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Exuberant and Untidy!

After sitting through a long-winded description and proscription on how to best please quilt judges, I was ready for another version of reality. Those of us who don’t see quilting as a “competitive sport” need to be heard too. For … Continue reading

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Scrap Happy

“In it’s simplest form, a quilt is just some fabric and a little bit of thread. It’s up to you to decide how to put it together.” YLI ad in QNM, March 2000 Every quilter has scraps. We all have … Continue reading

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Crete #6 Honoring the Holy Myrtle Tree

My first morning on Crete, I went out before 8:00 a.m. in search of an offering for the altars we would prepare on later days. I chose this Cretan honey, in part, because it comes in this small shapely glass … Continue reading

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Creating is About Alchemy!

Alchemy: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination. “When you love something like reading—or drawing or nature (Paula adds quilting)—it surrounds you with a sense of connection to something greater. If you are lucky enough to know this, … Continue reading

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Improvisational Quilts & You….

When Jeanie Wyatt taught an “Improvisational Quilting” class at the Fayetteville library, I signed up immediately! With her encouragement I selected scraps from the mountain of odds and ends of fabric she provided. After showing several examples of her own … Continue reading

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Exploring the Color Orange

“Compositions matter. Artfully arranged, anything can become a thing of beauty.” designer Barbara Barry, House Beautiful, January 2013 p.79 The umbrella photo recalls my introduction to the variety of “color wheels” humans have created. I was under the illusion that … Continue reading

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Adventures in Arkansas-Part 1

In late July, 2018, I traveled to Hot Springs, AR to present a trunk show. The Hot Springs Quilt Guild’s warm welcome included someone using my camera to take photos during my presentation about memory and scrapbook quilts. Here is … Continue reading

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What is a Pilgrimage? Crete, Part 5

What is a Pilgrimage? Carol Christ who was the leader of the Pilgrimage I embarked on in 2017, answered this question in her October 29, 2018 post: Goddess Pilgrimage: A Sacred Journey for Women. https://feminismandreligion.com/2018/10/29/goddess-pilgrimage-a-sacred-journey/ A pilgrim leaves home and … Continue reading

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Following the Dream: Crete, Part 4

Last October I managed to transport myself from my everyday world to the Mediterranean island of Crete, Greece. How did I manage to pull this off? This is a question I ask myself. Sometimes, someone else asks me a variation … Continue reading

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Seeing Ourselves Reflected in our Photographs, Crete, Part 3

A collection begins when we are attracted to the same thing again and again. My first morning in Crete, I stepped out of our hotel and found a weary looking street dog curled up in a warm corner of the … Continue reading

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