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Everyday Use

Dog with old toy

Have you ever read the short story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker? Or have you watched the short film (25 minutes)?  You might know Walker better by her book, “The Color Purple”. Years before I sewed my first quilt, her story “Everyday Use” stuck in my mind.  It’s a beautifully simple and but immensely complex short. Walker’s story is… Read More

Smithsonian Quilts

Martha Soule c. 1790

Are you interested in old, historic quilts?   Did you know that the Smithsonian Museum has a whole section devoted to quilts?  If you are unable to get there, you can actually view the National Quilt Collection from the comfort of your home.  Make a cup of tea, set aside some time for yourself and have… Read More

Friendship Quilt – Sneak Peek

Friendship Quilt - Bear Approved

Life is full of ups and downs.  Sometimes when it rains, it pours.  That’s what happened to a dear friend of mine.  It’s hard watching someone we care about go through hard times.  Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m not the talker type.  So, I decided to do the only thing I could do….make her… Read More