In the studio: March

Here’s a look at a few things that I’m working on this month.

I’m participating in a traveling quilt with five other quilters this year. We’ll start quilts and send them off for new blocks and new ideas as they grow with contributions from the other members. Here are the starters from my quilt, which is about community (with a nod to and evolution from Mend).

I’m still working on my 9-year-old’s rainbow dragon quilt. I enjoyed chain piecing HSTs in every color last week.

I’m also deep into the process of a new variable block quilt using techniques from my Planned and Unplanned method. I’ve been working on these for a few months, but saved them for my QuiltCon students. I really enjoy making these and love how they look together. I can’t wait to see where the process takes me next.

This weekend, coincidentally on National Quilting Day, I had the opportunity and the pleasure to take the Adventures in Small Piecing workshop with Chawne Kimber. Check out my baby improv pineapples! I can’t wait to keep working on them. I worked through a lot of my feelings about time and craft and being proud of the time spent making something special.

As for my own classes, I’m looking forward to heading to Lancaster to lecture and teach for the Lancaster MQG on April 7. There will be a meet and greet on April 6 at the Quilt Ledger.

I’m also heading to the Hudson Valley, Philadelphia, and Baltimore in the coming months. Check with your local guild or quilt shop. I’m looking forward to it.

Also, I’m talking about Neighbors on The Quilt Show today!