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Aurifil Designers of the Month – 2018 –

It is my honor to be part of the Aurifil Designers of the Month for 2018 - such a talented group of people! If you haven't hear of this program, Pat Sloan has been organizing designers of all kinds for years to create a block or mini quilt or some other creative needle work for many years now for the Aurifil blog and the world! This year the theme is "The Places We Go."  Each designer will be presenting a 12 1/2" (unfinished) block in Black/White/and A Color....

Orange Dot Quilts, Dora Cary, Modern Quilting, Quilting, Fresh Perspective

Orange Dot Quilts

Happy New Year and welcome to today's interview with Dora from Orange Dot Quilts. I met Dora through my time on staff at Generation Q Magazine. She had entered some entries in my Block Builder Feature there and we published Boxing Play - the green and blue quilt behind Dora in the below picture. I don't think she was "Orange Dot Quilts" yet, but I think she started the company up soon thereafter if not before. Dora has an eye for design to be sure. I met Dora in...

5-Ways-to-Stay-Creative

Five Ways to Stay Creative

Today I wanted to share five ways to stay creative when your daily journey takes you down the street on the Rainy side of Life. This holiday season was a hard one for me personally. It marked 2 years since my mom died (September really) and 21 years since my little brother committed suicide - that's actually coming up in a week. His birthday, November 24th was on the Friday after Thanksgiving this year, same as when he was born back 24 years before he left...

Uppercase Vol 2

Uppercase Volume 2 by Janine Vangool for Windham Fabrics is what I call New Vintage Fabric. Brand New stuff, Current color combinations. Old Timey Feel. Just my cup of tea!! And since these are nice simple designs, some of them really function very well as solids. My FAVORITE kind of "solids" in that they really are a small print but they read like a solid against the wild florals and prints that I like to use. I think these prints will go equally well in a modern...