I drove to Greensboro to see a dear friend, Munirah, to work with her granddaughters planning quilts they would like. And to get one of her awesome haircuts. NO ONE else has cut my hair the way I like it, the way I feel like me, for nearly 20 years.
The moment I entered her home at 2 PM, I was greeted by, not just Munirah, but her sister, Samira too. It was as if I had entered a whole new world. Awesome home. Aura of peace. Compatible sisters sharing a home. Before the girls arrived, Munirah brought out her 2013 Red & White Twister Quilt. Next thing I knew Samira was brainstorming for a quilt for her bed.
We planned quilts in that whirlwind of activity & excitement from 2-6 PM. Samira ordered pizzas. We concluded our day in fellowship around the table. I had a quiet 2 hour drive home then sat down to capture the details in writing. FIve hours later, I could rest.
Sep 17, 2019: Lisa & I spent several hours today exploring quilt ideas. Lisa decided on a Yellow Brick Road quilt using Wilmington Jewels Golden State 10" Squares (24 pieces). I think I have the right fabrics here. Using the EQ7 mock-up for Dorothy's 2013 quilt, our fabrics replaced hers automatically. The actual layout will of course be whatever I decide on at the time. Lisa now needs to select her backing, border & binding fabrics. Ready to order once that is done. It will be awhile before I get to piece this but it will happen.
Sep 18: More brainstorming ideas.
Sep 19: We both took a break.
Sep 20: Back to brainstorming... I have moved our planning details to the infamous dot screen (the dot/period on the menu is not dust on your screen but a link to semi hidden playground for ideas. I is easier to use this mode than emailing.
John (JR) Garland is a treasured friend since 2005, former neighbor and Vietnam veteran.
He chose this quilt over the others I am planning to make as soon as I can. Don't have his exact fabrics yet.
Two Years in the Making
WoW - Stands for Will O'Wisp, the quilt pattern from Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin book.
This is my second one. It really is a log cabin quilt but with 60 instead of 90 degree angles.
Longarming & Binding
Bears & Balloons
Hen & Chicks
Jan 18, 2019: I have been working with Jai Alltizer of the San Francisco Opera Company off and on since January 18, 2019.
Mar 06: Second round of conversations.
Aug 20: Finally asked--the opera is The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.. How kool is that?!!!
The Real Costume