What I did on my summer vacation

It’s time for a quick catch-up. To say that this summer was an eclectic one would be a complete understatement. There was lots of sewing, lots of kid time, some teaching, and lots of thinking. Here are some highlights.

On the boys’ first day off from school, we took a hike on a fairy trail. The imagination and creativity was inspiring.


In June, it was very exciting to participate in Quiltcon 2018 registration as a faculty member. I heard from a few future students, and it all became real.


There were many days spent at our town pool while the weather was hot. My boys are old enough to swim in the whole pool and run off to play with friends.


Early July brought a really fun Trill workshop that I taught for Central Jersey MQG. Check out this beautiful student work from Kim R.


When the kids went back to camp, I worked on a quilt for a project that I’ll be excited to unveil in the winter.



Women’s Work hung at the Livingston Township Library for two weeks, and I got to talk about its message with a reporter for the local newspaper.


In mid-July we took a family trip to the Bahamas, where the colors took my breath away every day.


When we got back, all of the New Jersey-based contributors posed for a photo with Women’s Work.


I channelled a lot of anxiety I felt in the world into a new shape, an improv curve fang.



I attended an anti-hate rally with my family.


I spent a week in Rhode Island, where the weather cooled off and showed off.


I finished the fang top. I’m calling it Snag.


I celebrated my latest trip around the sun with a trip to Storm King Art Center. It made me so happy and grateful for everything that brought me to this place.


It feels good to catch up. Now, forward!