Archive | May, 2019

The Grumpy Quilter and the Changing Face of Quilt Shows

Last week I wrote about how the entire quilting dynamic is changing. The “average” quilter is now 63 years-old. Memberships in guilds and bees are declining. Now let’s take a look at how quilt shows are changing — because this area of the quilt world isn’t the same as it was even ten years ago. […]

The Grumpy Quilter and the Changing Face of the Quilt World…Part One

I’ve explored how the quilt world has changed in several past blogs.  Remember the year I ranted and raved about the decline of the LQS (Local Quilt Shops)?  Well, I’m still kind of upset about it.  And unfortunately, all my anger hasn’t gone a long way to stop the bleeding.  Since my first blogs lamenting […]

Obligatory What I Did on My Summer Vacation Post

About 99.9% of all my blogs are about quilting.  This blog is not.  It’s about where I went on my early summer vacation. For most of our years together, Bill and I have rented a house at the beach for a week and took the family down to the coast for seven days of ocean, […]

More Fabric Possibilities

We’re finishing our discussion of fabric “dissection” this week. I want to share with you some ideas of getting all your money’s worth out of all of your stash. The material you quilt with is an investment and there are no reasons why nearly every inch shouldn’t be considered valuable. There are a couple of […]

Material Possibilities

When I was a kid, one of my favorite activities was coloring.  I had a kazillon coloring books, sheets and sheets of blank paper, and probably a half-a-dozen of those 84-count boxes of crayons.  I was a sickly kid – I had asthma and severe allergies.  As a result, I spent a lot of time […]