Author: PatchPearl

Safeguarding Our Quilts – A New Look at Best Practices ( 2 of 2)

Last week, I talked about the importance (for both safety and documentation) of putting a label on your quilts, and shared how I’ve recently updated how I do mine. In today’s post, I’m going to show you how I add

Safeguarding our Quilts – a New Look at Best Practices (1 of 2)

Today’s blog post is the first in a two part series about safeguarding quilts – today’s blog will cover the physical quilt, and the second will talk about the electronic image of your work. One of the things that I have been diligent about over the years is putting labels on my work…but recent events have had me rethinking how I place them

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Room Organization – better, but not yet done!

The saga continues (but you knew that, if you’re a longtime reader of the blog. Part one of this series can be found here, and deals with getting my fabric organization under control…or did it? I have always maintained that

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Organizing My Quilting Space – Again!

I can’t tell you exactly what kicked off my latest frenzy of sewing room organization, but this one is different. If you read my blog post from late February titled My Quilting Room sparks Joy, you should have set an

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Monthly Color Challenge – May

I’m pleased to be joining the Monthly Color Challenge this month; it’s been a fun and refreshing way to look at basics of color,

Christmas RAPPing Blog Hop

I’m delighted to be back to blogging with a quick project this week, and this is a great idea to take a deep dive into. I have been invited by Margaret Willingham and Nan Baker to help to promote their

Breaks can be good for you

A little while ago, I posted this photo on my Facebook page. It struck a nerve with me because I had just returned from a much needed break on a cruise ship. It was heavenly, and it was very much

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I’ve entered a new phase of color…

My own preference for color when I am starting a quilt is to pick bright vibrant colors. Earlier this year, I realized that I was drawn to a softer, more opaque color (or rather combination of colors), and I was

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More about Quilters who stitch and Stitchers who quilt

When last I blogged, I was in a bar/cafe/restaurant…I’m not sure what you call it, having coffee and finishing my thoughts on my Nashville adventures. I promised that this would be a 2 part blog post, so here you go.

Shifts: Quilters who stitch are stitchers who quilt.

This shift paradigm that I’m in is taking me to unexpected places…and I do mean that literally. This past weekend, I wound up flying into Nashville to work at the Nashville Needlework Market, which is sort of equivalent to Quilt

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