For those who may be wondering what's up with our Hyannis Seminar and Hurricane Earl. We are keeping an eye on things. We do not expect having to cancel this event - quite the contrary, we plan to be hearty quilters and weather it together.

On Saturday morning, Justin and I left La Veta driving east and as of this post we are between Erie, PA, and Buffalo, NY. We will arrive in Hyannis on Tuesday evening.

Please visit this blog to find out if there are any changes to that plan. - Hyannis and Hurricane Earl - here we come! Whoo-hoo!

This just in from Facebook - gotta love it! I'm with you Vicki!

"Hi Ricky - Earl or no Earl, I'm packing my bags this evening and will be heading out tomorrow for the Cape. No hurricane is going to stop me from this event. I'll see you in Hyannis."

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.

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