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October 30, 2020
Circle & Curve Sampler Workshop from Tales of a Stitcher

Next weekend, I am teaching a two day VIRTUAL version of my workshop Circle & Curve Sampler in partnership with the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska.

M-Eye Perspective

Here are the details & sign up logistics.

Circle & Curve Sampler
Saturday & Sunday 
November 7 & 8, 2020
2:30 -5:30PM AKST Alaska Standard Time (What time is that for you? Click here to find out.)
Link to Sign Up 


Most people think of line when they think of my work. This is true. I like lines.


Still I have made many, many quilts with curves. In fact, I  have been ...

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October 14, 2020
Virtual Teaching Schedule 2020 Open Enrollment! from Tales of a Stitcher

A lot has happened since I started teaching virtually on September 9, 2020. Basically, I am learning to ZOOM for a living. The traditional limits of me traveling to a guild, shop, or festival and teaching no longer exist. Additionally, no matter where you are in the world you can join me. How cool is that?

    Old School Workshop

In this blog post, I would like to share with you the THREE workshops that I will be offering directly to you this fall.

These three workshops are a comprehensive exploration of the concepts and techniques I use in my work ...

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September 23, 2020
Kitchen Sink Quilting Workshop from Tales of a Stitcher

In my blog post LIVE! from Alaska, I mentioned that I was thinking about offering workshops directly from me to you.

Kitchen Sink Quilt by Claire Sherman

I wasn’t sure when this would happen as I am a Technology Resistor. Is that a term? It should be.

But sometimes the universe just makes it happen. Which means, I am offering my first (from me to you) VIRTUAL live workshop Kitchen Sink Quilting on Friday & Saturday, October 2 & 3 from 1PM – 4PM Alaska Time. What time is that for you? Click the link to find out.

Here is the synopsis ...

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September 7, 2020
LIVE from Alaska! from Tales of a Stitcher

I arrived in Los Angles on Friday, March 13 to teach for the LA Modern Quilt Guild. By the time I left, life as we know it was being shut down across the world. Since then, historical events continue to explode on our personal, political, and emotional time lines. If life were a game, we would be playing at the VERY DIFFICULT level.

I checked out. I took up biking and sock knitting and berry picking. 

I spent two months in McCarthy, Alaska where we have an off-the-grid cabin. 

Meanwhile, many of my peers were traveling via the internet– teaching ...

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March 14, 2020
Quilting in the Time of Covid-19 from Tales of a Stitcher

Let’s Sync.

Syncing is when I finally manage to step back from my life for a moment and take a big picture look at what is happening. As in, stop quilting Maria, and take a look around.

This is almost always an airplane moment.

airplane photo

I knew this year was going to be a tough schedule all the way around, and then it got serious. The details go like this.

Son #1 and Son #2 are graduating from college and high school this spring. While we do know that they will graduate, we are not so sure about the ceremonies ...

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November 16, 2019
Hudson River Valley Art Workshops from Tales of a Stitcher

Years ago, I would read my quilting magazines late at night, and I would see the ads for the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops, and wish I was there.


At the time, we lived in rural Alaska with three little boys and the idea of traveling to upstate New York to study quilt making was really just a late night wish before a  slumber frequently broken by toddler demands.

Time passed.

I began to teach—just a gig here and there. The boys grew.

Summer 2009

And grew.


And then one day there was an email from Kim Polla inviting me to ...

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