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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.

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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.

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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

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Introducing the EPP Primer

I love teaching. So, as I continue to define and cultivate what this website has to offer to my fellow stitchers, it seems only fitting to include some teaching elements within it. You will notice the addition of a “Tutorials” tab in the top menu bar. I plan to continue adding to it in the

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Face Masks for Such a Time as This

These days are every bit as impactful as a world war. Every country on the planet has been affected, whether by the notorious COVID-19 itself or the impending threat of it. We are in the days when every little bit helps and no small act goes unnoticed.  From where I sit, I am thousands of

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A Quilted Rose and a Retreat

Life over the last few months felt like a blinding rollercoaster of emotion, scheduling, and overwhelm with a fairly significant case of vulnerability whiplash. Three full days of travel back to Malawi punctuated it, which gave rise to the exhausting let down after the previously prolonged surge of adrenaline. So by the time I found

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Kindred Crosses: A Community Quilt

The Inspiration Last September as we prepared to move back to Malawi, I started listening to the Anne of Green Gables series on audiobook. The familiar stories served as a comforting respite as I juggled the seemingly endless details that moving to another continent with only four 50 pound bags to our name entails. I

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When a Quilt Becomes a Diary

The Ice Cream Soda Chronicles This quilt is a diary. Within its stitches lie stories of sorrow, searching, slowness, and soothing. It is a chronicle of a season in my life that is, as of yet, still difficult to put into words. It has been my companion and confidant through some inexpressibly difficult times. But

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