HandStitched Stitch along

Let’s do a Handstitched Stitchalong!

HandStitched Stitch along

Starting the week of September 18

Edited to add- The last day to order your EPP kit to ensure you’ll get it in time for the stitch along live FB videos is Tuesday, 9/12/17. 

Updated at end of post with Dates and Times!

Let’s face facts, Summer is winding down. It is kind of bittersweet, I know. But I can’t say I’m not ready for a little more routine around here.

What about you?

The biggest news here is that my daughter is leaving for college in a few days. She’ll be about five hours away. Not a terribly long distance, but far enough! We have bins to pack, sheets and towels to buy, dorm rooms to decorate, and you know what that means?READ MORE

Pam Garrison

Wise Craft Quilts Contributor Pam Garrison

Pam Garrison

One of my favorite sections in Wise Craft Quilts, is the one about quilt labels. To me, this was a section that had to be included in the book- sewing a label on to the back of a quilt is such a huge part of the storytelling process. In the book are full sized labels in the book that can be printed out at home (I use these ink jet printable fabric sheets) and filled in. Even better? A set of all five labels, ready to use are available in my shop.)

While writing the book, I reached out to some of my favorite artists and asked them to design a quilt label. I was over the moon with what they sent back! Each label speaks to the style of the artist who made it, and interprets the idea of labelling a quilt in their own unique way. I’ll be posting interviews with each of these very inspiring women! Today is my interview with the super talented Pam Garrison. I’m asking her a little about her work, inspiration, work space, and her thoughts on creating a label for Wise Craft Quilts.

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Dream, Learn, Quilt! and what it means to be a quilt maker

 

I often tell folks in my classes and lectures that when I made my first quilt, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I stumbled through with the few skills I’d learned in college sewing classes and high school Home Ec, and managed to get that quilt made. In my eyes, usually finished IS better than perfect, that’s true. (No quilt I finish- or don’t finish- can be described as “perfect”.)READ MORE