Machine Quilting Made Easy!

| April 8, 2015

I’ve been quilting for a couple of decades and now my favorite part of the process is machine quilting. I used to be intimidated by machine quilting. When I first started quilting I was a hand quilter. But as you probably know, as therapeutic and beautiful as had quilting is, it just takes too long! [...]

Traveling Quilt Show in Webster, January 6 -20

| January 7, 2013

The Webster Museum & Historical Society has a current exhibit through January 20, 2013 featuring the War of 1812 Quilt Challenge with “cot to coffin” size quilts in 1812 era fabrics.  The 27 top quilts from the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show are traveling across the United States and Canada as part of the [...]

RAFA Quilt Show

| September 16, 2012

Last night I was at the Unitarian Church (220 Winton Rd. South) at Cafe Veritas to see folk singer Gordon Bok and Phil Marshall play.  Jeff was doing a  book signing before the show, so I was wondering around and found a wonderful little art quilt show in the lobby to the left of the [...]

Jazz in Rochester

| June 22, 2012

This week is Rochester’s International Jazz Festival.  About 180,00 people attended last year.  If you’ve never been, I encourage you to stop down for an evening, even if just for some of the free outdoor shows.  It’s a good way to get your creative juices flowing.  And while you’re downtown in the East End, stop [...]

The ArtQuilt Gallery in NYC

| October 14, 2011

If you are planning a trip to New York City, The ArtQuilt Gallery is a must see.  The gallery which is located in Chelsea at 133 W. 25th Street, is exclusively focused on a single art form: quilts, whose  aesthetic range, creative spirit, execution, and sheer beauty make this a compelling art.  The ArtQuilt Gallery [...]

International Quilt Study Center & Museum

| July 18, 2011

While reading the New York Times on Sunday, I read an article about Ardis Butler James who died at age 85. (Click here to read the article.)  She was the founder of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The center began with nearly 1000 quilts from [...]

6x6x2011: Global

| June 20, 2011

I just spent the last nine days enjoying the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival downtown at the East End.  How lucky we are to have this wonderful event right here in our home town.  Culture and the arts are definitely alive in Rochester, New York.  While walking on East Avenue this past week I walked [...]

Fiberart International 2010 at MAG

| May 2, 2011

Saturday night I attended the opening party for the Fiberart International 2010 exhibit at the Memorial Art Gallery.  It was quite interesting and really inspired me to work on some art quilts.  I recommend that you all take the time to visit the museum and see this exhibit before it ends on July 3.  The [...]

Quilt Show This Weekend

| October 18, 2010

Irondequoit Quilt Club is having their biennial quilt show this weekend, 10/22 – 10/23 at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3736 St. Paul Blvd. (at the intersection of Cooper Rd.)  The times are Friday, 2 – 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  I entered two quilts this year.  Both sampler-type quilts…not [...]

Fall Class Signup Sale

| September 6, 2010

Thursday, September 9, from 4 – 7 pm will be my fall class Open House & Sale at my home.  Stop by to sign up for any of my fall classes.  I will have samples available of my upcoming classes from all of the stores where I will be teaching this fall.  Have a snack [...]