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Artist of the moment..............Rosie Lee Tompkins

Rosie Lee Tompkins was an American artist who mastered the art of quilt making. Rosie Lee Tompkins was born in Arkansas in the year 1936. Her family were sharecroppers. 166 more words

Life Force - The Real Super Power

The desert has a life force. I’ve been photographing the progress of the agave in the front yard as it sent up a stalk and began to bloom. 619 more words


A Brief History of the Cookie Pin

I don’t understand Girl Scout cookie pins.

I know cookie t-shirts, cookie toys, and I have a large collection of cookie patches. I’m even making a cookie patch quilt. 466 more words

Girl Scouts

Shabby Chic Joseph's Coat

Yesterday was a lovely hint of the summer weather ahead. It was wonderful and warm and a bit humid and just felt fabulous to be outdoors. 474 more words


Exploring quilt history

As I develop new work for my Fragments exhibition in the summer, I am investigating and exploring a lot of old quilts. I am continuing to explore my photographs and notes from the research visit to the Quilt Association’s collections in February and creating new technique ideas based on the structures, designs and history of the quilts. 165 more words


Attention please

For personal reasons, which I prefer not to discuss publicly, this blog will no longer be connected to my quilting service.  I will not be making any public explanation about my reasons on either the blog or in the comments.   73 more words

Longarm Quilting

A Foray into Applique

Hey, it rhymes!

Anyhow, I took a break at lunch to work on an applique design for the sample quilt I’m planning.  I want one block to have a sewing machine applique to represent my love of sewing and I’d been searching for the perfect design but none seemed quite right for me.  173 more words