Author Archives: thomas

Lucky

I am ridiculously lucky.  You may well ask why… Well, when I was still just pitching Quilt Out Loud I had to put together what they call a mood board as part of the package. Mine included maps and graphs, … Continue reading

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On Boredom

Books are strange things. You work and work and then work some more and then you wait. In my mind the next book is done, but in reality it has yet started its journey. I’m not complaining; I love doing … Continue reading

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This Xmas…

This Xmas the daughter has asked for a mix CD of female-led punk bands. I don’t think I could be prouder. But, to throw things out to the hive mind here is my list. Questions? Comments? What am I missing? … Continue reading

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What Is Simple?**

Perhaps ironically, simple is a very complicated word, one that has become increasingly contentious in the quilting world. For so many, the idea of being simple has largely been associated with easy, something that requires little thought or skill. In … Continue reading

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Tired…

I am tired; it’s been months since I’ve slept through the night. I am tired of my body has these genetic defects. I am tired of not being able to be there because my body fails me. I am tired … Continue reading

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Why Modern**

“Why?” is such an underappreciated question. While “what?” and “how?” get all the attention, it seems to me that “why” has long been the bedrock of the quilting tradition, and is now the question that is trulybringing modern quilting to … Continue reading

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You asked for it…

A couple of people out there asked me if there was a pattern for a quilt I made with my Wanderlust fabric… Well, I whipped up a quick how-to for ya… For this example I used 8 strips cut to … Continue reading

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Book!

So… I can’t tell you anything about the book, or when it will come out, or what might be in it, but there is going to be a book. I’m really excited and I’ve been making so many quilts for … Continue reading

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