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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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It’s not everyday one receives a handwritten letter from someone… let alone forty someones!  That’s exactly what happened to me the other day!  The children that I helped make quilts with all wrote me letters of thankfulness and gratitude which I’ve looked at often and am thankful to receive!  I love how they told me […]

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It was a busy weekend for me… I attended the Art Maui opening at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center where my piece “Elements #28” hung.  I’m finally able to show this one to you! I finished it last year and I remember liking the way I was able to incorporate solid hand-dyeds with clamp-dyed […]

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I was asked yesterday what pantograph I used to quilt with.  It’s called “Spinning Stars” and I got it from The Quilted Rose in San Diego.  I have a collection of several pantographs and this one is my favorite because it’s easy to quilt, it’s non-gender, and the motions are pretty much the same – […]

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I think it’s safe to say that these quilts are turning out quite well!  The tops are pieced and today I started quilting the first one.  I’ve decided to use a pantograph because it’s easy, fast and the look when finished will be stunning.  I don’t quilt like this often, but I’m glad I learned […]

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The tops are nearly done!  I’ve pieced together 24 blocks from each class and when finished they will each fit a twin bed perfectly.  I hung them in the classrooms briefly today so that the kids could admire their work: Of course being at this stage meant I simply HAD to go fabric shopping!  It […]

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I’m nearly finished with piecing together the classroom quilts and they are looking fabulous!  I can only hope the quilting goes quickly as well!  I’ll continue to post pictures of my progress for you here, but the text will have to be lacking for the next few days.  By the way, I brought my little […]

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Things are moving along smoothly in the classrooms.  It helps that the two classrooms are doing the same thing, and it also helps that these kids are so self-directed!  They’ve been a huge help!  I’ve started piecing the blocks together at home and should be finished with the bulk of them in a matter of […]

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The classroom projects are coming along.  The washout didn’t go as expected… the dye didn’t take as well as I would have wished.  I panicked at first, but then I realized I have options.  I’ve decided to have the kids go over their designs with these Sharpie pens and outline major elements.  Today was the […]

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Oh my… things have suddenly gotten busy around here!  I’ve so much to tell you and barely know where to begin! This week I’ll be telling you about a bunch of exciting new quilt-related developments taking place right now.  The first being two classroom quilts I’ve agreed to help out with at my daughter’s school. […]

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I’m thrilled that Alex contacted me!  She is the owner of Yogagurl, a company which she started out of a desire to inspire herself and others, and now supports a line of yoga wear as well as other things to help women become empowered.  She’s the one I met the other day at my garage […]

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This is where I’m at today… in the studio working on the second classroom quilt.  The kids used leaves as stamps to decorate squares of fabric.  I’m simply putting borders on these blocks and soon it will all come together into one big quilt.  The operative word here is “soon!”  It’s due Friday! To answer […]

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