I am one of four members of the Boulder Loose Threads (BLT) critique group. Cynthia, Leah, Liz, and I formed the group as an offshoot of a Heather Thomas design class. At the time I was happily doing my needlepoint and just tickled that the quilters in BLT were willing to let me hang out […]
Fear has been on my mind a lot of late. Partly because of the 80-100 mile per hour wind gusts in Boulder and partly because of a big change in my life. Two very different types of fear . . . or so I thought. First the wind. If you know Boulder, Colorado, at all, […]
Every January the National Western Stock Show rides into Denver for two weeks. Along with it come extremes in temperature, from well below zero to toasty 60s, and my once-a-year desire to be a cowgirl. Not the kind of cowgirl running around with bling on everything possible, but the one covered in animal slobber, hair, […]
Leo will be a surprise birthday gift from the recipients children.
I was in Cincinnati for the International Quilt Festival when my friend Liz Kettle handed me a bag of goodies and declared, “You need to do this.” The bag contained samples of men’s suiting and shirting fabrics, a tie, buttons, and the challenge to make an 18 x 18-inch art quilt based on what a […]
I’m coming up for air after spending untold hours in the studio this weekend. There is a new black sheep, Bubba, taking form on the design wall. He’s bit colorful for a black sheep. My animals have a way of telling me their names, just like Bubba did. I was trying to call him Baa […]