I polled folks recently, to find out what type of technique or project we should learn together next. The votes were overwhelmingly for recreating a quilt like “Boro” from my book, Wise Craft Quilts! READ MORE
When I feel creatively stuck it really helps me to look back at the quilts I’ve made and create a #myquiltcouldlive here collage with them. A bit like revisiting an old friend, spending some time with these quilts reminds me of when I formed the initial idea in my head or when I worked through a design problem that I was feeling challenged by when making it. I believe every quilt we make, even the ones we really don’t like, teaches us something.
I was very honored to have Wise Craft Quilts named one of the “Best Books of 2017” in Library Journal Magazine! Not only is it an honor to be chosen, but to be chosen by a group of people who are deeply immersed in all things book each and every day. I find it doubtful there are books these folks haven’t looked at. So I am especially grateful to have my work recognized.READ MORE
(Added- Scroll the end of post for downloadable templates and supply list as they are available.)
I had such a great time demonstrating the way I English Paper Piece in our recent #wisecraftstitchalong. Let’s do another one! What do you say?
Edited to add- The live stitch along lessons on FB Live are now over, but not to worry. Now you view all of the FB Live videos of me I stitching this project together on my YouTube channel. Grab a kit and start stitching anytime!
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
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. (A set of all five labels, ready to use, will be available in my shop later this week.)
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 I am bringing you an interview with one of my very favorite ladies, Lisa Solomon. I’m asking her a little about her work, inspiration, work space, and her thoughts on creating a label for Wise Craft Quilts.READ MORE
Photo by Stephanie Congdon Barnes of 3191 Miles Apart
While writing my book, I knew I wanted to include a project that was not traditional- meaning, in the sense that a traditional quilt has a top, quilt batting in the middle, and a backing. I wanted something lighter weight, a coverlet or lightweight throw. That’s really where the idea began for the Boro quilt. There is only a layer of muslin in between the top and the back, no batting. Making it the perfect lightweight cover for summer, and the perfect project to take with you to stitch on. READ MORE