Big Rig on the Road: Genesee Valley Quilt Club

Last week I had the privilege of giving a presentation and trunk show for my local guild the Genesee Valley Quilt Club.  They have been meeting for over 75  years and boast over 300 members.  At any given meeting about half the membership is there.



I gave my presentation “Yes, Men do Quilt” which takes people on my journey into the world of quilting and how I approach quilt design.

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It is always fun to do the trunk show and to talk with everyone afterwards to see what they see in my work.   It is always great to look at your work through the lens of others.




I had a wonderful conversation with one of the members – she came up to tell me that she had started teaching her grandson to hand quilt. And he is loving it!

Check out my lecture and workshop page – I would love to come and give a presentation for you guild!

Happy Quilting!


Aurifil Designer for January 2015

I have the privilege of being one of the Aurifil 2015 Designers.  S0 – what is this?  Well Aurifil Thread has asked twelve designers to work up a block and project for the month we are assigned.  January’s designer is


Aurifil Jan 2015 Designer of the Month Gudrun Erla

Here is her great project – the instructions can be found in Pat Sloan’s blog post interview.

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Make your own version of the project and post it on the Aurifil Flickr Page and be eligible to win a great prize of some Aurifil Thread!   I am thinking this might look great with the colors reversed – what do you think?

Here are the other great designers who will be featured:

Pop on over to the Aurifil Site and register to win a great prize.

I hope you enjoy the Aurifil Designer event for 2015 and I hope you will come back and visit my blog to get some new ideas and tips along the way.