Author Archives: thomas

The Invisibility of Invisibility…

Most of the time I feel invisible. There are dozens of hours of video of me out there. My quilts and Net.Art pieces have been in exhibitions around the country and the world. My books reside on shelves far and … Continue reading

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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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