After my mother died, I signed up for a block of the month class using Marti Michell’s templates. I was not quite myself yet when I shopped for fabric, and I selected fabrics that were not the colors that make me happy. I chose lots of pale pinks and pale greens. I enjoyed the class […]
I started out to be a traditional quilter. People in my family who quilted did that. I have a beautiful Sunbonnet Sue by my great-aunt; a potholder, apron, and a stuffed clown by my grandmother; and a quilt top that I remade by my great-great-grandmother.
Growing up, my mother kept an old quilt top balled up on a closet shelf. I never questioned why the grandmother’s flower garden top wasn’t finished, who made it, or where the fabrics originated. We just moved it around. When I began to quilt in 2010, I pulled it out and looked at it carefully. […]
I love you to the Moon and back took on new meaning after I curated the Fly Me to the Moon Collection. Family members gifted me with necklaces, bracelets, and mugs. Cards were signed that way, and it became a favorite family phrase. So, when my grandson was on the way, I knew precisely which […]