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Roger Quilter 'A Children's Overture': "Old Rhymes with New Dresses"

Happy Wednesday readers – here we are at day Q in my August Alphabet Challenge! After conducting some research I am certain that Q was the most difficult to find a composer for. 1,969 more words


Thomas Hampson & Wolfgang Rieger, Haus für Mozart

Quilter, Finzi, Korngold, Mahler, Schubert

The long mid-August holiday weekend at the Festival concluded with a recital by the ever-elegant Thomas Hampson.  On Saturday, I attended an event (“Artist Encounter”) with him, at which he explained his approach to singing different roles and songs. 260 more words


Today is a great day to have a WIP day

WIP = Work In Progress

I know we all have them: those stacks and stacks of Work In Progress quilts.  Some quilts you’ve only gathered fabric for, others are cut & ready to sew, and yet others have two blocks left to sew together then it would be DONE! 135 more words


Quilting With Care

 We all have that one nickname from childhood that never went away; Care Bear would be mine and I still respond to it.  As time went on, this name was shortened to Care.  278 more words


Astrodelic Quilt

I finished this quilt a few weeks ago, but finally delivered it to my new niece so I can finally go in depth with it here. 202 more words


rebel with a quilt

In a blog post a few weeks back I asked people to share their most LOVED and most LOATHED color. The “loved” colors ranged widely, but the color orange seemed to be an overwhelmingly “loathed” color!   381 more words

DIY Puffy Paper Quilt Card!

Hi friends! I was so pleased with the way this card came out and I am so excited to share the technique with you!

What I really love is how each section of the “quilt” puffs up and the whole stamped quilt panel is one sheet of regular white cardstock! 326 more words