Archive for July, 2012

Sacramento Living

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I don’t usually think about chickens when I think of Sacramento, but my girlfriend Joanie has a veritable miniature farm in her beautiful back yard. Everything in her yard grows so beautifully, I have no hopes of ever attaining this kind of thing. I’m much better at painting plants than tending them, but I can […]


Northern California Farmers Market Love

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I have been staying with my parents in Davis and a friend in Sacramento, really getting a feel for the area, since this is where I’ll be moving in the fall. Can you tell I am in love with the farmers markets? I love the amazing variety of fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables available in […]


I’m leaving in on a jet plane…

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I’m on my way to Sacramento to spend a few days with my parents and check out neighborhoods for potential places to live. Then I’m flying to Southern California to spend a day with my gal pals Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal and teach at International Quilt Festival, Long Beach. By the way I still […]


Emboss some metal at Road to California next January

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I am excited to be teaching at Road to California for the first time next January. Registration started Sunday and I can’t believe 3 of my 4 classes are already filled! My Heavy Metal Play Day class on Sunday still has room in it though, if you’d like to change things up a bit and try something […]


Start your fiber art collection now with a CSA ArtBox!

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You’ve heard of buying a CSA farm box of veggies from a local grower and having it delivered to your door right? Well, ArtBox, CSA is a smilar concept that a group of well known and loved textile artists are trying out. We have created a beautiful collection of unique artwork to be delivered and ready to hang in your home […]


And the winner is…

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Peggie is lucky number 87, the winner of Patchwork Sassaman Style! Congratulations Peggie!


Wow, it’s already time to sign up for classes at IQF Houston!

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International Quilt Festival info here.For all of you Tsukineko ink enthusiasts, due to popular demand, I am teaching two classes again this fall!  Tuesday, Oct 30Tsukineko All Purpose Inks (6 hours) The benefit to taking my class is, I teach two different methods for working with the inks. One uses the Fantastix tool with a […]


Patchwork Sassaman Style Blog Hop Giveaway!

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I am so thrilled to be able to help my friend Jane Sassaman promote her new book Patchwork Sassaman Style. This is such a great book! it even gets me itching to make a few traditionally constructed quilts to snuggle under. I love the way Jane has used her beautifully designed fabrics to illustrate how a […]