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Wonder – And Beyond

Wonder. The world is full of this, don't you think? I am often in wonder of the world around me. Sometimes in a beautiful, inspired way and sometimes a bit more bewildered in a wondering, lost way.  Variety keeps life interesting, right? I have been wondering lately WHAT happened to my July this year? I started out in Sisters, Oregon at the marvelous Quilting Party put on there by the Stitchin' Post and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. But after that? It has been kind of a...

Tie One On Tjaps

Tie One On Tjaps – Mini Stories

Today's post is a continuation of the Tie One On Story - primarily the Tjap Mini Stories of the each design motifs. Posting quite a bit later than I had originally planned, but here it is!! The Tjaps (pronounced "chops" but I want to call them Designs or Prints) are the starting point of each Batik fabric. They are very organic and a copy of my original design so they are slightly irregular as well. I love that "imperfect" perfection as I call it. The following...

Tie One On – The Story Behind the Cloth

Today I thought I would tell you the fabric story behind my first collection of Modern Batiks for Banyan Batiks. This post is part one of the story, and mostly an overview of the whole collection. Here I give you the back drop and talk about the colorways in Tie One On. My next post will talk about the individual designs. I do hope you will enjoy this little tale...

Quilts, Inc. Interview

Hey there, so last month, I had the honor of being in a Quilts, Inc. interview for their E-magazine, eInsider,  to quilt shop owners. I was planning on getting this posted for you before I left for Market, but if you follow me on Instagram, you know that our getting to Market had more than a few bumps on the way out of here. So I am back now and kinda, sorta settled back into life and the Studio. I actually have SOOO much to do still,...

Thread Cutterz, threadcutterz, shark tank, cutting thread made easy,

Thread Cutterz

Have you seen these fancy schmancy cool cutters by Thread Cutterz? I have not yet met Vance Zahorski in person, but we have talked via email and wow, what a great guy! And the Thread Cutterz story is a pretty cool one. [caption id="attachment_54004" align="alignnone" width="343"] One of the many Crystal decorated Thread Cutterz rings available.[/caption]   I gave Vance this list of interview questions MONTHS ago, but finally, I am getting this out to you! So read on about Vance, his family, the Cutterz and chasing dreams. Tell us...