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One of the things I’m so grateful for is that our children grew up in a place where they could be kids.  The boys loved tromping around in the yard, doing things that boys loved to do!  Jamey built a tree fort around one of the trees in the back and occasionally I would catch […]

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I’ve been obsessed with those stars lately.  Today I started a little quilt and am working in a fashion new to me; I’ve cut squares out of colored fabric and will turn each one into a star.  There is a baby out there who is going to get a most unconventional baby quilt!

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  Robin Ferrier is a Quilt Artist living on Maui. She is best known for her organic designs, her intense use of color, and her thoughtful attention to shape and repetition. She considers herself a colorist and has developed her own style of fabric dyeing which she calls “Flat Dyeing.” Her work has been published […]

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I’m so very excited to be finally quilting this today!  Outside rain is drizzling, I finished my shopping for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and I have a few hours unspoken for.  I’ve loved working on this quilt; the vibrant colors of orange and blue are cheery and bold.  The baby it’s intended for was born months […]

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Wow, where has the time gone? Here it is November already,  and I’ve been spending time lately getting ready for a couple of classes I’m going to teach this weekend on Oahu!  My studio is a mess, but the work looks great! I was hoping to die a little fabric today, but the weather outside […]

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There is a cartoon by a cartoon illustrator named Robert Leighton that was in a recent issue of the New Yorker that I identify with: Along those lines, I’ve decided to unearth my complete quilt collection and catalogue my work.  Looking at my living room, I must have over a hundred quilts here… big to […]

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I’m entering a new phase in my art career and it feels good!  I’ll be teaching two classes in Honolulu November 7th and 8th, and although I’ve taught before, this is the first time I’ll be teaching to this audience.  As part of the preparation, I need to create samples.  The very act of selecting […]

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I’ve been working on a few small quilts lately.  It’s not my usual stuff; I’m using straight lines and chain piecing.   I have in mind to make a couple hundred blocks and piece them together into a couple of small baby quilts. There is something to be said about the humble beginnings of commercial […]

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  One of the first things I did with my new yard was plant a dozen rose bushes.  The former owner, a friend of mine, told me about her unfulfilled desire to plant a row of roses along the edge of the lawn.  I know it’s not practical like a garden or a row of […]

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Some of you have asked, many more have wondered, I’m guessing, just exactly what is it that has interrupted my life as it has.  I’ve been thinking of how to go about it, but each time I start I can never find the words with the right carefulness or sensitivity that I’ve been looking for. […]

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  Quilting is often a metaphor for life.  In this case I’m working on a “revision”… removing stitches that didn’t quite work for me.  It’s a tedious process; following those quilting lines, picking at every third stitch or so, trying not to become impatient and creating holes in the fabric…. oh the drudgery!! Hopefully this […]

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  I’ve had a few changes in my life lately… one of which has played a key role in keeping me away from the studio – my career in nursing.  As it stands now, I am the most versatile nurse in our hospital as I can float to almost any unit and not only hold […]

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I’ve been consumed this week with the final stages of planning for a large event here on Maui.  I’m the chair of the 8th annual “gala” fundraiser for the Pacific Cancer Foundation.  Needless to say I’m not sleeping much.  It’s all good though; I’m learning a lot and meeting many new people.  I don’t have […]

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I spent the day making up these ultra cute tissue holders.  They are for the tables of our Pacific Cancer Foundation event.  Last year there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd when we showed a particularly moving video of a survivor thanking us for our support.  It was a powerful moment.  That crowd of […]

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