Author Archives: Paula

“Altered books”–A Creative Possibility

I’ve been forced to slow down. Now I’m attempting to embrace this new reality. I’ve started a “Gratitude” scrapbook–actually an “altered book” to please my collage/artist self and to escape into my “right brain” as often as possible. Quilting and … Continue reading

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Color Study

Treasures are waiting for us around every corner! Browsing an upscale local flea market, The French Door, with my friend Joan, I found this fabulously simple (and elegant) creation. Each of the rectangular centers appears to be silk–some are solid … Continue reading

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Creating Diagonal Designs in the Classroom

Nineteen quilters spent six hours playing with fabric and creating another layer of community with each other. We had a large bright sewing space with plenty of room for all of us to set up our sewing stations. Our Super … Continue reading

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Diagonal Designs Make Dynamic Quilts

In conjunction with my program “Diagonal Designs Make Dynamic Quilts” at QUILT on August 25, I’m teaching a Super Saturday Sew-in class on the same subject on August 27 from 9-3:00. The cost is $10 and you can pick from … Continue reading

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Rachel Carson, aka Ms. Green

Our guild challenge comes from the game Clue. We each got an envelope with three items: the victim, the room and the weapon. My cards were Mr. Green, the Library and the Knife. Our quilt was to have each of … Continue reading

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Collaborative Quilts=Excitement

When invited into another quilter’s studio, I never turn that offer down! Roaming or following a quilter around her studio offers concrete information as well as subjective impressions. As creative people we borrow ideas and find inspiration in the work … Continue reading

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Charismatic Taupe

“The viewer’s eye will customarily go to the area of your quilt with the greatest contrast.” from Irene Barry in QNM Dec/Jan 2009 All the new and interesting avenues for creating with fabric are what I love about quilting! Of … Continue reading

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Compositions matter!

“Compositions matter. Artfully arranged, anything can become a thing of beauty.” interior designer Barbara Barry We quilters are composers! We compose moods, messages and fantasies using our palette of fabrics. Jeanie Schneider’s quilt dances with good cheer! Bright and balmy … Continue reading

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Still Life, Still Alive at Seventy

” How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.” anonymous author, but quoted by Amanda Herring in the winter issue of Women Create Magazine Celebrations take many shapes and forms. I celebrated my 70th birthday with … Continue reading

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Thinking About “Negative Space”

“Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery” anonymous I hope Leeanna Walker is flattered when she sees this small quilt top (24″ x 38″) because her Butterfly quilt inspired my pulling together my wallhanging named “Negative Nines”. Leeanna sent … Continue reading

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