Category Archives: Paula’s Quilt

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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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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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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Quilt Show Adventures & Challenges

“In its simplest form, a quilt is just some fabric and a little thread. It’s up to you to decide how to put it together.” YLI ad in QNM, March 2000 Whether a quilter chooses to work from a pattern … Continue reading

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Paula’s “Love It or Leave It” Challenge

We’re going thrift store shopping together! The last day of October is the first day of guild retreat and we will meet at 9:00 in the lobby. You will look for some “textile treasure” that excites your imagination. We’ll car … Continue reading

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Realignment

I’ve named my version of a convergence quilt “Realignment” since I shuffled some of the components around and added a fifth fabric. “Creativity is usually seen as an individual attribute but it depends on opportunity for expression and a receptive … Continue reading

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Gold Dust

Gold Dust “Anything I create becomes a doorway through which others can access my ideas and concerns, if they care to.” Peter Korn in his book, Why We Make Things and Why It Matters Gold Dust began with the traditional … Continue reading

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Passionflower

  “Make visual decisions visually!” Lorraine Torrence “Passionflower” began in a class taught by Jan Krentz who is the best teacher I have experienced. She taught from her book Lone Star Quilts and Beyond. The book contains careful instructions on … Continue reading

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Spectator Pumps

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo de Vinci When I first saw my quilt “Spectator Pumps” from a distance of thirty feet it took my breath away! I’d underestimated the visual impact of these star blocks because I had been … Continue reading

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Quilting as a grand adventure…

Fascinated by fabric from girlhood I’ve found my creative home in quilting. What I really love is finding the elements and putting it all together. I’ve long described myself as a mixed media collage artist—this allows me many options. I … Continue reading

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