2016 was quite a year – exhilarating and exhausting, long and short all at the same time. The year started off with an article and my quilts, Willy Nilly Triangles and Peet’s Cup, published in the January edition of AQS magazine.   My 2016 new year’s goal was to have this new website up and … Continue Reading

I like to work with scraps or smallish pieces of fabric. Most of my quilts are made from many small pieces of fabric (1/2 yards to less than a fat quarter) rather than yardage. I like to believe I do a good job keeping my scraps sorted and contained within two, three-drawer rolling carts. The … Continue Reading

  Off and on, for much of the past summer I’ve been working on a medallion quilt. I knew how I wanted it to look in my head – but it took a bit of trial and error to become an actual quilt top.     It all started with this beautiful piece of floral fabric. … Continue Reading

July came and went while I was madly gathering/finishing pieces for my show at Sweet Adeline Bakeshop here in Berkeley. Blogging and getting a show together felt a bit like trying to rub my head and pat my belly at the same time – so I let blogging go and focused on making quilts. This … Continue Reading

My friend Lynne and I share both a love of quilting and a hairdresser. It’s no surprise that we decided to make a quilt together when we learned that Lisa was expecting a baby. Buying and pulling fabric is one of our favorite parts of quilt making. We wanted a “modern,” graphic quilt that didn’t … Continue Reading

Sometimes I start a quilt with the tiniest of ideas of what I’m doing. This quilt began in a March workshop at Quilted Strait in Port Gamble, WA with Gwen Marston. Since I started it in the 3rd day of a 3 day class, I didn’t get beyond making parts – chain piecing lots of half … Continue Reading

Although I’ve known for at least two years that Gwen Marston was preparing to retire, I’ve pretended it wasn’t true. At the 30th and final Beaver Island Retreat, I hummed to myself and plugged my ears, quietly saying, “Not listening!!”   This year I attended as many of her workshops as my time and money could allow but … Continue Reading

I have two Friday finishes today – by my students – but both finishes are group efforts. Quilt #1 belongs to Judith who made it for her grandson. Judith came to a Quilt Lab at Stonemountain and Daughter in January 2015 with a few finished blocks. She made more in each class she attended until finally … Continue Reading

A number of months back I was inspired by an Around the World quilt by Elina Temmes‘ on her Instagram feed. I used a mix of pinks and greys, vintage and new fabrics. Early on I realized I had to be careful with the light/dark placement so that they alternated when I put the blocks … Continue Reading

Early in April I started making quilts in honor of  East Bay Modern Quilters 2nd annual Deanna Davis Children’s Quilt Day. It was a perfect use of fabrics and a few stray blocks leftover from my now grown children’s first quilts.   It was such fun to use these fabrics and now send these quilts off … Continue Reading