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Quilting as Meditation {Discussion}

I occasionally like to have larger philosophical conversations here, which I put under the header of a discussion. I very much value the comments that I receive on these kinds of posts, and I encourage you to take the time to read the thoughts others share below, or if you are early in reading this post, consider coming back...

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Isha Upanishad
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Quilting as Meditation {Discussion}

Every now and then, I get a little more philosophical here in my blog posts. The musings I'm sharing today were inspired by two activities that I have been engaging in on a daily basis this week: quilting (I'm up to working on back and forth free motion quilted lines for Space Arcade) and meditation. I have been drawn...

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#CelebrateMyQuiltSubmission
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#CelebrateMyQuiltSubmission

With the deadline for QuiltCon 2022 submissions approaching (the final day to submit a quilt is October 31, 2021), I wanted to share more about my thoughts surrounding entering quilts into juried quilt shows. First, let's talk about what it means for a quilt show to be juried. If a quilt show is juried, one or more people will be looking...

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WIP versus UFO? {Discussion}

I'm really interested in getting your input today on how you differentiate between a Work in Progress (WIP) and Unfinished Object (UFO). I'll share my thoughts here in the post, and let me know how you view the difference in the comments. These community discussions usually create really rich and interesting comments, so be sure to take the time...

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Quilting Decisions {Discussion}

In 2015 (how can that have been 5 years ago already??), I hosted a series of discussions based on the “Why Quilts Matter“ discussion guide. If you are curious, the previous posts were about: Emotional Connections Comfort Zone Aspects of Quilt Making Technology and Quilting Selling Your Work As I was doing a digital cleanup and backup of my files...

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Scraping Cottonwood Seed Sap Off My Shoes
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Samsara {Discussion}

Now that I am offline more often, it is interesting to rely on what I do know instead of “Googling” everything. My husband and I are realizing both that we have a deeper knowledge of natural topics than we perhaps gave ourselves credit for, and that we are heavily reliant on being able to look things up instantly. Gone...

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Inspiration photograph taken by Travis Seward @travlis
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Finding Design Inspiration

As part of a design group, I receive an inspiration photograph on roughly a bi-monthly basis and work to design and piece a block, mini quilt, or quilt based on inspiration I get from the photograph. This is very similar to the Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) Facebook group that I have discussed in the past (in case you...

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Worn Binding
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Worn Binding Discussion

I have read online many times that quilters chose not to hand stitch down a binding and favor machine binding for quilts that will receive "heavy use". I am an advocate of doing what is best for you and your quilts, but I have to admit that I have never understood this reasoning or logic. For the purposes of this...

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People Like Us Do Things Like This
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Book Review {This is Marketing by Seth Godin}

If you've been following me for a while, you have heard me mention Seth Godin before. However, if this is your first introduction to Seth, I am excited to be the one to introduce you. He publishes a blog post every day. Every day. I'll pause and let that sink in for a moment. Seth is eloquent, kind, and deeply invested...

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Website Maintenance {Discussion}

With all the recent difficulty bloggers who use Blogger have had with comments (note: if you aren't aware of the solution, be sure to check out Leanne from Devoted Quilter's Comment Problem Fix), I have to admit that I was feeling a bit lucky to be using a self-hosted Wordpress site. You know, until karma fixed that and my...

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Quilt Pattern / Survey Insights

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to complete the Quilt Pattern / Color Survey I shared on Tuesday. I purposefully held back a little on Tuesday because I just wanted to present the survey without accidentally influencing how anyone was thinking, so I want to share a bit more background about why I put the survey together. Sometimes I...

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Quilt Pattern / Color Survey

I am one of the administrators for the Quilt Pattern Designers Facebook group, which my friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs created at the end of her awesome Pattern Writing Blog Series. From time to time, questions come up about choosing fabrics and colors for cover quilts for patterns, and I have been toying with some ideas related to...

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Ebb and Flow {Discussion}

This is a quick post today reflecting on something I shared via Instagram earlier this week. Amy from Amy's Creative Side is hosting a month long photo challenge on Instagram called #IGQuiltFest to bring the quilting community together there. A prompt for earlier this week was "Best Tip Ever" and I shared this graphic: A wise man once told my...

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Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl February 2018
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Social Media Honesty

Last year I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of the QuiltCon crew. Most of the crew (like me) are volunteers, sort of like Super Volunteers (which are volunteers who take on 16 or more hours at any QuiltCon) but on steroids: the crew officially starts with a meeting the Monday before QuiltCon and typical hours...

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Creativity Tips {Discussion}

Last fall, I registered for and took The Marketing Seminar offered by Seth Godin. It was an intense and incredible experience, and I will share more about that experience in future blog posts. What made the seminar truly spectacular were the participants. Much like the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, what you get out of The Marketing Seminar (TMS)...

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Celebrating… 1,000 Blog Posts!

Early in December, I could see that my 1,000th blog post was on the horizon. Having my 1,000th blog post happen on Christmas Day feels rather fitting. This blog has connected me to a wonderful, caring, generous, thoughtful, and active community of amazing people and has been a huge gift to me! Thank YOU so much for being a...

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Discussion, QuiltCon 2018

2018 QuiltCon Submissions

In 2018, QuiltCon will be held February 22-25 in Pasadena, CA. Quilts can be submitted for consideration to the show through the end of the month (November 30, 2017) online using the QuiltCon Quilt Entry Form. The general rules for submission have updated just a little bit for this year, so if you are considering entering a quilt or quilts,...

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Motivation {Discussion}

Last week, I asked my Quilting Jetgirl Facebook Page and Quilting Jetgirl Facebook Group the same questions and got some amazing responses. I thought I would lead off by asking those questions here. If you feel so moved, you are welcome to add your voice in a response in the comments. When you think about quilting, is there anything you need...

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