First Law of Physics encouragement instigation play Jun 01, 2021

A body in motion will stay in motion and a body at rest will stay at rest unless acted on by an external force.

Also known as the Law of Inertia.

We've been lecturing the kids about this during...

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A Gateway Drug improv play May 25, 2021

For folks who like precision piecing I firmly believe that half square triangles are the gateway to improv.

Work with just two fabrics or two colours or two values, just pick some contrasting...

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From Experiment to Playdate! improv play playdate May 11, 2021

Sometimes you just get an idea and have to run with it. It doesn't always work, but when it does...

I've always liked a Square in a Square block. They can be very fun when fussy cutting the...

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Is Seasonal Sewing a thing? finishing process May 04, 2021

Here in Canada the sewing seems to slow down as the sun starts to shine longer and the birds begin singing.

A few years back I asked the question, thinking it was only me, about whether sewing is...

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Every Quilt Tells A Story process quiltmaking Apr 20, 2021

Every quilt tells a story and fabric selection is often the heart of that story. 

Without fabric we wouldn’t have a quilt, so it gets top billing in our story telling. Fabric makes up...

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Learn by Doing encouragement play Apr 13, 2021

Just finished up a virtual class today and had an interesting discussion with students: Do you learn by doing, reading, or seeing?

I confess to being a combination of all three, but I definitely...

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Play for the Fun of Playing

There are no expectations on Quilters’ Playcation. Show up for yourself, hang out, sew as little or as much as you want. Nothing you sew on Playcation has to turn into anything. This is all about giving back to yourself and playing for the sake of playing. 

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