mute monday: kiss my backside

kiss my backside

not-so mute monday: the indulgent one

Someday I may go into the details about the fear, frustration, anger, joy, and settling of the past 20 months of my life but I’m still overwhelmed and just managing to stay in the games.

Here’s a photo snippet set of 2017 so far instead. I’ve been in airports, yammered in Los Angeles and Chicago, worked on a house in South Carolina, done my RealJob, and stitched a bit in between.

Have a good day!

At Michigan State University

yammering in Chicago

Me, in stitches

and Resist

with my office mate

in a hotel mirror

Hauling away stuff

Waiting to board

teaching in Los Angeles

Tacos at Tito's

Flying over the desert

South GA preserved

Multiplication is for suckers.

My father as a toddler

Victory is mine!

QuiltCon2017 and Fresh Quilting

Of course, the best thing about QuiltCon is the people. I finally got to meet Amanda in real life after years of online friendship.


And got to catch up with a whole lotta other friends, both new and old–like Lucy here. [Check out that Pink Lady girlie drink (lemonade and raspberry vodka) at the Olde Pink House in Savannah. You should go there and have the fried chicken. No, don’t ask any questions. Just get the chicken. And then ask for more cheese straws to-go with your leftover chicken. Just do it.]


I taught classes in small piecing, small hand piecing, and improvisational hand quilting. And, again, those are all about the people. It was heartwarming to get to know a zillion fabulous quilters who love to do the things close to my soul. We tried, we stumbled, we learned, and we excelled beyond belief.




The quilts in the show were the usual mixed bag, with some spectacular ones. I didn’t get to spend much time there, so no photos here. But you’ll find lots of them floating on the interwebs elsewhere. Go look!

Oh, and a new PBS show (sponsored by Brother) debuted at the convention. You can see episodes for brief periods here on their website: Fresh Quilting. I’m in episodes 103 and 105.

105 – Messages and Motifs: Modern quilts express personal statements. Quilt artist Chawne Kimber creates raw edge applique quilts focused on social justice. Quilt guild activist Katie Burford and Elizabeth Dackson share ideas for organizing unique quilt shows on a shoe-string budget. Using the latest design and quilting technology, Rebecca Kemp Brent quilts an updated feather design on a whole cloth quilt.


Okay, back soon! Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

tacit thursday: dawn in Savannah

At dawn...