Take a break from the electric hum of the sewing machine and settle in to hand-sew for a little while. In this two-day workshop, there are no rules and no patterns. We’ll share our fabrics and our stories as we create one-of-a-kind quilted wall-hangings and explore methods of improv-piecing that will help us hone our artistic voice and discover a quieter space within. To register or for more info click here.
We need 43 quilters to make 43 quilt blocks for the 43 college students who were arrested by the police and then never seen again.
43 college students disappearing overnight is a crime that no one should get away with, but that's exactly what's happening in Mexico to date. Unless justice and explanations are demanded of the federal government, these 43 college students will remain disappeared. Watch the video above to see how you can help these families bring justice before the second anniversary of the Ayotzinapa disappearance this September.
- Sign up for a quilt block
- Photos of the 43
- The guidelines for this project
- Check out the petition at Amnesty International: Take Action
- Here's the nonprofit that's helping us organize this effort >> Nuestra Aparente Rendición
- To find out more about the Ayotzinapa students, check out this photo essay
- Emails sent out: March 7, March 11, March 18
In December, Ashton from Wax + Wane Fiber came up from Baltimore to spend the weekend with us in Brooklyn. We had a great visit (ditto on the doughnuts!) and insightful conversations on the sacred nature of a workspace. To find out more about our conversation and to get a personal tour of my home and studio, visit their blog here!
In her interview with Sewmamasew, Sherri Lynn Wood shouts me out as a "rising star in the industry". The other quilters she mentions are all talented, so it's such an honor to be named among them. You should check out their work too!
Listen to me talk about quilts more than you probably ever wanted to hear!
Interior Designer Mark Cutler of NousDecor featured my quilts as one of his holiday gift picks this year. I've got three left in stock (including the one he featured!) if you're looking for a gift.
It was overcast this morning, perfect for a quilt photo shoot. So my partner and I struck out on our bikes with a couple of quilts shoved into two big IKEA bags and rode around Ditmas Park and Kensington looking for a spot to shoot. We found this fence running alongside the F train that made a terrific backdrop.
I was recently asked to create a quilt for the Center for Urban Pedagogy's fundraiser. I made them a baby quilt, which I always enjoy making... not only are they fast, I feel like they're the perfect format for experimenting with design. I hope it brings this excellent organization some good funds!
More pics at my etsy shop.
The longarm arrived this week! It came late Wednesday night and I've already done a couple mini test quilts that came out pretty well, though there was definitely a learning curve. I'm pretty sure I had to take out more stitches than I actually sewed.
I just got back from my third trip to the post office. Everyone's reward is now officially in the mail! Your notes or totes should be there by the end of this week according to the nice lady at the post office. Thank you for your patience this past month as we were sorting postcards, sewing totes, and getting everything packaged up and ready to ship.
Thanks to the generosity of so many friends, family, and fans, I just successfully finished a Kickstarter campaign to invest in an industrial longarm quilting machine and start a website. So here we are! I look forward to creating this new space to connect with fellow quilters and fans of quilts. Keep in touch! And in the meantime, check out my fun Kickstarter video that helped me raise $12,685 to grow my quilting studio.