Since starting my small business, Quilting Moonbeams, in 2013, I’ve found that my busiest times are the few months leading up to Christmas and the few months leading up to graduation. T-shirt quilts seem to be go-to presents for those events — and I’d have to agree! After starting my new job, I didn’t have… Continue reading A Recap of Christmas Quilts
Writing is such an interesting process. Sometimes an event or experience brings me a particular insight that I want to write down. Sometimes I know right away what I want to write. Other times it has to marinate for a few days or even weeks before I’m ready to write. Often I’ll “write” in my… Continue reading They Don’t All Make It
On Monday morning I was walking the dogs like I always do. It was before the sunrise, so house lights and two streets lights were the only points of illumination along the street. We reached the turnaround spot and were headed back to the house. We came up to an odd intersection - where three… Continue reading Is it a Sign?
As the Camino approached I knew I needed to make some adjustments in my schedule. For the last year or so I’ve had the unlimited package at my yoga studio. Knowing that I would be gone or very busy for most of June and anticipating the arrival of our puppy in July, I decided to… Continue reading My Eye Kept Twitching
I met him when he was in elementary school. His parents were very excited about the youth program I was leading and couldn’t wait for him to join in on all the fun. The summer before he started sixth grade, I went to his house to learn more about him – what he enjoys, what… Continue reading New Dreams: T’s Quilt
I love watching nature shows. When I was in Alaska for a few months, I lived on the banks of Prince William Sound in an RV for a few weeks. As the days got longer and longer, I’d sit along the rocks of the water watching the wildlife. I made up my own nature shows… Continue reading Awe
Just over two years ago I made this quilt top using fabric I had received from Christmas (thanks Bob!). By the way, how cute is it that it was only a few weeks after Christmas and I was writing, “Finally found some time to use to start using fabric I received from Christmas!” I still… Continue reading Imperfections
Last December I needed something to occupy my mind and hands. Late in the month I discovered Pat Sloan’s upcoming Solstice Quilt Along project. Each week from the winter solstice to the summer solstice she would release a quilt block. If one followed along with her asymmetrical blocks and completed the various borders, the final… Continue reading Solstice QAL Complete!
Up until the past year or so, I would have described all of my quilts so far as modern or improv. Sometimes I would follow a pattern, but many times I’d create something as I went. Part of the reason for this is that I wasn’t very good at following instructions – or at least… Continue reading Dutchman’s Puzzle
Do you ever look out the window in amazement at the trees, wondering how they know to grow and become? I do. Do you ever look in awe at the various shades of green that encompass your backyard, grateful for many hues? I do. Do you ever get the urge to look up and then… Continue reading Earth