Author Archives: Paula

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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Wide Sashing with Lots of Energy!

In October of 2013 Dianne, one of my fellow bloggers on the Rebel quilt blog, posted this quilt which wowed me! I was amazed by the effect of the wide sashing with split elements. She created this as part of … Continue reading

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Round Robin Consultation

I never know who or what I might find at a local quilt or fabric shop or thrift shop. I see each as a place for a “treasure hunt”. Several weeks ago I ran into a Janet Brown who is … Continue reading

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Quilters on a Joint Adventure

“Fabrics have a presence and a warmth totally different from paint or photography. As a result, many people respond to quits in a very personal way.” Ruth Mc Dowell, a Fabric Journey, 2005, p. 43 Picture two avid quilters shopping … Continue reading

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The Value of “value” for a Quilt.

“Color gets the credit and value does the work!” declared Pam Goggans talented quilted and pattern designer at our recent guild meeting. When I later talked to Pam about this idea, she said she originally read the words in a … Continue reading

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