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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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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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Thoughts on Pattern Testing

Since joining the Modern Quilt Guild, I have enjoyed participating in the webinars they host on a regular basis. In September 2014, Shea Henderson of the Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio gave a webinar about pattern testing. It turns out that Shea is a huge advocate of the We Are $ew Worth It! movement, and one of my favorite quotes from her presentation is, “You have...

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Online Reading and Communication {Discussion}

I will fully admit to being a voracious reader. I cannot remember a time in my life when I have not had a book or three waiting to be read. Whatever my parents (and the Scholastic Reading Club pizza prizes) did to encourage reading, it worked well for me! And as the picture above indicates, relaxing with a book...

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Creativity and Time

My premise for this post is inspired by my father (a mechanical engineer). Occasionally he would be stumped by a problem at work, and to solve the problem, he would drive home and start mowing the grass. I came to appreciate that if I saw our lawn mower abandoned in a random location in the yard when I got...

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Design Philosophy: Google

Continuing our discussions about design and philosophy and inspirational resources, I thought this week we would take a look at a successful company that has written out a list of design principals and created its own philosophy on how to do business: Google. Google created its like of "10 Things" that they hold true when the company was just...

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Community {Discussion}

I have been thinking a lot about community in the past few months. My local community is still suffering from the after effects of a tragedy. Many of my friends are reliving the trauma daily as they work with the NTSB to investigate the accident. Many of my friends are struggling to come to terms with whether they want...

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It’s All Been Done Before?

Continuing our discussions about design and philosophy, I thought this week I would introduce you to another resource that I use to keep my creative juices flowing and motivated. A few months ago, a friend suggested that I check out Marie Forleo. She is a life and business coach, and I immediately connected with some of the guiding principals of...

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