“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”
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
“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.
“All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point”
Since the beginning of my quilting career I have been crazy about dyeing my own fabric because I believe in working with the right colors ALWAYS, regardless of the project we’re working on. Even if it’s a charity quilt you’re working on, I believe you should always use beautiful, colorful fabrics. And I know you all have at least one basket filled with scraps… Continue reading “My Obsession with Hand Dyeing my own Fabrics”
I’m so excited to announce that we are going to Ireland in September 2017! Yes, the travel agency Craftours is taking us on this fabulous adventure where we will be discovering together some of the most wonderful places in Ireland. As some of you know, I’ve been working on a quilt inspired by one of the folios from the Book of Kells (Ireland’s most precious treasure) and we will be unveiling it and presenting it for the first time to Trinity College where the original resides. In addition to all that, I will also be teaching some of my “Remarkable Techniques” that I’ve used to make this quilt, including how to apply 24K gold leaf on fabric. I can’t hardly wait! Please contact craftours.com for more information about this trip.
This is the project we will be making on our trip.
On January 6th 2017 we lived one of the most wonderful adventures: our reMARKable Caribbean Cruise! I had planned a fabulous project, never done or taught before using my very own unique “Remarkable Fabric Weaving” method.
I’ve been teaching this technique for a while and the ladies that went on my cruise wanted to learn how I do my weaving, however the method itself wasn’t going to be enough to keep our reMARKable ladies “sew busy”… That’s why I designed a very fun, interesting and easy to make project especially for the 30 ladies in our cruise.
I gave everybody the option to bring their own choice of colors so that each project would represent each artist. I arranged some color schemes for some of the ladies depending on what they wanted. We had four fun days at sea (that means we were sewing all day!) four wonderful ports of call (Labadee Haiti, Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba). As a travel agency, CrafTours made sure everybody was being taken care of. They spoiled us with BRAND NEW Janome machines and I can’t begin to tell you how fun it was. Ryan (our sewing machine guy) made the sewing room available everyday from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm so that the ladies could have some extra time to sew and finish their project.
The cruise itself was so much fun. I got to reconnect with old friends and met some wonderful new ones. They came from all over the states to spend the time of their lives and together we have managed to create memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you ladies for coming!