Posts Tagged ‘quilt’

Labyrinth Quilts in the News!

Posted on Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Quilt Life article on me and my quilts is now out and on the stands! To the left you see part of the first page – an absolutely stunning overlay of my Yellow Brick Road quilt upon a hedgerow labyrinth. The author, Meg Cox, did a fantastic job of highlighting my quilts and their value to me (in the making of them) and those who end up with them in their homes. If you want the complete article, but can’t find the magazine, please email me and I’ll see what I can do about getting you a pdf file. And, if you are a quilter/fiber artist, or have an interest in creating your own family celebrations, please check out Meg Cox’s website; she’s got a foot in each of those worlds.

Make Your Own Happiness – surround yourself with. . .

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2011

A friend has asked me to make him a quilt, adding, “I am surrounding myself only with things I love, that make me laugh, or remind me of friends.” What a wonderful way to live your life. Obviously there are things that are practical or even necessary, but my friend’s list is a helpful addition for anything beyond practicality. But even practicality can mix with other values. . . as when another friend said to me, “If it doesn’t feel like pajamas, I’m not wearing it.” There, comfort was the issue, and my friend loves comfort. I like a house which is neat and clean, but more than that I love doing what I love to do – which, more often than not these days, is sewing and making beautiful things to look at or which carry loving, supportive energy.