Facebook Live interview with Timna Tarr, Monday, July 29th

Updated: This video can be watched on the Wise Craft Youtube Channel

Join us in the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook Group for a special FB Live interview with Timna Tarr, this month’s featured Ruby Ruler™ Ambassador, on Monday, 7/29 at 11:00 PDT. I love Timna’s thinking-out-of-the-box, no nonsense approach to quilting. It is sure to be an enlightening interview!

If you are not a member of the Wise Craft Quilts FB Group, be sure to join before Monday morning so you can tune in (only members of the group can see the interview). Its free, fun, and full of inspiration!

Have a question you’d like me to ask Timna? Leave a comment on this post or in the Facebook Group and I will collect them all before the interview.

Caroline’s Story of Just One Quilt

This video really made my day today. Jenni Smith sent me this video tale from her “Just One Quilt” video series. This is an interview with Caroline, and in it she discusses the craft of making her second quilt. Don’t you love her version of the quilt “Value” from Wise Craft Quilts. Caroline really got the essence of what his project was meant to be about. This quilt was about me wanting to create a beautiful piece of patchwork that didn’t require us to go out and buy loads of new fabrics (that’s what swapping with friends, and getting creative with our stash, is for).

 

It is truly not necessary to follow a pattern to the letter to create beautiful patchwork, or feel you must be super precise or exact. As Caroline says, its a lot like baking. You gain some basic skills. Get an understanding of the basic ingredients. And for goodness sake stop trying to achieve a level of perfectionism that is unrealistic (and frustrating). Begin a quilt project with this mindset and you will find success.

 

You just start!

 

Find more lovely “Just One Quilt” stories and inspiration, subscribe to Jenni’s YouTube Channel.

Gloria Vanderbilt’s quilt decor

Did you know that Gloria Vanderbilt’s homes throughout the years had rather bold decorating statements? As in, they were covered with quilts?

 

 

I went down a rather deep rabbit hole the other day, looking at the way she adorned walls, fireplaces, tables, chairs, bedrooms, and floors with quilts.READ MORE

The Process of Rediscovery

F & F Collection Peek
Being the only one at the helm of this ship called Wise Craft Handmade ⎯ the only one to produce, make things happen, create new products, post online, write patterns ⎯ is both challenging and exciting. There is never a time that I don’t feel I could be doing more- more work, more reaching out, more social media, more product design. There is pressure to work more efficiently, quicker, smarter, and do all the necessary things to make more of a business to my creative world.

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Fussy Cutting for the #wisecraftstitchalong

fussy cut
Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response to the #wisecraftstitchalong! We had a little bit of a blip there when the first big batch of kits I shipped out had been delivered to me missing some vital pieces, but we have gotten all that figured out (whew!) and folks should have their replacement pieces by now. If you received a kit and don’t have the elongated hexagon shapes that you need to complete this project, please email me at [email protected] and let me know.READ MORE

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