Category Archives: Quilting

Video of the Week: What Does a Quilters Guild Do?

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I just discovered that a quilter whom I know and love, Frances Arnold, was interviewed in November 2020 by Bonnie Browning (of the American Quilt Society) about her guild.

You can learn more about Frances and her quilts at her website.

More Wonderful Quilting Blogs and Sites

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More Wonderful Quilting Blogs and Sites

Way back in 2018 I posted a list of my 12 favorite quilting sites. I still stand by my choices. Some have not been active lately, but you can still find lots of awesome articles and quilt photos on them.

But, four years later, I’ve come across at least eight other blogs and websites that I love just as much. Have you seen these?

  • Quilting Is My Therapy. Angela Walters believes even you can do free motion quilting. In fact, she has designed multiple challenges and produced many video tutorials to help you become the quilter of your dreams.
  • All People Quilt is the website of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. You can sign up for their email newsletter, which contains links to hundreds of quilt patterns, most of which are free.
  • Frances Quilts. I’ve posted about Frances Arnold in the past, and if you follow my Creative Juice feature on Fridays, you’ve seen much of Frances’ work over the last few years. She has also created free quilting challenges and quilt patterns.
  • Quilty Folk. Audrey always has a bunch of quilts in-progress. I love seeing them at different stages, and I am always blown away by the finishes.
  • Crazy Quilter on a Bike. As you can tell from the name of this chock full o’ beautiful quilts blog, Elaine, the author, is also whimsical.
  • From My Carolina Home. Carole is a girl after my own heart. She not only quilts, but she loves other creative pastimes as well.
  • Chopin—A Passionate Quilter From Texas. Nanette makes lots of beautiful quilts.
  • Quilting Daily. I’ve just signed up to follow this website, and I haven’t fully explored it yet. Much of the content requires a subscription, but there is a lot to see.

Quilters, now it’s your turn. Do you like a quilting blog or website that is not on either of my lists? Or do you blog about quilting? Leave a link in the comments below.

Creative Juice #300

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Creative Juice #300

If you like quilts and trees, you’ve hit the jackpot this week.

Creative Juice # 299

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Creative Juice # 299

Read and muse this weekend.

Creative Juice #298

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Creative Juice #298

Lots of good stuff here.

Creative Juice #296

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Creative Juice #296

So many of these articles touch my heart.

Creative Juice #295

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Creative Juice #295

Beautiful. Creative. Uplifting.

  • The Lucas Brothers are standup comedians with philosophy and law degrees. And they wrote the script for Judas and the Black Messiah.
  • It’s hard to get started sometimes. But, butt in chair. Daydream. Doodle. Do something to engage your subconscious. And then, suddenly, the magic happens.
  • Writing routines.
  • Six words to say to your child. I wish I’d done this more.
  • You’d like to make a quilt, but don’t have the energy for a full-sized project. How about a pillow instead? 63 free patterns.
  • For the novelists: your character must experience failure.
  • I am amazed this artist finds on-site such a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes of rocks to make his art.
  • Sculptures springing out of books.
  • Artist Robin Seiz shares her work, her journey, and her studio.
  • A children’s book illustrator shares her process.
  • What being in a coma is like.
  • Ancient art of Iran.

Creative Juice #294

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Creative Juice #294

Lots of articles for writers this week. And for non-writers as well.

Creative Juice #293

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Creative Juice #293

Things to amaze you. Things you can do yourself.

Creative Juice #292

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Creative Juice #292

Beautiful quilts. Articles on writing. Bluegrass music. Photography. And more.

  • Pets trying to hide.
  • Wildlife in Botswana.
  • Pretty quilts.
  • Round robin quilts.
  • For most of my life, I’ve been conservative in my beliefs. Conservatives resist change. However, now that the world is so insane, I see the need for change. . .
  • Prizewinning quilts.
  • Like bluegrass? Listen to some wonderful covers. The Petersens.
  • Journaling for fiction writers.
  • I had Scrivener (writing software) on my previous laptop, and I was thinking about buying it again for my new one. On the one hand, I like some of the features, but on the other hand, do I really want to spend the money? I never understood the full functionality of Scrivener anyway. Now I see there is another software, Plottr, with a free trial, and is in some ways superior to Scrivener (although I realize that’s a subjective judgment). See this comparison of Scrivener and Plottr.
  • What do Ukranian refugees need. Quilts, of course. (You had to ask?)
  • There was a wisteria tree in our front yard when I was a little girl. My dad loved flowers, and he loved that tree. Here are some beautiful ones in Japan.
  • Kehinde Wiley first appeared on my radar when his official portrait of President Barack Obama was unveiled. But did you know he’s also an accomplished sculptor?