Little Flower

Today I started making a mini-quilt for the miniature auction at the International Quilt Festival. The proceeds benefit the International Quilt Association. If you are heading to Houston for festival, be sure to stop by and take a look.

This is just the start of it. I'm heading off to a Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar in Cape Cod and won't be able to work on this one again until I get back.

Update: September 10, 2010 - This quilt will not be finished for the auction. However, the quilt that will be in the auction is here. 


Life sure got in the way after Big Bear arrived, but we managed to get it hauled out to Autumn Rock and the poles were raised. You can guess the next step.

little tree

This week I had a student at retreat who was working on a quilt that I thought could benefit from a particular technique - a la Libby Lehman. However, she wasn't "seeing it." So, I spent some early morning time before class creating a small sample. I liked the sample enough to quilt and finish it. After seeing this, the student "got" it and loved pursuing her project in a similar manner.

Sometimes doing something small and quick can be a real shot in the "creative" arm. There's a couple of technical things I wish were different, but the fact is - I had fun - and I like it. I'm open to a better title if you have suggestions.

Do you ever side step from a big project just to do something small and fun - to break the monotony? If not, maybe today is a good day to do just that!

Lifelines II-FullLifelines II by Ricky Tims (40" x 30")

Lifelines II -SusanSusan, my newest collector!

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Detail of Lifelines II

I'm happy to present my newest quilt, Lifelines II (approx. 40" x 30"). The technique used is the improvisational technique I call Quilting Caveman Style. That means there are no templates, no rulers, no measuring, and no quarter-inch seams. Whoo-hoo!

Of course, the fabrics are hand-dyed in the bright colors I love so much. It is quilted with Rainbow thread by Superior, in particular the one called Carnival.

This new quilt belongs to my good friend Susan who lives in Wichita Falls, TX.

Rocklin Seminar

We had a wonderful quilt seminar in Rocklin,California with about 650 attending making it our second largest super quiltseminar ever! Whoo-hoo! Many thanks to the Foothills Quilters guild who enlistedvolunteers and to Colleen Voet who started this ball rolling in 2006 and stuckwith us for four years.

Everyone who attends the seminars attend all thesessions. There is no sewing, no class selection, just intense learning and aLOT of fun.

As always, thank you Bernina of America for thesupport and hat’s off to Meissner’s Sewing Center for providing a beautiful 830for the stage.

Find upcoming seminars and information here.

Watch the video.

Read what others are saying. Check out these blogs from those who attended theRocklin seminar.

Redefined – Whoo-hoo – by Sandi G

Quilt With Us – Rosalie Hughes

Pointless Quilter – Barbara

Quilt Luminarium

The Quilt Show

One Nation Walking Together


Let's Quilt Together