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Blog | Stitchin' Post in Sisters, OR
Sisters, Oregon
Interests: Quilting, Sewing, Knitting, Gardening
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May Alchemy 2018 Gone Fishing! Doesn’t that sound like a fun outing, even if you sit on the bank and stitch while your family is fishing? I grew up fishing with my dad on the Metolius River near Sisters, and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blog | Stitchin' Post
April Alchemy Project: Michelle from Busy Bee Quilt Designs created this simple, very fun quilt for us using the Enchanted Forest fabrics. Michelle’s patterns are so popular because of the simple designs and how well they work with a variety... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
Enchanted Forest... Who would not want to take a walk through these enchanted scenes with a forest theme? …we were captivated by the whimsy of the scenes, as well as the sophistication of the color palette. The navy blue along... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
When we found the Springtime in Paris fabric, it set the color tone for our March release. Collage is so important these days, and it is such a useful fabric that we choose everything else to come along on our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
I had so much fun with these fabrics in the Eclipse Table Runner. (Or it could be a bed runner.) I choose to focus on the blues and neutral prints and solids and keep the background fabric the grey grid,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
“Musings” --- day dreaming -- this makes me think of Val when she gets into her creative zone--whether it be with her camera, her pencil and sketchbook, or designing a quilt. She has been like this since she was a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
Game Night... Who doesn’t like to play with scrabble pieces and creating words?! Sarah Filke, who comes every other year to teach for us at the Quilter’s Affair, was at fall quilt market with her new release. I was really... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
Intuitive Color and Design by Jean Wells As quilters, when we audition possible fabrics for projects, it is difficult to make a final decision until we actually see them interacting with each other. It is hard to tell what is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
Intuitive Color and Design, revised edition “Color Confidence” As I was setting the table for the holidays, I unpacked my Color Work Table Runner that I love to put out for my holiday decorating. It reminded me of what a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
Happy Holidays to all of you! Alchemy of Fabric, December 2017 - All Around Town Putting this collection together for you this month was so much fun…. it felt like traveling around, stopping to sight-see, and shop. The content as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
Alchemy of Fabrics, November 2017 - Treasure Island We picked our selection of companion prints for this month's Alchemy pack from Alison's Sun Print lines, as well as pieces from Rebecca Bryan's Panache Line from Kaufman, Annie Brady's Big Sky... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
When I started looking for an idea for this collection I happened upon the Diving Board collection from Alilison Glass... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
“Gold Rush” seems like the perfect color to feature for October. It is the color of celebration, wedding rings, golden anniversary, etc. And this time of years the woods are full of yellow gold leaves to deep golden rust. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
Jean & John's visit to Scotland, continued... We visited the Royal Botanic Gardens, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The highlight was seeing two Andy Goldsworthy installations. He is one of my favorite artists, he does outside installation with natural materials from Scotland.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
What a treat for my husband John and I to stay with Lorna and Michael Hunter in Newcastle at their lovely home and see their totally amazing garden. Lorna has been coming to Quilter’s Affair for 15 years. It was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
---Taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary--- Lucy and Ollie (the kitties) have just come in from playing in the garden all summer long and their “mom” (Valori Wells, textile designer for Robert Kaufman) has been very busy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
What an amazing show this was! I was invited as a guest artist to this show last month, and had a 10 x 20 foot booth with hard walls. My quilts looked so pretty set up that way. So many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
A special treat just for you this Holiday Season is a pattern that Kayley created, “Improv Trees.” This looks modern, but if you are out in the woods you will see full trees, and parts of trees, so every tree... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
August Alchemy: Holiday Spirit When we think of the holidays coming up the color that first comes to mind is red. It is classic! We have chosen a wide range of reds from the traditional random dot to the red... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
What’s new? I am sure you are wondering about this when you see “2nd edition” on the cover. As most of you know, I do a lot of teaching, and my active role in design is ongoing as I create... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
An artist creates something that sparks questions. A designer creates solutions. Ah, but a quilter does both! What purposes do quilts serve? On a bed or in a chair, they are meant to keep someone warm. Tapestries were originally used... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen that we are hosting a 14 day creativity challenge. This is the first year that we are doing anything like this and we hope that this can continue after Quilter’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
Rosalie is a great hexagon pattern, well written, fun and easy to make. I used the July Alchemy fabric pack for the main fabric choices and used some of the 10 recommended fabrics for the other choices. It uses a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
“Designer Month” it is for July! To celebrate all the wonderful fabric designers that come and teach workshops for us at the 43rd annual Quilter’s Affair in conjunction with the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. The theme for the show this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
The second edition of Intuitive Color and Design is out! I have signed copies available exclusively at the Stitchin' Post. There are so many ways to talk about color and what I have learned through the years that is most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post