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Diddle, diddle dumplings

With the rain and wind howling, the boys and I were craving some good old fashioned comfort food. My Dad’s favorite dish was my Mom’s homemade dumplings. My Mom had tried to teach me how to make them and I had watched her a hundred times over

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It’s all about perspective

Having grown up in Ohio and living most of my life east of the Mississippi, I had never truly experienced drought until we began our transition moving from the east coast to the west coast last October. For many months Southern California has been experiencing extreme drought

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Welcome 2018

Happy New Year!  I love and enjoy every moment of the holidays but I’m always ready to greet each new year with enthusiasm and expectation. 2018 is full of promise. I gave up making new year’s resolutions years ago and instead adopted the “One Word” concept. Each

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A cup of lonely

Christmas is a week away. Most everyone is caught up in the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations. On television or my social media feed, I am bombarded with images of people smiling, laughing, and everyone is happy and joyful as they are surrounded by friends and

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Time to savor

Last year my teaching and travel schedule had me running right up until the end of the year. This year, I planned some much needed “down time” following the marathon of teaching at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in late October/early November. With our partial transition

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A nod to Helen

When I became a quilter in 1991, one of the first things I did in my enthusiasm to embrace the craft was to subscribe to Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine. When each issue arrived, I would pour through every page with my eyes wide with wonder and excitement. In

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Houston and beyond……

Recently the International Quilt Festival was held in Houston, TX. It followed on the heels of Quilt Market (a vendor only event and not open to the public) and lasted for a full week. Enthusiastic quilters around the globe know it as the “Super Bowl” of quilting.

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Solid-ish is popping up everywhere!

Marilyn Foreman is quite a talented designer. She designs fabulous quilts that speak to me on so many levels! She’s part of the amazing duo at Twisted Sisters Designs but she’s also making quite the splash in the quilt world on her own at Quilt Moments. If

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The new adventure begins

Since my husband accepted a new position with a great company on the west coast in early September, we’ve been in high gear preparing for the next big adventure. With the exception of a couple of bookings to lecture and teach workshops for some local quilt guilds,

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GATHERINGS, Part 3

It’s time for all you GATHERINGS stitchers to work on Row 3 by making your Posey Basket Blocks! I wish I had some “real time” in-progress photos of my Gatherings quilt to share, but as we are in the middle of a big move to the west

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About Birgit

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