Category Archive: Environmental Considerations

Sustainability – a Hopeful View

In my last two posts, I have shared a little of what I have been reading about sustainable textiles.  I never did find any information focused on art/craft textiles or even textiles for… Continue reading

Six Books on Sustainability and Some Things I Learned

Try not to think of this as a really long post, try to think of it as a quick way to sample six books on sustainability, and see if any of them intrigue… Continue reading

Looking into Sustainable Textiles, Part One

Wherever you fall on the diet spectrum, you can find loads of information about the food you eat.  If you survive on junk food, you are surrounded by warnings to change your ways,… Continue reading

Happy Earth Day!

We’re going solar! And the construction makes a great run-in shed for the sheep, too! We are not up and running yet – we have to wait until final inspection from our electricity… Continue reading

Nature at Night

Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats have a summer home in Texas.  They live in large colonies scattered across the state.   We went to watch them emerge at sunset from the Devil’s Sinkhole near… Continue reading

Texas Botanist Mary Sophie Young

For my celebration of Women’s History Month, I am officially appointing myself Founder of the Mary Sophie Young Fan Club. I first heard of Dr. Mary Sophie Young back in 2006, when I… Continue reading

Paperwork and Photographs

January is the time of year when I want to be outside working if the weather is nice, and inside quilting or weaving if it isn’t.  But instead I seem to spend the… Continue reading

March Materials Madness

It all started with the book, The Uncommon Quilter: Small Art Quilts Created with Paper, Plastic, Fiber, and Surface Design by Jeanne Williamson.   It’s a big title, but the quilts in the book… Continue reading

The Best-Laid Plots

Daily Prompt: A Plot of Land You’re given a plot of land and have the financial resources to do what you please. What’s the plan? Hoping and dreaming for a plot of land… Continue reading

Textiles of Comfort and Joy

At this time of the year, we especially think of mitigating the suffering of others.  The comfort and community we craftspeople feel, just from making something, is beautifully expressed here on Quilting Piece… Continue reading