10 Simple Things (4) - Clip All Threads Before Basting/Quilting encouragement process quiltmaking Sep 29, 2021

You know how you sew and get covered in little threads from your fabric? Yeah, those are also all over the back of your quilt and in your seams too.

Take fifteen minutes to look at your quilt top...

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Play Makes Us Human encouragement imagination play Sep 21, 2021

It isn't that no other creatures in the world play for the sake of playing. But it is our imagination fuelling play that truly sets us apart. 

The great writer Ursula K. Le Guin called the...

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10 Simple Things (3) - Clip Points and Grade Seams encouragement finishing quiltmaking Sep 14, 2021

The excitement of finishing the last seam of a quilt top will almost always outweigh going back and trimming details. Almost always.

Even if you aren't making a show quilt - a quilt to entered in...

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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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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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No space? No Excuse for a Lack of Creativity encouragement organization Mar 30, 2021

If we’re lucky, as a kid we had our own bedroom. If we’re really lucky as an adult we have our own craft/sewing room. 

Not that many of us can be so lucky, especially if we have...

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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. 

Start Playing!