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May 25, 2019
Improv Triangles—Perfectly Pointless from Tales of a Stitcher

Over the years, I have made several quilts using the flying geese unit. I think the obsession started in Nancy Crow’s Workshop called Sets and Variables.

We were to select a motif to work with. I wanted to work with the flying geese unit. I started three compositions. None of which were the assignment–this was a problem. Still my love of triangles persisted.

The neutral triangle units in the upper right photo eventually became Birch Woods Glimmer.

Birch Wood Glimmer

While writing Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line and Shape, I had the opportunity to go even further down the ...

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May 7, 2019
Shifting Tides: Convergence In Cloth from Tales of a Stitcher

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth debuted in April at WORKS/San Jose in San Jose, California. The exhibition was on view at this location until May 5, 2019. While I was attending the SAQA annual conference in San Jose, I had the opportunity to see the exhibition “live”.

The Saturday afternoon of the conference was spent walking through downtown San Jose visiting museums and galleries. The weather was perfect for this adventure.

I told you about my application for this exhibition in an earlier blog post.  I was motived to submit work by the fact that the AK SAQA region ...

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May 1, 2019
Shifting Tides—The Application from Tales of a Stitcher

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth grew into existence with the persistent volunteering of several dedicated SAQA members located in the SAQA regions associated with the Pacific Ocean and its coasts. 

This region SAQA exhibition is composed of artwork made by artists residing in Alaska, Hawaii, Northern California/Northern Nevada, Oregon, Southern California/Southern Nevada, Washington, and Western Canada. That is a lot of territory.

This team of tenacious doers representing all of the regions met on a regular basis to get all seven areas to agree on subject matter, size, exhibition venues, and more. Can you imagine getting a group ...

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July 8, 2018
New Quilts 2018 from Tales of a Stitcher

It has been almost two weeks since my last blog post. It is amazing how throwing a holiday on your Wednesday makes the entire week wacky. Still we keep doing what we do–around the sun we go.

I just got back from the photographer, and I have new work to share! If the quilt names have links attached to them, that means I have written a more in-depth blog post about the process behind that quilt.

I got images of Mosh Pit @ the Golden that I really like.

Last fall, I teamed up with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. They sent ...

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June 3, 2018
Break Up from Tales of a Stitcher

In the Alaska, we can be well into May and still have patches of snow and ice. We were out in McCarthy, Alaska last weekend, and this is what the swimming hole looked like on Sunday May 27th.

From late March to the end of May life looks like this.

Last year, I wrote a blog post called Walking towards Winter’s End with lots of fun photos of what Break Up season looks like. 


I love this season. Everyone’s lawns look like junkyards, You spend your days adding an subtracting layers of clothing, and the daylight just keeps ...

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