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Finding Your Passion.

Finding Your Passion

If you have been following my blogs for any time you have heard me say many times to never, never, never give up. This phrase also applies to finding what you are passionate about. It’s not so easy to find what you love and something you want to commit to.

I found quilting by seeing  a donation quilt that a group had made as a fundraiser to raise money for their guild. I remember looking at the little quilting stitches on that quilt and thinking that I wanted to learn how to do that.
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I LOVE ANTIQUES- Treasures found in Mexico

Since I was a very young boy I have loved all sorts of antiques. What I love the most about antiques is the attention to detail that is missing in the contemporary things made today. For the most part, nobody seems to want to put the effort into making things that will eventually be our quality antiques of the future.

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Mexico City- A Quilter’s Adventure

Mexico City, one of my favorite places in the whole world. An explosion of culture, food, music, arts and crafts.

This is probably my 7th time visiting this city and somehow it does not cease to amaze me. 

This time I came on a business trip, but I always manage to get some time to do the fun stuff. Not that my job isn’t fun enough, but I love going to museums, churches, local markets, etc. I like to experience each city as a local. Or at least as much as I can. 

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Teaching adventures- North Carolina. 

“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me”

Being able to travel all over the country and out of the country teaching what I love is a big blessing. I’ve been teaching for a long time now. I have taught thousands of talented quilters and everywhere I go is a complete different experience. 
This time, I was invited to give my popular lecture Man Quilter and to teach one of my master Workshops “Remarkable Hand Applique by Machine”

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Discovering Nashville

From San Diego, CA to NC, to FL and now Murfreesboro, TN (near Nashville). I’ve discovered so many wonderful spots in the city of music. This time it was a little Korean restaurant. 

I love food. Let’s face it, we all do. I love the variety we can find out there. About a year ago I discovered a Korean restaurant when I was living in South Florida. The food there was amazing and I kept going there on a regular basis. I like to eat out after having worked all day long. 

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ReMARKable Quilting Cruise- A Quilter’s Adventure.

This will be our third (3rd) ReMARKable adventure at sea and we want YOU to be part of it and become part of our ReMARKable Family. Leaving September 9 through September 16, 2018 from Galveston, Texas. Master workshop with Mark Sherman with our own SEWING STUDIO! Game nights, gift bags with lots of valuable supplies, including TOP QUALITY WONDERFIL THREAD. ReMARKable tips and more. See our last ReMARKable Adventure at sea Remarkable 2017 Cruise it was SEW much fun. If you have cruised with us before, you know exactly what to expect.

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The clock is ticking. Come to Ireland with us- A Quilter’s Adventure.

Ireland. Friendly people, unforgettable views, the unveiling of my Book of Kells quilt, lots of fun, master workshop and beer! Does it get any better? Only 4 months away from the trip of a lifetime and there are A FEW spots left waiting for you. 

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Thinking Outside the Box- A Quilter’s Adventure.

I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.

Thinking outside the box means approaching problems in new, innovative ways. We’re told to think outside the box all the time and I know many of you don’t know how to. Like everything else in life, there are some abilities we must develop before we can start thinking outside the box. 

As a musician and interior designer I was obligated to think outside the box. I couldn’t always confront every problem or situation in the way I normally confront them. I was constantly forcing myself to find “another way” way before I was “boxed in”. 

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The healthiest, yet most delicious banana and blueberry muffins! YUMMY

One of the things I like to do besides quilting, is baking. I love, love, LOVE everything that has to do with food. Usually I try to watch what I put in my mouth, not only because I want to get rid of some extra pounds, but also because I work long hours during the day and I need healthy food that will give me the energy to keep me going throughout the day. 

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What makes you happy? This is one of the things that MAKES ME happy- A Quilter’s Adventure.

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Recently I was at a quilt guild while the president of the guild was making her announcements. She told the members of the guild that a women, who had been a member but had passed away, had left the guild all of her unfinished quilts.

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