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The next #wisecraftstitchalong is starting soon! Hawaiian Quilting

(photo by Stephanie Congdon Barnes)

We will soon be starting our 4th stitch along in the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook Group. We’ve had great fun stitching these projects together (you can see some of the projects in the #wisecraftstitchalong hashtag on Instagram. Our stitch alongs are casual, and focus on or expand on techniques from my book Wise Craft Quilts. Its been a great way to give myself a little permission to just stitch something new, revisit the projects from that book, and sew up new versions.
For this next one, I was inspired a bit by the sunny skies and warmer temperatures we are having in Seattle right now. I’m thinking tropical!READ MORE

Make May Day Cones

(Photo by Armstrong Pitts Studio)

Have you heard of May Day Cones? Little cones, often paper, filled with a small bouquet of blooming flowers from the yard, hung on the front doorknob for friends and neighbors on the first day of May. The perfect way to announce “Spring is Here”.READ MORE

Wabi-Sabi Embroidery

Wabi Sabi Embroidery

From Wikipedia- In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabisabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.READ MORE

Power to the People- Learn to make beautiful scrap quilts!

Ruby Ruler
 
I’m excited to be launching new workshops this year that focus on making unique, modern scrap quilts. So many of us have scraps of fabrics, fat quarters here, charm packs there, remnants of favorite fabrics we’ve been holding on to, waiting for just the right project. (I know this isn’t JUST me!)READ MORE

Join me at Camp Thundercraft

Camp Thundercraft
Have you heard of Camp Thundercraft? A weekend retreat happening here, in the Pacific Northwest, on beautiful Vashon Island, April 13-15. This retreat is geared towards people like me, who own or are starting small creative businesses and want to spend a weekend getting recharged and inspired among like-minded folks. Organized by the same folks who are responsible for Urban Craft Uprising, this is the kind of weekend we creative folks really need.READ MORE

Quiltcon 2018

I had such an inspiring time at Quiltcon last week. I got back on Sunday and, after collapsing on the couch just in time to watch the return of The Walking Dead with the family, started unpacking the class projects started, things I purchased there, and reflected on my trip.
I’ve been Quiltcon one other time, and I believe it was the 2014 one in Austin, TX (time speeds by so fast, its hard to remember some days). This year, Pasadena was a no brainer for me to get to – a 2 hour flight from Seattle. How could I miss it?READ MORE

Ruby Ruler™ At Quiltcon!

Ruby Ruler
Thanks to everyone for the wonderful response we’ve had to the Ruby Ruler™! We are close to selling out of our first run! I am beyond excited to see it being used as the design aid it is.READ MORE

Monday, Dec. 17 last day to order for guaranteed delivery by Christmas. Dismiss