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A series of quilts the incorporate my hand-cut shapes, improvisational-piecing and a little bit of whimsy. Most of the time the quilt tells a story but not always.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been in this space, since I’ve even dreamed of creating something new, since I’ve had the energy or enthusiasm to dig within myself to transform an idea into something tangible.  I had become so involved with the Hana house, with the kids, with my own house… job… family… […]

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I’ve asked the students for my upcoming class to contact me if they have questions about their sketches.  Part of the supply list asks for a design of the scene they want to create. I will help them develop this scene into a baby quilt!  With my series of Improv Baby Quilts this is often […]

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When starting an Improv Baby Quilt, I first go to my sketch book and draw out a few compositions to see what catches my eye.  Here are just a few that I drew during the making of these quilts.  I find that I often come to the studio with somewhat of an idea I’d like to […]

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  51″ x 44″ Star Light Star bright, The first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight. Made for a special little boy born eighteen months ago… ahem… I’m sure he doesn’t mind.  Of course he doesn’t mind.  If you’re interested in seeing this one […]

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The weather outside is dreary… even here in Maui we have our days like that as well. I’ve been thinking a lot about dark days and bright nights… last night was the full moon after all.  The moon unusually large and full illuminated a path for me on my drive home last night.  It looked […]

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Originally, I thought I was going to use a pieced green row to go under the houses, but when I saw it there the whole piece look unbalanced.  The greens were dominating and bright.  My solution was to find another color for the bottom so I assembled a cluster of rich browns and rusty oranges. […]

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It’s been almost three months since I’ve worked on the baby quilt “Cluster of Stars”… the baby is here and has been for a few weeks now.  That’s what happens when I think I can accomplish something over the summer.  I’m sure you’ve been there, whether you have children at home or not; blink and […]

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I can hardly believe it’s the last day of May already!  Yikes!  Just where does the time go?  Here on summer’s doorstep, I don’t want to even blink for fear of missing out.  Now that the kids are older, our activities have taken on a different flavor.  They are more independent to come and go […]

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I heard from Gayle that an article wrote for Quilting Arts Magazine has been published.  I’m not sure if the hardcopy is available yet, but you can view it via download if you like!  I gotta get my hands on a copy… only problem is this is Maui and our main bookstore closed about a […]

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Today it’s official;  SCHOOL’S OUT!!   I don’t know who is happier, me or the kids!  Finally, we can all exhale around here… ahhhh… and soon, very soon our days will be filled with various activities that we can only dream of during the school year.  To celebrate our return to a simpler life, I […]

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Now with that little quilt behind me and a certain fullness that comes with accomplishment, I have the time to pause for just a little and think about what’s coming next.  I still have this beauty on the quilting machine just waiting for me to finish it, but my mind is telling me it wants […]

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I’ll be leaving tomorrow to join a group of fellow fiber artists who blog in New York!  I’m thrilled!  It will be a whirlwind trip I’m sure and I plan to get very little sleep… something’s gotta go… but hey, a girl’s gotta do what she’s gotta do!  Just think, no kids, very little housework […]

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Finished!  And just in the nick of time!  Today is my daughter’s last day of school and next year she will be moving to another one.  Looking back I realize we’ve been at that school for thirteen years, and of course my sentimental heart tells me it seemed like only yesterday that our journey began. […]

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