Week in Review 2019 – 12/27

I’m a tortoise. I’ve always been a tortoise. I expect I will always be a tortoise. Yet, I struggle with this basic fact even as I accept its accuracy. Normally, I don’t obsess about being a tortoise. However, a recent interaction over Christmas, has me revisiting the topic. Paradigm Shift or Not? Christmas dinner was… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 12/27

Week in Review 2019 – 12/13

Color gets all the credit, but value does all the work. It is unclear who was the first to say this. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn these wise words have been shared for centuries. Nevertheless, I have been challenging them for years, proving and re-proving them to myself. The first time I really put… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 12/13

Week in Review 2019 – 11/15

I love free motion quilting. Although, this was not always true. I recall my first feeble attempts. I took a class with Harriet Hargrove, one of the early pioneers transitioning from hand quilting to machine quilting. Was anyone doing free motion quilting then? This must have been in the mid to late ’90’s. Free Motion… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 11/15

Week in Review 2019 – 11/08

Shannon Conoly, asked me “How will you align the backside of your quilt with the front side?” The easy answer is I won’t. This is one of things I don’t obsess over. I don’t worry about this, because my work is designed to be hung against the wall. Therefore, the backside isn’t seen. Just because… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 11/08

Week in Review 2019 – 10/11

How do you handle advice? Do you ignore it? Do you give it a try? Perhaps you modify advice, following what feels comfortable and ignoring the rest. Over the years I’ve seen fiber art trends come, go, and even return. Each iteration comes with advice from the current hot gurus in the medium. I don’t… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 10/11