2020: A Year in Review

As I reflect back on 2020, I can honestly say that I feel more fully present and whole than I have in a really long time. It proved a year full of surprises and changes, but it also became a year full of growth.

The Story Behind Daisy Jane

I managed to create a flower using the coffins as petals. It looked just like a daisy. Its very existence declared beauty in spite of tragedy, joy in spite of sorrow. And, the Daisy Jane block was born.

Why We Cut Up Fabric: A Stitch Story

The girl with the tired, puffy eyes sat staring out the window at the tiny cardboard sign. Four letters and five numbers. A name and a date. The sorrow and ache felt heavy in her chest. Like the rocks placed over the lifeless form wrapped in her favorite blanket before the dirt was piled over […]

What I’ve Learned While Stuck in Malawi

We have been “stuck” in Malawi due to COVID-19. There has been plenty to reflect on over the past few months. We have had several new experiences, as well as a few moments of reckoning with reality. Here are a few takeaways.

A Two Cent Quilt Story

This quilt came to life as I mulled over this woman’s two cents in my heart. She didn’t compare herself to others or shrink back with insecurity.

Christmas in July: A Quilt Lesson

While I’ve always chuckled at the idea of “Christmas in July,” it feels like a strange mash up from where I sit. I’m enjoying all the cozy “hygge” things like hot tea and sweater weather, but at the wrong time of year, at least in my experience.

Introducing the EPP Pro Tutorial Series

Let’s take your EPP to the next level! In this tutorial series we are going to demystify some of the common areas that trip EPP stitchers up and keep us from making the hexie quilt of our dreams.

Selah Pin Cushion: A Time to Pause

The name for this little pin cushion came about as I reflected upon the stress of the COVID-19 season. The word “selah” is Hebrew in origin, finding its most notable use among the Psalms in the Bible. It is the word for “pause.” Generally used to denote a break in music, it literally translates to […]