What a creative retreat can do for our souls

I recently went to Taos for an annual art studio retreat. It’s my third year in a row going on this particular retreat. It happens at different times during the year and I have usually gone in September. This year, however, I had a conflict during that time and decided I’d try April.READ MORE

Quiltcon 2024 Recap- Part 1

Hello! I hope you are well!


I made a very quick trip to Raleigh, North Carolina recently, to attend Quiltcon 2024, put on by The Modern Quilt Guild. I also was able to slip in some family time with my brother and his family (I grew up about 1 1/2 hours outside of Raleigh). at Quiltcons past, I have taught workshops and stayed highly scheduled, but this time around I went purely as an attendee, so I had the chance to walk the show, see the quilts, and catch up with people in person instead of through the computer screen! It was wonderful!READ MORE

Decluttering Your Quilting Stash: 10 Tips for Fabric Destashing

We all know that feeling of excitement when we stumble upon a beautiful piece of fabric that just screams potential for our next project. But let’s be real, over time, that excitement can lead to a stash that’s bursting at the seams, making it a challenge to find what you need. It’s time to dive into the art of destashing your quilting fabric collection. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you part with all your treasures; just a thoughtful curation to make your creative journey smoother. Here are ten tips to help you navigate the destashing process without breaking a sweat.READ MORE

An interview with fabric designer and artist Bari J

I have a new interview up on my YouTube Channel with my friend, artist and creative maximalist Bari J! I’ve known Bari for years and have watched her business evolve and change. We chat about how it’s important to understand and appreciate our creative roots, even if they seem completely unrelated to where we are today.


Bari’s book, Bloom Wild, is full of eye candy and pattern inspiration! Also get lots of inspiration from Bari’s Instagram feed. Also be sure to check out Bari’s website.


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I hope you enjoy!

An Interview with Bari J

My Interview with Tricia Fidler, a KonMari consultant


I have a great new interview for you! If you have followed me for any length of time, you may remember than I went through a process of purging and organizing my basement studio in our home in Seattle, Washington a few years ago (I think it was 2019).READ MORE

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