History of Quilting

Finding Women in History Through Sewing

GREAT WOMEN KNOWN FOR THEIR SEWING SKILLS! Of late, I have become fascinated with historical fiction novels that accurately depict the story of little known women in the midivil ages up through the American Civil War.  I love the ways that they work the everyday details of their lives into the stories and how you …

The Creative Process

The Secret to Complex Patterns

THE STORY: I had so much fun recently at the restoration grand opening of a historic home in our town.  As any quilter will do, I walked around GETTING IDEAS!  Whooo-hooo!  They had lovingly restored complex quilt pattern-like wooden flooring made from a variety of woods (the darker ones created shadows in the designs!).  There …

Make It Movement Quilter's Favorite Recipes

Quilting & Canning…

Canning just goes with quilting- & it doesn’t get any funnier than this; so yes- you’re welcome in advance!  (Home production for home consumption if you need to make the connection.  😉 *Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links for products related to the post.  If you purchase any of these products via these links …

Beginning Sewing History of Quilting The Creative Process

The Quilting Lies I Told Me

A LOGICAL EXCUSE… One of the most common phrases I hear when I’m demonstrating or talking with perspective students for art, quilting, or any hand craft is, “I wish I could do that, but I just don’t have the patience…” And it’s true.  Part of what we have lost in modern society are the values …

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