Poo’miikapi Textiles Tutorial 02: Naatowápo’takiis Show Quilt Pattern

Fabric description and requirements for Otahpiaaki Community Show Quilt.

Poo’miikapi Textiles Tutorial 01: Naatowápo’takiis Quilt Pattern As A Quilted Blanket Shawl

Preparing fabric to dye for Sacred Circles Community Healing Quilt.

Teaching Modern Quilting: Quilts As Art

Last night, I met with seven precious ladies in my first Modern Quilting Class at Wilson Community College. I’m humbled and blessed to be their guide to the world of stitching. Six are beginners and one is a quilter ready to make her quilts into works of art. So, I’m back to journaling my journeyContinue reading “Teaching Modern Quilting: Quilts As Art”

Quilting Memories

(Anne Carson “Uncle Harry” Inspired Writing)  First of all, life in Wilson County, North Carolina when I was born was defined by segregation, social injustice, economic starvation and institutional discrimination enforced by “Jim Crow” laws. The brutality and harsh reality of life was white washed and veiled behind lace curtains of poison ivy drenched inContinue reading “Quilting Memories”

Cloth As Memoir

I’m organizing my living environment into a creative hands working studio. My Momma had a lot of nice things that she collected in my childhood home. Stories and her creative hands are attached to many of these items. But, the bottom line is that I’ve got too much stuff. It’s overwhelming! Momma saved everything. I’veContinue reading “Cloth As Memoir”