March 5, 2014
Hello Spiros — meet The Traveling Pink Spiral. This is one block from a new “modern” spiral quilt I’m designing at the request of Boise Basin Quilt Guild for their show this fall — September 26-28, 2014 — in Boise, Idaho.
The name of the quilt is Two Pink Spirals. For the next six months I’ll be traveling across North and South America with one pink spiral, and I’ll post videos about the adventures of The Traveling Pink Spiral as I go. You’ll find out where the other pink spiral is when the quilt “debuts” in Boise.
You can find show info here: http://www.boisebasinquilters.org/quilt-show/
See you on the road — and in Boise!
March 4, 2014
Pam Burke, one of my students at my first workshop at Empty Spools Seminars (April 2013) brought not one but TWO finished spiral mandalas to show me at Empty Spools while I was teaching there in 2014. The one with the pointed corners is called “Pinata” – don’t you love the tassles!
February 26, 2014
It’s Day 3 of my Spiral Mandalas workshop here at Empty Spools Seminars in beautiful Pacific Grove, CA at the Asilomar Conference Center. Everyone has sewn at least the center spiral of their mandala at this point, and Jesse has already finished an entire wedge! check out their progress . . .
Linda B. (the Tim Burton Mandalas)
Jesse (A whole wedge finished!)
February 26, 2014
February 18, 2014
Well, today I finally set off on my five- or six-month trip quilting and teaching (and a few other things) side-to-side and up-and-down across North America and South America. Thanks to last week’s ice storm in Atlanta that turned into a blizzard in New York, I missed my sister’s wedding on Valentine’s Day and set out four days late. Four days it turned out I really needed. I rented my apartment while I’m gone, so I’m officially homeless!
Tonight I arrived in Winter Park, Colorado where a few weeks ago I did the first test workshop of the new book I’m working on. (Still under wraps, but stay tuned. I’m shooting for and October launch.) When I walked in the front door of my friend Betsy’s house, there hanging over the light switch was the wall hanging she started at the workshop — all finished. It looks great! [Photo to follow]
Next stop: San Rafael, CA.
February 12, 2014
Chamomile tea, warm milk and a shot of almond . . . ZZZZZzzzzzz z z z z zz
Spiros, lately I’ve been having a bit of a hard time sleeping, so anything that helps me along is welcome. I’ve been drinking chamomile tea for its relaxing properties. Warm milk, ditto. Lately I’ve been adding a touch of sugar and a drop or two of almond extract to the milk — YUM! And I like a little milk in my chamomile tea, too. Last night it hit me: mix all three. A cup of chamomile tea, with a little milk, with a touch of sugar and a few drops of almond extract (I suppose you could use amaretto liqueur). The flavors of almond and chamomile blended beautifully and it turned out to be just what the title says.
And I could hardly keep my eyes open.