a fan of Rayna’s work for a…

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