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Thursday, December 23, 2010


What gives you a feeling of contentment?  When are you most satisfied, filled up, and at peace?

For some of us quilters it is in the enjoyment of selecting a project, fabrics or a design.  Others find it in the sound and feel of their favorite machine running or using their favorite thread and needle.  Others are most satisfied putting on the finishing touches of a binding and label. 

Is it really about the quilt?  I've never believed it is.  For me, the contentment and satisfaction comes in the making and giving of the gift of the quilt and, most importantly, the intentions that go along with it.   The giving and use of it gives a quilt meaningfulness.

To all of you reading this, I wish you contentment and peace.  And I do hope you have a quilt of your own to wrap around yourself and your loved ones.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We gather together

A day in the studio with friends typically consists of an eclectic variety of projects, good conversation,  inspiration, artistic critique, shared life experiences and comfort food.  These photos are from a recent weekend with friends in the studio.  We're looking forward to another day together in January.

postcards and a little bling
quilt blocks for a scrap quilt
beading and inchie quilts 
Quilt blocks for a wallhanging
 batik jacket
Christmas placemat