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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Facing Your Fears of Improv Quilting encouragement improv Mar 23, 2021

The biggest challenge you will face in improv is starting. That is, overcoming any anxiety or picking a place to start.

Would you cross a high wire without a net? What about scaling a mountain...

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Exercise your Stash to Break Free encouragement play Mar 16, 2021

Like exercise, our creative spirit benefits from shake-ups and challenges.

The fabric companies and quilt shops have done a wonderful job in making our lives as quilters easier. They’ve got...

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Build a Quilt One Block at a Time encouragement process scraps Mar 02, 2021

Save yourself the overwhelm, the intimidation, and potential frustration and make your quilt one block at a time.

Better yet, don't even worry about making a quilt. Just make blocks until you get...

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Things I Would Tell My Beginner Quilter Self encouragement Feb 24, 2021

Everyone is a beginner at some point. After 22 years as a quilter there are some things I know now that I wish I knew then.

At 45 I can look back at my life knowing I totally rocked the...

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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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