Using fabric from my indigo dyed cloth stash, along with my clothes that were rescued from my eviction, I’m creating new quilt designs about The Blues of “Winter In America.”
Types of fabric to dye for quilting.
Motivational Sunday This is the first blog in my Sunday series about life lessons I’m learning through quilting. My insights started at a young age when I was sitting under the quilt frame in Yat’s front room on Daniel Hill. The Daniel Hill Community Quilt Frame lived with my Yat (Mattie Burnette Randolph) on SpruceContinue reading “Life Lessons Learned Through Quilting”
Fabric description and requirements for Otahpiaaki Community Show Quilt.
Preparing fabric to dye for Sacred Circles Community Healing Quilt.
My analysis of the process is to think music. Listen to the electric Blues guitar of Jimi Hendricks perform Hear My Train A Comin’. (Web Link) Problems to Solve. Fabric puckers. Because we are cutting against the grain and bias of the fabric, puckering happens. Be flexible and open to trying experimental solutions. Make itContinue reading “My Reflections On The Process of Improvisational Quilting”
Moments in life are full of unexpected changes. The older I get the less I understand about people and circumstances. I do know a few truths, one of which requires me to stay in the moment in order to walk out my purpose. Mat Randolph described four traps set for all of us inContinue reading “Walking Out Transformation”
Freewriting + Geometric Quilt Designs + Memoir = Modern Quilt Today, I acknowledge and accept the reality of no longer having a mother, father, two grandmothers, one grandfather, two great-grand fathers and one great-grand mother. I was blessed to have had their love, support, teachings, stories, wisdom, songs, jokes, secrets about cooking, instructions about life,Continue reading “Drawing & Researching a Design for a Modern Quilt”
Freewriting About Designing Geometric Quilt Patterns That Relate To Memoir How can historical geometric quilt patterns tell a story about me and my life? Where do I begin? What’s the connection? I’ll begin with what I remember about quilting with Mama, Yat and Mama Mary. I remember them cutting squares and triangles from old clothesContinue reading “Freewriting + Geometric Quilt Patterns + Memoir”
Everyone who knows me as a creative hands person, knows that I owe by loyalty to Penland School of Crafts. I love Penland the way some women love a man. I love Penland because it’s the place on Earth that consistently provides me with an opportunity to transform my life and my creative hands. AContinue reading “From Wait List to a Summer Class @ Penland”