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October 20, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

Family TraditionsDoes your family have holiday traditions? If so, does it include candy or sweet...

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October 19, 2021
Pain, Grief and Showing up Anyway from Where Art & Life Meet

So here’s the thing…  I feel a whole lot better when I show up even when I feel awful, even when I feel things are rough and I’m tired, even when I don’t want to.  I’ve also learned that showing up anyway is the single best remedy for not continuing to feel that way. Except […]

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October 14, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

How to Pick Thread Color for Machine QuiltingHow do you pick thread colors if the quilt top has...

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October 5, 2021
Remembering My Mother and Stitching Anyway from Where Art & Life Meet

This blog is a reminder of my mother.  She was my biggest supporter and commented over the years more than anyone else. It was through this blog that I often kept in touch with her and towards the end it was the one full proof way I knew I could reach her, especially when my […]

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September 29, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

Free Motion Quilting Designs for EveryoneDo you find yourself wanting to finish a project but also...

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September 28, 2021
Controlling What You Can from Where Art & Life Meet

Today’s morning reading excerpt: “While you don’t control external events, you retain the ability to decide how you respond to those events. You control what every external event means to you personally.” The Daily Stoic When we returned from Africa, I had a livestream scheduled for the next day and a Zoom meeting that couldn’t […]

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September 14, 2021
Getting Back to Work from Where Art & Life Meet

I just finished editing the final video of our Africa trip. If you’re interested in following along I created a playlist: African Adventures and you can subscribe to get email notifications whenever a new video is posted. The last video of that trip will post on Saturday. A couple of fun things are in the […]

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September 12, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

Quilt Stories If your quilt could talk, what would it say? Every quilt has a story. The story may...

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September 9, 2021
The Day to Day Trajectory of a Tourist on Safari from Where Art & Life Meet

First day seeing an animal (any animal): Me: What is that?  It looks like a boar.  Runs to find someone who can accurately identify said boar.  Told it’s a warthog.   Second time seeing boar-like creature: Me: Oh look! It’s a warthog. Confidently lists several features of the warthog; it’s preferred vegetation, which animals prey upon it, etc. First day […]

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5 Easy Free Motion Quilting Designs for BeginnersLearn 5 easy free motion quilting designs. Loops...

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September 7, 2021
This is Grief, I’m Told from Where Art & Life Meet

There are moments that feel impossible and others that fly by unnoticed. Mostly I’m exhausted almost constantly, as though a perpetual scrim has enveloped me, making everything feel heavier, cloudier, more difficult to sort through. It’s not terrible, just different. This is grief, I’m told. This morning is one of those heavier moments. Maybe it’s […]

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September 4, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

Amanda’s Comfort Quilt, A Fidget Quilt for DementiaMaking a child-like activity quilt for my...

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August 31, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

Free Motion Quilting, A Love Hate Relationship Do you love machine quilting but have challenges with...

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August 22, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

The Practice of Machine Quilting PracticeHow do you practice machine quilting? Do you use scrap...

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August 17, 2021
Our African Adventure: Rwanda! from Where Art & Life Meet

It’s impossible not to contemplate the genocide that ravaged this country, when more than one million people were massacred in 100 days. Think about that. Resulting in a collective trauma that is still felt by so many to this day. It was a brutal time demonstrating the worst aspects of colonialism and the racism that […]

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August 14, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

Avoid Three Machine Quilting Mistakes The latest episode of Quilt Conversations LIVE! is a...

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August 12, 2021
Prepping for Africa from Where Art & Life Meet

Off we go on our grand adventure to Africa tomorrow! Here is a little recap of the last 24 hours… Yesterday: Wake up to find we have been sent a notification from the airlines that our flight has been cancelled. Wait, what?!??? My heart skips a beat, a precursor to the flood of panic that […]

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August 10, 2021
Livestreaming, My Bernina & Africa from Where Art & Life Meet

As it turns out the bobbin winder on my new Bernina is broken. Silly me, thinking I could wind the bobbin upside down, I didn’t realize this until it was too late, and it did us both in. Off to the shop it will go, but in the meantime, I continue to fine tune my […]

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August 7, 2021 from Living Water Quilter

Stress Free Machine Quilting Road MapTake the stress out of machine quilting your projects with a...

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August 5, 2021
Stitching, Sewing & Cats from Where Art & Life Meet

There are still spaces left for The Basics Workshop! This workshop is for any and all who want to learn basic design concepts, techniques, stitches and have lots and lots of fun. Hurry and sign up now before it fills up. I did a livestream for my Patrons yesterday using my newly organized space and […]

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