Plum Blossom Time
On my return from teaching at Quilter’s Connection in Watertown, MA, I discovered the plum blossoms in full bloom in our back yard. The tree won’t bear any fruit worth mentioning, but who cares! Like many of our quilts they exist only for their beauty, not for any practical purpose.
But if my trees did bear fruit, this is what they would look like.

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Plum Blossom Time
On my return from teaching at Quilter’s Connection in Watertown, MA, I discovered the plum blossoms in full bloom in our back yard. The tree won’t bear any fruit worth mentioning, but who cares! Like many of our quilts they exist only for their beauty, not for any practical purpose.
But if my trees did bear fruit, this is what they would look like.

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Paducah, I Shall Miss You!
I won’t be able to attend the AQS show in Paducah, KY this year. But Frieda will be there with Anne Lullie minding the Artfabrik / FrieStyle booth. Look her up in booth 1907 and tell her how much I miss being there.

Instead I’ll be off teaching in sunny Massachusetts and visiting my friend Janet Dye. Janet is the person who introduced me to the wonderful world of art quilts. She started it all!

However, my quilt, Nice Neighborhood (above), will be at Paducah. This colorful quilt depicts my neighborhood along the Fox River.
Well, not really.

I am reliably informed by Melody (who taught me all about fusing), that my quilt won a Judges Choice award from Mary Sorensen, a woman of excellent taste. Thanks Mary!

This quilt is now part of the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Check it out!


Paducah, I Shall Miss You!
I won’t be able to attend the AQS show in Paducah, KY this year. But Frieda will be there with Anne Lullie minding the Artfabrik / FrieStyle booth. Look her up in booth 1907 and tell her how much I miss being there.

Instead I’ll be off teaching in sunny Massachusetts and visiting my friend Janet Dye. Janet is the person who introduced me to the wonderful world of art quilts. She started it all!

However, my quilt, Nice Neighborhood (above), will be at Paducah. This colorful quilt depicts my neighborhood along the Fox River.
Well, not really.

I am reliably informed by Melody (who taught me all about fusing), that my quilt won a Judges Choice award from Mary Sorensen, a woman of excellent taste. Thanks Mary!

This quilt is now part of the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Check it out!

Surrounded!
Frieda and I have spent the last few days surrounded by color. The colors of our hand-dyed fabrics and threads and bright little quilts on the walls wrap around our booth at the IQF in Chicago.

We’re also surrounded by friends! Everyday we meet quilt friends, fellow teachers, students we have taught, and future fusers of America. Conversations about family, quilting, and friendship abound.

It’s been a good show.

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Surrounded!
Frieda and I have spent the last few days surrounded by color. The colors of our hand-dyed fabrics and threads and bright little quilts on the walls wrap around our booth at the IQF in Chicago.

We’re also surrounded by friends! Everyday we meet quilt friends, fellow teachers, students we have taught, and future fusers of America. Conversations about family, quilting, and friendship abound.

It’s been a good show.

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