Category Archive: Happy Textiles

Quilt Festival Treats

One of the great benefits of living near Houston, Texas, is that going to the International Quilt Festival takes just a short car trip.  Since I don’t have to plan and pay for… Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Make Plans for Pillow Fight Day

I was sad to discover that I  have already missed Worldwide Quilting Day and Holi, the Color Festival, this year.  I looked on the web for a master list of textile-related celebrations so… 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

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This is a very ugly toy bird that my husband brought me back from some of his travels.  It was a great choice because I’m a birder, and I love to recycle textiles… Continue reading

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This vintage table cloth captures the spirit of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  Doesn’t it make you feel like gathering the community for a quick barn-raising, followed by a potluck feast? The tablecloth… Continue reading

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The Road to Textiles

My mom must have started me on the road to art appreciation and textile love when she embroidered this bib for me when I was a baby. When I was 5 years old,… Continue reading