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Iris Apfel documentary

Really, I just wanted 20 minutes of light television to keep me company while I knit before heading to bed. Instead, I found the Iris Apfel documentary It reminded me of the joy and inspiration when I saw the exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum a while back. Enjoy...

Fibercamp Compendium 2016

Were you at FiberCamp 2016? I had a great time again. This year, I didn’t lead a single session. I didn’t even peruse the session pages until Thursday. Jumping into a pool of friends and tantalizing topics with abandon, I soaked myself in whatever seemed...

Seduced by Softwaves Magnum

One of the InStitches knitters brought Laura Irwin’s Softwaves Magnum to class last week. Simple knitting, large needles, super bulky yarn… what more could you ask for? This was a great mindless knitting project that would result in an interesting addition...

Art Quilt Collector: Dawn Allen

As an art quilter, collecting and admiring art quilts comes part and parcel with the passion. This fall, I vowed to support the Studio Art Quilt Associates Auction for 2015. With 358 members submitting work, this is a mind boggling bounty of techniques and voices...
Trends of Quilt National 2015

Trends of Quilt National 2015

A flash sale on Southwest Airlines suddenly snapped my long held daydream of visiting a Quilt National exhibit in Athens, OH. Owning several of the exhibit catalogs is never the same as seeing art in person. How I thoroughly treasured my afternoon dose of reality at...