Author Archives: thomas

Revolution…

He calls himself a big-M Modern quilter for now, but he’s out to rename the genre, and perhaps even revolutionize the quilting world. -Rachel May in Quilting with a Modern Slant A few years back Rachel May wrote those words … Continue reading

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Status Update (F06.4)…

I am tired. Perpetually and existentially. The last eight years have simply pulled me down further than I could have thought possible. I slowly lost my sense of self beyond the illness; more and more I felt stripped of my … Continue reading

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A New Request for Block Contributors…

I’ve been thinking a lot about the problem of normativity for a while. Part of this stems from my ongoing struggle with chronic illness (and the depression that followed in its wake). But more specifically I have been trying to … Continue reading

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Dislocated…

I am not really sure what I am going to write tonight; I just know that I need to write. And not just write, but write to someone, everyone; the real need is to write words that I know someone … Continue reading

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Concerning the Quilt Industry: The Problem with Perfectibility…

Perfectibility. When it comes right down to it, the entire quilt industry is predicated upon this one idea: that the greatest pursuit in the craft is to make our quilts ever more precise, ever closer to some platonic ideal of … Continue reading

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Concerning the Quilt Industry: The Implications of Aiming Backward

There are so many things I could write today. I could share the emotional impact of last night or my very real concerns about specific issues that will likely impact Matilda’s life directly, and Simon’s more subtly. I could write … Continue reading

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Depression and the Quilt Industry…

I never should have gone to Quilt Market. The fact that my body was trembling, shaking really, for the entire week before heading to Houston should have been a clear warning. The fact that I was not nervous about doing … Continue reading

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On Consent, and the Meaning of Quilts…

You know what the magic word, the only thing that matters in American sexual mores today is? One thing. You can do anything, the left will promote and understand and tolerate anything, so long as there is this one element. … Continue reading

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