an experiment

I had the bright idea that using a ditch quilting foot would be useful not only to, as the name implies, stitch in the ditch but also in quilting straight lines. My theory was that I could butt the guild next to a line of painter’s tape and it would be easier to keep the […]


Our friend Pratima sent us these gifts. I mean, look at them, they’re so COOL! Actually, look at them HERE and HERE, Pratima is a better photographer. Both Maureen and I were blown away. Thanks Pratima!

Action Kivu 2013

Action Kivu is a wonderful nonprofit that helps women who are victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo by teaching them to sew at a sewing workshop. Action Kivu also pays for children to go to school and supports other programs for women that provide them ways to support themselves and their families. Not only is this a […]

Ventura County Fair 2013

Last night we made our yearly trip to the Ventura County Fair. I don’t expect much so I’m never disappointed. I guess there’s a certain feeling of security knowing the fair never changes. Well, security or boredom, one of the two. The quilt show was nice, there were multiple entries by guild mates. Click on […]

Bill Kerr Workshop / International Quilt Festival Long Beach 2013

Phew, this was a long weekend! On Saturday we attended (the last) International Quilt Festival Long Beach 2013. We had a blast. The quilt exhibits were more interesting (IMHO) than in years past and there was more modern merchandise being sold. We shopped (superbuzzy had a booth), I got my customary grief from Julie Herman, I met […]