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June 14, 2021

Pathways and Quarantine Quilts: Creativity in the midst of chaos.

I belong to Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). SAQA provides outlets for members to display their Art Quilts in various venues. In the spring of 2020, SAQA had a call for entries for a book being written by Sandra Sider. I applied and “Pathways” was chosen to be included in the book “Quarantine Quilts: Creativity…


December 11, 2019

Christmas Quilts

Hello! It’s been a long time since I blogged about what I’m working on! The reason for this is since April I have been working on secret stuff. I can’t show you all of it just yet. But I can show you this! In January my friend Annette showed a Christmas quilt that I thought…


April 15, 2019

February dawned with a blizzard

February dawned with a blizzard here at Cairn Carroll. Little did we know that the snow would keep on coming for 6 more weeks. Ugh! I’m not a fan of snow in my yard. Growing up in Southern California, snow was something you visited. I don’t need it my yard for weeks. But it is…


February 14, 2019

Purple Poppy

Last October the Tri City Quilt Guild hosted Ann Shaw for two classes. Ann is a certified teacher of Ruth P. McDowell’s technique.  I signed up to take her one-day class and decided to make the poppy in purple.  Then a friend who was also taking the class, mentioned that she would be making a…


January 25, 2019

Mistakes are for Learning

Have you ever made a mistake? Yeah, me too. Lots of them. In fact, I have a quilt top on the shelf in my sewing room that is a mistake. The parts are nice, but together, not so nice. It’s pieced very precisely. The fabrics are very nice. But the composition doesn’t work. In my…


January 4, 2019

2018, A Year I Will Never Forget

It’s been far too long since I wrote a blog post. You know how some years pass and you think “what did I do or accomplish that year”? Other years are remembered for all that you did or experienced. 2018 was a year I will never forget. It was a bittersweet year for me. I’ve…


October 24, 2017

Shibori Fabric

Early in October I joined some quilt friends of mine to dye Shibori fabric.  Our friend Jo has the most wonderful dying backyard.  A little pun there, as her backyard is wonderfully overgrown with plants, trees and bushes.  Isn’t this a fabulous place to hang out for the day?  Jo has all the tables, buckets,…


September 28, 2017

Broken Sauce

Welcome to my website and blog! I love fabric, texture and sewing.  I am always looking to learn new techniques so I recently signed up to take a class from Joe Cunningham sponsored by my local guild the Tri Cities Quilt Guild.  You can check out “Joe the Quilter” here. Joe is a great teacher….