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Compliments

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I was glancing through this week’s issue of People magazine last night and there is a section where they asked celebrities to share the best compliment they ever received. It was quite illuminating. It made me think about compliments I have received and the ones which have meant the […]

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The Paris Stitch Project, MQX, and other newsy updates

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(Disclaimer: LONG update ahead. I recommend pouring yourself a cup of tea or something cold to drink and pulling up a comfy chair because you won’t want to miss any of this post!) There’s a lot to share so I thought I’d highlight a few of those things in […]

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Not alone.

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I’ve tried to write this blog post at least a dozen times. Each time I tried, I simply couldn’t find the right words. Even as I write this, the tears are streaming down my face. But now I’m ready. To say the past two months have been some of the […]

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Thinking of Mom

I’ve been thinking about my Mom a lot lately. As many of you may know she has been suffering with advanced dementia but about a month ago, she suffered a stroke or series of strokes that affected her in many ways. I spent several days visiting her […]

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A friendly challenge

More than 10 years ago I had the extreme good fortune to meet Susan Stewart at an industry event. To say in that moment I was star-struck is an understatement. I had been a huge fan of her column, “Sue Says” in Sew Beautiful Magazine for many years […]

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A few of my favorite things…..

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It’s mid December and deadlines are looming. I have a million things I should do. But what I really want to do is stitch. Not because I have to, but because I want to. So I decided it was time to treat myself to a little quilt […]

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Michigan bound

I’m sitting at the gate ready to board a plane bound for Michigan.  This is much like all the other trips I make for my career as a traveling quilt instructor.  And yet,  this one is different.  This time,  I won’t be the teacher!   I’m headed […]

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Just breathe……

The summer days are winding down and August is passing quickly. As with every year, I confess I’m not quite ready for summer to end but in particular, this summer. It was such a change of pace for me. Since June, I have not taught any classes nor have […]

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Join me for a very merry cruise!

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Attention: This post contains a lot of photos taken by me personally, so grab a glass of iced tea and join me for an armchair tour through Bavarian Christmas markets! I can finally share my really BIG news with you — and I’m so excited I can hardly stand […]

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A change of scenery…..

For all intents and purposes I’ve been absent and flying under the radar recently. After a break-neck, hectic schedule from January through June, my body and soul told me I needed a break. A break from working, teaching, administrative work on the computer and yes, social media. […]

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Wherever I go, I am asked about the exquisite machine quilting on my quilts. I’m happy to share with you that most of my quilts have been expertly quilted by the internationally award winning quilt artist, Birgit Schüller! Read more