The Two Quilts of Madame X

The location: undisclosed The date: unrevealed The source: anonymous The job: provide quilt history The payoff: images for my files A quilt consultation was set up.  Here is the client’s story: I don’t… Continue reading

A Sampling of Pexels Free Stock Photos

I read the WordPress blog post today, about a library of free stock photos to add to posts. Here are a few that came up for the search word, “textile.”  (Their credits come… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day Three: Spirals

I am part of an online art quilt group, The Endeavourers, that works on quarterly challenges.  Our current topic “Spirals” generated a lot of ideas in my mind, but sewing machine troubles turned… Continue reading

Basting, Bingeing, and Books

A while ago Kerry at Love Those Hands At Home mentioned in a post that she had tried this quilt-basting method from Sharon Schamber. The main idea is that you roll the quilt… Continue reading

Spectacular Spirals

I am part of an online art quilt group called The Endeavourers.  When our current theme, Spirals, was announced, I thought it was a good time to dig into my Kindle inventory and… Continue reading

The Richness of Greek Embroidery

When I think of “household embroideries,” I think of framed cross stitch samplers on the wall, or some pillowcases with daisy-stitched flowers with French knot centers.  But last week I got to visit… Continue reading

Endeavourers’ Reveal Day Two: Change/Transformation

I am part of an online art quilt group called The Endeavourers that started up late last year.  Members suggest themes, one is picked at random, and then we have three months to… Continue reading

Must…View…Color…

Last summer we took charge of the family archives, about 12 big cartons full of loose papers and photos.  The last few days, I have been working steadily to digitize the family letters… Continue reading

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles

I am joining in with Cee’s Black & White Challenge, but with an emphasis on Photoshop® rather than my own photography. I did take this first picture — a textile-related vehicle. But all… Continue reading

Nature Quilt Finished!

I wonder how many of my posts follow this formula:  “Plan A + Materials B = Progress to Point C.  Suddenly, Difficulty D comes along and causes everything to go horribly awry, at… Continue reading