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January 18, 2015
Learn Sashiko with Upcycle Alameda! from The Ardent Thread

I’ll be teaching a six-week course with sashiko and other hand sewing skills using upcycled fabrics at the Recrafting Co. in beautiful Alameda, CA. You can join in on Upcycle Alameda’s Meetup event page and/or contact Joan at 510-913-2732 for more information and to sign up. There are a limited number of seats available and we would love to have you in one of them.

Here are the details: 

Join an experienced Alameda sewing coach and seven fellow Islanders to make upcycle couture! Develop your signature style. Rethink how you clothe yourself and your family. Have creative ...

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Surprise in the border and a new start …. from Janet Ann Creations

with the top of my Sashiko / Applique quilt done
(Sylvia Pippen design)
I struggled with what to do for the border…
really wanted something different.

decided on a Sashiko border!

 with and applique surprise every once in a while!

really like how it's turning out…


New project…

Using 2" pentagon paper piece papers
and fabrics from my stash of Bonnie and Camilla.

 This is what I've come up with so far - 
a 16" red polka dot background square,
blue/white hounds tooth fabric in the center,
sashing in a blue/grey fabric, 
cornerstones in a blue/white fabric ...

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January 2, 2015
Sashiko.... I think I have a new addiction! from Alderwood Quilts

Oh, MY!  I think I have a new addiction!  I started a couple of new Sashiko projects and I can't stop!

The first is my Two Owls piece.  Sylvia Pippen has a series of panels to make Chinese Birds.  This owl piece is my first one.  I'm starting on the doves next.  I don't know how many different birds she'll have in the series.  I'll just keep making them and figure out what to do with them when they're all done.


The owls are done on Moda Marble fabric with  traditional Sashiko thread.  I ...

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December 31, 2014
It's starting to come together! from Janet Ann Creations

My Sashiko and Applique Quilt
is starting to come together!!


The center is done!
quilting ideas are running around in my head…
but next up borders … hmmm…what to do?
Maybe a sashiko border?!?….

we shall see what the new year brings!

Happy New Year to all!

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December 29, 2014
Updates for Late December 2014 from The Ardent Thread

I really left you hanging there, didn’t I? Sorry about that. After all the buzz of shopping Houston Quilt Market followed by teaching and selling at Quilt Festival I’m always in desperate need of a month or two to crawl back into my shell and not talk to humans very much. This tends to upset people who are JUST FINE working all year round, and they can never quite understand why I don’t reply to emails, return calls, or answer texts for a few weeks.

Winter is my sanity-rebuilding time. That’s all I can say.

Moving ...

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October 26, 2014
Houston International Quilt Market #1! from The Ardent Thread

Ok, a few pics from my first two days. More to come.

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The big red and white display is in celebration of the Festival’s 40 year Ruby Jubilee, and it is amazing. The other photos are from my shopping spree at Birch Fabrics, and the most excellent Tyson who helped me out.

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Dee Dee at Seven Islands talked me into way more fabric than I can handle right now… Good thing Thomas and I are working on our new shop space so we can fit it all!

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Two gorgeous photo-realistic, hand painted quilts I love.

More to come! So ...

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