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Robin Ferrier is an artist who makes quilts. She uses hand-dyed fabrics and plain fields of color to create pieces that are vibrant and bold. Her emphasis is on the beauty of organic shapes and line, and the diversity and flexibility of color. Currently her time is split between two series - the whimsical cheerful mostly-white nursery quilt, and the more serious sophisticated art quilt. Robin resides on Maui with her husband, three children and a menagerie of small animals.

As we wandered through Japan, we found ourselves in Arimatsu, a small town on the edge of Nagoya which is famous for being the birthplace of Shibori.  This was not a planned situation; we simply woke up that day in Nagoya and flipped through our book to see what there was to do.  I was […]

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Recently we went on a trip to Japan!  It was our fist time and it was amazing!  Growing up in Hawaii, I’ve always been exposed to the Japanese culture due to the large population of Japanese Americans living here, so much of this seemed somewhat familiar to me.  The crowds tho, oh boy those crowds, […]

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This piece falls in the category of “old work made new again” because I actually first finished it years ago but never really liked it because one of the hand-dyed fabrics I used had a stain on it.  At the time I willingly incorporated it into the quilt hoping the stain would not bother me […]

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I wanted to give you a brief update on that class quilt I posted about earlier because I had absolutely no idea it would go down like this!  My friend, the teacher contacted me last night super excited to tell me the news.  She met with the musher and was able to see some of […]

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When you are the village quilter you become the go-to person when it comes to a quilting need.  Last week was no exception.  I have a friend who is a teacher and she won an opportunity to travel to Alaska to learn about the Iditarod.  As part of the deal, she needs to bring the […]

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Hana is a place where time seems to move slowly.  That’s one of the things I love about it; it’s like stepping back to another time.  Sometimes things do change quickly tho.  Imagine our surprise when what was once this: …turned into this: The neighbor is preparing his property to sell so he cut down […]

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Today I attempted to go to Hana.  I should have known better because the weather was stormy and this area is particularly subject to landslides.  Just before mile marker 12 (given its about a 36 mile drive), I suddenly found myself at a standstill.  If only I had left 10 minutes earlier!  Argh!  Here’s a […]

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We are still in the process of installing that wire rail on the decks on the front of the house.  This type of coconut wood is not only an extremely dense wood, but it was also pressure treated and kiln dried which makes it an extremely strong wood.  Drilling into it has been a bit […]

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In my shop today… This was a fun one!  Back in 2009, I partnered with Gail Baar to create a year’s worth of quilts, exploring different motifs.  Our birthdays are the same day in early January.  That year I found myself ready to start something new and exciting!  I stumbled upon her blog and saw […]

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