2017

12 Days of Christmas

Every year when it gets close to Christmas I have to stop posting pictures because I am either working on Christmas presents for my family or for my customers.  I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise and try to be very careful and considerate about posting pictures before the gift is received.  So after Christmas …

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Fall Flowers

One of the pieces I will be showing at the Quilt Show in Unterhaching are these fall thistles.  This work was inspired by the book ‘Beautiful and Bold – Artful Quilts from Just One Fabric’.  Here they talk about looking for shapes in batics or self-died fabric and embellishing on them.  So that’s what I …

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Quilt Show in Unterhaching

Every year The Samplers Quilt Group gets together with The Lucky Star Quilters and holds a quilt show in the city hall of Unterhaching.  This year the dates are Saturday, November 4th from 10-6 and Sunday, November 5th from 11-5.  I would love to see you there!

Munich Artists in the Sun

In a conversation with Emmy Ann Horstkamp from Munich Artists we were talking about how to best use a large window with lots of sunshine.  I mentioned that it would be necessary to be careful since the sun will fade a lot of different materials.  But that’s exactly the process we want to use for …

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HandmadeKultur – A super magazine!

Are you familiar with HandmadeKultur? It’s a great magazine for everything that has to do with ‘handmade’, published in Hamburg.  I’ve known about it since they got started.  At the time I sold copies of the magazine in my store Hands Gallery.  Meanwhile my daughter has a subscription that is sent to our house.  After she’s finished reading …

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A Match made in Heaven

At the start of 2017 I promised myself a lot of new things – especially in regard to products, materials and techniques.  Now I’m ready to introduce the first new product from 40 Stitches – a matchsack!  Why?  There are lots of reasons, but when my kids were packing for summer camp the instructions on …

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Reach Your Goals

The other day I was bowling with the kids.  I am not a good bowler, but occassionally it’s fun and we had guests so it was a good activity for everyone.  I kept concentrating on the pins at the end of the lane and throwing a gutter ball!  Then I noticed the arrows at the beginning …

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