Making Space for Making

I like to make stuff. Art is my jam but I haven't given it the time it serves in my life. Working on that.

You can sew do this

During the pandemic, sewing seems to be a thing that my friends are taking up (or taking up again). I learned to sew as a kid and worked in several fabric stores. It took me a long time to be proficient (and honestly, some days I wonder!), but it doesn’t take very long to make …

Small strip quilt used for a drying mat.

Practical quilts and weaving (!)

In the past month, I worked on several projects, including a long-planned pair of quilts for our kitchenette. We have two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and one has a kitchenette. I decided to upgrade the microfiber drying mat to a quilted version and made a companion quilt to go under the countertop water dispenser. …

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Quilt sheroes

My first quilt was a trip around the world lap quilt. I was asked to fill in as an instructor for a class and thought I should make the quilt before attempting to teach others. Why me? I do not know. Desperation, maybe. I was a long-time sewer at that point, but I had never …

Small red strip quilt

Quilted Joy

I was in the sewing room trying to find a project that I could work on and finish–I needed a win–and came across some red strips from another project. A long time ago, I took a quilting class called “All Reds Go Together (ARGT),” and this is an ode to that class. That take-home message …

Tree #18 quilt

When I grow up …

I wanna be a tree. This is my latest quilt, Tree #18. Green is my favorite color, so I have always been fond of trees. Or I have always been fond of trees, so green is my favorite color. Hard to say which came first. If you want to sing along, the soundtrack for this …