Author: PatchPearl

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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My quilting room sparks Joy!

In an interview recently, I was asked what my preferred brand of thread is, and that question became the impetus for this week’s blog post. I am becoming more aware of the amount of supplies that one accumulates as a

Quilting for a New Bundle of Joy

I actually do have one finish to tell you about this month, and it’s a rather important one…in my family at least. We welcomed our third grandchild, Henry, into the family earlier this month, and his quilt was finished in

Planning to stay Organized

Someone on social media said that the first two weeks (or so) of the year is the free trial, and I would have to say in my case that that is pretty accurate. Almost as soon as I put SPARK

Wednesday Words – Finding my SPARK for 2019…

Something did…in a fashion. SPARK is my word, and it’s an acronym for Shift. Possible. Action. Results. Kind. This mantra is easy to remember for me, and it applies to my work life as well as my personal life. It

Improving your Quilting space – 5 ideas to help

In today’s post, I’m going to give you a window into the inner workings in my space, and share with you 5 things which I use every day in the studio to make my quilting better. If you’re still looking

What’s my favorite tool in the sewing rooom?

I’m participating in the #myyearinquilts hashtag over on Instagram, which was started by the Modern Quilt Studio on their IG feed.  I have been out of the practice of posting regularly to Instagram, and I do find it helpful to

You’ve bought the book…how often do you use it?

 Like many of you, I’ve been quilting for quite a while – long before we had access to the world of online tutorials, videos, livestreams, and what seems to be my default source of inspiration, Pinterest.  My bookcase is filled

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